|Development Officer||https://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/536260/Development Officer||Development Officer||Government Accountability Project||<p>
The Government Accountability Project (GAP) was created in 1977 at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) in response to several whistleblowers, such as Daniel Ellsberg, who came to IPS about White House, FBI and Pentagon scandals. Since that time, GAP has served as a lifeline to employees of conscience and has helped them release critical information that serves the public interest and the common good. GAP is the nation's leading whistleblower protection and advocacy organization. A non-partisan public-interest group, GAP litigates whistleblower cases, helps expose wrongdoing to the public, and actively promotes government and corporate accountability. Since its founding, GAP has helped thousands of whistleblowers who have raised a range of concerns about, amongst many other issues, food safety and animal welfare, environmental protection, corporate wrongdoing and breaches of civil liberties. As a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, GAP defends whistleblowers in the court of law and the court of public opinion, while crafting and refining whistleblower protection laws through legislative channels at home and abroad.
GAP needs a motivated and detail-oriented Development Officer who will report to and assist the Deputy Director of Development in supporting a variety of tasks that may vary depending on the Officer's interests and skills and the needs of the organization. Working in a flexible and creative environment, the Officer will be able to sharpen his or her communication skills through outreach, writing and research, and will learn the inner workings of what it takes to execute the fundraising responsibilities of a leading non-profit public interest organization specializing in a niche area of law, practice and advocacy.
<li>Maintains the donor database and oversees/spot-checks the data entry process </li>
<li>Conducts outreach as needed and produces Development related reports </li>
<li>Helps Deputy Director coordinate GAP's direct mail and phone canvassing programs </li>
<li>Works with Deputy Director on developing the GAP's Individual Donor Program </li>
<li>Conducts research for Development projects as needed</li>
<li>The Development Officer will also have opportunities to take on new projects that fit his/her skill set</li>
<li>Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal skills</li>
<li>Strong attention to detail and highly organized</li>
<li>Organized, creative thinker and independent worker</li>
<li>High proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
<li>Experience with Blackbaud and E-Tapestry a plus, though not required </li>
<li>A passion for whistleblower and/or transparency issues</li>
Our office is located in Washington DC, and the work will take place from our office.
GAP would welcome the opportunity to have a Mennonite Volunteer work with us for a year. We have had successful placements in the past and look forward to working with the next generation. We take our commitment to integrate the individual who is placed with us into GAP's working life very seriously. GAP is also able to offer supplementary mentorship via Louis Clark, GAP's President and Director of Development. Louis is an ordained Methodist Minister and will be available as a mentor to supplement the overall supervision of the individual placed with us.