Development Associate

National LGBT Bar
Mission Statement: 

We are a national association of lawyers, judges and other legal professionals that works to promote justice in and through the legal profession for the LGBT community.

Position Description: 

The National LGBT Bar Association seeks a positive, highly skilled, articulate and motivated Development Associate to be based in its national office in Washington, DC. The Development Associate is a vital part of the team who can execute strategic direction while addressing daily coordination of the Bar’s fundraising efforts. This person assists with marketing, events, sponsor interactions, and direct mail.PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES The Development Associate will support the Executive Director in execution of various fundraising core strategies, participate in staff team, and maintain development operations. Current Core Fundraising Strategies:• The National LGBT Bar Association’s Annual “Lavender Law” Conference and Career Fair• Out and Proud Corporate Counsel celebrations• Major donor programs• Foundation fundraising• Smaller seasonal cultivation events• Annual appeal programs Development Associate will also help to implement and improve a donor stewardship program aimed at fostering deeper ties with donors. Development Operations, Team Membership and Other Development Functions• Help improve strategies to solicit new donors and fundraising volunteers through email, website, mailings, phone calls, events and face-to-face meetings;• Plan and coordinate appeals to membership;• Maintain donor database and track all communications;• Collaborate on annual report and prepare monthly development reports for the E.D. and the Board of Directors;• Stay on top of advancements and changes that are pertinent to raising money within the community.


Minimum two years of experience in a similar role in a $3 - $4m/year nonprofit or forprofit business dealing with individuals, foundations and corporations.• Knowledge of development best practices;• Experience in major gifts, online fundraising campaigns, annual funds, corporate and foundation giving, direct mail, planned giving, and events;• Track record as an effective communicator adept at crafting proposals, donor correspondence, and other kinds of materials;• Demonstrated experience working in a hands-on environment with limited resources while thriving in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment;• We seek a “roll up your sleeves and do what’s needed” kind of person.

Application Deadline: 
Monday, October 2, 2017
Application Instructions: 

Email your resumé with a letter of interest to D'Arcy Kemnitz at positions [at] Please include “Development Associate” in the subject line of your email. • All applications are reviewed and acted upon as they are received. The position will be filled as soon as the appropriate candidate is found. It is therefore recommended that you submit your materials as promptly as possible. • No telephone calls please. • The Bar is proud to celebrate diversity. All interested individuals, including people of color, women, persons with disabilities, and persons who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex are particularly urged to apply. • For more information about The Bar, please visit our website:

Position Level: 
Entry Level to a few years of experience
John Westfall-Kwong
Country/US Territory: 
United States