Senior Development Associate
Washington, DC 
Posted 3 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description

Job Title:  Senior Development Associate

Reports to:  Head of Philanthropic Partnerships

Location:      US-based

Position type: Part-time, Temporary Employee


At this time, GFEMS is not sponsoring applicants for work visas and is only able to consider candidates with existing work authorization in the United States.


About the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery

The Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) is an international fund that works to dismantle the systems that perpetuate modern slavery. To do this, we mobilize new and diverse funding. We collaborate with governments, the private sector, philanthropists, and civil society. And we invest in programs and solutions that are scalable and sustainable.


GFEMS is working to build a coherent global strategy against trafficking and slavery. Our investments target regions and sectors with high prevalence of modern slavery and high potential for impact. The Fund also invests in building the evidence base for the anti-trafficking field and generating knowledge products to inform interventions. We invite you to read more about the fund’s strategy, investments, and impact at


Position Summary


This is an opportunity for a professional interested in building their skills in development, research, database management, and donor engagement. The Senior Development Associate will play a crucial role in driving prospect research, ensuring CRM data integrity, and supporting the Head of Philanthropic Partnerships in fundraising efforts. The Senior Development Associate will be responsible for donor prospect research of high net wealth individuals (HNWI), Foundations and Corporations. They will also manage Salesforce database implementation and maintenance, donor communications and provide administrative support for the Resource Mobilization team.


This is a six month part-time position with opportunity for full-time employment contingent on funding.


Position Responsibilities:


  • Research and documentation of donor prospect research
  • Prospect for new HNWI, Foundation and Corporate donors using a variety of resources
  • Distribute stewardship communication to current and prospective donors
  • Draft Letters of Inquiry and other donor communications
  • Participate in weekly Resource Mobilization meeting
  • Assist in the implementation of Salesforce for the Resource Mobilization team and other key staff
  • Input data and maintain database integrity of Salesforce
  • Collaborate with relevant team members to ensure timely and accurate completion of routine work (i.e., gift acknowledgements, solicitation and cultivation mailings, and database entries) is completed
  • Support Head of Philanthropic Partnerships as needed (e.g, scheduling, collaborating with communications team on donor materials, event logistics, etc.)


Required Experience/Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in non-profit administration 
  • 3+ experience in non-profit fundraising department
  • Excellent communication skills, accessible writing style
  • Database management experience (preferably Salesforce)
  • Attention to detail; ability to plan, organize and coordinate activities
  • Ability to collaborate across teams and foster effective working relationships within a team environment
  • Interest in the field of modern slavery, human rights and social justice (preferred)


To Apply

Upload cover letter (max 1 page) and resume in a single PDF.  Please title document [firstname lastname] Senior Development Associate. Note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.  



GFEMS provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, disability, veteran or military status, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Individuals from all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


GFEMS is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We take all possible measures to ensure that only those that are suitable to work within our values are recruited to work for us.



Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Temporary, Part Time
Required Education
Required Experience
3 to 5 years
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