SAMS is recruiting for a Fundraising Assistant to support the Fundraising and Development Department and in support of all aspects of donor relations. 

Job Description

Ensuring that all available opportunities for raising funds for the Syrian American Medical Society Foundation are successfully maintained, contributing to the financial viability and overall sustainability of the organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists the Fundraising and Development Manager all aspects of donor records in the donor management database of individual, foundation and corporate donors to grow charitable giving
  • Maintains and updates constituent records and lists to ensure effective outreach to the organization’s donors for maximum campaign and fundraising impact
  • Provides overall administrative support to the Fundraising and Development Manager, but not limited to; donor research, communications, stewardship and cultivation events
  • With direction from Fundraising and Development Manager, creates procedures to ensure diligence and best development practices
  • Assists production and distribution of mailings and reports
  • Tracks and enter donations into the database, and update prospect and donor lists
  • Maintain donor files
  • Assists in timely acknowledgement/recognition of donors and contributions as appropriate through mail, email and phone
  • Assists in sending pledge reminders and acknowledgments to members and donors
  • Assists in provide monthly reporting on donor/fundraising information as requested by management
  • Assists with execution of annual fundraising campaigns and major gifts
  • At the direction of the Fundraising and Development Manager assists in the logistics of fundraising events
  • Works with all staff to ensure efficient upkeep and tracking of donor related data
  • Assists the development of online & printed promotional materials related to fundraising campaigns and
  • events
  • Maintains constituent database: update and enter new records, produce queries, and generate reports
  • Assisting in drafting and updating current templates for improved donor retention efforts such as acknowledgement letters, appeals and thank you letters
  • Prepare mailings and follow up as required
  • Assist with event planning logistics
  • Attends some fundraising and donor-related meetings
  • Attends some fundraising events including some offsite
  • Other duties as may be assigned


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, International Business, or another related field of study
  • Excellent computational, writing, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and prioritize project deadlines
  • Raiser’s Edge or other Database experience is a plus, but not required

Desired Characteristics:

  • Strong written and verbal communication and editing skills
  • Strong attention to details
  • Finance and fundraising experience preferred
  • Ability to manage time responsibly and juggle multiple, varied tasks at once
  • Flexible, energetic with positive attitude

To apply:

Send your recent CV copy and cover letter with ‘Fundraising Assistant’ in the subject line to