When writing a resume for development assistant position, keep in mind that prospective employers are seeking creative individuals having certain qualities and skills in sales, fundraising, database management and bookkeeping tasks. So, tailor your resume in a format which express your relevant education, accomplishments effectively.

A Development Assistant Resume must focus in providing primary administrative support for development efforts such as refining, preparing and processing all acknowledgement letters for financial and in-kind donations; supporter database management; funding study, drafting of Letters of Intents and grant proposals, and management of development reports and presentations. Also mention your knowledge about fundraising activities, programs and events.

The following sample resume along with this Development Assistant Cover Letter will give you a quick start to prepare your job application effectively.


Development Assistant Resume Sample


Sara Davis

58 Example West Street, Silver Spring MD 65258
Contact #, Email Address

OBJECTIVE: Seeking a Development Assistant position with ABB Company utilizing clerical, fundraising and problem solving skills.

• Over 2 years experience as a Development Assistant
• Highly skilled in fundraising, public relations and marketing
• In-depth knowledge of development operations and the work of Public Citizen
• Hands-on experience in supporting all fundraising initiatives
• Proven record of managing donor issues and answering questions from donors
• Able to provide logistical support for special event planning and execution
• Demonstrated ability of working with data; including data entry into the donor database, executing database queries and assessing data in donor reports

• As Development Assistant, started a new system of data entry that boosted efficiency by one-third
• Promoted to senior position with additional responsibilities and a 20-percent increase in salary
• Made good relations with individual donors


Development Assistant, May 2013 – Present
Children’s Hospital – Silver Spring, MD

• Provide secretarial support by drafting routine mail, filing, faxing and photocopying
• Help in sending appreciation letters to donors on a weekly basis
• Enter data and maintain database
• Design and maintain systems and measures that make the development office run efficiently
• Assist with key projects, for instance; events and mass mailings
• Maintain the records of expenditure for reimbursement
• Maintain the record of stationery

BS in Marketing – 2007
University of Maryland, MD

English and Spanish

• SQL Server – Database Management
• Excel Spreadsheets

• Superb oral and written communication skills
• Excellent organization skills
• Higher attention to detail
• Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
• Creative, self-starter and ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

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