Development Associate

National Peace Corps Organization

About the organization

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

Contact email: [email protected]

Send your cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected] 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.

NPCA is an Employer of National Service. Alumni of national service are encouraged to apply.

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