Reports To: Senior Development Manager

Class: Exempt/full-time


The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is a nonpartisan research and grantmaking organization that engages with academics and policymakers to better understand and address the effects of economic inequality in the United States and the broader global economy. Important elements of Equitable Growth’s mission include in-house, academic-quality research, as well as grantmaking to academic economists and other social scientists to support new research on inequality, mobility, growth, and related issues. Building a stronger bridge between academics and the policy community is key to our work, with the goal of making new research relevant, accessible, and informative to the policymaking process.

Equitable Growth has an immediate opening for a Writer/Development Associate, whose primary responsibilities will be writing and editing development and fundraising material. Working with the Senior Development Manager, the successful candidate for this position must have excellent time and project management skills, the ability to meet deadlines on key deliverables, and clear and concise writing skills.


Development and fundraising

  • Develop and write grant proposals and reports for foundations, newsletters, and other fundraising-related content.
  • Coordinate the foundation proposal and report development process, working with programmatic and research staff to gather information, often on tight deadlines.
  • Work with the Senior Development Manager to create and maintain timetables for fundraising materials, and consistently update foundational documents used for external and internal purposes.
  • Work with the Senior Development Manager to write weekly and monthly funder outreach emails and newsletters.
  • Develop and maintain knowledge of Equitable Growth’s policy issues, activities, and accomplishments.
  • Help develop new ways to message Equitable Growth’s work to funders.

Writing and editing

  • May help write Equitable Growth-bylined policy content (as needed).
  • May line edit or copy edit other Equitable Growth publications for grammar and clarity and to ensure that content appropriately reflects Equitable Growth’s mission (as needed).


  • Bachelor’s degree required, with three to five years of experience (or combination of education and experience).
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, including a solid track record of effective communication with both academic experts and policy stakeholders.
  • Outstanding grammar and research skills.
  • Demonstrated use of good judgment when weighing best use of resources and dealing with sensitive information.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to organize, set priorities, and follow through.
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects with multiple deadlines simultaneously.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a demonstrated ability to work with teams to achieve results, as well as ability to work independently and take initiative.
  • Strong work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Commitment to Equitable Growth’s mission and goals.

The Washington Center for Equitable Growth is actively committed to promoting and maintaining the importance of diversity to its work. We encourage everyone across the spectrums of race, ethnicity, nationality, ability, age, gender identity and expression, educational background, sexual orientation, and religion to apply.

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