Jobs at EPI

Development Assistant/Associate

Position Summary

The Development Assistant is responsible for all administrative aspects of development and donor relations activities.

Scope and Impact

The Development Assistant plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and prospect relations, direct mail appeals, and special events.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Process donations in collaboration with accounting.
  • Maintain department files including current grant files.
  • Organize, update and maintain database records, including inputting new donor and prospect information.
  • Draft donor acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
  • Produce regular fundraising reports, track deadlines and deliverables and assist with other reports as needed.
  • Assist with drafting, preparing and submitting foundation grant reports and proposals as well as periodic program updates for key individual donors.
  • Conduct preliminary research on prospective foundation and individual donors for projects in need of funding.
  • Assist with production and mailing of year-end appeal letters and other appeals as assigned.
  • Field donor questions and assist with follow up as appropriate.
  • Assist in all aspects of conducting a fundraising event, including developing invitations, maintaining guest lists, gathering and preparing registration and promotional materials and all post event activities.
  •  Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.

Preparation and Knowledge

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook; familiarity with Google Docs or other document sharing tools a plus.
  • Database management experience—Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; good handwriting a plus.
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

To apply: Please send your cover letter and resume to developmentassistantjob@epi.org

EPI is an Equal Opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

Web Developer

The Economic Policy Institute (EPI), the nation’s leading progressive economic think tank, is seeking a talented and motivated web developer to build front-end and back-end features for our websites. EPI has a small and enthusiastic web & design team, and we are looking to expand our capacity with a dedicated web developer.

The core of the developer’s job is creating and implementing features in PHP, JS, SASS, and a few libraries like D3 and HighCharts. The Institute’s main sites are on WordPress, so experience with the WordPress API is a plus.

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Get in touch if you are in your element doing things like:

  • learning new javascript frameworks for data visualization;
  • creating custom functionality for WordPress—using code, not (just) plugins;
  • working with Git/Github;
  • doing VPS management as needed;
  • writing smart, readable, well-documented code;
  • using APIs for social, analytics, and other services;
  • turning designs into code;
  • keeping up with web trends;
  • taking on new challenges.

We are looking for someone to work on public-facing projects like feature development, data visualization, interactive charts, and site UX; and also on internal projects like designing features and workflows to streamline our production process.

To apply: If this sounds like you, send a resume and cover letter to coder@epi.org introducing yourself, your programming background, your languages and your nerd credentials. Code jokes aren’t necessary but are welcome. Use “EPI Web Developer – Firstname Lastname” as your subject line. Include a creative, custom line of code in the body of your message to let us know you’re the real deal. Links to your Github/StackOverflow/projects/other dev-related presence are a major plus.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. EPI is an Equal Opportunity employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other categories protected by law. Pay commensurate with experience. EPI offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including generous paid time off as well as medical, vision, dental, short- and long-term disability, and life insurance.