Development Associate/ Manager

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive



Start Date



Sherman Oaks
United States


Under administrative direction, the Development Associate will support cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. Serves as development operations liaison; supports fundraising special projects, development initiatives, and goal setting. Strong organizational skills, writing ability, and a personality that thrives in a fast-paced environment are key.

Areas of Responsibility:

1. GROWTH: Manages the operations side of identification, cultivation, and solicitation of philanthropic support by overseeing projects and responsibilities of development operations team; carries out fundraising priorities in the unit.

- Oversee management of The Benefactors Club (BC) $5000+ and Micah Club (MC)10k+ annual gifts

- Oversee recordkeeping of memberships and acknowledgements

- Provide monthly reports on the status of major donors and potential leads

- Oversee prospect management through identification and research.


- Grow the number of donors and gift sizes.

- Increase the number of BC, and MC members.

- Increase awareness of the BC’s and MC’s perks.

2. RECOGNITION: Supports fundraising strategies and activities to ensure proper acknowledgement, recognition, and stewardship of donors; participates in writing and developing campaign materials, drafting case statements, and brochures.

- Oversee timely recognition cards of donors

- Oversee solicitation mailers of $250 and up (twice a year)

- Writing and proof reading donor correspondence

GOAL: Ensure an appropriate system for recognition of all donors

3. SYSTEMS: Builds working relationships and serves as development liaison to other key personnel to provide exceptional development operations support to fundraisers; nurture a culture of philanthropic support by maintaining records and systems to manage the donor data base.

- Maintain reports from field fundraisers and insure proper follow-up and record keeping of high net donors

- Oversee all accounts receivable (pledges) of donors and foundations. Maintain records of outstanding pledges.

GOAL: Ensure and organized system for donor management. Including research, allocation of resources, follow up and reports

4. LEADERSHIP: Provide leadership of Development Operations staff to ensure fundraising activities are properly supported.

- Lead Development Operations to support fundraisers in donor meetings, board meetings, and key prospect interactions.

- Attend and help organize fundraising events and parlors.

- Support PragerU's remote fundraising centers in Texas, Florida, and in the future Arizona.

GOAL: As a key member of the PragerU management team, provide insight and leadership for growth and staff management.

5. TEAMWORK: Participates in special projects and other duties as assigned.

GOAL: Never wait to be told what to do. Be creative, charismatic and take action. Love your work and make it show.

Skills/ Experience 

- Passion for PragerU's mission to further what we call "Americanism" and familiarity with the concepts in our digital content

- Strong verbal/ written communication skills

- Highly organized 

- Ability to manage staff and volunteers

- Willingness to become proficient in donor management and donor research software

- Knowledge of development/ fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation technique

- Great interpersonal/ human relations skills

- Project management skills

- Excellence in your field, with humility

- Ability to interact with diplomacy and tact amid influential clients and diverse groups

- Capable of maintaining relationships with significant and influential individuals 

- Flexible attitude

- Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality 


 - Competitive salary 

 - Company-paid health insurance for Employee

 - Open PTO policy

 - Tons of snacks

 - Mission-driven colleagues

 - Awesome CEO

 - Fun start-up culture

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please first review our website at www.prageru.comand review our materials. Then submit a resume and cover letter including your understanding and appreciation of our content to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Thank you.