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Development Assistant 

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA 

The mission of Jesuit Refugee Service/USA (JRS/USA) is to accompany, serve, and advocate for refugees and forcibly displaced persons. JRS works in more than 45 countries worldwide to meet the educational, health, psycho-social and emergency needs of nearly 750,000 refugees and other forcibly displaced persons regardless of race, ethnic origin or religious beliefs. 

Job Description 

The Development Assistant is an integral part of the Development Team. The Development Team raises funds from individuals, foundations and corporations to support the life-changing work of the organization. He or she will be responsible for providing administrative support, processing donations, preparing acknowledgement letters and facilitating other communications with JRS/USA’s internal and external constituencies. The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Development.          

General Responsibilities 

  • Perform data entry, including donor updates and donation processing. 
  • Prepare and disseminate acknowledgement letters for supporters. 
  • Maintain accurate and up to date donor database of constituent records. 
  • Manage physical filing system. 
  • Assist with direct mail appeals, stewardship mailings, and other donor communications. 
  • Provide other administrative support as needed. 


  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and advancement software. Blackbaud E-Tapestry or Raiser’s Edge a plus. 
  • Excellent attention to detail. 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple responsibilities. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills. 
  • Ability to take initiative, function independently and exercise good judgment. 
  • Prior experience in a professional environment, especially in a development role, preferred. 

Please submit resume and cover letter to Latisa Gaymon at by June 5. 

To see if there are jobs open in other Regions of JRS, please visit the International Office website.



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