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Development Associate


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The Independent Institute is currently seeking a Development Associate, who is an energetic and detail-oriented administrator and enthusiastic communicator with a desire to advance our mission to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity. This professional position in our Oakland, CA headquarters reports to the Development Director and assists with the overall fundraising activities of the Institute.


The ideal candidate will have excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, as s/he assists the Development department and the Institute’s management in all aspects of donor outreach, cultivation, and interface. The position is heavily weighted towards administrative assistance including filing, assisting with numerous mailings, database management, etc., and also includes cultivating donor relationships over the phone.


Responsibilities include:





Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.


Qualified candidates should visit our website at and submit a copy of their resume, references and salary history to:

Martin Buerger
Vice President & COO
The Independent Institute
100 Swan Way
Oakland, CA 94621-1428


Development/Fundraising, Early-Career, Full-Time.