The American Association for Justice (AAJ®) is seeking an entry level Development Assistant position for its Leaders Forum/ Political Outreach department. AAJ works to preserve the constitutional right to trial by jury and to make sure people have a fair chance to seek justice when they are injured by the negligence or misconduct of others—even when it means taking on the most powerful corporations. The Development Assistant is responsible for providing programmatic and administrative support on all fundraising initiatives including, communications, correspondence, marketing, and logistical support for the department. Job duties include: Leaders Forum: • Create monthly invoices, process contributions and route contracts. • Communicate with members regarding financial contributions and event registrations. • Coordinate member retention and recruitment for special events. • Create and maintain database records and departmental financial reports. • Research prospects for fundraising. • Curate and edit submissions for membership directory. • Manage website content for the development department. • Provide support to the development department on projects as needed. Political Outreach: • Assist team with three to four major fundraisers per year. • Communicate with members as needed during fundraiser regarding event contributions and registrations. • Keep detailed event tracker document updated with contributors and raisers. • Maintain and update political event database.
Minimum Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree preferred. • Minimum of 2 or more years’ work experience in an administrative position, preferably for a nonprofit or professional association. • Prior financial processing experience strongly preferred. • Excellent organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality, professionalism, composure, and discretion • Ability to provide high-level customer service, respond quickly to requests, anticipate members’ needs, and maintain a positive attitude. • Must be detail-orientated, mission-focused and the ability to work in a team. • Project management with ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet specified timelines. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite applications, especially Word and Excel. Prior database experience is preferred. • Prior financial experience beneficial. • Junior campaign fundraising experience preferred. • Ability to travel (up to two times a year). *Due to COVID-19 this position will temporarily work remotely. *The American Association for Justice (AAJ) requires all employees to show proof of vaccination, including booster vaccination. AAJ will allow for exceptions to COVID-19 vaccination and booster vaccination based on a medical exemption, disability accommodation, or religious objection; pregnant individuals may also request a deferral if they wish for the duration of the pregnancy. Unvaccinated staff and staff who have not received the booster shot with approved exemptions or accommodations will be required to comply with weekly testing and to follow CDC guidelines for unvaccinated individuals, which may include wearing a mask at all times. AAJ offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits. AAJ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please! Click here to apply! https://www.justice.org/about-us/aaj-careers