The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings aims to shape the policy debate on how to improve global economic cooperation, and fight global poverty and sources of social stress. The program’s research agenda is related to policies and trends affecting developing countries including global poverty, universal education, the global middle class, fragile states, globalization, inequality, foreign assistance and development effectiveness.
The Development Officer/Senior Development Officer is a member of a four-person development team, and develops and implements strategies to raise funds and manage donor relations for the Global Economy and Development program (“Global”). Reporting to the Director of Development, and in coordination with Global scholars, and the Central Development team (DEV), this officer manages, prioritizes, and carries out Global fundraising activities and provides stewardship.
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred in international relations, development, or a related field. Minimum six years of relevant fundraising experience required (preferably within an international, non-profit organization). Experience with grant writing and direct solicitation from donors at the $25,000 level or higher, preferred.
The successful candidate will share our passion for identifying solutions to international development, global poverty and economic issues. Familiarity with research-oriented work environments preferred. Superior oral and written communication skills required, including proven ability to conceive and write grant proposals and funder reports. Mastery of Microsoft Office (MS) Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, and Power Point) required; knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus. Capacity to learn other types of software programs; familiarity with on-line research resources. Familiarity with budgeting or demonstrated capacity to learn. Experience with monitoring and evaluation processes, such as the development of results frameworks, desired. Must possess ability to handle multiple tasks and deadlines; ability to work well with others; initiative; discretion; mature judgment; entrepreneurial spirit; and professional demeanor and high level of comfort working with high-profile individuals.