Development Assistant

Development Assistant

Join the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) ( and become a leader at one of the premier non-profit organizations in biomedical research. FNIH works to accelerate research by forging powerful public-private partnerships among the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and leading public and private sector institutions, including cutting-edge initiatives such as the Biomarkers Consortium, the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) and the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP).

Job Description:

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health seeks a Development Assistant to join and support a talented team of fundraisers in developing research collaborations and securing multi-million-dollar funding commitments to enable biomedical research programs, training initiatives and events.

The Development Assistant coordinates key departmental activities, produces operational reports and provides regular analyses of corporate and foundation funding and engagement; develops and designs fundraising materials using Adobe software; facilitates dialogue with NIH and others regarding requests to collaborate; manages gift reporting and acknowledgement; facilitates funds transfers; tracks the department expense budget, updating and reconciling regularly; compiles materials for, and drafts minutes of the FNIH Portfolio Review Committee; manages the Development intern recruitment process and oversees the work of the intern, and provides administrative support to the Senior Vice President of Development.

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Associate's or Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years of administrative and/or nonprofit experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following skills and abilities:
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated initiative; ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Advanced competence in use of Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Perform under pressure or within tight deadlines.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising databases – a plus
  • Familiarity with Adobe software, such as InDesign and Illustrator – a plus
  • Interest or experience in fundraising – a plus

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to The subject of your email should be your last name followed by DAWS. Your cover letter should detail how your skills and abilities have prepared you for this job and will act as your writing sample. No phone calls, please.

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