Development and Communications Assistant

Internews Network, United States

Skill RequiredMedia and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
23rd February, 2018

Job Description

The Development and Communications Assistant supports the Outreach Department.  This position contributes to day-to-day operations related to database management and fundraising activities, event logistics and internal and external communications.


  • Manage contacts database including data entry, maintain data integrity, create and run reports, sync to e-mail database.
  • Create, maintain, and report on list segmentation within the contacts database.
  • Support the logistical planning and execution of events such as fundraising galas, brown bag and panel discussions, and small meetings.
  • Draft and disseminate fundraising meeting minutes and track action items.
  • Assist in drafting donor handouts and brochures; donor emails, updates and inquiries; concept notes and proposals.
  • Prepare donor briefing packets.
  • Maintain development calendars and timelines for reports, funding renewals, donor meetings.
  • Print publicity materials and assemble publicity folders.
  • Prepare internal metrics reports and maintain department calendars.
  • Research events, speaking opportunities, and media outreach opportunities.
  • Support management of department budget including tracking expenses, receipts, and credit card reconciliation.
  • Assist in drafting internal and external written communications, including web content, print collateral, and social media content.
  • Represent Internews at outside events.
  • Operate and maintain communication systems such as photo archive and internal information management tools.
  • Offers administrative support to the VP for Strategic Outreach.
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 1 to 3 years of communications, outreach, or fundraising experience
  • Bachelors degree required
  • Extraordinary attention to detail
  • Database experience, including data entry, report creation, and solid understanding of data integrity
  • Experience with Salesforce, or other relational database software preferred
  • Experience with email tools such as Constant Contact, MailChimp, MyEmma and CRM systems
  • Strong word processing and spreadsheet skills (Microsoft Office)
  • Experience with web and print design (Web publishing, Adobe Creative Suite) preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and research skills
  • Ability to work efficiently and reliably
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff
  • Positive attitude, professional presence, and flexibility in responding to the requirements of the position.
  • Willingness and ability to travel as needed


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