The New Press has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic Development Assistant to be part of our four-person development team. An immediate, full-time position reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Assistant provides administrative support for the department and works to help implement strategies that ensure the sustainability and organizational growth of The New Press. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, The New Press office is currently closed and the position will be a remote one until we return to our office, which we expect to do in the coming months.


Under the direction of the Director of Development and in collaboration with the Senior Development Officer and the Major Gifts Officer, the Development Assistant will:

  • Manage the timely acknowledgment of donations: record and process gifts; manage acknowledgements and tax receipts; prepare fundraising mailings and emails; liaise with the Finance department
  • Support the Development Team with donor engagement, including maintaining individual prospect files, foundation prospect files, and outreach support, including scheduling meetings for the development staff and the executive director, as it pertains to development
  • Update database records with pledge documentation, constituent action details, and other data; maintain analytical reports, queries, and exports
  • Lead in maintaining accurate and complete donor records; ensuring integrity and quality of the donor database; and managing internal tracking codes, business rules, and other functions
  • Maintain and produce segmented donor mailing lists for use in fundraising appeals and email outreach
  • Assist the Senior Development Officer with foundation research, briefing packets, and reporting materials.
  • Support communications efforts with posting content and scheduling and implementing e-blasts and other communications materials.
  • Assist with managing fundraising and cultivation events, including the annual Social Justice Awards gala, coordinating planning, outreach, logistics, and follow-up correspondence
  • Oversee department interns: recruit, interview, manage, and evaluate.
  • Perform general administrative duties for the Development department, including circulating meeting agendas, taking clear, action-oriented meeting minutes, general correspondence, filing, mailings, and scheduling meetings as well as additional duties as may be determined.
  • The ideal candidate will be good with people and will have excellent communications and time management skills.


  • A minimum of the equivalent of one to two years of relevant work experience working in development
  • Exposure to donor databases and an aptitude for digital development and email communications tools
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Highly detail-oriented, organized, and motivated
  • Superb administrative skills including facility with Microsoft 365 and Google G Suite
  • Ability to manage multiple work projects, comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexibility, and ability to navigate participating in different team environments
  • Discretion and sensitivity in handling and safeguarding confidential information
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

How to Apply

Please email your resume and a cover letter that includes salary requirements to careers@thenewpress.com. Please reference the title of the position (Development Assistant) in the email subject line. Submissions without a thoughtful cover letter and stated salary requirements will not be considered. No phone calls, please. We regret that we are only able to respond to those applicants we select for interviews. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. In compliance with federal law, any person hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

EEO Statement
The New Press is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply. The New Press is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The New Press will not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity, gender expression, economic status, religion, creed, sexual orientation, disability, Union activity, marital and/or parental status, citizenship, national origin or alienage, ancestry, genetic information, size, age, military or veteran status, arrest record, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The New Press is affiliated with the Technical, Office and Professional (TOP) Union, Local 2110 UAW, AFL-CIO, but this position is not covered in the bargaining unit.