Development Associate

About ICCT

The International Council on Clean Transportation is an independent nonprofit organization founded to provide first-rate, unbiased research and technical and scientific analysis to environmental regulators. Its mission is to improve the environmental performance and energy efficiency of road, marine, and air transportation, in order to benefit public health and mitigate climate change. Founded in 2005, the ICCT is headquartered in Washington DC, has offices in San Francisco, Beijing, Berlin and has more than fifty employees and consultants working worldwide. ICCT is funded primarily by foundation grants and government contracts.

Position Summary

The Development Associate is a new multifaceted position, created to help ICCT effectively manage our increasing number of funders and funding agreements. This person will assist with tasks related to the full funding lifecycle from prospect research to grant reporting and closing. Reporting to the Institutional Giving Manager, the Development Associate will become an integral part of ICCT’s development team. This position is a great opportunity for a highly efficient individual who has nonprofit community organizing or membership experience and is interested in expanding his/her development career.


  • Support activities associated with prospect research, proposal development, grant management and grant reporting including, but not limited to the tasks defined here
  • Conduct prospect research and build a repository of potential funders for key programs and geographies
  • Support the proposal development process by: preparing required documents, managing administrative data, and assembling supplemental materials such as staff CVs or descriptions of relevant past experiences; drafting and editing proposals, contracts and agreements; interpreting and communicating potential grant opportunities and guidelines with development and project staff
  • Provide relationship management support and assistance to ensure timely responses to inquiries throughout the grants administration process, including: liaise with internal and external partners, triaging requests to appropriate staff; doordinate grant kick off and grant close out meetings and circulate notes to participants; update and maintain various systems (Salesforce, etc.) to aid in tracking project deadlines, communication(s) with project staff and funders; coordinate and prepare proposal budgets, financial reports, and invoices for grant reporting purposes
  • Help maintain an organized system to track, monitor, and prioritize tasks and projects
  • Work enthusiastically and take initiative to support the varying needs of the team

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA with a minimum of 1-2 years of experience preferred
  • Background in fundraising, business management, project management, finance, grants and contracts management or a relevant field
  • Experience or interest working in transportation, climate change or global health impact sector, is desirable
  • Proven research, critical thinking, strong writing, relationship management and project management skills in an environment requiring diplomacy and good judgement
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and tight timelines while remaining flexible and working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experience with Salesforce or a similar database preferred; proficiency with Outlook, Microsoft Office, and PowerPoint required, with experience learning and mastering new software applications desired
  • Comfortable in a wide range of cultural, geographic and operational situations, demonstrating culturally sensitive behavior with a diverse range of people
  • Work with efficiency and tact

Position Details

This position will be based in our Washington, DC office. We offer a mission-driven, egalitarian, culturally diverse workplace where intelligence, flexibility, transparency, and good humor are highly valued. We offer an excellent benefits package, including employer-paid health insurance for the employee, substantial paid vacation, a no-match required 401k contribution, transportation subsidies and other benefits. Salary TBD based on experience and education.


To apply, please send resume and a cover letter including salary expectations to (subject line: “Development Associate”). Preference will be given to candidates whose cover letters directly address the position being offered. The ICCT is looking to fill this position as soon as possible and the position will remain open until filled. No calls and no recruiters, please. EOE.

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