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Development Associate in Dallas, TX at The Family Place

Date Posted: 1/27/2018

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Job Description

Position Summary:  Provides administrative support to the Development Office and participates in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, auxiliary events and special events.

Key Responsibilities:
•Maintains foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
•Conducts preliminary research on prospective corporate donors, foundations and individual donors.
•Coordinates productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
•Maintains guest lists, gathers and prepares registration materials and other duties as assigned for fund-raising events.
•Handles all administrative details associated with the Development Committee Meetings (i.e. prepares and distribute notices, agendas, minutes, etc.).
•Prepares media materials for distribution. (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing)
•Assembles media and donor kits for events and meetings.
•Assists with coordination of all Development related events – invitations, locations, set-up, logistics, etc.
•Assists with coordination of Partner’s Card, Partner’s Card reconciliation and Partners Auxiliary and Young Partners Auxiliary events.
•Provides general, overall administrative assistance including correspondence, check requests/expense reports, social media and other assistance as required by the VP-Development.

Other Duties: Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Requirements:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field and a minimum of 1 year of experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Database management experience – Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Licenses and Certifications: Valid Texas Driver’s License and clear driving record

Knowledge and Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy, thoroughness and confidentiality.
•Skilled in interpersonal, analytical and problem solving skills.
•Strong attention to detail, accuracy and organizational skills.
•Ability to communicate effectively, written and verbal, and possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
•Ability to work effectively as part of a team, follow directions and take initiative to complete projects in an organized and timely manner.
•Ability to organize and prioritize work
•Ability to work independently with little supervision
•Excellent interpersonal skills
•Proficient in MS Office Suite and Outlook. 
•Proficient in social media
•Requires typing speed of 60WPM

Mental and Physical Abilities:
•Duties are usually performed seated with occasional periods of standing or walking. Limited physical effort is required associated with lifting and carrying objects (less than 25 lbs). Ability to tolerate ambiguity and work under pressure to meet deadlines.
•Ability to drive personal vehicle or company vehicle to visit sites or perform other duties for the position.

Working Conditions: Work may be performed, but is not limited to an office environment. Ability to work some weekends and evening hours for special projects.

Essential Functions: This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.  It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position.  The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.


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