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Published 29 days ago

The Opportunity

The Development Associate is a new position that presents the right candidate with a unique opportunity to provide cross-functional support to a great team, with primary responsibility for development activities involving corporate/foundation and individual giving. This valued team member will help to amplify the visibility of Reach Out and Read in the region and support implementation of our five-year strategic plan. Reporting to the Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer (and collaborating closely with the other members of the team), the Development Associate will play a critical role in supporting grant writing/management and other fundraising activities, communications, advocacy and data tracking.

Key Responsibilities

  1. Foundations & Corporations
  2. Identifies grant prospects and prepares detailed grant prospect sheets including the grantor’s: focus area, timeline, award range, previous recipients, and restrictions
  3. Maintains a grant calendar to ensure timely submission of letters of inquiry, proposal deadlines, and reports.
  4. Maintains a grant portfolio of 30-50 prospects and acts as the point person for communications with these prospects
  5. Drafts grant proposals as assigned and assembles required documentation
  6. Schedules and attends meetings and calls with potential grantors
  7. Identifies opportunities for corporate support and event sponsorships
  8. Represents the organization in workplace giving campaigns, tabling opportunities, and promotional events
  9. Individual Giving
  10. Assists in identifying leads for cultivation, solicitation, or stewardship
  11. Provides support for fundraising campaigns including annual and year-end appeals
  12. Offers logistical support for fundraising events
  13. Data Tracking
  14. Extracts and synthesizes data from our internal organizational database (myROR) to support a broad range of fundraising efforts
  15. Helps to record and acknowledge gifts in Salesforce as needed
  16. Generates Salesforce reports and assists in evaluating annual fundraising performance data
  17. Communications
  18. Supports the creation and distribution of newsletters, direct mail appeals, and annual reports
  19. Develops sponsorship marketing materials
  20. Prepares donor correspondence, including thank you letters and cards, as needed
  21. Creates social media content as needed


Qualifications

There are innumerable ways to learn, grow and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • 1-3 years of experience in nonprofit development, communications, marketing or related field
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in working with confidential and sensitive information
  • Experience using Salesforce or another CRM, social media marketing tools, and graphic design programs desirable
  • Self-motivated, independent worker who functions effectively in a “virtual” work environment, while being an enthusiastic, collaborative team member.
  • Demonstrated ability to take both initiative and direction, maintaining a focus on mission and collective team impact.

Key Attributes 

  • Passionate about ensuring that all young children have the bright, healthy start in life that they deserve
  • Eager to work in a fast-paced, evolving organization
  • Disciplined and takes responsibility for results, but works well in teams and is committed to shared success
  • Comfortable managing across reporting lines up to ensure that deliverables are met
  • Willing to learn new skills and adopt evolving best practices
  • Persistent and able to think creatively to solve problems
  • Capable of analyzing and synthesizing a high volume of complex information
  • Deadline oriented but flexible in responding to changing priorities and competing needs


The Opportunity

The Development Associate is a new position that presents the right candidate with a unique opportunity to provide cross-functional support to a great team, with primary responsibility for development activities…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule

Salary

$57,000 - $60,000

Benefits

This is a 40 hour/week, exempt position, based in the Northeast catchment area with a salary range of $57,000-$60,000 and a robust benefits package. ROR offers medical and dental insurance, 401(k) retirement plan with match, paid vacation, and more.

This is a 40 hour/week, exempt position, based in the Northeast catchment area with a salary range of $57,000-$60,000 and a robust benefits package. ROR offers medical and dental…

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
89 South Street, Boston, MA 02111, United States
Suite 201

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