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Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is the sole nonprofit organization created by President Reagan charged with advancing his legacy and principles - individual liberty, economic opportunity, freedom and democracy, peace through strength and national pride. The Foundation is a non-partisan organization which sustains the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, CA, the Reagan Center for Public Affairs, the Presidential Learning Center, The Air Force One Pavilion, the award-winning Discovery Center, and the Reagan Institute, which carries out the Foundation’s mission in Washington, D.C. The Reagan Library houses over 55 million pages of Gubernatorial, Presidential, and personal papers and over 60,000 gifts and artifacts chronicling the lives of Ronald and Nancy Reagan. It also serves as the final resting place of America’s 40th President and former First Lady Nancy Reagan.

Position Available

As a member of the Development team, the Development Assistant will report directly to the Associate Director of Development and will be responsible for the following: database management, research, donor relations, events, and general administrative functions. This position is based in Washington, D.C at the Reagan Institute headquarters.

Duties and Responsibilities Include

  • Database Management: Using Salesforce maintains and oversees data entry and ensures data integrity for donors and prospects, helping to generate reports for development team for special events, donor outreach, and prospect engagement.
  • Research: Carries out prospect research for individuals, corporations, and foundations for major gifts, exhibit sponsorship, education initiatives and other projects as requested. Assists with donor proposals, reports, and maintains proposal profiles and prospect lists.
  • Administrative: Performs the following clerical functions: word processing, developing, and manipulating spreadsheets, mail-merge, creating reports, printing, shipping, copying, editing, collating, filing, filling out monthly expense reports and other related functions.
  • Special Events: Provides support during events such as guest check-in, managing event invitations, RSVP lists, greet and engage with donors, give donor tours.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
    • The successful candidate must be passionate about President Ronald Reagan’s legacy and principles.
    • Proficiency in donor and prospect database management, especially Salesforce or similar system, MS Word, Windows, and Excel
    • Experience in data entry, batch entry and verification of data entry preferred.
    • Proficiency in clerical functions, including mail-merge functions, voice mail, email, internet, filing, and mailing.
    • Detail oriented, with ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
    • Experience and ability to work independently and collegially in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.
    • Ability to work overtime, evenings, and weekend events occasionally.
    • Ability to perform data entry functions quickly and accurately, and for long periods of time.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
    • Good problem-solving skills.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
    • Uncompromising personal integrity
    • Builds and maintains positive working relationships and communications with all Foundation constituents, including fellow staff members and departments within the Foundation.

Salary/Benefits/Work Location

This is a non-exempt part-time position of 24-27 hours per week, with some evenings and weekends required. Hourly wage is commensurate with experience, and this position will be eligible for overtime. The position will be located at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Washington, D.C.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The job is performed in an office environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The above job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Employees will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.

To apply

Please send thoughtful cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:


The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.