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Development Assistant – Development

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The development assistant is a key member of the major gifts team that ensures all procedures run smoothly, donations are properly tracked and acknowledged, and all databases and systems are up to date.


  • Batching and coding all major gifts, planned gifts and bequests;
  • Managing the Major Gifts Donor Acknowledgement Program;
  • Maintaining, standardizing, and mining donor data;
  • Reconciling donations each month received through multi-channeled outreach efforts;
  • Preparing documentation for the annual audit for major gifts;
  • Ensuring donor communications and correspondence are processed and filed;
  • Opening and sorting mail, scanning checks; and
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred and desire to work in the fundraising field.
  • 0-1 years administrative or office experience.
  • Strong commitment to the public interest.
  • Excellent communication and solicitation skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of people in a fast-paced environment with multiple priorities and frequent deadlines.
  • Level-headed and good judgment; a sense of humor; willingness to learn.


Please send cover letter and resume to Amanda Fleming at afleming@citizen.org.  No phone calls please.


Competitive non-profit salary commensurate with experience; good medical and dental coverage; paid vacation, sick leave and more.  This is a part-time position.




Public Citizen is an equal opportunity employer.

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