Development Associate - Database and Individual Giving

Riverfront recapture



Major Purpose of Position: Manage relationships with individual donors, including cultivation and solicitations, and manage donor information system.

Reports to: Director of Development

Employment Classification: Hourly Full-Time Non-Exempt

Duties and Responsibilities:

Works collaboratively with Director of Development to:

Manage Individual Solicitation and Cultivation Efforts

Develop strategy and annual calendar of mailings and solicitations

Create mail and email messages and packages, including letter writing, response forms, envelopes, etc.

Research and test new ideas for increasing outreach to, and income from, Riverfront Recapture s individual supporters

Organize special campaigns within annual giving, such as those for board-solicited individuals and rowing campaigns

Create acknowledgment letters

Produce and mail acknowledgments in a timely fashion

Work with mailing house when needed to ensure large mailings are completed accurately, on time and at reasonable cost

Create additional communications with donors, including newsletters and updates

Handle printing, collating, stuffing and mailing for solicitations not done at mail house

Attend Riverfront Recapture events and programs as needed to cultivate donors

Maintain constituent relations/development database

Perform department data and gift entry

Update and add records as needed to the database

Manage online giving forms and messages

Work with fundraising software vendor and consultant to solve problems

Produce reports and lists as needed for the department, including recognition lists

Major and Endowment Gifts

Provide support to major fundraising efforts, including Marfuggi Parks Fund campaign

Manage mailings, as needed, for such efforts

Fundraising events

Work with volunteers in promoting ticket sales to fundraising events

Create mailing lists

Work with mailing house to ensure save the date cards and invitation mailings are completely accurately, on time and at a reasonable cost

Prepare acknowledgments for fundraising event contributions and ticket purchases

Track RSVPs and maintain registration list

Oversee registration process on night of event(s)

Cultivate donors at event(s)

While this job description is intended to capture the duties and responsibilities of the position, the supervisor has the right to assign other duties as necessary. Riverfront staff are asked to work at several large public events annually.

Qualifications and Experience:

Education: Bachelors degree

Experience: two to-three years of successful fundraising experience in a non-profit organization

Skills: Familiarity with development programs and functions. Must possess excellent organizational and oral/written communications skills, be team-oriented, and have the ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Must be able to address multiple responsibilities while meeting deadlines. Writing and communications experience preferred. Also requires: ability to analyze financial and statistical data; working knowledge of word processing, database management and report generation.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and see, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Ability to lift 30 lbs.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is generally exposed to normal office conditions with quiet to moderate noise levels. The position requires occasional trips to meetings outside the office or to the parks, and participation at events. Must be willing to work non-traditional hours when necessary, including weekends.

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