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Development and Communications Assistant

The Foundation

The DC Bar Foundation (DCBF), a 501(c)(3) organization established in 1977, funds, supports, and improves legal representation for the poor, vulnerable, and otherwise disadvantaged in DC, and we are committed to the vision that residents of the District have equal access to justice, regardless of income. We provide grants, training, and technical assistance to DC legal aid organizations and award loans to DC poverty lawyers to help with their educational debt.

The Foundation is located in the WeWork community on M Street in SE Washington D.C., right next to the Navy Yard/Ballpark Metro Station (green line).

Job Duties

This position plays a critical role in advancing the organization through fundraising and constituent outreach. Reporting to the Development Manager/Director, the Development and Communications Assistant will have the following responsibilities:

  1. Provide general administrative support

  2. Enter and update information within the Foundation’s constituent/donor database

  3. Run campaign-specific reports and analyze comparative data

  4. Generate and distribute acknowledgement letters and stewardship materials

  5. Proofread and edit materials produced by the Development team (writing as needed)

  6. Coordinate development-related mailings throughout the year

  7. Conduct preliminary research on prospective donors

  8. Assist with the routine planning of meetings and special events (scheduling, collecting RSVPs, preparing materials, creating nametags, taking minutes, etc.)

  9. Create content for the Foundation’s social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube)

  10. Help with the design and distribution of DCBF News, a monthly e-newsletter highlighting current events and initiatives

Minimum Requirements

  1. 2 years’ experience in an administrative role, preferably with a non-profit

  2. Proficiency with the MS Office Suite (emphasis on Excel, Word and Outlook)

  3. Experience with CRM databases preferred (Salesforce a plus)

  4. Experience with social media marketing

  5. Strong attention to detail and accuracy

  6. Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing

  7. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines

  8. Ability to appropriately handle confidential information

Compensation Package

  1. Salary commensurate with market and experience

  2. Generous health coverage including paid medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance

  3. Health Flexible Spending Account

  4. 401(k) retirement plan with matching contribution

  5. 12 paid holidays per year, plus annual office closing between Christmas and New Year’s

  6. 15 days of paid vacation

  7. Accrued sick leave

  8. Transportation subsidy

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter. To apply, please visit the link below:

ADA/EEO Statement

Persons with mental or physical disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act are eligible for this position as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodations are made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible for this position.

The DC Bar Foundation provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law.

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