Development Associate

National Peace Corps Association
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Oct 07

Position description

Are you ready to help create social change? Join the dynamic team at National Peace Corps Association (NPCA), the Peace Corps community’s own 501(c)(3) social impact organization at the center of a network of over 235,000 individuals who share the Peace Corps experience. Together, we are mobilizing a united and vibrant Peace Corps community - a powerful force for good.

The Development Associate is responsible for administrative, logistical, and programmatic support to the President & CEO in implementing NPCA’s fundraising plans and strategies. The associate participates in all fundraising activities, including donor relations, campaigns, grant writing, and special events.




  • Assist with the preparation of annual fundraising plans and strategies, including setting targets and determining resource requirements to achieve them

  • Research individual donors, identifying potential new donors, and updating information on current and past donors

  • Schedule cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship meetings and phone calls

  • Participate with the president & CEO in donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, including personal meetings and phone calls

  • Draft content for multimedia (digital and print) marketing campaigns 

  • Research, identify, and help pursue opportunities for corporate sponsorships

  • Research and identify opportunities for foundation grants, assist in preparing letters of interest, grant applications, and proposals

  • Process donations and update donation records in the database

  • Track campaign progress toward goals and management strategies

  • Write solicitation letters, gift acknowledgement letters, and other correspondence

  • Maintain documentation on corporate, foundation, and individual donors

  • Assist with fundraising committee meetings, including setting the agenda, arranging logistics, notifying of meetings, and drafting minutes

  • Coordinate fundraising and donor events, including the annual Shriver Leadership Summit in March, and other special events



  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field with a minimum of three years of experience, of which one year should include development or fundraising responsibilities

  • Experience in administration, logistics planning, event coordination, and office support

  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks

  • Highly attentive to detail

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 

  • Highly motivated, resourceful, and creative, thriving on the opportunity to contribute to the Peace Corps community

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint are required

  • Familiarity with customer relationship management (CRM) systems preferred

  • Returned Peace Corps Volunteer preferred

Application instructions

Send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample with “Development Associate” in the subject line. Position is open until filled. No phone calls please.

National Peace Corps Association is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

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