Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Employment Type: Full-Time
Seniority Level: Entry
Job Category: Staff


The Atlantic Council seeks an inquisitive nonprofit development professional to help drive the development operations work of an expanding fundraising operation supporting global policy programs. The Development Operations Assistant is an integral member of the Development team, focusing on day-to-day gift processing with additional responsibilities in support of the development policies and processes. The Development Operations Assistant also works with programs/centers at the Council, assisting with database training and collaborating with program staff on incoming contributions.

A successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial spirit, communicate effectively, and enjoy the complexity of building a new and rapidly growing program. The candidate should preferably possess a strong understanding of donor relations and data entry through professional experience and academic work. The position requires a strong record of organization, excellent administrative and communication skills, attention to detail, and a proven aptitude to manage day-to-day logistical aspects of the department. The Development Operations Assistant will report to the Deputy Director of Development Operations and will work closely with other members of the Development team. Preference will be given to candidates with knowledge of the Atlantic Council’s work, and a belief in our mission.

Job Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day gift operations, including tracking and processing gifts, and reconciling payments. Coordinate with the Finance team and with programs and centers on the invoicing and gift agreements processes.
  • Update and maintain constituent records in the Salesforce constituent relationship management system (CRM).
  • Contribute to database clean-up projects to improve data integrity and database performance.
  • Contribute to donor metrics and analysis, including generating donation reports.
  • Coordinate timely donor acknowledgments.
  • Complete donor-related documentation and maintain an organized filing system.
  • Assist with staff and intern training on CRM management.
  • Promote CRM usage across the Council.
  • Assist with the creation of the Annual Report, including compiling the Honor Roll of Contributors.


Education and Experience  

  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, specializing in business administration or a related field.
  • 1-3 years in a fundraising environment, or comparable experience.
  • Experience and daily usage of a CRM, Salesforce strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Team player with a can-do attitude and a passion for our shared work as an organization.
  • Embodiment of our organizational values of teamwork and optimism.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively organize, take initiative, and coordinate multiple priorities.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Team player, with ability to work with all levels of staff and external partners.
  • Highly organized, with ability to work in a fast-paced environment and on multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.

All Atlantic Council employees are required to adhere to the Atlantic Council’s vaccination policy. All Atlantic Council employees must be fully vaccinated and boosted, and they must submit proof of both vaccination and Covid-19 booster shot on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement through human resources and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment.

Please note: The Atlantic Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics covered by applicable law. The Atlantic Council is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation for all qualified individuals and bases all employment decisions on qualifications, merit, and business need. The Atlantic Council believes that diversity and inclusion amongst our team members are critical to our success as a global organization and seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. For more information, check out our Talent DEI Statement or connect with us at [email protected]. Thank you for your interest in the Atlantic Council.