Development Assistant

The Public Interest Network

Los Angeles, California

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details The target annual compensation for this position is $33,400-$37,730 and depends on relevant experience and location.
Deadline Jun 14, 2024

The Public Interest Network seeks an Administrative Assistant to work with our Development team. We are looking for a smart, committed, and detail-oriented candidate to join our team to assist in managing donor prospects, cultivation and events, handle administrative tasks and aid in long-term planning for the Development Department. This position requires excellent administrative skills, judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects.

Job Description and Responsibilities

You will work as an integral part of the development team. Representative responsibilities include:

  • Support major donor development: Assist the Development Director and other members  of the department in identifying and cultivating major donors, drafting and sending meeting requests, scheduling, calendaring, and note taking. Coordinate projects and schedules, create and maintain systems for tracking work, drive fundraising goals and maintain departmental files and records. Help to raise brand and organizational awareness and visibility. 
  • Communications: Coordinate internal communication between staff including internal email updates, conference calls, and meetings. Similarly, coordinate external communications with donor prospects, influencers and advisors. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must.
  • Event Logistics: The Development Department hosts several cultivation events, briefings, webinars, house parties, and/or coordinates with program staff and other departments to do the same. The Assistant to the Development Director will assist with the logistics of these events, planning and organizing.


Applicants must be: goal-driven, sharp, very detail-oriented and extremely organized; interested in supporting the fundraising infrastructure that provides the financial resources that enables organizers and advocates to create social and political change; creative; flexible and able to work as part of a team. Top candidates will be driven by the idea of building the development department and a non-profit organization, have an outstanding work ethic, and the discretion to manage confidential and/or sensitive information. Candidates must be able to make a two-year commitment to the position.

Compensation & Benefits

The target annual compensation for this position is $33,400-$37,730 and depends on relevant experience and location. The Public Interest Network offers an excellent benefits package. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents, paid time off, our commuter benefit program, a 401(k) plan with employer match, parental leave, long term disability insurance, and may include needs-based student loan assistance. We also offer an excellent training program and opportunities for advancement. 


Los Angeles, CA preferred. We will consider remote positions within California with frequent trips to our Los Angeles office. 

About UsThe Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Environment America, PIRG and Green Corps are among the network groups winning positive change for the environment and the public interest.Our work focuses on the problems that arise from the single-minded pursuit of endless economic growth: climate change, the overuse of antibiotics on factory farms, proliferating plastic pollution, and on and on. And our approach is unique: We focus on the big picture, but are relentlessly pragmatic and prioritize making a difference in people’s lives over making a statement. We work with everybody to make change happen, political ideology aside, championing good ideas wherever they come from. And we are serious about the work - we set clear goals, benchmarks and systems to measure our progress, and hold ourselves accountable to making change now and building for the future.This unique approach gives even the newest staff an opportunity to make a concrete difference for the environment and the public interest -- just as hundreds of dedicated staff have done over our 50 year history. If our vision and our pragmatic approach inspire you; if you have the passion and the drive that it takes; if you're looking for a mission, not just a job -- then let’s talk.

Our Mission and Values

Why work with The Public Interest Network? Check out 10 reasons on our website.

The Public Interest Network operates and supports organizations committed to a shared vision of a better world and a strategic approach to social change. Visit our website for things you should know about our network when you apply. Within the first document you will find a link to a second; please read both carefully. 

Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer and will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

COVID-19: We take COVID-19 safety very seriously. Employees must follow our COVID safety protocols and be fully vaccinated and boosted. Accommodations are provided to the extent required by law.


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Category Admin & Leadership
Tags Outreach