Development Assistant

US-NY-New York
Job ID #
HQ / Initiative

About the Clinton Foundation

The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change. Because of our work, nearly 35,000 American schools have provided kids with healthy food choices in an effort to eradicate childhood obesity; more than 150,000 farmers in Malawi, Rwanda, and Tanzania are benefiting from climate-smart agronomic training, higher yields, and increabeen sed market access; working with partners, more than 8.5 million trees and tree seedlings have planted to strengthen ecosystems and livelihoods; over 600,000 people have been impacted through market opportunities created by social enterprises and health and wellbeing programs in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, and Africa; through the independent Clinton Health Access Initiative, over 11.5 million people in more than 70 countries have access to CHAI-negotiated prices for HIV/AIDS medications; an estimated 85 million people in the U.S. will be reached through strategic health partnerships developed across industry sectors at both the local and national level; and members of the Clinton Global Initiative community have made more than 3,600 Commitments to Action, which have improved the lives of over 435 million people in more than 180 countries.

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This position provides direct operational and administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and the Development Department. The position serves as a first point of contact for the department and provides support for Development events, meetings, and other projects related to the engagement of current and prospective donors.

The scope of the position includes managing the administrative aspects of the Development Office, assisting with the Chief Development Officer’s day-to-day priorities and schedule, donor meetings, correspondence, support of fundraising events, and other ongoing and special projects. The position provides general administrative support to the department, including but not limited to scheduling, travel, and correspondence, as well as extensive use of the Foundation’s CRM database to track gifts and donor engagement activities. The position requires frequent telephone, electronic, and in-person interaction with current and prospective donors, vendors/consultants, and liaises with other internal departments/teams. The position is also responsible for processing contributions received by the New York office and works closely with the Finance department and others to ensure accurate and timely gift processing, receipting, and acknowledgements.


1. Provide operational and administrative support to the Chief Development Officer and the Department, including extensive CRM database use.
2. Manage front office operations, including fielding all incoming phone calls, e-mails, and correspondence directed to the Department, as well as liaise with other departments/teams.
3. Assist with financial record-keeping, invoicing, reimbursements, travel arrangements, and vendor management.
4. Assist with executing fundraising events, meetings, and projects.
5. Track and process donations received by the New York office.


1. Education (Minimum Needed and Type of Degree Needed): Bachelor’s degree.
2. Work Experience (Minimum Needed): Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
3. Specialized Knowledge Needed for Performance of Job: Understanding of fundamentals of a Development office and a charitable foundation.
4. Skills (e.g. Level of Judgment Required, Ability to Direct, Work Independently, Multi-Task, etc.): Strong work ethic and follow-through. Positive attitude and excellent interpersonal and communications skills. Ability to work in a team and independently. Flexibility to multi-task and prioritize, manage time effectively, and utilize troubleshooting skills.
5. Special Skills (e.g. Technical, Advanced): Above-average computer skills – proficiency in Microsoft Office, knowledge of Blackbaud CRM and/or similar CRM/donor database.
6. Other (Communication Skills, Mechanical Aptitude, Math Skills, Learning Skills, or Other Specific Skills Required): Integrity, dedication, discretion, ability to develop unique and innovative ideas, ability to work under tight deadlines.

Physical and Other Requirements

1. This position requires computer-based work that involves reading/editing and other work emphasizing the eyes.
2. Significant computer work, which may require repetitive motion, prolonged periods of sitting, and sustained visual and mental applications and demands.
3. Frequent lifting up to 20 lbs, bending, pulling, collating/filing, and occasional lifting, carrying, and/or moving boxes, files, etc., some of which could be heavy or require the use of carts.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Clinton Foundation maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.


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