Now Hiring: Development Assistant

Do you love puppies and kittens? Do you hate taxes and wasteful government spending? Do you sweat the details, enjoy working with a team, and dig a fast-paced startup culture?

If you answered yes, read on: this is your dream career opportunity. We’re looking for a Development Assistant to help us build the future today.

What We’re Looking For: A Development Assistant to provide day-to-day cultivation, stewardship, and management of our mid-level and major donor fundraising program. S/he will work remotely from home and closely with the Development Director and other remote employees and consultants. Must be fully committed to our bipartisan and strictly single-issue mission of ending wasteful government spending on taxpayer-funded animal experiments. Strong interest in issue advocacy, politics, public affairs, animal advocacy, or pro-liberty causes.

Why You Want This Job: WCW is a taxpayer watchdog and bipartisan coalition of 3 million liberty lovers and animal lovers. WCW was the first organization to expose Dr. Fauci’s beagle experiments and runs the #BeagleGate campaign to end them. WCW was also the first to expose U.S. taxpayer funding for animal experiments at the Wuhan lab — the suspected source of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Glenn Greenwald says: “More than any other group, it is WCW that has elevated the cause of stopping these horrific government experimentations on dogs and puppies into the mainstream political conversation.” BuzzFeed says WCW “is writing a controversial new activist playbook —and it’s unclear whether anyone can control the forces that it has helped to unleash.”

Our high-profile campaigns at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, USDA, FDA, NIH, EPA, and more, have cut government experimentation on dogs and cats to its lowest-ever level and secured the first-ever federal policies to retire and release survivors. WCW was honored as the Public Affairs Campaign of the Year by the American Association of Political Consultants and awarded the LUSH Prize as the world’s top public awareness campaign about animal testing. Our work has been featured on the front cover of USA Today, the New York Times, NBC, Fox News, Time, People, Science Magazine, and many more.


The Development Assistant is responsible for specific duties that include (but aren’t limited to) the following:

  • Research: Conduct research on prospective donors and strategic partners
  • Membership Support: Manage day-to-day customer service and membership engagement via WCW’s general account.
  • Acknowledgments: Thank and steward donor relationships within 48 business hours of receiving a contribution; including handwriting thank you notes, mailing tax receipts, making phone calls and sending emails
  • Database Administration: Log donor communications in our CRM system and manage hygiene and clean up as needed
  • Donor Communications: Keep donors up to date with our campaigns, send emails and snail mail to individual donors, and work with the team to send mass updates monthly
  • Scheduling: Set up meetings with donors and prospects
  • Events: Assist with virtual donor events
  • Direct Mail: Assist Director and agency partner with the direct mail program
  • Miscellaneous: Manage additional relevant project management and duties as assigned.


A competitive candidate will have the following background, knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • At least one year of internship or work experience in development, fundraising advocacy, digital, marketing, administration, or a relevant field for a non-profit, public policy organization, or political campaign
  • Excellent writing skills. You don’t miss the main point or “bury the lede” when sending an email to your portfolio
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office applications, proficiency in Excel
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy, government relations, grassroots campaigns, animal advocacy, stakeholder engagement, and/or politics
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to proactively anticipate our needs
  • Critical thinking skills. You’re able to identify and resolve problems quickly … and spot opportunities to advance our goals
  • Entrepreneurial “take charge” spirit and a positive attitude. You must be an independent, proactive self-starter and relish a startup work culture
  • Good telephone and interpersonal skills. You aren’t afraid to pick up the phone and call people
  • Experience with donor CRMs like Salesforce and DonorPerfect, and wealth screening tools like iWave, is a major plus
  • Some travel may be required

Compensation: This is a full-time, work-from-home/anywhere, salaried staff position that includes vacation/personal days and health benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience; the pay range starts at $35,000.

To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, references, and salary requirements to with the subject line: Development Assistant. Please note: we will only consider applicants who submit all of these requirements.