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Membership Associate

Washington, D.C., nonprofit organization seeks a professional to provide administrative support to the annual giving program and to the overall development department. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking for an introduction to the field of fundraising.

About the Physicians Committee

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is a nonprofit organization 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 channels of events, major gifts, annual giving, grants, and planned giving. We share the values of being donor-centric, demonstrating passion for the Physicians Committee mission, fostering cooperation, developing results-driven priorities, and acting with innovation.

About this Career Opportunity

The Physicians Committee is looking for a Membership Associate to provide development and administrative support to the Director of Annual Giving and to the overall department as needed. The Membership Associate will become familiar with each of our fundraising channels and assist in keeping the direct mail program running. Specific duties include:

  • Responding to inquiries from existing and prospective members and donors
  • Updating membership records and other prospect lists
  • Managing “high-touch” acknowledgements and other in-house departmental mailings
  • Assisting with direct response marketing
  • Sorting development mail
  • Making donor thank-you calls
  • Coordinating member birthday cards
  • Coordinating department meetings
  • Cross-training on other membership tasks and serving as a back-up to other Development team members during any absences

This is a full-time position located at the Physicians Committee’s headquarters in Washington, D.C (Friendship Heights on Metro’s Red Line).

Who We’re Looking For

We are looking for a creative multitasker with a can-do attitude, a customer-service mentality, and excellent communication skills. A demonstrated interest in our mission and in the field of fundraising is required. Experience working in a nonprofit setting is a plus, but is not required.

How to Apply

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