Development Associate – Office Manager – Jerome Lejeune Foundation, USA (Philadelphia, PA)

Clerical/Administrative, FT Employee
Jerome Lejeune Foundation, USA (Philadelphia, PA)

Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA
Development Associate/Office Manager

The mission of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation USA is to raise and disburse funds in order to provide research, care, and advocacy to benefit those with genetic intellectual disabilities in accordance with the medical and ethical standards of Dr. Jerome Lejeune, the father of modern genetics. This is carried out by conducting, promoting, and funding therapeutically oriented research; by assisting in the development of healthcare services for these individuals; and by serving as their advocate in a spirit of respect for the dignity of all human persons.

The Jerome Lejeune Foundation was established after Jerome Lejeune’s death by the Lejeune family. The U.S. Foundation opened its doors in 2012 to reinforce the international commitment of the Foundation, and to be closer to the research and philanthropic communities in the U.S.


The Jerome Lejeune Foundation in the U.S. is a new foundation with a full-time staff of two. As the Development Associate and Office Manager, you will have three primary areas of focus: fundraising support, grant-making administration, and light bookkeeping. You will work closely with the Foundation’s President to manage development and fundraising systems, and you will assist him with other fundraising tasks, including its individual donor and foundation solicitation programs. In this role, you will coordinate the everyday operations of the development program and implement new systems as needed to help the Foundation cultivate and grow its donor base and meet its fundraising goals. The sort of work in which you may be engaged, in coordination with the President, includes:

• reviewing development calendar and priorities on a regular basis with the President in order to help coordinate the execution of development tasks in a timely and organized way;
• overseeing the donor database to ensure donor records are kept up to date with accurate gift information, appropriate contact notes, correct contact information, etc.;
• generating lists, reports, and queries from the donor database for various development-related projects;
• conducting ongoing research on individual, corporate, and foundation donors, as well as new prospects;
• managing the Foundation’s direct mail program, including prospecting, house file mailings, and digital solicitations;
• processing new gifts and preparing thank you letters, making thank you calls as needed, and coordinating other aspects of new donor and major donor recognition;
• coordinating the Foundation’s solicitation program, including maintaining the development calendar, tracking sheets, and mail schedule;
• reviewing grant proposals, solicitation letters, reports, and other development-related documents.
• managing the Foundation’s grant-making program, including communicating with researchers and grants administrator in France, scheduling, and accurate follow-through;
• performing various administrative tasks, including light bookkeeping and general office procedures.


You should possess a bachelor’s degree and have at least two years of experience in an office setting. You should be able to demonstrate keen attention to detail, success in managing multiple projects simultaneously, a high degree of personal initiative and conscientiousness, as well as excellent organizational skills.

To be considered you must have facility with Microsoft Word and Excel and have competence in either Quickbooks or Salesforce. You must be a fast learner and a self-starter who accomplishes tasks and makes consistent progress on projects with minimal supervision. You must take personal ownership of development-related projects. You should be able to work well in a small office setting and often without supervision, multitask and prioritize, and remain both pleasant and well-balanced in a fast-paced environment.

Ultimately, you must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and be passionate about the mission of the Jerome Lejeune Foundation, and be an advocate for those living with genetic intellectual disabilities.


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