Franklin Institute

External Affairs Assistant, The Franklin Institute

Posted on March 12, 2018

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The External Affairs Assistant supports fundraising efforts through constituency data collection and donor management, prospect identification and research, and donor stewardship tasks. Additionally, the Assistant will provide administrative support to the Directors of External Affairs, and also provide general office support for the External Affairs team. S/he is essential for ensuring consistency, continuity and integrity of the Raiser’s Edge and donor records.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. Minimum of three years’ experience in general office environment involving considerable computer work is required. Development office experience is preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills and careful attention to details. Self-starter with the ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple projects simultaneously and prioritize projects effectively. Ability to be effective working independently and as part of a team. Demonstrate strong analytical skills, an inquisitive nature, and a strong track record of creative problem solving. Ability to provide a very high level of customer service and to interact effectively with donor audiences, TFI volunteer leadership and senior staff. Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, and strong experience with Raiser’s Edge or similar database preferred.

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week. 8:45am – 5:15pm Monday-Friday plus available to work evenings and weekends, as necessary.

We offer competitive salary and benefits. Send resume to: THE FRANKLIN INSTITUTE, Human Resources Department, 222 N. 20th St., Phila, PA 19103, email: or fax 215-448-1121. EOE.

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