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Job title
Development Assistant
Project Drawdown
Remote working (USA)
  • United States of America
North America
Type of job
permanent contract

Financing and Funding
Language of description
Job description
Position Summary

Project Drawdown is seeking a new Development Assistant – an organized go-getter who can help support the fundraising efforts required to raise $5M-6M annually.

As a growing organization with a big mission, we’re seeking someone who can help us implement a new CRM database, systems of tracking and reporting, identify new prospective funders, and organize logistics for varied fundraising efforts. This person will also provide essential support to our Board of Directors.

The Development Assistant will report to the Director of Development at Project Drawdown.

Project Drawdown welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in helping the world reach Drawdown quickly, safely, and equitably. We are a 100% remote organization based in the U.S. Candidates currently authorized to work in the United States (U.S. Citizens, green card holders, and work visa holders), who reside anywhere within the U.S. may apply.

Essential Responsibilities The Development Assistant will focus on the following responsibilities:


  • Assist Director of Development in implementing a new CRM database
  • Manage CRM database to ensure records are kept clean and accurate
  • Process donations and work with Director of Operations on reconciliation needs
  • Manage tracking and reporting fundraising data

Stewardship and Research

  • Provide ongoing research on individual, foundation, and corporate prospects
  • Manage and ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of annual fund and mid-level donors
  • Support efforts to update donors on their critical support of our work
  • Develop and maintain reporting calendar for funders


  • Manage planning and logistics for intimate house parties, virtual webinars, and other fundraising events
  • Schedule strategic development meetings and meetings with funders, to include internal and external stakeholders

Board Support

  • Make all necessary arrangements for board meetings; ensuring responsive communication, action, and follow-up
  • Create board reports and related information relevant to board meetings in a timely and thoughtful manner
  • Support efforts to update board members on important advancements in our work throughout the year
Further details:
Application deadline

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