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Development Associate

Washington, D.C., nonprofit organization seeks a professional who is passionate about our mission to save human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research for a position in fundraising.

About the Physicians Committee 

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is dedicated to saving and improving human and animal lives through plant-based diets and ethical and effective scientific research. Our vision is to create a healthier world through a new emphasis on plant-based nutrition, and scientific research conducted ethically, without using animals. We invite you to visit our YouTube channel, our website, and Physicians Committee president Dr. Neal Barnard’s blog.

About the Development Team 

Our Development Team supports the Physicians Committee’s programs and campaigns by managing the fundraising program, which includes individual giving, annual giving, grants, special events, and legacy giving. 

About this Career Opportunity 

This is a great opportunity for an individual in an administrative role on a development team or someone wishing to gain fundraising experience. The Development Associate will have a hand in membership communications and handle various administrative functions for the development department. The position will provide exposure to the wide range of Physicians Committee campaigns, issues, and programs. Growth potential includes managing fundraising campaigns and participating on cross-departmental team projects. 

Specific duties include:

  • Assisting in the creation and execution of online messaging to supporters, including writing a quarterly update to donors
  • Follow up with lapsed donors
  • Maintaining state charitable registration files
  • Generating analytics
  • Coordinating our extensive petition program
  • Processing invoices
  • Assisting with our Find a Doctor online directory

This position will also work closely with our Membership Associate to field inquiries from both members and nonmembers primarily by phone and e-mail, perform data entry, and assist with fundraising mailings. 

This is a full-time position based in Washington, D.C. (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line).

Who We are Looking For

We are looking for a success-focused person with a strong interest in our mission. If you are detail-oriented, a creative problem-solver, and a multitasker, we want to hear from you. Excellent oral and written communication skills and an interest in a career in fundraising are required. Experience working in a nonprofit setting in an administrative role is a plus, as is experience with HTML, EveryAction, Raiser’s Edge or other similar platforms.  

How to Apply

We require a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please tell us about your interest in our mission, your accomplishments or related experience, and your professional goals. Click here to apply online. We look forward to hearing from you! Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis.