Job Details

Development Associate
Aug 6, 2019 Associate-546.pdf
Community Matters
Part Time

Job Title: Development Associate
Location: Community Matters, 2110 Saint Michael Street, 45204
Hours: 30 hours/week
Employee Classification: Non-exempt, part-time, salaried
Reports to: Director of Development & Communications

Job Overview
The Development Associate will work directly with Development and Communications Team to meet fundraising goals of Community Matters and Education Matters. This position will assist with donor development, including: grant writing (40%), in-kind gifts (20%), special events (20%), database management (10%), and donor communications (10%) for organization fundraising. The position will also assist with other development and communications projects, as needed.

Core Responsibilities
Grant Writing
• Work directly with Director to research and identify new grant opportunities; and
• Assist with grant writing, tracking, and foundation relationship management (tours, communications, etc.), especially new and small grant opportunities ($10,000 or less).

In-Kind Gifts
• Lead implementation of in-kind donations strategy for the Community Market food pantry, Opportunity Hub snack bar, LPH Community Gardens, and other general program in-kind needs; and
• Manage communication with current in-kind donors, solicit new donors, pick-up and/or receive donations, and track donations.

Special Events
• Assist with fundraising events, including managing solicitation of in-kind donations, organizing silent auction and raffles, serving lead role on event planning committees, event set-up, night of operations, etc.;
• Support all “friend-raiser” events; and
• Manage caused based events and related revenue goals.

Database Management/Donor Communications
• Manage donor database (donation entry, pledges, grant tracking, reports, etc.) to ensure accurate donor records;
• Issue thank you letters to donors and help update thank you letters, as needed;
• Manage updates of donor recognition on lobby displays and website;
• Work with Director to research and prepare prospective individual and business donor lists, and initiate and help develop relationships, as appropriate; and
• Assist with mailings and other communications collateral for individual giving campaigns, sponsorship packets, special events, and other department communication.

Position Qualifications
• 2+ years of nonprofit experience with development experience highly preferred;
• Demonstrated success in relationship building, both internally with colleagues
and externally with clients, donors, and volunteers;
• Demonstrated experience in event planning and management; and
• Demonstrated knowledge of data management.

Strengths and Skills
• Commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission of Community Matters and Education Matters;
• Strong written and verbal communication skills;
• Comfortable making a direct ask for support;
• Flexible, focused team player who is able to prioritize and multi-task;
• Self-motivated and well-organized; and
• Available to work some weekends and evenings.

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to Patty Lee, Director of Development, at by Friday, August 23rd at 5pm.

Contact Details

Patty Lee
Community Matters
513-244-2214 ext. 211