Part-time Research & Admin Assistant

Funders Concerned About AIDS
Mission Statement: 

Funders Concerned About AIDS (FCAA) was established in 1987 to mobilize philanthropic leadership, ideas and resources in the fight against AIDS.   Originally founded with a focus on the U.S. epidemic, FCAA has evolved in parallel with the epidemic and the philanthropic landscape, expanding our focus in the early 2000’s to include the international epidemic, and welcoming membership and engagement from European and other non-U.S.-based private funding organizations in the past five years. FCAA’s mission is to mobilize the leadership and resources of funders to eradicate the global HIV/AIDS pandemic and to address its social and economic dimensions. We envision a world without AIDS, facilitated by a philanthropic sector that works collaboratively, transparently, and urgently to ensure focused and robust funding for:

  • Evidence-based interventions in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection;
  • Advocacy, research, and exploration of new methods to hasten the end of AIDS; and
  • Investments that address the social inequities, health disparities, and human rights abuses that have fueled the spread of the epidemic

FCAA’s signature report, Philanthropic Support to Address HIV and AIDS, is the most comprehensive study of its kind, capturing data on more than 6,700 grants awarded by 472 funders, in an effort to identify gaps, trends, and opportunities in HIV-related philanthropy. FCAA's analysis involves collecting grant level data from funders and coding each grant according to our taxonomy. This data supports funders in their efforts to make informed decisions about where resources would have the most impact. 

Position Description: 

Funders Concerned About AIDS' is seeking a part-time research and administrative assistant to support our small 3-person staff with research, technical and administrative support in our DC office.The Research and Administrative Assistant’s responsibilities will include:

  • Office-related duties, including: general administrative support and documentation, including maintenance of admin manual, collecting mail, processing payments, depositing checks, sending thank you letters to donors, and organizing and sending bills to our bookkeeper for payment.
  • Supporting the organization’s transition into Salesforce CRM platform, including preparing spreadsheets for data migration, as well as regular input and upkeep of organizational data in Salesforce after the transition.


This is an excellent opportunity to learn in general about the field of HIV/AIDS and HIV/AIDS-related philanthropy, and specifically about key philanthropic organizations and their projects related to HIV/AIDS research, treatment, prevention, advocacy, and other issue areas. In addition, the research and administrative assistant will gain valuable non-profit experience, hone their office and administrative skills, sharpen the invaluable skill of working with Salesforce, and become adept at the systems and processes used to manage a complex data-driven research project. 

  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong experience working with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Office Suite, comfort with Outlook a plus.
  • Familiarity and comfort working with Salesforce and large data sets.
  • Ability to work & think independently as well as to take direction.
  • Candidate must be self-motivated and focused, with experience & comfort working in a flexible, results-based style.
  • Bachelor's degree with 1+ years of relevant work experience, though other education levels with proper work experience will be considered.
  • Interest, experience, or degree related to HIV/AIDS and/or philanthropy preferred
20 hours per week for $25,000 per year, including 1 week of paid vacation in the 1st year. FCAA will also offer a pro-rated benefits package –covering 50% of a package including health, dental, vision, life, and disability if the employee opts in to pay
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 14, 2019
Application Instructions: 

Hiring date: February 2019, to commence position ASAP. How to apply:Please submit a cover letter and resume that demonstrate why you are the ideal candidate for this position BY January 14th to:Funders Concerned About AIDSAttn: Sarah HamiltonE-mail: sarah [at] fcaaids.orgABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS REGARDING THIS POSITION 

Position Level: 
Sarah Hamilton
Country/US Territory: 
United States