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Development Associate

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JA Worldwide
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Boston, MA

JA Worldwide


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Published 7 days ago

April 1, 2021
March 31, 2021

About JA Worldwide

JA Worldwide is the global headquarters of Junior Achievement (JA), one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs. Working in over 100 countries, JA equips young people with the employment and entrepreneurship skillsets and mindsets they need to succeed. By building abilities and nurturing self-belief, JA prepares youth for the future of work, ensures they have the tools to be financially capable adults, and teaches them to think entrepreneurially. Supported by nearly half a million volunteers and reaching more than 10 million students each year, JA is one of few organizations with the scale, experience, and passion to build a brighter future for the next generation of global innovators, entrepreneurs, makers, and managers.

General Summary / The Opportunity

Reporting to the Global Chief of Development, the Development Associate will support JA Worldwide’s Global Development Team, whose function is to raise money for the JA network around the world. Working collaboratively with the Development Team, and especially in partnership with the Senior Development Associate, this position plays an integral role in fulfilling strategic operational and administrative duties with a focus on managing JA’s primary database, gift processing, and donor research. This role is an excellent opportunity for someone with a foundation in basic gift entry and development operations. The ideal candidate for this position has a strong work ethic, a can-do attitude, excellent communication skills, and is very detail oriented.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Make daily donor deposits, sharing back-up deposit information with the broader team.
  • Ensure accurate entry and processing of donations and grants.
  • Prepare timely donor acknowledgements and thank you letters.
  • Work directly with regions, member nations and local offices to process sub-grants via Intacct, ensuring they have the proper documentation to receive the funding (signed sub-grant agreement, wire information).
  • Serve as liaison with Accounting to answer questions that arise from JA areas, countries, and regions regarding funding flows.
  • Work with Accounting to reconcile gift transactions on a monthly basis.
  • Update and maintain detailed records and current and accurate donor data in Salesforce.
  • Work with the Development team to submit proposals and reports via foundation grant portals.
  • Track and manage grant reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Prepare financial and analytical reports, as well as mailing lists, recognition lists, and other data queries, as requested.
  • Conduct prospect research on prospective donors.
  • Assist with scheduling as needed by team.
  • Other duties as requested and required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year of related experience required; 2-3 years of development, fundraising, or related experience highly preferred.
  • Prior experience with Customer Relationship Management (CRM), fundraising, or other similar databases (Salesforce preferred, but not required).
  • Strong command of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Eagerness to learn and a willingness to “roll up one’s sleeves” and do what is needed to get the job done.
  • Excellent attention to detail in written work.
  • Comfort with numbers.
  • Demonstrated poise, tact, integrity, and professionalism.

About JA Worldwide

JA Worldwide is the global headquarters of Junior Achievement (JA), one of the world’s largest youth-serving NGOs. Working in over 100 countries, JA equips young people with the employment and entrepreneurship skillsets…

Details at a glance

  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA

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