Development Associate

Job Title:   Development Associate
Reports To:   Chief Development Officer
FLSA Status:   Non-Exempt
Date:   June 2018


National Brain Tumor Society is the largest non-profit organization in the U.S. solely dedicated to the global brain tumor community. We are fiercely committed to our mission of finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure, for brain tumors. We’ve seen unprecedented progress and momentum to find better treatments. This is an exciting and deeply satisfying time to be part of our agenda for change and a strong, caring community. For over twenty-five years, dating back to the origins of our organization, we have been a strategic funder, advocate, and catalyst for advancing research, improving public policies, and helping all those diagnosed today and anyone who is diagnosed in the future. Some of the most important discoveries in brain tumor research have been attributable at least in part to NBTS, and over the past six years NBTS has achieved a number of victories on the public-policy front that in turn improved the landscape for research to advance. Going forward, NBTS aims to achieve even greater impact toward the goal of delivering medicines to patients who deserve far greater survival and quality of life than they are currently experiencing from time of diagnosis. Organizationally, we have a highly collaborative workplace and believe that teamwork and a great culture are essential to success.  

Summary: The Development Associate provides executive-level support to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) as well as serving as a liaison to the Development team as a whole. The ideal individual will have the ability to exercise good judgment and professionalism in a variety of situations, with strong written and verbal communication, administrative, organizational and people skills, and the ability to balance multiple priorities. The individual must have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and work under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion. The ideal candidate will also bring experience and/or demonstrated interest in fundraising and development.

Supervision Exercised:  No supervisory duties required.   

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all that may be found in positions of this class.)

Education & Experience: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all that may be found in positions of this class.)

Bachelor’s degree required.

1-2 years Development experience a plus.

Required Skills, Knowledge, & Abilities:

Proven ability to work independently and manage multiple projects and activities simultaneously. Ability to maintain confidentiality of records and information, diplomacy, tact, and professionalism in actions and appearance. Strong attention to detail, with a commitment to high quality work. Strong experience Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) and databases. Highly detail-oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well. Strong customer service and interpersonal communication skills. Team player and quick learner who focuses on high productivity and results. Professional, friendly, and enthusiastic personality. Self-starter with a proactive attitude who can anticipate needs.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Marissa Petrillo at