June 8, 2023

Development Assistant

EcoHealth Alliance seeks a Development Assistant who will be responsible for providing support to our Development and Communications Team and working with the President, senior management teams, the Board of EcoHealth Alliance, science staff, and partners. This position requires strong organizational skills, a keen eye for design, excellent written and oral communication skills, and an ability to prioritize as well as multi-task in an exciting and fast-paced environment. Development of unrestricted revenue and effectively communicating EcoHealth Alliance’s work and goals are essential to the overall success of our organization. This position’s main focus will be to provide support to secure resources necessary to sustain programmatic and both internal and external activities.


  • Assist with research, reporting, and tracking foundation, corporate, and other grant opportunities
  • Send and coordinate donor and other funder letters, acknowledgments, and mailing campaigns
  • Draft text for fundraising activities including bi-annual appeals and donor updates
  • Assist with organizing fundraising events
  • Participate actively in EcoHealth Alliance’s Board Outreach & Communications Committees
  • Assist with maintaining donor records and communicate with finance teams to track funding
  • Support senior management, science, and other EcoHealth Alliance teams in the drafting and submission of funding proposals as well as tracking and reporting on current funded programs
  • Organize departmental activities, manage events calendars, and take minutes at development and other meetings
  • Conduct research of and outreach to private funders, including but not limited to, foundations, corporations, charitable organizations, and individual donors
  • Participate in lay-out and design of reports and other items
  • Research, organize, and draft reports and materials describing effectiveness of fundraising, outreach, and other activities


  • Undergraduate degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1+ years of nonprofit and foundation fundraising experience
  • Demonstrated grant writing experience highly desirable 
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with private funders 
  • Proven writing ability and creativity
  • Strong eye for detail and copyediting
  • Computer literate and proficient in MS Office and experienced with donor management, email campaign, and other similar software and databases 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized and motivated; with strong data management skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and willingness to adjust working schedule according to international time zones
  • Interest and/or experience in One Health, public health, or conservation a plus
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

At EcoHealth Alliance, our vision is a workplace with a diverse and talented staff where people want to come, to stay, do their best work, and grow. We recruit, employ, train, compensate and promote our staff without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, veteran status, or socioeconomic status. EcoHealth Alliance offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, and vision coverage, and a 403(b) pension plan. EcoHealth Alliance is proud and deeply committed to being an equal opportunity employer. For further information about EcoHealth Alliance, please visit our website: www.ecohealthalliance.org.

Salary range: $55,000 – $65,000

The position is based at EcoHealth Alliance’s headquarters in New York City.

How to Apply:

Send an email with a single attachment labeled with your first and last name only (“first last.pdf”) in PDF format containing with (a) a cover letter, (b) CV, and (c) three references to jobs@ecohealthalliance.org with “DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT” in the subject line. Emails without the subject line or with multiple attachments will not be received. No formal text is required within the body of your email, since emails will not be evaluated. All inquires will receive an automatic response confirming receipt. Applicants will be evaluated and only appropriate candidates will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in EcoHealth Alliance!