Development Assistant (temporary)

Glen Rock, New Jersey, United States Full-time

Charity Navigator has an opening for a temporary Development Assistant working in our Bergen County, New Jersey office. This position is an ideal opportunity for a recent college graduate to gain transferable experience within the nonprofit sector in a relaxed and supportive office environment. This position will provide assistance to a small fundraising team and will report directly to the Development Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

The Development Assistant will serve as a vital part of our team, helping facilitate the organization's fundraising efforts. This includes both office tasks and donor-facing communication, as detailed below:

  • data entry,
  • database (CRM) management,
  • intermediate excel processes,
  • grant prospect research,
  • donor relations,
  • general administrative tasks,
  • bank deposit management,
  • state registrations management,
  • creation of internal and external-facing documents,
  • thank-you calls to donors,
  • donation processing,
  • creating data reports for analysis,
  • mail mergers and acknowledgment letter processes,
  • phone/email correspondence with a wide range of stakeholders,
  • And other tasks as assigned by the Development Manager.

Applicants must possess outstanding written and oral communications skills and be proficient with all contemporary office technology. The ideal candidate will be energetic, positive, dependable, and possess a strong work ethic. 


  • A passion for the mission of Charity Navigator
  • Working knowledge of the nonprofit sector, preferably with experience in fundraising or marketing
  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred
  • Strong professional communication skills (oral and written)
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Experience with Excel required
  • Experience with Microsoft Office or Google Suite required
  • Experience handling large bulk mailings a plus
  • Ability to self-motivate as well as work as a member of a high performing team
  • Must adhere to Charity Navigator’s values

Status:  This is a non-exempt position and eligible for overtime. Salary is paid on a bi-weekly basis in accordance with Charity Navigator’s standard payroll practices for employees.