Salzburg Global Seminar

Organization Description 

The Salzburg Global Seminar (Salzburg Global) is a non-governmental organization with offices in Salzburg, Austria and Washington, D.C. that builds knowledge, skills and networks to drive innovation and institutional change in the public interest. Focusing on complex challenges across sector and geographic boundaries, we bring global thought leaders and entrepreneurs together with young men and women who will be the game changers for the next generation. Their in-depth seminars advance problem-framing and solutions, equipping young leaders to have real impact in their subject area and transform their effectiveness in their countries and communities.

What We Are Looking For

Salzburg Global seeks a Davidson Impact Fellow for our development department team in the Washington, D.C. office to assist both VP/Chief Development Officer and the Offices of the President and with individual/institutional fundraising and event management.

Typical projects

  • Provide technical and administrative support to the development team in achieving fundraising goals
  • Conduct research regarding potential institutional and individual donors, summarize findings and make recommendations regarding follow up
  • Assist Individual Giving Manager with planning, logistics and implementation of annual campaign and cultivation efforts with SGS Fellowship Network
  • Write briefings to prepare executives for external meetings and fundraising calls. Update research training modules as needed and oversee research for foundations and institutional donors
  • Assist Development Director in training DC and Salzburg interns (in person and via Skype)Review concept papers and grant proposals for clarity
  • Assist Manager, Office of the President, with planning and coordination of an annual seminar in Washington, DC
  • Possibility for more complex projects and higher levels of responsibility as skills are acquired

Skills Acquired

After working in the SGS development department, a Davidson Impact Fellow should expect to acquire the following skills and knowledge:

  • General understanding of the inner workings of a small non-profit including: staff member roles and responsibilities, role and management of the board, revenue streams, relationship between program and fundraising 
  • Understanding of fundraising cycle for both institutional and individual giving, specifically including:
  • All aspects of individual giving cultivation efforts from donor outreach to mailing letters/invitations to analyzing donation results and contributing to strategic plans for upcoming year
  • Research strategies for finding donors for the 2015 SGS programs (across clusters of Sustainability, Justice and Imagination) including the Foundation Center database
  • The grant writing process and necessary coordination among development team members
  • Honed development writing skills by composing prospect memos, meeting notes, individual donor letters and email blasts, and detailed monthly and annual reporting 
  • Familiarity with The Raiser's Edge donor database system

Helpful Academic or Professional Backgrounds

Nonprofit management, fundraising and development, education, international relations, public affairs

Other Requirements

The candidate must be able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities. Candidates must also be comfortable working with people in different time zones, from diverse cultural backgrounds and at all levels of the organization, including senior executives, in a creative, but formal and professional environment, e.g. business attire is required. Enthusiasm for the global mission, exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and internet research are required. Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and databases preferable. Start date flexible between July and August 2015. There is a possibility for a short trip to Salzburg to meet Austrian colleagues and attend a seminar, so applicants should have willingness to travel and appropriate travel documents.