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Freedom House Job Vacancy: Fundraising Associate - Washington DC

Freedom House promotes the spread of freedom and democracy around the world through research, advocacy, and programs that support frontline activists. We are a leader in identifying threats to freedom through our highly regarded analytic reports, including Freedom in the World, Freedom of the Press, Freedom on the Net, and Nations in Transit. With 13 field offices and two U.S. offices, we support the right of every individual to be free.

Position Summary
The Fundraising Associate will assist the Development Office to implement strategies for securing and sustaining financial support from a portfolio of foundation grants, and individual and corporate donors on behalf of Freedom House. The Fundraising Associate will manage the day-to-day responsibilities of fundraising. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the Development Manager.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or related field
  • Strong interest in fundraising and marketing strategies
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills, and persuasive written and oral communication skills
  • Background or demonstrated interest in human rights, democracy, and/or international affairs preferred
  • Background or demonstrated interest in foundation grant-making preferred
  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times
  • Proficiency with MS Office; and ability to learn a donor database such as “Salsa”
  • Outstanding organizational skills with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain composure, flexibility, and a sense of humor under tight deadlines
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
  • Coordinate marketing, fundraising, and communications projects under the direction of the Development Manager
  • Coordinate the development, design, production, and distribution of high-quality marketing materials for donors and prospects
  • Support fundraising efforts by Freedom House President and Executive Vice President
  • Participate in team meetings to identify needs; work with development team to implement creative marketing and fundraising solutions
  • Help plan and coordinate special projects and donor events (such as recognition gatherings, trips, luncheons, special dinners, conferences, and one-on-one donor meetings)
  • Research and identify new prospects, maintain relations with current funders, and create and maintain prospect files
  • Manage administrative tracking of proposals, renewals, individual donors and development programs
  • Manage donor acknowledgment process, create queries and reports, and maintain donor records
  • Assist in sending communication and tracking a caseload of active donor activities
  • Other duties as assigned.
Work Environment and Physical Demands:
Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Disclaimer: This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of the job. It is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks and duties. The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of the jobholder may differ from those outlined in the job description and that other duties, as assigned, may be part of the job. Freedom House may add, change, or remove essential and other duties at any time.

We offer great benefits including:
  • Generously subsidized dental insurance
  • Generously subsidized vision insurance
  • Generously subsidized health insurance with three options (HMO, POS, PPO)
  • 100% employer paid life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment
  • 100% employer paid short-term disability and long-term disability insurance
  • Supplemental/voluntary life insurance for employee, spouse, and child(ren)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with generous matching funds with 2 year 100% vesting schedule
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical and dependent care reimbursable expenses
  • Transportation pre-tax payroll deduction for metro, and garage parking in DC
  • Generous paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, and holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement for graduate studies
  • And much more……
How to apply:
Qualified and Interested Applicants
We invite qualified candidates to complete an online application and submit a resume, and cover letter. PLEASE INCLUDE salary history and salary expectation (only candidates who send salary requirements will be considered for the position) to: HERE

Only candidates who have been selected for an interview will be contacted.
Only candidates authorized to work in the U.S. without any restrictions need apply.