The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative — to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy and public education programs in the substantive areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education, and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system. LDF continues to make an impact in the area of public service and was recognized by Fast Company as one of its 2023 Brands That Matter under its public service category.

The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) seeks an experienced, dynamic and passionate Development Project Administrator to provide administrative support including, drafting correspondence, research assistance with donor and prospect information within the department’s database, developing prospect lists, coordinating meetings for the Development Department and responding to requests from the Chief Development Officer.  

As of March 7, 2022, LDF transitioned to a hybrid work environment. Any candidate selected for this position should be prepared to work in the office location assigned at least two days per week. 


  • Serve as the point person on all assigned matters for the Chief Development Officer, providing both tactical, logistics and administrative support including updating presentations, prepping for Board and SLT meetings, and follow-up on all donor and prospect interactions; 
  • Conduct research on institutional/individual donors/prospects and update Chief Development Officer; 
  • Coordinate all virtual programs on content to steward donors and work with Chief Development Office to shape an external strategy on Development; 
  • Run, organize, and extract large amounts of data by using Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge;  
  • Prepare timely customized acknowledgement letters, and other correspondences, to support management of the CDO’s portfolio and other Senior Leadership members’ gift officers’ portfolios; 
  • Enter and update donor/prospect information and meeting notes into Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database with efficiency and accuracy; 
  • Oversee the Chief Development Officer’s calendar (meetings, conference calls, travel) and coordinate meeting logistics including; preparation and circulating agendas, reserving conference rooms, arranging catering and communications with participants. 
  • Manage various projects within the department as assigned by the CDO such as; prospect management support, systems development and monitoring, departmental events (retreats and team building), and departmental meetings and planning; 
  • Triaging informational calls and emails from donors and potential partners, and directing them to the appropriate parties. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required. 
  • Minimum 4 years of business experience in fundraising; 
  • Must have strong CRM software skills 
  • Must be highly motivated, exceedingly professional in demeanor, respectful of confidentiality, trustworthy, reliable, and have a commitment to civil rights, as well as an appreciation of LDF’s standing as a historic, legacy organization; 
  • Possess excellent administrative, organizational, and time management skills; 
  • Possess excellent writing skills, including grammar, punctuation, and syntax; 
  • Proficient in MS Office suite of products including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Adobe, and Acrobat; 
  • Ability to conduct internet research and summarize results in presentations and memorandums; 
  • Possess superior judgment and strong analytical skills; 
  • Demonstrate a high level of executive and legal support; 
  • Strong interpersonal skills, emotional maturity, and the ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external partners  
  • Excellent attention to detail, including proofreading and editing; 
  • Ability to work in a high-paced environment; and  
  • Requires flexibility with work schedule to meet the demands of a dynamic legal organization.  

To be considered for this role, please submit resume and cover letter. 

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 - $105,000. 

LDF offers a rich platform of benefits including medical (Empire), dental (Cigna), vision (NVA), flexible spending accounts (Flex Facts), transit/commuter plan, life insurance, AD&D, voluntary life & AD&D (UNUM), AFLAC, Employee Assistance Plan, and Health Advocate. As well as the many healthcare benefits, LDF offers a 403b plan with employer match, and a robust vacation, sick, and personal time program to ensure employees have a healthy work-life balance.

Please note that LDF requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Accordingly, successful candidates must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit proof of vaccination prior to the commencement of employment, unless they qualify for a reasonable accommodation for bona fide medical or religious reasons.

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The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, medical condition or disability, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under federal, state, or local law.