Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

April 19, 2017

Public service opportunity: Development Events Fellow

Position title: Development Events Fellow

Name of organization: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington 


Position description: NARAL Pro-Choice Washington is seeking a Development Events Fellow with a commitment to reproductive rights and justice. The Development Events Fellow will gain in-depth knowledge of reproductive rights, have the opportunity to work closely with the progressive donor community, and join a passionately motivated team.  The Development Events Fellow will assist our Development Staff in the planning and outreach for our fall auction, summer development events, and with other development associated tasks. The Development Events Fellow will be supervised by the Development Manager. 

Fall Liberty Ball & Auction:
– Handle different aspects of event coordination and logistics.
– Research, brainstorming, outreach and recording of potential auction donors.
– Offering input on event messaging and materials.
– Tracking early donations/solicitations. 

General Development Tasks:
– Assist in the planning of summer development events (Summer Soiree,  House Parties).
– Provide excellent support to members via email and phone as needed.
– Manage data integrity projects as needed.
– Support the development staff with other administrative needs.

What you will gain:
– Experience with databases and software commonly used in non-profit and political campaign settings.
– Exposure to a fast paced environment that deals with high profile community members and donors.
– Opportunities to meet and work with activists, donors and pro-choice political operatives in the Seattle area.
– Experience organizing a large scale fundraising event.
– Learn the ins and outs of volunteer outreach and management. 

Time commitment: 10 – 15 hrs/week 

Skill requirements: Candidates should possess strong oral and written communication skills, solid organizational skills and attention to detail. Some technical savvy and comfort talking to people on the phone is needed.  Past experience using NGP or other databases is preferred, but not required. All our positions require a sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural differences.
We are looking for individuals who can commit to at least 10 hours per week from June through mid-September (start and end dates are negotiable). The schedule can be flexible within regular business hours. 

Start date: June 

End date: September 

Location: Downtown Seattle – Pioneer Square 

How to apply: Please send resume and cover letter to Sarah at 

Supervisor contact info: Sarah Coppock-Pector,, 206.624.1990