Position Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, the Senior Development Assistant, Institutional Giving will assist in all aspects of the Institute’s institutional fundraising efforts.


  • Maintain schedule of grant proposals, payments and report due dates, along with a spreadsheet of active grants.
  • Assist with fulfilling requirements for proposals, budgets and supporting documentation.
  • Coordinate all aspects of financial reporting to institutional donors (i.e., private foundations, government agencies, multi-lateral organizations).
  • Carry out post-grant award tasks such as preparing acknowledgements for donors and documenting awards for internal distribution.
  • Assist with preparation of reports for the Board of Directors, and with presentations to the Board and external audiences (e.g., conference speaking engagements).
  • Maintain Guttmacher’s International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) profile and provide technical support to relevant partners.
  • Conduct research on prospective institutional donors.
  • Schedule internal and external meetings and assist with catering and meeting set-up.
  • Maintain print and electronic files for the institutional fundraising team.
  • Make travel arrangements for senior Development staff.
  • Prepare expense reports and invoices.
  • Perform other job-related tasks as assigned.



  • One to two years of related experience working in development/fundraising roles.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Proficiency with Salesforce or other customer relationship management (CRM) software. 
  • Demonstrated professionalism, responsibility and good judgment in performing tasks and in handling confidential information.
  • Highly developed communication and organizational skills with careful attention to detail, and ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Interest or experience in social sciences and/or reproductive health, rights, and justice a plus.


Salary and benefits

Salary starting at $48,000 to mid $50k’s and will be commensurate with experience.  Excellent benefits that include medical, dental, vision and life insurance; vacation, personal and sick time, paid parental leave; tuition reimbursement; commuting subsidy; and 401(k) with employer match. The Guttmacher Institute strives to provide the training and support staff need to be successful in their positions and to grow professionally.