About the CPC Center

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Center (“the Center”) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that is harnessing the power of the progressive movement to drive progressive ideas into the debate, generate the momentum we need to advance progressive reforms, and build progressive power across America. With an ascendant progressive movement, the Center sees a major opportunity to achieve lasting change.

Position Description

The Development Associate will be the primary support for the Congressional Progressive Caucus Center’s fundraising operations.  The Development Associate will aid in implementing the fundraising plan, support the leadership in their fundraising activities, and provide overall assistance in growing the CPC Center’s revenue streams.

The Development Associate works closely with the entire CPC Center team. The ideal candidate is highly organized, manages up effectively, possesses excellent communication skills and has impeccable attention to detail. They thrive in a fast-paced workplace environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide central coordination and tracking for all development activities

  • Provide direct support to the leadership team on all fundraising activities

  • Update and maintain donor records in the database

  • Schedule donor meetings, phone calls, travel, etc. for fundraising principals

  • Manage pledge collection and donor acknowledgement process

  • Compile and track call sheets and acknowledgement letters for fundraising principals

  • Prepare materials for meetings and produce follow-up materials as required

  • Research foundation and individual prospects.  Compile background information and briefing memos as needed

  • Assist in the assembly of foundation reports and proposal submissions

  • Create regular fundraising reports as needed

  • Coordinate logistics for fundraising events including event details (venue, food, entertainment, etc.) and fundraising details (invitation, guest lists, RSVPs, etc.)

  • Implement donor communications and ensure timely schedule of activity

  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field

  • A strong interest in progressive policies, democracy, finance and fundraising

  • Outgoing personality and willingness to pitch in where needed

  • A minimum of one to two years’ experience in an administrative positive, preferably in a political campaign finance or nonprofit fundraising department

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Experience with NGP VAN, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge or another donor management software a plus

  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Attention to detail a must

  • Exceptional ability to set up and maintain solid systems

  • Ability to work on tight deadlines, adapt to changing situations, and handle confidential information

  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment


The Development Associate will also receive excellent benefits including generous vacation, paid holidays, 401(k) plan, and fully paid health insurance.

Commitment to Diversity

The CPC Center is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We strongly encourage applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and other groups that have historically been subject to discrimination.

To Apply

Please send the following materials in a single PDF to with “Development Associate” in the subject line.

  • A cover letter explaining your interest in this work and any related experience.

  • Your resume.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the large volume of applications, only applicants moving on to the next round will be contacted by the Search Committee.