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Development Associate, Communications


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American Enterprise Institute
Washington, DC
Job Description

Development Associate, Communications

Are you a talented writer and editor interested in contributing to the free enterprise movement at one of America’s leading think tanks? We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time development associate to support the fundraising department’s efforts to build, cultivate, and maintain strong relationships with donors and prospects. In particular, the associate will focus on drafting, editing, and preparing written proposals, reports, and other communications for individual, foundation, and corporate donors.

The ideal candidate possesses first-rate writing and communication skills, with an excellent command of grammar, usage, tone, and other stylistic features; a strong ability to proof and edit copy; and the ability to meet tight deadlines, multi-task, and thrive under pressure. AEI seeks an energetic, entrepreneurial individual, who is highly organized, comfortable with complex policy issues, skilled at distilling dense material, and comfortable mastering the art of writing in another person’s voice. The ideal candidate has 2-4 years of experience in a business, academic, public policy, journalistic, non-profit, or government setting.

Interested candidates should submit an online application to, complete with a cover letter, resume, and 500-word writing sample.


Job Location

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Position Type


Communications, Development/Fundraising, Full-Time, Mid-Career.