Senior Associate for Foundation Engagement

Development · Washington, District of Columbia
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation $55,000 - $75,000

NCRP promotes philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness. We envision a fair, just and democratic society in which the common good is recognized as a high priority; where a robust public sector is empowered to protect, preserve and extend the commonly held resources and the public interest; where a vital nonprofit sector provides voice and value to those most in need; where our society has equitable systems; and where all people enjoy equal justice, full inclusion and fair treatment. We envision philanthropy at its best contributing to this vision of society by operating with the highest standards of integrity and openness, and by investing in people and communities with the least wealth, power and opportunity and in nonprofit organizations that engage, serve and represent them.

We want to hire someone who will help ensure that NCRP is meticulous in its approach to fundraising and delivers on quality to both internal and external stakeholders to be our next Senior Associate for Foundation Engagement.  

This position will serve as the primary staff support for the Senior Director of Foundation Engagement and engage in creating materials, tracking, planning, communications, and stewardship for our donor base, partners and prospects, as well as track and analyze fundraising metrics. 

Responsibilities include (95%): 

  • Assist with (and in some cases develop) high-quality written materials, including (but not limited to) proposals, reports, letters, and budgets 
  • Ensure proposal packages are complete, meet donor specifications and adhere to internal and external approval policies 
  • Maintain fundraising tracking systems, (in part by assisting our IT department complete setting up a system in our online Salesforce database to track  multi- year grants, reports, primary contacts, etc)  
  • Track outgoing requests and incoming grants and funder memberships, maintain records on existing and future supporters, prepare fundraising reports and analysis, and create presentations 
  • Manage donor acknowledgements such as thank you letters, and work with the Senior Director of Foundation Engagement to arrange any other appropriate follow up 
  • Scheduling and staffing NCRP’s monthly fundraising meeting (and other meetings as needed) and tracking staff progress to ensure steps and donor cultivation activities are being created, followed, and fulfilled 
  • Help strengthen a collaborative culture of fundraising in the organization, leveraging the extensive relationships of program staff and executives. 
  • Serve as department representative with other NCRP Teams as needed 
  • Other appropriate duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director of Foundation Engagement 

Contribute to NCRP’s organizational success by keeping up with all required administrative tasks. (5%) 


Complete and submit timesheets and any other necessary administrative documents in a timely fashion. 

Update Bamboo HR with requests for vacation leave, sick leave or other needed time off.    

Attend monthly staff meetings. 

Attend any necessary All Staff or Department trainings. 


Keys to Success in the Approach: 
Cultural Competence: You share our commitment to advancing racial justice and equity and ensuring an inclusive organizational culture. You have a familiarity with the complexity of issues and obstacles facing communities of color in the philanthropy sector or social justice ecosystem.  

Technologically Savvy: You know which tool to use for each communication, the tone of voice to use depending on the message and the channel and how to ensure everything is sent to the right group of people. Always searching for new and better strategies and technology tools for us to do the work. 

Details Matter:  You are relentless in your attention to detail and creating systems that make sense for everyone.  Not only does this help keep you organized, but others as well. You will ensure all external communication is polished – meaning accurate (right content, no misspellings, grammatical errors, etc.) 

100% Follow-through: No dropped balls! Stay on top of all specific tasks/follow-up items and general areas of work. When deadlines won’t be met, negotiate well in advance. 

Organizational Responsibility: You operate with the best interests of the organization in mind, and not simply what is best for you. 

Time Management: You can prioritize tasks in order of importance and plan out processes for others easily to follow. Your time will be stretched, but you will ensure it is strategically allocated and planned for in support of the organization 

Resourcefulness: Things can change at a rapid pace, but you adapt quickly to get the job done and assist your teammates. You are resourceful in getting tasks done through multi-tasking and with your creative thinking skills.  

Anticipates Needs: You take initiative to support others instead of waiting around for approval or direction. Demonstrate an uncanny ability to anticipate needs and complete important tasks without needing to be asked. 


Physical Requirements: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit and climb stairs. Specific vision abilities required include ability to read printed materials and computer monitors.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


NCRP is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a racially just, equitable and inclusive workplace. 

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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $55,000 - $75,000