Development Associate for Nonprofit Serving Homeless Families

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Raphael House of San Francisco | San Francisco, CA

Raphael House of San Francisco

Published 10 days ago



Job Title: Development Associate

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development

Since 1971, Raphael House has been at the forefront of providing homeless and low-income families in the San Francisco Bay Area the personalized family-centered solutions they need to build brighter futures. Raphael House is a 100% privately funded and community-supported organization. Our success rate is unmatched: more than 85% of all Raphael House families go on to achieve long-term housing and financial stability.

Our Team:

Diverse, caring, and creative, Raphael House’s staff are skilled thinkers and problem solvers, and they’re always willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done. Raphael House employees are inspired by the organization’s mission both professionally and personally, and each is developed as a collaborative leader and crucial contributor to strengthening families in the community. Through their work, Raphael House is able to consistently deliver unmatched results: 85% of all Raphael House families go on to achieve long-term stable housing and financial independence.

Summary Statement: Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is responsible for administering the agency’s donor database, managing gift processing and acknowledgment, and supporting other strategic initiatives as assigned by the Director of Development. He/she partners closely with the Marketing Manager, Events Manager, Volunteer Manager, and Development Intern.

This is an excellent opportunity for a driven and committed individual to gain rapid experience in myriad areas of the non-profit workspace.

Development Support

  • Primary Database administrator (Blackbaud’s Raiser's Edge and OneCause Event Management) who is responsible for ensuring accuracy and consistency of data entry.
  • Ensure that all gifts are processed and receipted.
  • Ensure donors receive appropriate acknowledgement and/or gift receipt within two weeks of date of donation.
  • Coordinate efforts for donor and acquisition mailings as they pertain to the database.
  • Categorize and balance checks, process credit card gifts and stock gifts, and perform monthly reconciliations with Finance Department.
  • Maintain accurate record keeping in the database, networked hard drive, and paper files.
  • Maintain impeccable financial records to ensure grant awards are received and booked in a timely fashion; prepare data for variance reports.

Marketing Support

  • Support the development and creation of marketing and fundraising materials.
  • Helps to prepare presentations, briefings and reports prior to events and meetings; attends pitch meetings as appropriate.
  • Collaborate with marketing manager on web and social media coordination and updates.
  • Partner with Development team on targeted outreach, solicitation strategies, and volunteer opportunities that will enhance funders’ relationship with Raphael House.
  • Coordinate the production and the mailing of fundraising appeals, newsletters and annual report, including appeal coordination, and printing.
  • Support gift acknowledgement in organization publications, including annual report.

Event Support

  • Provide support to Events Manager through payment processing using event management software (OneCause).
  • Managing on-site registration at events; coordinating set-up and break down in collaboration with Events Manager; supervising volunteers at events.
  • Represent Raphael House at tabling events, corporate/foundation functions, and speaking engagements to help build awareness and support for Raphael House.

Board of Directors

  • Serve as Board Liaison—serving as custodian of board records and taking, recording and distributing minutes for all board meetings and key committee meetings. Keep the board calendar and schedule all board events and meetings.

Volunteer Management Support

  • Assist with taking photographs of volunteers during group volunteer events and organizing the photos in our Dropbox account.
  • Lead tours when needed for volunteers, potential donors, and community member.

Required Skills

  • Proven track record of meeting and exceeding goals.
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge, or similar database preferred but not required.
  • Ability to function independently and as a member of a team
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, and collaborative skills.
  • Strong computer skills (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) and ability to independently compose donor letters and email communications
  • Ability to motivate and work well with volunteers, including Board of Directors.
  • Ability to work under pressure, stay flexible, and maintain sense of humor.
  • Empathy

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Sensitivity and understanding of the issues around homelessness and an understanding of the mission of Raphael House. Ability to work some evenings, weekends and/or longer hours. Ability to lift 20-30 lbs.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Full-time employee benefits include: medical, dental, and vision coverage; three weeks accrued vacation days plus 10 paid holidays and 10 sick days; EAP program; Flexible Spending Account; and commuter benefits. Raphael House supports a work/life balance for its employees and offers flexible work options.

Raphael House provides equal employment opportunities without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, mental or physical disability, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.

Job Title: Development Associate

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development

Since 1971, Raphael House has been at the forefront of providing homeless and low-income families in the San Francisco Bay Area the…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

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1065 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109