Job Location: Atlantic Council Headquarters – Washington, DC
Position Type: Full-Time
Education Level: Bachelor Degree
Job Category: Development


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 Program Assistant is an integral member of the development department, focusing on day-to-day gift processing with additional responsibilities in support of the development policies and processes. The  Program 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.

Job Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain constituent records in the 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.
  • Oversee day-to-day gift operations, including tracking and processing gifts, and reconciling payments.
  • Coordinate timely donor acknowledgments.
  • Complete donor-related documentation and maintain an organized filing system.
  • Assist with regular 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.

About the Atlantic Council

Driven by our mission of “working together to secure the future,” the Atlantic Council promotes constructive leadership and engagement in international affairs based on the Atlantic Community’s central role in meeting global challenges. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century in order to adapt, revitalize, and defend the international rules-based order. Through the papers we write, the ideas we generate, and the communities we build, the Council shapes policy choices and strategies to create a more secure and prosperous world.

Our focus on results attracts an extended network of global citizens who join our community of influence. For heads of state and government, the Council is a powerful platform for connecting with a uniquely relevant audience. Businesses find a place for understanding our rapidly evolving world, its impacts on markets, and means to contribute to the public interest. For global strategists, we are a vehicle to navigate the trends shaping the future.  

The Council’s fourteen programs and centers work together in a way that mirrors how real policy is created: not in a vacuum, but in a collaborative effort that draws from a range of expertise to address multiple issues and steered by an over-arching strategy and worldview.

The Atlantic Council community believes that by working together, we can and should secure a better global future. Succeeding in our mission requires the hard work of building consensus, including rather than excluding partners, while also broadening awareness of our mission’s importance among the public and preparing a new generation of leaders to take up the mantle of fostering a better global future.

The position is located in Washington, DC, and requires occasional to frequent international travel and requires participation in evening events. The Atlantic Council offers a competitive compensation package commensurate with experience.

The Atlantic Council of the United States is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 1-3 years in a fundraising environment, or comparable experience
  • Experience and daily usage of a CRM, Salesforce strongly preferred
  • Commitment to the Atlantic Council mission and interest in international affairs
  • Desire to learn, develop new skills, and build development experience
  • Proactive, takes initiative
  • Ability to work independently
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player, with the ability to work with all levels of staff and external partners
  • Highly organized, with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment and on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong communications skills
  • Goal-oriented
  • Well-versed in Excel