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Development Associate

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Volunteer Fairfax
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Fairfax, VA
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Published 15 days ago

Bring your talents to Volunteer Fairfax where you can make an extraordinary community impact as a Development Associate.

We are seeking a passionate, community-minded person with a combination of excellent fundraising, communication, and organizational skills to join our Development team. The Development Associate has a pivotal role in the financial sustainability and future viability of our organization. If you want to make a positive difference and lasting impact in developing and supporting the ethic of volunteerism, come join our small but mighty team which consists of a Director of Development, a part-time Grants Administrator, and a seasonal college intern.

This position will provide the selected candidate with substantial experience in nonprofit development and management, proposal writing, events planning, researching donor prospects, solicitation strategizing, in addition to gaining valuable experience working in the region’s leading volunteer agency. Volunteer Fairfax is an excellent training ground and has launched the careers of many local nonprofit leaders.

The Development Associate will have the poise and professional demeanor to interface with key stakeholders such as the Board of Directors, supporters, volunteers, and the larger community. The ideal candidate will have one to two years of experience working in nonprofit fundraising. The Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Development.

The Development Associate will assist with the departments core functions—government, corporate, foundation, and individual fundraising, and events that support resource development.

Core Responsibilities

We encourage and value innovation and creativity in our work and there is an expectation that the Development Associate will contribute toward new approaches to enhance our work.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Maintain all aspects of donor database, including lead gift acknowledgment and weekly updating of the Development Team’s dashboard.
  • Perform data analysis for annual appeal and other fundraising campaigns and be an active member in the launch of these resource development campaigns.
  • Support major gifts program including data management and communication touchpoints.
  • Research and prepare background briefs on individual, foundation, and corporate prospects and possible grant applications.
  • Assist with submission of proposals for, and reports relating to, foundation, corporate, and government grants.
  • Collaborate on the initial drafting of grant applications and reports.
  • Assist with corporate partnership development and benefit fulfillment.
  • Coordinate with Communications and Marketing Team on social media, collateral, and web content to promote fundraising campaigns and events.
  • Support Board member stewardship calls, interactions, and requests.
  • Support government funder requests.
  • Organize fundraising and recognition events.
  • Draft and proofread professional correspondence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education & Experience:

  •  1-2 year’s work experience in nonprofit fund development.
  •  Bachelor's Degree.
  • Solid knowledge of MS Office Suite.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills with impeccable attention to detail.
  •  Familiarity with managing and maintaining donor management systems, such as Bloomerang or another brand-recognized software package.
  • Prior experience with fundraising event planning desirable.
  • Must be 18 years or older and authorized to work in the United States.

Strong Work Ethic:

  •  Ability to maintain confidentiality with donor information.
  •  Ability to multi- task, meet deadlines, and adjust to changing priorities.
  •  Outstanding organizational and project management skills with ability to manage multiple and diverse projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including a willingness to listen to stakeholders and learn from their best ideas and to be able to motivate and inspire others.
  • Ability to work independently, but to also serve as a member of a dynamic team.

Career Development

This position is an excellent advancement opportunity for an individual interested in the field of fund development.

Office Location

COVID-19 has shifted this position to temporary remote with the expectation of returning to an office environment.

Application Deadline

Open until filled. Interviewing will start immediately with intended start date as soon as possible.

Volunteer Fairfax is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Volunteer Fairfax (VF) amplifies community impact through targeted matching of volunteer resources to community needs in Fairfax County and the National Capital Region. We are dedicated to promoting volunteerism to all ages and carrying the ethic of volunteerism to future generations through our programs and public awareness activities.

 

Bring your talents to Volunteer Fairfax where you can make an extraordinary community impact as a Development Associate.

We are seeking a passionate, community-minded person with a combination of excellent fundraising, communication…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    August 23, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Salary

$37,000 - $40,000Commensurate with experience.

Benefits

Competitive benefits including but not limited to healthcare, SIMPLE IRA with up to 3% employer match, paid annual and sick leave, federal holidays.

Competitive benefits including but not limited to healthcare, SIMPLE IRA with up to 3% employer match, paid annual and sick leave, federal holidays.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Fairfax, VA
Associated Location
10700 Page Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22030, United States
Suite 100

How to Apply

Please email resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to Marianne Alicona, Director of Development, malicona@volunteerfairfax.org. No phone inquiries, please!

Please email resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to Marianne Alicona, Director of Development, malicona@volunteerfairfax.org. No phone inquiries, please!

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