Associate, Development


The Associate, Development position plays a central role in the successful operation of the ULI Foundation fundraising program. As part of that program, core responsibilities will include maintaining donor information in the prospect-tracking management and membership systems, supporting development professionals through various development initiatives, including correspondence, creation and dispersion of memorandums, thank-you letters, in addition to travel, scheduling, and logistic support as needed.

This is a full-time, exempt position located in Washington, D.C., reporting to the Director, Advancement Services.


  • Provide support for all aspects of donor meetings for the team, including scheduling meetings, orchestrating donor reports, preparing materials for visits, and managing pre- and post-visit activities, including cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Process gifts on behalf of the development team and ensure accurate allocation to funds while maintaining donor confidentiality.
  • Facilitate the acknowledgment process to ensure that donors receive thank-you letters and gift receipts in a timely manner; provide weekly gift journal reports to team members and generate and mail weekly thank-you letters.
  • Manage arrangements for fundraising travel for all members of the team and create itineraries for necessary members.
  • Assist fundraisers in expense reporting and provide administrative assistance to other members of the team as needed.
  • Provide administrative support and execution for the Fall Meeting, the Spring Meeting, and other Foundation-related events.
  • Facilitate signatures for acknowledgements, grant agreements, and other documents.
  • Assist with developing PowerPoint presentations for foundation and major donor meetings.
  • Provide support to the Vice President, Advancement Communications, in the production of electronic and print communications materials.
  • Leverage ULI’s member management system and the CRM to ensure that donor records include accurate gift history, solicitation, and stewardship strategies, and are properly coded to ensure accurate reporting.
  • Assist the Senior Associate, Prospect Research and Development with prospect research activities on a case-by-case basis.
  • Maintain comprehensive files and data, including financial gift records and donor lists, proposals, history, tracking, and accountability reports.
  • Track donor activity, solicitations, pledges, and gifts for the office and prepare reports based on all donor activity.
  • Organize and attend meetings; take minutes as needed.
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed.


  • 1-3 years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Strong CRM and database skills; netFORUM or Dynamics365 experience a plus.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple priorities while remaining flexible, proactive, and highly professional.
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to liaise with key stakeholders.
  • Ability to quickly adapt to shifting duties and responsibilities. Must be able to prioritize work and manage several projects at once.
  • Ability to create, maintain, and produce highly sensitive, confidential information and documents.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and internet research.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.


To apply, please follow the link below. Please submit a résumé and letter of interest.

EOE/m/f/d/v. No relocation reimbursement is offered at this time.