Development Assistant, Corporate Relations Tracking Code

Washington D.C.
Jan 30, 2018
Mar 06, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

Seeking a team-oriented, entrepreneurial, enthusiastic individual to work in AEI’s Development department to help build, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with corporate donors, prospects, and the senior executives of these firms. Primary responsibilities include coordinating frequent meetings for corporate donors with AEI scholars and executives, conducting donor analysis and solicitation coordination, planning and executing several major annual events marketed to corporate CEOs and senior executives, managing the constituent relationship database, researching donors and prospective donors, and maintaining the director of corporate relations’ schedule. The assistant also tracks the current donation levels and the types of interactions that are occurring in the AEI Corporate Program to help ensure the proper level of interaction with donors and identify key relationship drivers. 


A strong candidate for this position must be flexible and able to juggle multiple priorities and deadlines. Organization, careful attention to detail in a fast-paced environment, and pride in one’s work are required. The ability to work on a team is important, and strong writing and interpersonal skills are necessary. An interest in public policy, particularly as it pertains to businesses and industries, is essential for aiding in the maintenance of current relationships and for developing new prospects. The assistant should have the initiative to take important Institute work and find a meaningful way of delivery to donors and prospects. Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Excel) and a bachelor’s degree are required; Salesforce experience is a plus.  


Qualified applicants should submit their resume, cover letter, and a 500-word writing sample on any topic with their online application. 



About AEI


The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) is a public policy think tank dedicated to defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world. The work of its scholars and staff advances ideas rooted in a belief in democracy, free enterprise, American strength and global leadership, solidarity with those at the periphery of our society, and a pluralistic, entrepreneurial culture.


AEI is committed to making the intellectual, moral, and practical case for expanding freedom, increasing individual opportunity, and strengthening the free enterprise system in America and around the world. Its work explores ideas that further these goals, and AEI scholars take part in this pursuit with academic freedom. AEI operates independently of any political party and has no institutional positions. Its scholars’ conclusions are fueled by rigorous, data-driven research and broad-ranging evidence.

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