Donor Relations Associate - America's Future Foundation

October 2, 2020

Donor Relations Associate

The Fund for American Studies
October 2, 2020
Washington, DC
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Donor Relations Associate
The Fund for American Studies
Washington, DC

About TFAS
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is an educational nonprofit that is changing the world by developing leaders for a free society. Our transformational programs teach the principles of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to students and young professionals in America and around the world.

By offering a portfolio of more than 20 different academic programs, fellowships and seminars, TFAS helps cultivate future leaders from high school, all the way through to their university studies and professional careers.

Today, there are more than 42,000 TFAS alumni making the difference in their communities and throughout the world by upholding the values essential to the preservation and success of a free society.

Job Overview

In order to advance the mission of The Fund for American Studies, the development office exists to build and cultivate strong relationships with supporters by partnering with them to achieve their philanthropic interests with the goal of increasing support for TFAS’ work to educate students in free-market economics, the ideals of liberty, and honorable leadership.

The Donor Relations Assistant/Associate is responsible for providing logistical and organizational support for the Chief Development Officer of The Fund for American Studies, as well as providing general support to the internal development operations team. The ideal candidate will be innovative and entrepreneurial. He/She will constantly seek ways to do things better and create exceptional experiences for TFAS donors in order to increase their connection to, and investment in, our work. 

Remote work will not be considered. This position is based in Washington D.C.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide administrative and logistical support for the Chief Development Officer
  • Draft correspondence for current donors and prospective donors
  • Research and identify prospective donors
  • Assist Chief Development Officer and Director of Strategic Donor Communications with an alumni program
  • Manage and engage an individual portfolio of mid-level donors
  • Create, update, and maintain accurate database records for donor meetings
  • Assist with setting donor meetings and travel planning

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1-2 years professional experience; in fundraising/development office strongly preferred (internships may be considered experience)
  • Passion for and alignment with the mission of The Fund for American Studies
  • Ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints
  • An obsessive desire to win; you are frustrated with complacency
  • Attention to detail, strong proofreading skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to anticipate challenges, take initiative and provide solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite; familiarity with Salesforce or comparable CRM software strongly preferred 


Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter detailing your interest in the position/the mission of TFAS
  • 1-2 writing samples no longer than 6 pages in length each

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link:   

Questions can be directed to Katy Gambella, Network Engagement Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: [email protected].

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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