Nonprofit

Development Assistant

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Troy, MI
New
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Published 20 days ago

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
Full Time Schedule
Start Date
June 1, 2024
Application Deadline
May 31, 2024
Education
2-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Entry level
Salary
USD $45,000 - $50,000 / year

Description

Organizational Overview: United Community Family Services (UCFS) is a community-based, community led organization serving families and individuals living at or below the ALICE Threshold, primarily refugees and immigrants.  UCFS provides wrap-around services to empower our clients to reach long-term independence with dignity.  For more information on programs and services provided, please visit our website.


Positions Overview: As the Development Assistant at UCFS, you will play a vital role in supporting the fundraising and development efforts of our organization. Your responsibilities will encompass various tasks related to donor relations, fundraising campaigns, event coordination, and administrative support. We are seeking a detail-oriented and organized individual who is passionate about contributing to a more equitable community for all.


Responsibilities:

·      Donor Relations Support:

o   Accurately record and track incoming donations into our database, maintaining up-to-date records of donor contributions.

o   Conduct mail merges to create and mail acknowledgement letters and thank you cards for donor

contributions

o   Assist in running development reports and analyzing data such as donor and campaign evaluations.


·      Grant Writing

o   Research and identify potential grant opportunities

o   Assist Grants Manager with writing small to medium sized grants.

o   Assist Grants Manager in analyzing programmatic data for grant reports

o   Assist Grants Manager with preparing grant reports.


·      Manage Google Ads

o   Create Google ad campaigns

o   Analyze and evaluate Google ad campaign performance and adjust as needed


·      Event Planning

o   Assist Events Coordinator with administrative tasks related to fundraising events

o   Assist Events Coordinator with set-up, tear-down, and day-of coordination of events

o   Assist Events Coordinator with planning Women’s Business Institute Networking events


·      Fundraising

o   Collaborate with the development team to plan, execute, and evaluate fundraising campaigns to

achieve our financial goals

o   Assist with the development and coordination of online fundraising campaigns and mailings

o   Assist with annual membership drive

o   Assist with development and launch of monthly donor club


·      Content creation

o   Assist with content creation for social media

o   Assist with video and graphics creation for outreach efforts, grant applications, events, etc. (i.e. promo videos, program overview lobby video, etc.)

o   Assist with creating promotional materials (i.e. post cards, one-pagers, annual reports, etc.)


·      Other duties as assigned:

o   All UCFS staff assist with occasional administrative and programmatic activities as assigned.

o   Administrative tasks as it relates to development activities may be assigned as needed.


Qualifications:

·      Bachelor’s degree in Non-profit Management, Marketing, Communications or other related field

·      1-2 years of experience in fundraising, donor relations, and/or non-profit administration

·      Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.  A writing sample may be requested during the vetting process.

·      Strong organizational skills with follow through, detail orientation, and ability to meet deadlines.

·      Ability to work as part of a team and autonomously


Preferred Skills/Experience:

·      Experience using Salesforce database

·      Experience using Canva

·      Proficiency in Excel

·      Knowledge of fundraising principles and techniques.

·      Familiarity and experience with social media platforms and digital marketing strategies.

·      Grant writing experience and familiarity with grant management and reporting.

·      Multi-lingual skills, specifically Arabic, Aramaic, or Spanish


What we offer:

·      Competitive salary commensurate with experience. ($21/hr-$25/hr)

·      Health insurance policy

·      Simple IRA match

·      Paid holidays, vacation, and personal time off

·      Flexible work environment prioritizing work-life balance

·      Learning work environment with hands-on training, professional development opportunities, and support for continues learning opportunities.

·      An opportunity to grow and develop with a growing organization

·      A dynamic and collaborative work environment dedicated to making a positive impact on our community.


Details:

·      Full-time position (40 hours/week)

·      M-F 9-5 with flexibility as needed

·      In-person at office in Troy, MI with occasional remote workas needed


Studies have shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for positions if they feel they do not mee 100% of the qualifications listed in the job description.  We recognize and acknowledge the systemic barriers and biases that have historically hindered diverse candidates from pursuing opportunities that they are fully capable of excelling in.

At UCFS, we understand that skills and experiences can be developed and honed over time, and we are dedicated to providing the necessary support, resources, and opportunities for growth and development. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment where individuals of all backgrounds feel valued, supported, and empowered to thrive. We believe that diversity drives innovation and creativity, and we actively encourage POC and women to apply for this position, regardless of whether they meet every single qualification outlined.


Join us in shaping a more inclusive future and making a meaningful impact on our organization and community. We invite you to apply, seize this opportunity to learn, grow, and succeed with us.


How to Apply:

Please apply by emailing a cover letter and your resume to Courtney Morrow at morrow@ucfamilyservices.org with the subject line: Development Assistant.



 



 

Organizational Overview: United Community Family Services (UCFS) is a community-based, community led organization serving families and individuals living at or below the ALICE Threshold, primarily refugees and immigrants.  UCFS…

Benefits

  • Health
  • Simple IRA Match
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Health
  • Simple IRA Match
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation and sick time

Location

On-site
Troy, MI, USA

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to cmorrow@ucfamilyservices.org with subject line "Development Assistant"

Please send cover letter and resume to cmorrow@ucfamilyservices.org with subject line "Development Assistant"

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