Vacancy Development Assistant

Ad type: jobs
Company: International Refugee Assistance Project
City: New York, NY
Workplace street: New York, NY
Category: Legal
Work schedule: Full Time
Posted: 18 Aug 2019
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About IRAP

The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around the world. We are the leading organization that provides free and comprehensive legal services to people we serve through registration, protection, and resettlement processes.

IRAP operates offices in the U.S. (New York City), Jordan (Amman), and Lebanon (Beirut). Our legal services are supplemented by a corps of pro bono lawyers from leading U.S. and international law firms and multi-national corporations, and law students who have created IRAP chapters across the United States and Canada. Through this work, we aim to assist refugees and other displaced people to find safe passage and to transform the landscape of refugee rights in the U.S. and internationally. IRAP has over 50 full-time staff, the majority of whom are based in the New York City office, with others working in field offices in Jordan and Lebanon or remotely. We are a nimble organization staffed by an innovative and collaborative team that is committed to high standards of quality and close partnerships with our clients, peers, and colleagues.

IRAP’s Development Department cultivates a growing network of individual, corporate, and institutional donors to secure funding and support for IRAP’s programs. IRAP’s Development Department is currently comprised of four team members, with two members in the New York office and two team members who work remotely.


Opportunity

IRAP is seeking a full-time Development Coordinator or Development Assistant to join our growing team in our New York office. The title and salary are flexible dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and skills. The Development Coordinator/Assistant will be responsible for supporting the daily operations of the Development Department by working closely with the Director of Development, Director of Institutional Giving, and the Development Manager. The position will be supervised by the Development Director, who works remotely. The Development Coordinator/Assistant is responsible for providing executive-level administrative support to the Development Department as directed, including managing IRAP’s Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT fundraising platform, processing daily donations, maintaining a weekly calendar of development activities, and conducting prospect research. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to: data entry of all contributions following database rules and procedures; management of donor acknowledgement protocols; drafting solicitation letters; and producing other organizational documents as needed. This role will also involve working with IRAP’s Operations department, primarily interfacing with IRAP’s finance staff.


Responsibilities

  • Provides day-to-day administrative support to the Director of Development, Director of Institutional Giving, and Development Manager.
  • Maintains the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT platform.
  • Manages data entry and data quality control for the Development Department.
  • Processes all donations, including generating tax receipts and following acknowledgement procedures according to IRS guidelines.
  • Assists with drafting solicitation proposals and letters, donor correspondence, gift agreements, and gift acknowledgements.
  • Prepares reports, spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations for both internal and external purposes.
  • Conducts prospect research and prepares donor research profiles.
  • Assists with coordination and production of fundraising and donor cultivation events.
  • Assists with preparation of department reporting by retrieving data, as needed.
  • Coordinates with finance staff on any donation-related inquiries.
  • Additional duties, as assigned.

  •  Location

    This is a full-time position based in IRAP’s New York City office.


    Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • 1-3 years of prior office administrative experience required.
  • Computer proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, and G-Suite.
  • Fundraising database management experience preferred (Raiser’s Edge or Blackbaud experience preferred).
  • Ability to self-prioritize and work on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be detail-oriented, highly organized, and have a strong sense of responsibility and teamwork.
  • Interest in refugee and humanitarian issues required.
  • Interest in fundraising/donor relations required.

  • About IRAP

    The International Refugee Assistance Project (“IRAP”) is a dynamic and growing legal, policy, and advocacy organization that works to develop and enforce a system of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced people around…

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