Development Associate
Washington, DC

About LWVUS:
The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS, the League) is a nonpartisan political organization that has fought for more than 100 years to improve American systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education, advocacy, and litigation. The enduring vitality and resonance of the League as a trusted force for change and good government comes from its unique decentralized structure: a national organization with strong partnerships at the grassroots level with more than 800 state and local Leagues across the country including the District of Columbia. At the national level, League activities are coordinated and staffed by two distinct but complementary organizations: The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters Education Fund (LWVEF).


The Development Associate will provide a vital role in supporting the advancement needs of the League of Women Voters. This position primarily involves providing support to the direct mail and digital fundraising program, assisting with operational support for fundraising, engaging with donors via email, phone and acknowledgment letters. The ideal candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, and possess excellent communication skills. The role reports to the Senior Director of Direct Mail and Digital at the League of Women Voters.


Support  for Direct Mail and Digital Teams:

  • Support the data and organizational needs of the Sr Director for Direct Mail and Digital.
  • Assist in the coordination of direct mail campaigns, including list management, content creation, and distribution.
  • Collaborate with the digital team to support online fundraising initiatives, including social media campaigns, email appeals, and website updates.
  • Provide administrative support as needed to ensure the smooth operation of fundraising activities.

Data and Record Keeping:

  • Maintain accurate donor records in the organization's database, ensuring all information is up-to-date and properly documented.
  • Generate reports and analyze data to support fundraising efforts and decision-making processes.
  • Assist in the implementation of data management best practices and protocols.
  • Engage with the data systems of the League to ensure that donors’ wishes (removal, refunds, alterations) are met in a timely and accurate manner.

Donor  Engagement:

  • Cultivate positive relationships with donors through personalized communication via email, phone calls, and written correspondence.
  • Provide timely and accurate information to donors regarding their contributions, events, and organizational updates.
  • Collaborate with the Development team to develop strategies for donor stewardship and retention.
  • Provide assistance in answering donor emails.

Acknowledgment of Donations:

  • Prepare personalized acknowledgment letters, emails, and other communications to thank donors for their contributions.
  • Coordinate with the Finance team to ensure accurate recording and tracking of donations. 


  • 2+ years preferred experience in nonprofit development or program management. 
  • Experience working with donor databases or CRM systems (e.g. Salesforce).
  • Understanding of fundraising principles and practices, particularly in the nonprofit sector.
  • Knowledge of best practices for donor communication and stewardship.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to tailor messages to different audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the League of Women Voters, with a passion for supporting the growth of the organization. 
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively with multiple simultaneous audiences and at various levels of the organization. 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail


The ideal candidate should be located in the Washington, DC, area, with a hybrid work schedule. 


The salary for this position is $65,000. We have a generous benefits package that includes 95 percent employer –sponsored health insurance, dental and vision insurance, paid holidays, vacation days, sick days, pre-tax transit benefits, and the opportunity to contribute to a 401(K) plan.


The person in this position is primarily sedentary and needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery. The person must also be available to travel and walk longer distances to offices and events. Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, computer, and computer printer.


The League of Women Voters of the United States is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace based on equal opportunity. The League is committed to hiring staff that reflects this country's full range of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic identity; a workplace where true diversity is fostered, and different perspectives are valued and freely exchanged. We actively seek and encourage women, minorities, persons with disabilities, immigrants, including DACA recipients and individuals from traditionally underrepresented communities to apply.