Development Assistant for Events Position Available

Description: 

Children’s Law Center fights so every child in DC can grow up with a loving family, good health and a quality education. Judges, pediatricians and families turn to us to advocate for children who are abused or neglected, who aren’t learning in school, or who have health problems that can’t be solved by medicine alone. With more than 100 staff and hundreds of pro bono lawyers, we reach 1 out of every 9 children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year. And, we multiply this impact by advocating for city-wide solutions that benefit all children. Learn more at childrenslawcenter.org.

Responsibilities

The development assistant for events is the project manager for all development-focused events, including the annual Helping Children Soar Benefit, our Thought Leadership event series and the Holiday Hope Drive. The development assistant reports to the director of corporate and individual philanthropy.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Previous fundraising experience preferred.

  • Experience with databases a plus.

  • Event planning experience a plus.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Strong writing skills.

  • Excellent professional judgment and ability to maintain confidential information.

  • Proficient at managing multiple assignments through clear and direct communication.

  • Skilled at managing others through influence.

  • Adept at working independently and as a team member.

  • Ability to work efficiently and problem-solve.

  • Works well in a dynamic and fast-changing environment.

  • Willingness and availability to work overtime, as necessary, for events and time-sensitive projects.

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 or 2016, especially Word and Excel.

  • College experience preferred.

Position is open until filled.

Children’s Law Center is an equal opportunity employer. We provide equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibility, matriculation, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, medication, status as a veteran, tobacco use, or other classification protected by law.

Children’s Law Center has a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural humility. Our aim is to maintain an inclusive, respectful and equitable workplace and ensure all employees are culturally humble in order to most effectively achieve our mission and secure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Application Instructions: 

No telephone calls please. Send resume, cover letter, three references, and writing sample via mail, fax, or email to:

 

Development Assistant for Events Search Committee

Children’s Law Center

501 3rd Street, NW · 8th Floor

Washington, DC 20001

202.467.4949 (fax)

jobs@childrenslawcenter.org