Development Associate

Families USA Foundation

Posted: 10/31/2019

Position Type: Full-Time (Paid)

Function: Fundraising/Development

Primary domain: Advocacy/Social Action

City: Washington

Postal code: 20005

State: Washington, DC

Country: United States

Organization Information:


$3M - $10M


Mission statement:

Families USA, a leading national, non-partisan voice for health care consumers, is dedicated to achieving high-quality, affordable health care and improved health for all. Our work is driven by and centered around four pillars: value, equity, coverage, and consumer experience. We view these focus areas — and the various issues unique to each area — as the cornerstones of America’s health care system.

Public policy analysis that is rooted in Hill and administration experience, movement-building advocacy, and collaboration with partners are deep-rooted hallmarks of our work. In turn, our work promotes a health system that protects consumers’ financial security as much as it does their health care security.

As we advance our mission by combining policy expertise and partnerships with community, state, and national leaders, we forge transformational solutions that improve the health and health care of our nation’s families and speak to the values we all have in common.

Our ability to engage a broad network of stakeholders representing consumers, the health care sector, and the business sector is the mark of our success, as is our history of working with leaders from both sides of the aisle to tackle the health care problems facing the nation. Congress, federal agencies, and congressional staff rely on our sophisticated, expert advice to understand current policy and to develop new ideas.

We have deep, longstanding relationships with a diverse cadre of consumer leaders, advocates, and partner organizations in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Families USA works with a core of consumer leaders and grassroots activists in all 50 states. These relationships cut across “red states”, “blue states” and “purple states” as well as rural and urban communities. Families USA also has a rich history in building coalitions and executing campaigns with a range of national partners.

We do not stand alone in our work. We stand shoulder to shoulder with the families whose voices we take great privilege in lifting. In that way, millions are part of our mission, too.

Position Details:

Job Description:

Families USA is looking for a Development Associate to support the strategic fundraising efforts of the organization by working closely with the Senior Director of Fundraising to help build and sustain a comprehensive individual giving program.  This individual will manage the fundraising database, including data reporting, manage donor acknowledgement and will assist with donor stewardship.

Your Role

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Assist the Senior Director in prospect management of major and prospective gift donors and tracking them throughout the donor life-cycle.
  • Research potential individual donors and write concise profiles.
  • Prepare components of grant proposals such as budgets and background documents and assist with drafting concept papers and other proposal documents.
  • Oversee the proper acknowledgment of all charitable donations and ensure efficient and effective stewardships of all donors.


A true passion for our organization’s work!  Bachelor’s degree in communications, business, marketing or related field.  2-3 years of experience in non-profit fundraising, grant writing or grants management - experience may substitute for education. Experience with Salesforce or other customer relationship management software.  Excellent verbal and strong writing skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, prospects and donors.


We offer a dynamic, empowering, and collaborative work environment that allows staff to reach their full potential. We offer an extremely attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, disability and life, 403(b), 3+ weeks’ vacation, nine (9) Federal holidays and our office is closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, onsite fitness center, and many more exciting benefit programs.


Commensurate with Experience

Posting Expiration Date:


How to Apply:

We encourage qualified candidates to apply online at Families USA’s website and include in your application: your cover letter, resume, writing sample and desired salary.  Cover letter and resume will be also used as writing samples.  Direct hire only – no recruiters.  EEO.


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