• Development Associate

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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Seminar Network is seeking a Development Associate to join their growing development team. This role will work within a fast-moving team to help manage existing network membership and be a key driver in implementing a comprehensive new development strategy for the Seminar Network.


    About Us

    The Seminar Network builds mission-driven partnerships with individuals, companies, and foundations to drive change in education, communities, business, public policy, and politics that empowers people to improve their lives. We are building a movement of principled business and philanthropic leaders who maximize the value of their contribution of time, talent, and resources to advance a free and open society.


    We are looking for colleagues committed to advancing our mission with energy, commitment, and passion for what they do.


    Our Values

    Working at The Seminar Network is different from many other organizations. We have a relentless commitment to a culture based on a business philosophy called Market Based Management® (MBM®). Informed by the principles that allow a free and open society to flourish, MBM® prepares individuals to innovate, improve, and transform while fostering a healthy, growing organization that creates long-term value for its clients and supporters and fulfillment for its employees. Ten Guiding Principles that encourage principled thought and action form the MBM® culture: Integrity, Compliance, Value Creation, Principled Entrepreneurship, Customer Focus, Knowledge, Change, Humility, Respect, and Fulfillment.


    • Support the fundraising efforts of a development team within TSN by assisting with caseload management, research and communications efforts.
    • Assist fundraisers in the field by coordinating meetings, assisting in follow-up requests and database inquiries.
    • Drive the execution for new leads and known opportunities to both expand the prospect pipeline and convert existing prospective accounts to members.
    • Assist with the ongoing management and stewardship of existing member relations.
    • Collaborate with a number of teams across TSN including research, marketing and communications capabilities.
    • Conduct research and coordinate preparatory materials for meetings and opportunities that advance recruitment objectives. 
    • Assist in the planning and execution of events.
    • Actively seek out new ways to improve recruitment process and mechanisms.


    • 1 – 3 years’ experience working in a professional office environment preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited University required
    • Computer proficiency required, including MS Office (particularly Excel and Outlook), some database experience preferred (Salesforce)
    • Solid understanding of and commitment to key principles, and the advancement of liberty and principals supporting economic freedom
    • Ability to exhibit entrepreneurial behavior and a self-starter attitude
    • Demonstrated high degree of discretion and confidentiality
    • Ability to prioritize; excellent organizational skills
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills


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