Development Assistant

The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) is Washington, D.C.’s premier institute working to apply the riches of the Jewish and Christian traditions to contemporary questions of law, culture, and politics, in pursuit of America’s continued civic and cultural renewal.

We seek a full-time, resident Development Assistant to support EPPC’s rapidly growing development program. The position requires working Mondays through Thursdays in EPPC’s office, located near Farragut Square; reports to Mitchell Muncy, EPPC’s Executive Vice President; and works alongside two remote development staff.

Founded in 1976, EPPC works closely with Americans at all tiers of society, advising policymakers and religious leaders alike, engaging the courts and the education system, and informing parents and other culture-makers. Through the work of our three dozen scholars, we equip Americans who cherish our founding ideals and intellectual heritage to think through the most pressing ethical, political, and cultural questions of our time.

EPPC has more than doubled in size in the last three years. As the organization approaches its 50th anniversary, the Development Assistant will have the opportunity to help secure and build on EPPC’s recent growth and in this way contribute to the advancement of human dignity in major institutions of American civil society.


  • Process incoming checks and donations, including scanning, photocopying, filing, recording them in our CRM, notifying program directors of contributions as needed, and creating and sending acknowledgement letters;
  • Receive and send donor correspondence;
  • Manage and track development data, including but not limited to donor contacts and donation records;
  • Work with the Advancement Operations Consultant to maintain accurate and current data and appropriately segmented donor lists;
  • Schedule President’s donor meetings as directed by the Executive Vice President and Director of Development;
  • Research potential major donors identified by the Director of Development;
  • Support development campaigns by preparing mailing lists and coordinating with printers and other vendors as needed;
  • Maintain a calendar of development activities and deadlines, including but not limited to house file mailings and solicitations, and deadlines for grant applications and reports;
  • Assist with development event planning and staffing, particularly logistics before events and on-site during events;
  • Provide other day-to-day development support as required.


  • A strong understanding of and commitment to EPPC’s mission and its individual programs;
  • Two years of experience in a professional environment with administrative duties;
  • Proficiency in computer and database software including Microsoft Office, and adaptability in learning the attentive use of new software;
  • The ability to advance, with consistent supervision and in a collegial manner, a substantial number of projects at one time;
  • Superior organization and verbal and written expression, and facility with independent research;
  • Availability for limited travel (10%);
  • First-hand experience with the use of a CRM and the operations of an established non-profit fundraising program are not required, but will greatly strengthen an application.


The Executive Vice President will review particular assignments regularly with the Development Assistant, but there will be overall evaluations at 3, 6, and 12 months after the start date, and thereafter every 12 months. The focus of evaluations will be whether the Development Assistant completes tasks thoughtfully, thoroughly, and on time, consistently takes initiative as described in accelerating progress toward EPPC’s revenue goals, and builds productive relationships with EPPC’s other staff and scholars.


The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $60,000, and within those limits salary will be commensurate with experience.


  • Health insurance, including vision and dental;
  • Twenty (20) days of paid vacation and five (5) days of personal or sick leave each calendar year;
  • All paid federal holidays;
  • After 1 year of employment, enrollment in 403(b) retirement plan with 7% contribution by EPPC;
  • Maternity leave;
  • Remote work on Fridays;
  • Commuter benefits for those who use WMATA.


We will accept applications from October 10 until the position is filled. Nevertheless, applications received by the close of business on Tuesday, October 24th, will receive the earliest consideration.

Please email—in a single, reduced-size PDF—your resume, references, a letter of interest, and a writing sample to Mitchell Muncy, Executive Vice President, at [email protected]. The subject line of your email should read “LAST NAME, FIRST NAME, Development Assistant.”

We expect a number of qualified applicants for this position. In your letter, please explain why you are a particularly good fit for EPPC. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please do not call.

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