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Development Associate

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Root NS, Inc.
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Salem, MA

Root NS, Inc.


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Published 9 days ago

March 1, 2021
February 12, 2021
The Development Associate role is an hourly role, 20 to 30 hours per week, depending upon the applicant's availability.

Position Overview: 

Root is growing and is in search of a new member of our Development and Communications Team! The Development Associate role (20-30 hours/week) reports to the Development and Communications Director and Executive Director.  Occasional early mornings/evenings for select events may be required.  Root is an entrepreneurial organization which at-times requires “all hands on deck” to fulfill our mission on behalf of youth and community. Team-members may occasionally be asked to step in to help with other program or enterprise projects throughout the year.


Role & Responsibilities may include: 

Donor administration and data management -

  • Donor management system data entry and data upkeep
  • Printing and mailing donor acknowledgement and thank you letters
  • Photocopying and filing gift documentation, as necessary


Volunteer coordination - 

  • Assist Development and Communications Director with coordinating volunteer projects on an ongoing basis
  • Track volunteer hours and collect feedback to improve Root’s volunteer experience
  • Coordinate volunteer appreciation and gratitude throughout the year


Event support - 

  • Help support Root’s event series, including  a marquee annual event for 400+ community supporters, donors, sponsors, and friends.  Support can include, but is not limited to print mailings, night-of assistance, event follow-up, and more
  • Assist supporting Root events throughout the year including, but not limited to Youth Led Dinners, cooking classes, and other gatherings in support of Root’s mission




Communications -

  • Assist with generating content (photos, stories) for Root’s social media and e-newsletters
  • Manage label development and production for Root products
  • Maintain Root Cafe’s public bulletin board to ensure current information and messaging
  • Assist with marketing and other communications projects to raise awareness, thank customers, etc.


General -

  • Support Root’s bi-annual appeal distribution, including assembly, mailing, and tracking
  • Manage and inventory Root’s supply of printed materials for donors and general audience of community supporters
  • Assist with other development-related tasks as-needed


Qualifications: 

  • Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, sensitive to timeliness and responsiveness necessary to meet the information needs of a fast-moving, dynamic organization.
  • Proficient in Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to provide strong customer service to internal stakeholders and external constituents.
  • Commitment to foster and support Root’s mission.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.
  • One year of experience in non-profit fundraising or event planning preferred.
  • Database experience preferred.

Working conditions & physical requirements: 

  • Ability to lift 20 pounds
  • Visual and hearing acuity to perform job-related functions
  • Local travel sometimes required

The Development Associate opportunity at Root is a non-exempt, administrative support staff role. Though the Development Associate role is a part-time position, it may be eligible for health and dental benefits.  The position is eligible for sick time and other employee benefits as mandated by law.

Position Overview: 

Root is growing and is in search of a new member of our Development and Communications Team! The Development Associate role (20-30 hours/week) reports to the Development and Communications Director and Executive…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Professional

Benefits

The Development Associate opportunity at Root is a non-exempt, administrative support staff role. Though the Development Associate role is a part-time position, it may be eligible for health and dental benefits.  The position is eligible for sick time and other employee benefits as mandated by law.


The Development Associate opportunity at Root is a non-exempt, administrative support staff role. Though the Development Associate role is a part-time position, it may be…

Level of Language Proficiency

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (proficient).

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (proficient).

Location

35 Congress Street, Suite 2350, Salem, MA 01970

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Instructions:

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Faith Emerson, Development and Communications Director at Root via email (femerson@rootns.org) by Friday, February 12, 2021.  

 

The youth and communities served by Root are diverse, and we aspire to reflect that diversity in our staff. Root strives to have the most diverse applicant pool possible; to that end, we encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply for any position at Root. By fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, we seek to provide the best training experience and employment environment for Root Trainees and alumni, and ensure they are prepared to succeed in the 21st century workplace.


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