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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 12:05 AM


Development and Program Assistant



About the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN): SWAN’s mission is to connect support and advocate for service women and women veterans past, present and future. SWAN is a member-driven community network that amplifies the voices of, draws attention to the unique needs of, and advocates for solutions for women in the military. SWAN is developing an online resource portal to support our case management program, in order to more effectively assist women in finding and accessing the services they need.

The Development and Program Assistant will gain insight into corporate, individual, foundation and special event fundraising all done with a focus on raising necessary funds to fulfill mission activities. This position is unpaid, and will be a commitment of approximately 20 hours/week for spring term.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Research grant opportunities, prospective foundations and individual donors.
Assist in the drafting of: proposals, reports, donor cultivation letters, thank you letters, and other donor communications.
Planning and production of fundraising campaigns and special events
Learn critical fundraising, marketing and administrative skills applicable in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, while contributing to meaningful social change
Assist with maintenance of website and database systems

Exceptional organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
Ability to communicate efficiently within a small team environment.
Exceptional writing and editing skills.
Personal qualities such as sensitivity, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.
Computer proficiency, including MS Office Suite and Google Apps.
Salesforce, database management and/or mail merge platforms experience is a plus.
Familiarity with policy, legislation and military culture a plus.
Working towards, or have obtained a bachelor's degree. Related field a plus


Please send a brief cover letter expressing your interest for this position and your resume to, with 'Development and Program Assistant' in the subject line. No phone calls please. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until position is filled.

• Location: District Of Columbia, Washington, DC

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