Development Assistant (Gifts Processing and Acknowledgement)

International Women's Health Coalition
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Apr 03

Position description

The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) recognizes that women’s and girls’ human rights, health and equality are essential to social, environmental, and economic justice for all.

We envision a world in which all women and girls can exercise their human rights to:

  • access the information, resources, and services they need to enhance and protect their health and achieve their full potential;
  • make informed decisions about their sexuality, relationships, pregnancy, child-bearing, and marriage and all other matters related to their sexual and reproductive health and rights, free of discrimination, coercion, and violence; and
  • participate in and assume leadership of civil society movements to advance sexual and reproductive health and rights.


IWHC advances the sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls, in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. IWHC furthers this agenda by supporting and strengthening leaders and organizations working at the community, national, regional, and global levels, and by advocating for international and U.S. policies, programs, and funding.

IWHC builds bridges between local realities and international policy by connecting women and young people in the Global South to key decision-makers. In doing so, IWHC brings local voices to global debates and in turn, makes global processes and policies more understandable and actionable at the local level.


Gift Tracking, and Acknowledgement Process 

  • Work with the Development and Finance departments to maintain gift management tracking systems, including by using the Raiser’s Edge database to track donations and renewals, and project future gifts.
    • Act as the point person in the development department for processing gifts, including from individuals and foundations, through cash, check, web-based donations, wire transfers, etc. Reconcile all gifts with the Finance Department.
  • Produce timely acknowledgements for individuals and foundations on behalf of the relevant Development, Program, or other senior staff members, ensuring up-to-date and compelling content, and a rapid turnaround time for all acknowledgements.

Database Management 

  • Oversee donor management system and enter donor data, including institutional and corporate grants and individual gifts.
  • Maintain the integrity of all data flowing into and out of Raiser’s Edge; ensure that coding of all grants and gifts is consistent and accurate.
  • Act as liaison with operations and IT functions, ensuring that database software is up to date.
  • Ensure that information input protocols are followed.
  • Conduct periodic clean-up and other database maintenance tasks, including contact updates.

Other duties as assigned.


  • Raiser’s Edge experience required. Experience with gift processing and acknowledgement strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least two years of professional experience in nonprofit fundraising required. Preference will be given to those who have worked in the development operations space.
  • Outstanding office and organizational skills, including high proficiency with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Office, and internet research.
  • Track record of executing large fundraising events.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate directly and effectively with others.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail, tolerant of some uncertainty; strong numeracy and problem solving skills, works well under pressure and multiple, competing demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff across an institution; strong team player with recognized leadership capacity, sense of humor, excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to build trust among team members.
  • High level of productivity, initiative, creativity and excellent judgment.
  • Self-motivated and able to function independently.
  • Willingness to work long hours as needed, especially in weeks leading up to major events or activities.
  • Passion for women’s health, reproductive rights, and/or international development a must.

COMPENSATION: Competitive hourly rate.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2017 (applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis)

DESIRED START DATE: As soon as possible.

END DATE: The position is budgeted through September 30, 2017, with a possibility of converting it into a permanent position.

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