Development Associate

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is seeking an energetic Development Associate to support our Development Team.  The Associate will support the organization’s fundraising efforts with a focus on membership cultivation, solicitation stewardship and donor records management. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, attention to detail and be committed to building and cultivating meaningful external and internal relationships. The Development Associate will report to the Director of External Relations. We are currently WFH an once we return to work, this position will be based in Washington, D.C once we return to work from the current WFH environment.

Key Responsibilities

Fundraising and Donor Stewardship

  • Assist in managing the membership portfolio, prospect pipelines and track membership deliverables.
  • Support the Development Team in various membership responsibilities including donor research and outreach and preparing briefing materials.

Fundraising Support

  • Administrative duties including maintaining fundraising records in the database and maintaining up to date fundraising materials and membership lists on the organizations’ website.
  • Manage gift contribution analysis, processing, and data entry procedures to determine appropriate designations, donors and amounts.
  • Organize and maintain the integrity of record keeping and filing systems.

VIP Events

  • Help implement the organization’s VIP events, including recruiting member participants and stewarding donors.
  • Play a key role in fundraising and benefit management at the organization’s annual gala dinner. Help grow and enhance annual dinner by diversifying funding and working with participants.
  • Support the Development Team with Board of Directors meetings and preparation of relevant materials as needed.

Position Requirements

The ideal candidate will have minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject such as international relations, political science or a related field. Or an equivalent amount of experience in a similar function in lieu of educational qualifications. The position requires 2-3 years of fundraising experience, attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple, competing priorities. Excellent communication (both oral and written), interpersonal, and organizational skills are required. Understanding of electronic collaboration tools – Zoom, MS Teams, Google sheets etc. Knowledge of and passion for the organization’s mission is preferred.

At USGLC, we are committed to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion among staff, volunteers, partners, and programs.

To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Please reference “Development Associate” in the email subject.  Short listed candidates will be contacted. No calls please.


Competitive salary will be offered, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The USGLC also provides a package of benefits, including health and disability insurance, retirement plan, paid annual and sick leave and federal holidays.

About the USGLC

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 500 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a civilian-led approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.