The Development Associate provides administrative support to the Development Office and assists with all development activities including individual, corporate and foundation giving, special events and in-kind donations. The Development Associate manages the donor database and all back-office development functions and implements the external communications strategy; including maintaining and updating the organization’s web site and coordinating newsletters, annual reports and social media.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Primary development duties include:
•Manage the donor database: enter gifts (online and offline) and produce acknowledgement within 48 hours of contribution; code and maintain donor records and monitor the electronic and hard copy files to assure accuracy; maintain letter library templates for acknowledgement letters; track and produce pledge reminders;
•Play a lead role in the execution of annual appeals and special campaigns: produce direct mail appeal letters and event and campaign materials; prepare segmented mailing lists; assist with the cultivation and solicitation of annual fund donors of less than $500;
•Play a lead role in all cultivation, fundraising and appreciation activities in conjunction with the Director of Development and appropriate Board and volunteer leadership: track and manage the donor recognition process; coordinate the delivery of personalized letters, board letters, stewardship- and recognition-related communications and reports;
•Produce regular gift reports and analysis, including monthly fundraising reports, monthly reconciliation, pledge status reports and annual audit preparation with the Business Office;
•Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors;
•Manage seasonal in-kind donation campaigns, working closely with department heads and program managers;
•Assist in the planning and implementation of special events;
•Write donor correspondence, make copies, scan correspondence, order purchases and maintain development inventory; file gift documentation and reports and more;
•Respond to requests from Board and staff members.
•Other duties as assigned.
Primary communications duties include:
•Play a lead role in implementing the organization’s external communications strategy; coordinate and execute print and digital communications; provide written, graphic and editorial support for agency marketing and communications, including newsletters (print and electronic), annual reports, blog postings, press releases, brochures and collateral, social media, and more.
•Manage and maintain the Care for the Homeless website;
•Manage the organization’s social media presence; synchronize social media campaigns with proper measurements and results-oriented objectives; coordinate with stakeholders and staff leadership to ensure effectiveness; elevate the organization’s online presence; supervise Development Interns who assist with social media management.
•Produce regular communications reports, including web site analytics, social media traffic and audience engagement tracking; monitor effective benchmarks for measuring impact.
•Other duties as assigned.
•Minimum 2+ years’ experience in a nonprofit organization fundraising department
•Experience managing a donor database required
•Experience with marketing, communications or public relations
•Bachelor’s degree, related field required
•Excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Strong analytical skills
•Ability to be a self-starter and take initiative
•Professional, strong attention to detail, organizational, planning and time management skills
•Basic graphic design skills (Adobe Suite a plus)
•General knowledge of website management
•Proficiency in MS Office required
•Ability to work some evenings and weekends, as required.
30 East 33rd Street 5th FL
How to apply:
Only one submission of your resume is required. Please do not send multiple submissions. Please send cover letter with resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject heading should be the position you're applying for. Electronic submissions must be in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or PDF format.