Job Announcement: Development Assistant

The Greater New Orleans Foundation has been a trusted philanthropic leader in the 13-parish Greater New Orleans region for 35 years. Our vision is to create a vibrant, sustainable, and just region for all and our mission is to drive positive impact through philanthropy, leadership and action.

Our Foundation is an inspiring, engaging, challenging, thought provoking, diverse and dynamic place to work and advance your career. We pride ourselves on investing in high quality staff members and encouraging success by allowing individuals the opportunity to both contribute and enhance their skills and talents as well as to share their unique perspective as we address organizational and community challenges. Our workplace environment nurtures a diverse team and results in a full range of staff knowledge and talent.

The Greater New Orleans Foundation seeks a collaborative, independent, detail-oriented, and motivated person for the new role of Development Assistant. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic about providing technical support and bringing about efficiencies for the daily operations of the Donor Relations Department. The Development Assistant reports to the Vice President for Donor Relations and works closely with the Development Associate to ensure effective donor engagement and stewardship.

Required Qualifications

  • Expertise in processing and acknowledging charitable gifts and providing customer service support;
  • Ability to build out the Foundation’s CRM and generate reports to inform Foundation leadership regarding giving trends, metrics, and other key data;
  • Strong track record of keeping things and people organized;
  • High attention to detail and strong organization skills in scheduling, logistics, and coordination of activities;
  • Affinity for faithfully completing repetitive tasks, including meeting room scheduling and setup, cleanup and catering logistics, and Foundation telephone coverage support;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing, and collaborate within and across teams;
  • High degree of professionalism at all times;
  • Consistent ability to maintain and deliver accurate reports, lists, and gift acknowledgements;
  • Successful track record of providing prospect research, online and otherwise;
  • Ability to simultaneously support multiple team members, each with distinct priorities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience);
  • Experience in working in a professional office environment (previous nonprofit or foundation experience preferred);
  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office, nonprofit CRMs, project management software, and donor research tools;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.

Interested applicants should email or mail a hard copy of the following:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a resume;
  3. salary requirement
  4. three (3) references

To: Sandra Lilly
Greater New Orleans Foundation
919 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130