Development Associate

The Development Associate supports fundraising activities encompassing annual giving, special appeals, events, third party initiatives, corporate sponsorship, individual giving, and day-to-day administrative development tasks. We’re looking for a teammate who is able to innovate, think independently, and initiate change, and simultaneously operationalize and execute on existing development strategies.

Responsibilities:

Fundraising

  • Support donor stewardship system and enter opportunities into donor database
  • Manage donation data entry, produce donor acknowledgment letters, and maintain letter templates and development files
  • Support annual fundraising plan encompassing annual giving, special appeals, individual gifts, “friend”raisers and volunteer events, third party initiatives, corporate engagement, and social media campaigns
  • As a key member of the development team, contribute to the development of fundraising plans, annual budgets, benchmarks, revenue targets, and their performance against budget
  • Help plan and execute new initiatives including key support of the board’s development committee
  • Support the cultivation and stewarding of stakeholders – members, funders, businesses, organizations, donors, volunteers, and individuals.
  • Contribute to pipeline development of prospective funders by researching and identifying new prospects
  • Help maintain and support engagement plans for the cultivation and solicitation of prospects
  • Conduct regular analysis and reporting

Organizational Support

  • Support the senior leadership team, board development committee, Board of Trustees, CEO, and affiliate stakeholders in the execution of all fundraising plans
  • Provide writing, editing, and proofreading support to team
  • Help with basic support and troubleshooting around using web-based solutions and other communication tools for fundraising and stewardship
  • Support special projects as assigned
  • Attend and present at conferences, trainings, and meetings

Qualifications:

While no one individual will possess all of the desired qualifications, we are looking for a candidate who is committed to New Georgia Project/New Georgia Project Action Fund’s mission and possesses the appropriate and necessary blend of the following:

  • Relevant post-secondary degree (fundraising, marketing, communications, business administration, etc.) required
  • At least 2-3 years of experience planning and executing fundraising initiatives required
  • Experience with Salesforce (strongly preferred) or other development databases
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills
  • Experience working with volunteers and staff with a wide range of skills, communication styles, and interests within a not-for-profit setting
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office and Google Suites, virtual technology platforms, and social media
  • Strong work ethic and integrity
  • Motivation, enthusiasm, willingness to learn
  • Must have strong sense of initiative and demonstrated ability to exercise agility
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Experience working as a member of a remote or geographically dispersed team (we are statewide in Georgia)
  • Innovative, creative problem solver

Salary and Benefits: Salary is based on experience. Our competitive benefits package includes family, medical, dental, and vision insurance.

How to apply: Send cover letter and resume to Marcus@NewGeorgiaProject.org with “Development Associate” in the subject line.

Position is open until filled. The New Georgia Project/New Georgia Project Action Fund is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community.