Professional Opportunities offers information and educational opportunities that may be of interest to our alumni. Send submissions to alumni@TFAS.org. To view more opportunites, please visit the TFAS Job Board at www.TFAS.org/Jobs.
• The Institute of World Politics
There is high demand for professionals well-versed in the arts of statecraft and moral leadership. Students and alumni of The Institute of World Politics are well-prepared – intellectually, morally and professionally – to take up leadership roles in such organizations. There are three Master of Arts degree programs: Statecraft and National Security Affairs; Statecraft and International Affairs; and Strategic Intelligence Studies; and our eight Graduate Certificates.
• 2012 GE – Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program
Exceptional student leaders are invited to apply for the 2012 GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship Program. In honor of the legacy and character of President Ronald Reagan, this program annually rewards up to 20 college-bound students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship with $10,000 renewable scholarships (up to $40,000 per recipient).
• Trust for the National Mall
Position: Development Associate
Location: Washington, D.C.
Position Description: The Trust for the National Mall is the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service dedicated to raising the necessary funds to restore and improve the National Mall. Simply put, our mission is to make the National Mall the best park in the world.
The development associate is responsible for all administrative aspects of development, fundraising and event related activities. There is ample opportunity for growth in this rapidly growing development operation.
In addition, the candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills. He/She must possess the skills necessary to prioritize effectively and follow through on multiple projects simultaneously. They must demonstrate impeccable verbal and written skills. Proficient use of MS Office applications is required and knowledge of software applications, such as desktop publishing and database management. He/She must be a high energy, mature and poised self-starter who can work effectively as a member of a team, as well as function independently with minimal supervision. Good judgment, discipline of discretion regarding sensitive and confidential information, sense of urgency, accuracy and cooperation are essential to this position.
The Development Associate plays an important role in the Development Office and will participate in all fundraising activities including donor relations and special events.
- Work with principals to schedule fundraising meetings and handle all administrative details associated with development meetings and follow up.
- Play integral role in the daily development operation.
- Interact with donors on a regular basis.
- Maintain individuals, foundations and corporate records.
- Coordinate productions and mailings including solicitations, updates, thank you letters and all other correspondence.
- Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.
- Manage event follow-up process.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- A minimum of two-three years of experience in an administrative position, preferably in nonprofit development office or political environment.
- Proficiency in, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint Database management experience – Raisers Edge preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Enthusiasm and dedication to teamwork.
- Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work.
- Ability to work independently with little supervision.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
Application: Interested applications should send resumes to Garet Turner (P 05) at firstname.lastname@example.org.