The Development Associate for Institutional Giving is a position established to meet the needs of the expanding institutional giving operation within the Society. This position will provide support for all institutional giving fundraising activities, including institutional and family foundations, corporations, government agencies, associations and other entities. Institutional Giving at the Society is a highly entrepreneurial team run cross-departmentally out of both Advancement and the Executive Office. The Development Associate will work within the Advancement department under the Director of Grants Administration, and will also work closely with the Manager of Institutional Giving and Special Projects and Director of Strategic Partnerships in the Executive Office.
The associate will be a key part of a fast-paced office of seasoned development professionals, advancing an organization that excels in cutting-edge science journalism, STEM education and science competition experiences for middle school and high school students around the world.
Support the entire institutional giving cycle (identification, cultivation, solicitation, reporting and stewardship) across the organization, with an emphasis on identification and stewardship.
Assist in research of potential new institutional giving funders based on the Society’s needs.
Maintain an accurate calendar with all key institutional giving deadlines, especially proposal and report due dates.
Enter data into Raiser’s Edge fundraising database including outreach, gifts, prospect information and appeal and solicitation coding.
Assist with reporting and stewardship, including sponsor benefits fulfillment.
Track institutional gift payments, agreements and other documentation in Raiser’s Edge.
Draft funder reports, maintain submission review schedule and prepare entry of final submissions via online portals or email messages.
Maintain review schedule for internal grant management progress tracking.
Support grant renewal process by monitoring renewal timing and preparing draft applications.
Prepare materials for internal and external meetings and communications.
Communicate with the Advancement team and Executive Team and troubleshoot issues as
Excellent written and verbal communication
Excellent attention to detail and highly organized.
High level of professionalism and time management capacities.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and project management software.
Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge database or comparable donor management
Familiarity with prospect research tools (Foundation Directory, Guidestar, Research Point or similar systems).
Demonstrated ability to work with others as a team, to multi-task and to be a self-starter.
Understanding of and affinity for the core values of the Society.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in an office Our office is located near the Dupont Circle and Farragut North Metro stations. This position usually works in an office setting but will temporarily work from home until at least January 4, 2021 with possible extensions.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and fingers to operate a computer and other office equipment.
Position Type and Expected Hours
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday during normal office hours of the Society. Up to 10 percent travel to the Society’s science research competitions and other events is necessary in this position. There will be no work-related travel through at least January 4, 2021.
Required Education and Experience
2-4 years’ experience in development/fundraising or similar
Send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Emails should include “Development Associate, Institutional Giving” in the subject line. They can be addressed to Bruce Makous, Chief Advancement Officer. No phone calls please. To learn more about Society for Science & the Public, please visit www.societyforscience.org.
The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.
Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia.
2-4 years’ experience in development/fundraising or similar
Society for Science & the Public (Society) is a champion for science, dedicated to expanding scientific literacy, effective STEM education and scientific research. We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) membership organization focused on promoting the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire. Since 1921, the Society (formerly known as Science Service) has conveyed the excitement of science and research directly to the public through our award-winning publications and later through our world-class science education competitions. Today, the Society is dedicated to providing concise, accurate, and inspirational science news and opportunities to our nearly 100,000 subscribing members, the 50,000 alumni of our competitions worldwide, and millions of unique online visitors and social media followers.Our HistoryEdward W. Scripps, a renowned journalist, and William Emerson Ritter, a California zoologist, founded Science Service in 1921 with the goal of keeping the public informed of scientific achievements.Scripps and Ritter accomplished their goal by distributing the latest science research to the public through a ne...ws service for reporters. In 1922, due to interest from non-journalists, Science Service started distributing Science News-Letter, which became a magazine in 1926. It quickly grew into a prime source of science news for libraries, schools, and individuals. In 1942, Science Service launched the first of its prestigious education competitions, the Science Talent Search.In 2008, Science Service became Society for Science & the Public in order to better reflect the mission of the organization to advocate for science in the public interest.In 2013, the Society began offering an all-in-one membership and subscription offer that allows subscribers to access Science News in their preferred format and launched a new website that unifies our award-winning publications with our science education and competition programs.Our PublicationsScience News-Letter was renamed Science News in 1966 and its online component was launched in 1996. Now updated continually online, Science News attracts over 12 million unique online viewers annually.In 2003, Science Service launched Science News for Kids. This freely accessible online publication provides interactive interfaces and science news to students, parents, and educators, and is designed to appeal to ages 9 through 14.In 2013, Science News for Kids was renamed Science News for Students and additional educational content was added to the site to better reflect our increasing focus on providing resources aimed at classroom curricula.Our Educational CompetitionsIn 1942, Science Service launched the Science Talent Search (STS), the nation's oldest and most highly regarded science contest for high school seniors, first in partnership with Westinghouse, then with Intel 1998-2016, and now sponsored by Regeneron.In 1950, Science Service created the National Science Fair for high school winners of local and regional science fairs, first held in Philadelphia. In 1958, the fair became international for the first time when Japan, Canada, and Germany joined the competition. This annual fair has since grown into the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) with affiliated fairs in more than 75 countries, regions, and territories.From 1999-2007, Science Service partnered with Discovery Communications, Inc. on the Discovery Channel Young Scientist Challenge. The Society continued the program in 2008 as the Society Middle School Program.In 2010, with the generous support of Broadcom Foundation, the Society launched the Broadcom MASTERS (Math, Applied Science, Technology and Engineering for Rising Stars) competition for U.S. 6th-8th grade students. In 2011, the Society launched Broadcom MASTERS International, which reaches middle school students across the world.In 2009, with the generous support of Intel, the Society launched its Fellowship Program providing funds and training to selected U.S. science and math teachers who serve under-resourced students, to enable interested and motivated students to perform high-quality independent scientific research.In 2013, in collaboration with the Tomorrow Project, Arizona State University’s Center for Science and the Imagination, and the Intel Foundation, the Society hosted The Future: Powered by Fiction, a science fiction competition for ages 13-25.Also in 2013, the Society partnered with the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation on the Science Play and Research Kit (SPARK): Reimagining the 21st Century Chemistry Set competition. This competition was seeking ideas that engage and inspire both children and adults to become more involved in hands-on science.