Donor Services Administrator

Team: Development
Job Location: Washington D.C.
Annual Salary Range: $55,000-$65,000

Job Description

The role of the Donor Services Administrator is vital to the Development team as well as the entire organization. The primary responsibility of this position will be to manage most of the day-to-day administration for the Development team in support of our donors. This role is the main gateway for the Development department, serving as the main point of contact for all donor requests.

Key Responsibilities

  • With a great eye for detail, help prepare and send digital messages.
  • Using Salesforce, manage all changes and updates as it pertains to donations and updating donor data, track and log donor interactions.
  • Participate with the team conducting donor research in preparation for grant application and reporting as well as prospecting for new donors and preparing research packets for donor trips.
  • Attend, and be a pillar of support for Tax Foundation’s annual gala (Tax Prom) as well as other conferences/meetings.
  • Lead the coordination of state charitable solicitation registration processes, all in-house mailings, include mail merges, print production, envelope stuffing, and postage.
  • Manage the annual utility subscriptions and contact lists in the email marketing database.
  • Partner with accounting to manage weekly account reconciliations and annual audit needs and the proper recording of receipts and requisition requests such as department supply needs.
  • Manage vendor and utility invoices, ensuring accurate record-keeping and timely payment processing.

Highlights of Our Benefits

  • HSA-based health coverage with employer contributions
  • 401(k) retirement plan with 100% match on first 5%
  • 100% of the premiums for dental and vision coverage and life/AD&D/LTD insurance.
  • 12 paid holidays and 15 vacation days per year and generous sick leave
  • office is closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day annually
  • early-release Fridays all year round
  • work-from-home option, Mondays and Fridays for employees in the D.C. headquarters area.


  • 2+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or operations (internships may be considered experience)
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively with all levels of an organization
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and good judgment
  • Solution-oriented with the ability to prioritize and successfully manage multiple deadlines simultaneously
  • Able to work independently on projects, from conception to completion; to work under pressure; to handle confidential matters with discretion; and to interface well with all departments of the organization and represent Tax Foundation in a highly professional manner
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and MailChimp
  • Ability to travel up to approximately 15% of the time; virtual candidates may need to travel more frequently, including back to the office

Who We Are

We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank founded in 1937 and located steps from the White House in Washington, D.C. We regularly work with policymakers on both sides of the aisle to help fix problems in national and state tax codes and by focusing on effective policies instead of politics, we have curated a reputation as one of the most effective policy think tanks in the nation.

What We Do

We use our research and analysis to bring tax changes to the national spotlight, foster competition among the states, and advise policymakers on how to improve their tax systems.

Our work is cited in over 20,000 news articles each year, including the largest national outlets and the papers of record in all fifty states. We produce over 70 major publications every year and our website is viewed over 1.5 million per month.

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