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Development Associate

The Organization

For over 40 years, the National Women's Law Center has led the way in expanding the possibilities for women and girls in our country. The Center uses the law in all its forms: getting new laws on the books; litigating ground-breaking lawsuits all the way to the Supreme Court; and educating the public about how to make the law and public policies work for women and their families. The Center's experienced staff takes on the issues that cut to the core of women's and girls' lives in education, employment, health and reproductive rights, and family economic security, with special priority given to the needs of low-income women and their families.


The Development Associate works closely with the Center’s Vice President for Development and Strategy, Director of Annual Fund, and Director of Individual Giving. He or she is the key point person for critical tasks related to stewarding the Center’s donors by: acknowledging their gifts, maintaining donor records using the Raiser’s Edge database, running queries and reports from Raiser’s Edge related to individual gifts and special events, and assisting Finance, when necessary, to resolve donation input issues. Additional projects include: donor research and prospecting; coordinating direct mail campaigns; financial reporting; coordinating with Communications on online fundraising and outreach initiatives; maintaining donor files; and assisting with the Center’s fundraising events, including a large annual dinner.

This is a terrific opportunity to work with a successful and experienced team of development professionals for a respected and growing organization, and to use your skills and creativity as the Center expands its fundraising initiatives.


Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of post-graduation work experience.  Experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database, gift acknowledgements and tracking, and extraordinary attention to detail are required. Strong proofreading, critical thinking, written and oral communications, customer service, and organizational skills are also required. Must have a positive attitude and a sense of humor and be a team player who can work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Prefer applicants with experience in special events.

Salary commensurate with experience. The Center offers excellent benefits, including pre-tax flexible spending accounts for medical, dependent care, and transportation, and four weeks of annual vacation. Office located on the Red Metro Line in Dupont Circle. Intellectually-stimulating workplace with passionate, dedicated colleagues.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter describing your qualifications and salary requirements, resume, and three supervisory references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please send materials to and include position title in the subject line. Hard copies may be addressed to: Human Resources Department, National Women's Law Center, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036, FAX: 202-588-5185. Applications accepted until position is filled. No calls please. EOE.