Development Associate

Greater Lawrence Community Action Council - Lawrence, MA2.8

Full-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $46,000 a year
Reporting to the Director, Program Development and Evaluation, the Development Associate supports the fundraising function and is a contributing member of the Development Team. Responsibilities cover a wide range of activities related to development, including managing the Raiser’s Edge database; ensuring that all gifts are properly recorded and communicated to internal and external stakeholders; facilitating various mailings, coordinating events, and conducting prospect research.

Oversee the implementation of all fundraising activities, including direct mail campaigns, fundraising events and agency marketing, including collaboration with development and direct service staff, volunteers and Board members.
Personally solicit portfolio of renewing or prospective donors, sponsors, auction donors, and guests.
Maintain strong relationships between the organization and its current donor base through regular personal communication and cultivation.
Identify and respond to opportunities and establish new relationships with corporations, community groups, individuals and major gift prospects that will generate monetary and non-monetary (in-kind) support for the agency.
Facilitate the fundraising activities of the CEO, COO and Board members.
Develop and monitor annual fundraising budgets with monthly year to date forecasts to the CFOand CEO.
Represent GLCAC at community events and networking opportunities.
Support a group of volunteer solicitors. Provide them with logistical and administrative supportto facilitate their solicitation activities and ensure coordination with overall efforts.
Some local travel for meetings, conferences and events required.
Bachelor’s degree
Prior experience working in the nonprofit arena
Computer and database skills including significant experience with Raiser’s Edge, and all applications in Microsoft Office
Highly attentive to detail
Commitment to accuracy
Strong research/information gathering skills
Strong writing and editing skills
Thoughtful problem solver
Donor focus orientation and strong interpersonal skills
Able to work both collaboratively and independently
Availability to flex work time to serve at planned evening and/or weekend events