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Development Analyst, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest

Obama Foundation

Obama Foundation

Posted on Saturday, April 13, 2024

About the Obama Foundation

At the Obama Foundation, we are guided by a core belief: that ordinary people working together can change history. Our mission is to inspire those people to take action, empower them to change their world for the better, and connect them so they can achieve more together than they can alone.

We were founded by community organizers, so when we seek change, we do it by bringing people together.

That approach begins at home, on the South Side of Chicago, where we are building the Obama Presidential Center. The Center represents a historic opportunity for Chicago: a chance to build a world-class museum and public gathering space that celebrates our nation’s first African American President and First Lady, steps away from where he began his career, where she was raised, and where—together—they made their home.

But that approach extends to all our work, whether it’s holding leadership training sessions in communities throughout the U.S., bringing local leaders together in countries around the world, working to support the global education of girls, or ensuring young men of color have pathways to opportunity.

As President Obama has said, “we cannot solve the challenges of our time unless we solve them together.” So join us.

For more information, please visit www.obama.org.



Purpose of the Role

As a member of the Development team, the Development Analyst, Northern California and the Pacific Northwest will play a critical role in the functioning of the Northern California and the Pacific Northwest team. The Development Analyst will serve in an administrative and support capacity. Analysts are responsible for providing both project management and administrative support to their team so that team members are able to maximize their time on fundraising activities.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • CRM Data Entry: Accurately and promptly enter the regional teams’ data into Salesforce, as well as construct and format basic reports.
  • Briefing Materials: Draft, edit, and submit error-free briefing materials for external donor meetings
  • Calendar Management: Manage calendars for members of the regional teams, ensuring that team members are spending the majority of their time on their highest priorities
  • Background Research: Conduct background research on prospects as needed
  • Expense Administration: Ensure that all expense reimbursements are submitted accurately and on time
  • Meeting Correspondence: Draft meeting agendas and disseminate them to the appropriate team members prior to the meeting
  • Project Coordination: For select projects or meetings, track next steps and ensure completion
  • Other duties as assigned.

Key Deliverables / Outcomes

  • Background Research Reports
  • Quality Briefing Materials
  • Meeting Agenda and Minutes
  • Accurate Salesforce Data
  • Administrative systems for team operating effectiveness
  • Project tracking reports
  • Timely / Accurate Expense Statement Reimbursements

Required Qualifications

  • Exceptional project manager – effectively plans and executes short- and long-term projects.
  • Communicates proactively and collaborates effectively with others to achieve objectives and meet deadlines.
  • Strong prioritization skills to effectively juggle short-term and long-term tasks and responsibilities in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced environment.
  • Exceptional communication – written and verbal.
  • Previous Salesforce or other fundraising database experience is a plus.

The salary range for this role is between $51,965 and $64,980.

Don’t check off every box in the requirements listed above? Please apply anyway! Studies have shown that marginalized communities - such as women, LGBTQ+ and people of color - are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. The Obama Foundation is dedicated to building an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible workplace that fosters a sense of belonging – so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to still consider submitting an application. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings!

In the interest of employee health and safety during the pendency of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the Obama Foundation is requiring that all prospective employees present proof that they are fully-vaccinated against COVID-19, or seek a reasonable accommodation for religious or medical reasons, prior to their first day of employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Foundation is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Foundation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, parental status, veteran status, or any other protected status under applicable laws. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, please e-mail us at careers@obama.org if you require a reasonable accommodation to complete this application.