Development Assistant - Support Your Community!

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Seneca Family of Agencies

Published 28 days ago


At Seneca Family of Agencies, the Development and Strategic Engagement team operates the agency’s outward presence in branding, social media, community networking and inward efforts in writing for and pursuing new funding opportunities. The Development Assistant is responsible for helping create and support a comprehensive marketing and fundraising program for the Seneca Family of Agencies. This program will generate community visibility and engagement leading to financial support for all Seneca program in the Orange County region.


This position is an outstanding opportunity to learn about nonprofit development as well as building relationships with donors and communities. The role is ideal for someone with strong organizational and time management skills, who enjoys interacting and working with others in an innovative nonprofit environment.


My team is fun, caring, dedicated, unconditional, hardworking, and they are lovely people. We are a small department, so we are able to build close relationships as a team and collaboratively and creatively work together.” - Seneca Development Assistant


Seneca Family of Agencies is committed to providing traditionally marginalized communities a network of outstanding mental health, community based, and educational services. Celebrating diversity and creating a culture of inclusion increases creativity, innovation, problem solving, and teamwork. Seneca’s agency-wide DEI Advisory Board, Employee Resource Groups, and Language Practice Groups help our employees provide culturally and linguistically relevant services to the families we serve. For more information on our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiative, click here!


  • As the primary support staff for the Southern California Development Department, perform administrative, logistic, and communication functions for fundraising, marketing and community relations activities
  • Support the activities of the Development program and other development staff
  • Attention to the Guided Animal Intervention Therapy (G.A.I.T) program and staff
  • Act as a first line of communication for donors, volunteers and the community
  • Identify opportunities for involvement in community activities and events, and for introducing new people to the agency
  • Manage volunteer events and volunteer coordination
  • Collaborate and execute appeals, marketing campaigns, and generate assets as needed
  • Assist in creating and updating agency collateral and fundraising materials and publications
  • Assist with management of the agency website and social media
  • Provide leadership and support in planning and execution of special events
  • Perform data entry, updating, and monitoring for Raiser’s Edge, Classy and Benevity donor files; create reports as needed; maintain database skills through training and team meetings
  • Support the Board’s involvement in development activity as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain effective channels of communications with co-workers, donors, foundations, affiliates, vendors, and all other business contacts
  • Adhere to Association of Fundraising Professionals Code of Ethical Principles and Standards
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of donor, client, and business operation information


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Familiarity with graphic design software, and experience in asset creation
  • High level of expertise in MS Office applications. Donor database/Raiser’s Edge experience, desktop publishing capability, and social networking applications
  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills
  • Comfortable working near and fundraising for an equine therapeutic service is a plus
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record; ability to do limited travel
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements


  • Full-time, Monday through Friday
  • Flexible schedule required to work occasionally on weekends or in the evenings for events
  • Ability to travel when needed


  • Competitive salary
  • ​​Comprehensive employee benefits package, including; medical, dental, vision and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
  • 4 week flexible paid time off
  • We provide a 403b retirement plan
  • Employer paid Employee Assistance Plan (EAP)
  • Excellent training and professional development, and scholarship opportunities 


At Seneca Family of Agencies, the Development and Strategic Engagement team operates the agency’s outward presence in branding, social media, community networking and inward efforts in writing for and pursuing new funding…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required


Anaheim, CA

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