Development Associate

International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC)

Reports to: Director, Major Gifts

Based in: New York, NY

Salary range: $46,000-$52,000


The International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) envisions a just

and sustainable world where all people, regardless of gender, enjoy

their human rights and health and have power over their lives.


In order to achieve gender justice, IWHC advances the sexual and

reproductive health and rights of women and adolescent girls by:

  • Funding and supporting feminist leaders, organizations, and movements, primarily in the Global South;
  • Advocating for international and US policies, programs, and funding, and holding governments to their commitments; and
  • Generating knowledge and leading dialogues on critical and emergent issues

This position plays a key role in a busy seven-person Development team responsible for raising funds and strengthening a community of donors in support of sexual and reproductive health and rights. The Associate sustains the work of the entire department.


  • Income Tracking and Donor Management
    • Provide support to the Vice President for Development and Communications, Major Gifts Director, and department managers in creating and implementing donor strategies for individual and foundations donors.
    • Develop donor tracking systems, and ensure that staff are regularly updated and informed of donor strategies through information sharing and documentation.
    • Prepare correspondence, including department templates and letters on behalf of the Vice President and other senior staff.
    • In consultation with the Bay Area Development Officer, conduct research on individual, corporate, and institutional donors and prospects; compile information into detailed profiles, reports, and briefing documents.
  • Manage production and distribution of print and email lists for departmental functions, including but not limited to annual fund appeals, annual dinner invitation and RSVP lists, donor cultivation events and donor informational mailings.
  • Assist New York-based development team in executing Leadership Council luncheons, cultivation events, and other opportunities such as webinars, and the New York Annual Dinner. Provide logistical support in the weeks preceding the events, and onsite.
  • In addition, the Associate will project manage the Joan B. Dunlop award process including selection, liaising with the Program office, arranging logistics, preparing speeches, etc. in preparation for the Annual Dinner.


  • Database and Grant Management
    • Oversee the data entry inbox and ensure donor information is properly added to the Raiser’s Edge database within a two-week timeframe.
    • In consultation with the Development Operations and Member Services Specialist, ensure that information input protocols are followed.
    • Support the Institutional Fundraising team with grant admin entry into Raiser’s Edge and pulling bi-weekly foundations calendar.
  • Administrative Support for Vice President and Departmental Development Activities
    • Manage the scheduling of department meetings and activities, setting agenda for department meetings, recording action points for department meetings, and ensuring adequate follow-up.
    • Collaborate with the Communications Associate to provide cross-departmental support for meetings, events, retreats, and other team initiatives.
    • Assist the Vice President in tracking departmental expenses. Process department expenses, payables, and reimbursements, including all required paperwork (e.g. W9s, justification memos, and contracts).
    • Provide administrative support to the Vice President, as needed, including scheduling and travel assistance, and expense/reimbursement filing and tracking.
    • Other duties as assigned.
  • Intern Recruitment and Hiring
    • In coordination with the New York Development Officer, oversee the process of recruiting, hiring, onboarding, and overseeing Development department interns.
  • Organizational Responsibilities
    • Contribute to IWHC’s mission to promote, advocate, and mobilize support for the advancement of sexual and reproductive rights and health, as well as contributing to the development and strengthening of the organization as a
    • Contribute as an active member of the Development department and IWHC.
    • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of professional experience required, minimum of two years in fundraising and/or special events.
  • Outstanding office and organizational skills, including high proficiency with Microsoft Office and internet research.
  • Raiser’s Edge experience Experience with gift processing and acknowledgement also preferred.
  • Track record of supporting large fundraising events.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including ability to communicate directly and effectively with others.
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail, tolerant of some uncertainty; strong numeracy and problem solving skills, works well under pressure and multiple, competing demands.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse staff across an institution; strong team player with recognized leadership capacity, sense of humor, excellent interpersonal skills; the ability to build trust among team members.
  • High level of productivity, initiative, creativity, and excellent judgment.
  • Self-motivated and able to function independently.
  • Willingness to work long hours as needed, especially in weeks leading up to major events or activities.
  • Passion for women’s health, reproductive rights, and/or international development a must.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary and excellent benefits, including generous vacation time, and no contribution for employee-only medical, dental, and vision coverage, among others.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 13, 2020 (applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis).

DESIRED START DATE: As soon as possible.

TO APPLY: Submit application on our website or send cover letter (including ref. #DA2020 and salary requirements) and resume to: Liisa Sweet-Korpivaara @ fax 212-979-9009, or via email to: [email protected].

We cannot respond to all inquiries—only candidates for consideration will be contacted. We do not accept phone calls. 

IWHC is an equal opportunity employer. IWHC values the dynamism and perspective that staff diversity brings to the work and culture of the office. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to consider joining us. IWHC does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the grounds of race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, HIV status or disability.