Development Assistant

Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 30

Position description

The Auschwitz Institute for Peace and Reconciliation (AIPR) is seeking a Development Assistant to support AIPR’s Development Team. The position is full-time, paid, and includes health benefits. The Development Assistant will be working out of AIPR's New York Office, with some possibility for international travel.

As Development Assistant, the primary responsibility of this position is to provide coordination and organization support to the Director of Strategic Partnerships and the various development initiatives of the organization. 



  • Maintains deadlines, contact information, and other data relevant to grants management in a master calendar, donor database, and in organizational grants tracker
  • Supports the Director of Strategic Partnerships in the preparation of proposals, budgets, program, and financial reports where relevant
  • Maintains a list of foundations, governments, and corporation prospects as well as current funders
  • Conducts independent research, including grants databases and government publications, to identify new and existing funding sources/ opportunities and grows funder portfolio to achieve income goals, suggesting points of alignment with AIPR’s programmatic objectives
  • Develops in-depth prospect research profiles for organizational funders
  • Stays abreast of, and informs colleagues about, trends and new opportunities in philanthropic giving
  • Maintains reporting schedule and coordinates with program staff on narrative and financial reports to meet deadlines
  • Crafts written materials on a variety of programs and projects, adapting to funder specifications
  • Ensures prompt acknowledgment of gifts and provides general administrative support to the Development Office
  • Assists in setting up key internal, and some external, meetings, preparing advance briefings and supporting materials
  • Maintain and update passwords, subscriptions, and enrollment in grant-related external systems
  • Represents the Auschwitz Institute’s mission to external contacts including foundation, corporation, and individual funders 


  • Bachelor’s degree required, minimum one year’s experience in a related field
  • Experience in development, preferably at a human rights, advocacy, or similar type of organization considered a major plus
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to successfully manage multiple deadlines and projects at any given time
  • Exceptional verbal, written, interpersonal, presentation and organizational skills, with an emphasis on writing, proofreading / editing, and note taking
  • Experience with: Microsoft Office, Google Docs, Google Calendars, Google Sheets, Google Drive, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to travel internationally as necessary
  • Detail-oriented with a proven track record of successful project management and the ability to work independently and efficiently in solving problems within a fast paced and deadline-driven environment


  • Status: Full-time, at $58,500 annually, medical benefits included
  • Duration: Employment conditional on successful completion and positive evaluation of three-month trial period

Application instructions

Please send a resume or curriculum vitae and cover letter. Only complete applications will be considered.

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