September 23, 2022

Job Title: Development Assistant

Position Type: Full time

BackgroundThe National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is a high-impact national nonprofit veterans service organization based in Washington DC. Established in 1981, NVLSP's mission is to ensure that the government delivers to our nation’s 22 million veterans and active duty personnel the benefits to which they are entitled due to the disabilities that resulted from their military service.  To this end, NVLSP and its attorneys provide free legal representation to veterans and surviving family members before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) and other federal courts, the Board of Veterans' Appeals, and VA regional offices. NVLSP often serves as amicus or lead counsel in impact litigation throughout the United States. NVLSP’s impact litigation alone has resulted in payment of more than $5.2 billion in benefits to more than 100,000 veterans and their survivors. In addition, NVLSP trains hundreds of other lawyer and non-lawyer advocates in veterans/military law and publishes advocacy materials to assist these advocates in their representation of veterans, service members, and their families. NVLSP wrote the book on veterans law, The Veterans Benefits Manual, the nation's first veterans law treatise.

Responsibilities:The Development Assistant is responsible for supporting development and fundraising operations for NVLSP, reporting to the Director of Development.  We’re seeking an entrepreneurial, self-directed team player committed to NVLSP’s mission. The Development Assistant supports all administrative operations and helps execute the annual development plan in conjunction with the Development Manager and Director of Development. Provides administrative support for all fundraising initiatives, including grant applications, appeals, annual fundraising events, grants and donor stewardship. Maintain database, manage preparations for events and donor meetings and generate reports for Development Committee team and Board. This is a hybrid position.

Duties will include:

• Provide administrative support to the Development Department
• Manage fundraising database Donor Perfect including managing updates to constituent database and constant contact mailing lists to ensure all contacts are properly moved through development process
• Assist with creation of donor lists, and database reports as needed
• Support donor relations through acknowledgement letters, mailings, emails and other correspondence
• Assist with mailings and mail listing management including performing database maintenance and mail merges
• Assist with planning and organizing special events and programs
• Manage workplace campaigns including annual applications, pledge tracking and state registrations
• Assist with social media activities and updates pertaining to fundraising activities
• Conduct research, analyze data and compile reports on current or prospective donors
• Assist with prospecting and drafting grant applications

Qualifications& Experience:
• Bachelor's degree required
• Excellent communication and writing skills
• Must have strong attention to detail and commitment to high quality, professionalism and a timely product
• Excellent organizational skills and time-management skills
• Analytical skills
• Ability to research and gather information effectively from a variety of sources
• Strong database experience using Excel.  Proficiency with other Microsoft Office software including Word and Outlook
• Experience with DonorPerfect or similar databases a plus.
• 1 to 2 years of experience working in an office environment is preferred but not required

Salary and Benefits: NVLSP offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits program, with health insurance provided at no cost to employee. A retirement plan is also offered.

Applications: A cover letter and resume must be e-mailed to: ana@nvlsp.org and the subject line should be: Development Assistant.

Opening/Closing Date:  Available immediately; closes when filled.

No phone calls please.  All applications will be reviewed in confidence. NVLSP is an equal opportunity employer.

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