The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan law and policy institute that seeks to improve systems of democracy and justice in the United States. We work to hold our political institutions and laws accountable to the twin American ideals of democracy and equal justice for all. The Brennan Center’s work ranges from voting rights to campaign finance reform, from ending mass incarceration to preserving Constitutional protection in the fight against terrorism. Part think tank, part advocacy group, part cutting edge communications hub, we start with rigorous research. We craft innovative policies. And we fight for them – in Congress and the states, the courts, and in the court of public opinion.
We seek a highly-motivated, dynamic professional to join a high-performing 12-member Development Department as a Development Associate. We seek a team-player who will provide essential support to help reach the Brennan Center’s ambitious financial goals. Our diverse and growing base of supporters includes: national foundations and corporate philanthropies; major donors (individuals and family/personal foundations); direct response contributors; and sponsors of our annual gala, the Brennan Legacy Awards Dinner.
Core responsibilities for the Development Associate include: (1) providing research and administrative support for major donor fundraising; and (2) coordinating and maintaining team-wide data systems. Major donors (those who give $10,000 and up) make up the Brennan Center’s largest and fastest-growing source of funding. The Development Associate will work closely with all members of the Development Department, particularly with the Manager of Major Donor Relations and the Managing Director of Development (on database and systems management duties).
Salary is competitive with excellent benefits.
Major Donor Relations
Database & Systems Management
Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, with the position to be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is identified. To apply, please visit our application here, and upload (in pdf) the following application materials: cover letter (copy and paste in the space provided), resume, two writing samples (up to 10 pages each), and contact information for three references. If you have difficulty with the online system, you may send your application by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line, after registering in the online system.
The Brennan Center for Justice is committed to a workplace based on equal opportunity and a strong belief in the increased effectiveness that comes from a diverse workforce. To this end, Brennan Center