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Development Associate, Full-Time

Reports to:  President/CEO

Position Summary: This junior staff position will ensure the successful operation of our comprehensive stewardship program that involves executives, board members and key volunteers.


  • Use databases to identify and evaluate individuals with giving potential
  • Estimate capacity, area of interest and suggested gift range
  • Create profiles on individual donors
  • Identify granting organizations and their funding focus and match to current or new programming
  • Help manage the Moves Management process
  • Monitor use of grants
  • Assist in outcomes measurements
  • Work with finance to track grant spending
  • Create general and custom reports for individuals and granting organizations
  • Plan fundraising events with Events Coordinator
  • Manage donor tracking
  • Develop and manages giving societies
  • Track success against fundraising metrics using dashboards
  • Manage donation processing


  • Bachelor’s degree in related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in fundraising or an equivalent client-focused environment

Personal Skills:

  • Highly organized, with ability to work in a fast-paced environment on multiple project simultaneously
  • Proactive, takes initiative and detail oriented
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and database management – Salesforce preferred
  • Knowledge of Google Drive
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to organize and prioritize work
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Express a consistently high level of professionalism in dealing with confidential and sensitive issues
  • Unquestioned personal integrity, credibility and maturity
  • Strong work ethic
  • Energy, enthusiasm and self-confidence in building relationships for SPARK!
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.

This description and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of an incumbent. An incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.

Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to: