We’re Hiring a Development Associate!

Have you ever wanted to work for Students for Sensible Drug Policy?

We’re hiring for a new position, and this could be your chance to land your dream job! Working for SSDP is an opportunity to serve our network of students and young people who are leading the charge to end the disastrous War on Drugs and heal the harms of drug prohibition. SSDP is a close-knit team that works collaboratively through Holacracy, an organizational management system that distributes accountability among team members and allows each staff member to own their areas of work. SSDP is overseen by the Board of Directors, which maintains a majority of youth members and keeps SSDP accountable to the people we serve.

SSDP is seeking a Development Associate to support our fundraising efforts and to play a major role in engaging the SSDP community with our International Conference. The Development Associate is primarily responsible for communicating with members of the monthly giving club, supporting the Director of Development and Interim Executive Director in cultivating new relationships with foundations and individual donors, and planning and executing fundraising events and the SSDP international conference. Additionally, higher-level duties will be assigned based on experience, training, and competence. This is a growth-oriented position in which the successful candidate will be provided opportunities and expected to develop new skills and areas of expertise in order to take on growing responsibilities over time. 

The position will be based at our Washington, D.C. headquarters or remotely and the anticipated start date will be on or before November 1st. 

If this position sounds like a fit for you, apply now! Applications will be accepted beginning October 13th, reviewed immediately, and accepted until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is November 1st or earlier. Be sure to pay close attention to the instructions when sending your résumé and cover letter. We can’t wait to hear from you!