The ABA recruits employees seeking opportunities for challenging and substantive work defending liberty and pursuing justice in the U.S. and around the world. The ABA offers competitive employment benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401(k), commuter benefits, and more.
This position is responsible for providing all administrative support to the Fund for Justice and Education department of the American Bar Association.
Principal Duties/Job Responsibilities
Receives and processes donations and prepares acknowledgement letters and other correspondence for the department.
Maintains and updates donor files and provides reporting to the development department leader as necessary.
Creates monthly fundraising reports and special reports in support of the department.
Conducts preliminary research on prospective donors and may conduct basic analytic summarization of the data.
Coordinates the production of annual and special fund letters.
Maintains guest lists, gathers and prepares registration materials, and provides operational support to and at fund-raising events.
Provides general administrative support to the department, including, but not limited to, ordering supplies, making travel arrangements, creating appointments, general correspondence production, maintaining files, and screening calls.
Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications & Interests (BQIs)
Possession of a high school diploma or GED.
Previous experience working with development software such as Raiser Edge or similar product.
Previous experience working in an environment where conflicting priorities may be routine, but experience working with such conflicts have driven positive outcomes.
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Word (for example:
inserting headers, page breaks, page numbers and tables and/or adjusting table columns).
Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Excel (for example:
using SUM function, setting borders, setting column width, inserting charts, using text wrap, sorting, setting headers and footers and/or print scaling).
Preferred Qualifications & Interests (PQIs)
Possession of an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited college or university. Previous experience working for a not-for-profit, NGO, and/or Association Previous experience working in a not-for-profit development office.
The American Bar Association is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with the American Bar Association please call 312-988-5188.