The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR), a national non-profit organization based in Washington DC, is widely recognized as the thought leader in research on sex differences and is dedicated to improving women's health through advocacy, education and research.
SWHR is committed to drawing a creative, talented and energetic staff that represents the diverse communities that we advocate for.
In addition to an open, friendly and flexible work atmosphere, we offer employees: a comprehensive health insurance package; a 403(b) retirement plan; and other benefits.
To apply for a position below, email your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to: email@example.com
The Development Manager reports to the Vice
President of Development and serves as a development and fundraising
representative for SWHR. This position is responsible for supporting for the
organization’s corporate and foundation fundraising efforts, major gift
solicitations, special events and all activities designed to expand, diversify
and grow SWHR’s primary revenue streams. As a part of a two-person development
team, the Development Manager assists in the formulation of Society’s overall
fundraising strategy and implements assigned fundraising projects. This
position includes important departmental operations duties like revenue and
relationship tracking, donor research, proposal writing and submission, and
implementation of the department’s key fundraising objectives.
support in development and counsel to the Vice President of Development on
fundraising goals and strategies and program implementation
- Oversees activities to grow and renew current
supporter groups and donors. Activities include but are not limited to:
efforts related to SWHR’s Annual Gala
- Renewal and
expansion of Corporate Advisory Council,
- Writing grant
proposals and program budgets,
- Developing appropriate materials to
support fundraising efforts.
- Donor stewardship, acknowledgment
fundraising systems database, revenue tracking, and acknowledgements.
and conducts research on potential funders from many sources, including
foundations, individuals, major donors, and corporations.
a variety of fundraising strategies, including but not limited to written,
telephone, and face-to-face meetings; proposal presentation; special events; and
development and support of local/regional groups.
designs, and implements programs for new groups of donors and activities for
donors, such as annual appeal, major gifts, planned giving, endowment, area or
regional chapters, grant proposals, and special meetings and events.
- Supervises Development Interns where applicable.
Skills, and Abilities:
to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed without supervision
ability to handle many simultaneous responsibilities
well organized, and a high degree of attention to detail
success in corporate, individual, major donor, direct mail, or large foundation
interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
collaborator, able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
a variety of constituencies
skills, including the ability to think and plan strategically in the context of
of fundraising software
of Microsoft Office, including Excel
- Bachelor’s degree
- At least 3-5+ years
of fundraising or related experience
- Knowledge of
health, women’s health, and/or scientific issues a plus
- Minimal local
SWHR is an equal
opportunity employer and offers generous benefits, including health, dental and
life insurance, participation in a 403(b) retirement plan, paid annual and sick
leave in addition to paid Federal Holidays.
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter
with salary requirements, and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you in
advance for your submission. Due to the anticipated high volume of applicants,
we are only able to respond to those who best meet our needs at this time.
Disclaimer: This description is intended to provide an
overview of this position and is not all inclusive. The incumbent in the position will be
expected to perform other duties as required.
Responsibilities may change over time.
This description is provided for informational purposes only and does
not form the basis of a contract.
SWHR offers a variety of unpaid internships. As an intern at SWHR, you will participate in the organization and execution of different programs and activities depending on your department.
Intern for Government Affairs
- Responsibilities -Assists in all government
affairs activities, including:
databases and the collation of
public policy information for SWHR Congressional scorecard.
- Assists in
the development of written appropriations testimony that is consistent
with SWHR’s advocacy priorities.
- Responds to
requests for technical assistance including researching particular policy
- Assists in
the monitoring, tracking, and analyzing of legislative issues that have
an impact on women’s health research
- When appropriate, attends Congressional
visits for learning purposes.
meetings, hearings, or briefings as assigned on behalf of SWHR.
with maintaining copies and files.
duties as assigned.
- Learning Objectives - Assist Director of Government Affairs with policy issues, grassroots efforts, briefings and other tasks.
- Requirements -Prefer students
pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in political science, government
relations, international affairs or related field. Requires
knowledge and a basic understanding of the federal legislative processes. Incumbent must be
able to follow written and oral communication directions, while simultaneously
coordinating a variety of complex projects and work within deadlines. Requires
effective oral and written communication skills, creative approaches to problem
solving and the ability to be flexible and work under pressure.
Intern for Fundraising Department
- Responsibilities - assisting with tracking invitations to and pledges for annual gala, liaison with vendors, entering and processing donations, preparing acknowledgment letters and reports, updating donor files, and researching potential sources of support.
- Learning Objectives - basics of non-profit fundraising and event management.
- Requirements - excellent communication skills, including strong writing and proofreading skills with knowledge of basic English grammar, punctuation, and style, and completion of college-level courses in English, communications, or public relations.
Intern for Science Department
- Responsibilities - reviewing scientific publications and conducting online research, reviewing current web material and suggesting updates and/or changes to webmaster, drafting material to be posted online, assisting with member prospecting and other membership society fundraising, and office support.
- Learning Objectives - how to do secondary research on women’s health and sex differences, how to manage citations and execute basic office support tasks, the basics of website maintenance and composition, and the basics of fundraising for professional societies.
- Requirements - strong writing and research skills, completion of college-level courses in life/health sciences.