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Isles, Inc. | Trenton, NJ
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Isles, Inc.


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Published 13 days ago

February 3, 2020
January 31, 2020
$45,000 - $50,000

The Development Associate will serve as a critical part of Isles’ efforts to cultivate, solicit and steward our major donors. S/he will support the organization’s approach to growing revenue through individual giving; manage the tracking of our programs through SalesForce; and provide financial reporting to leadership. S/he will work closely with Isles Services to ensure that reporting is accurate and development opportunities are maximized. S/he will help develop and coordinate fundraising strategies to increase annual major gifts using an integrated approach, and s/he will manage communication strategies to increase annual philanthropy awareness and gifts. The Development Associate will play an essential role in ensuring that Isles stewardship events are a success.

We seek a person who can efficiently perform key administrative functions including: 1) coordinating and implementing major mailings; 2) managing our SalesForce donor database; 3) accurately entering critical data; 4) analyzing performance metrics; and 5) coordinating with finance to ensure appropriate bookkeeping. In addition to these administrative functions, the Development Associate will work collaboratively with team members to coordinate Isles fundraising and stewardship events including but not limited to: 1) coordinating event logistics; 2) procuring vendors and managing contracts; 3) creating invitation lists; 4) tracking attendees; and 5) reconciling post-event financials.

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will have strong organizational, clerical, analytical, writing, and database skills, as well as the ability to design and implement donor and stakeholder focused events. Specifically, Isles is looking for a candidate with the following:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Fundraising, Marketing, Business, Sales, Organizational Development or a relevant field
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in fundraising or business
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, especially in Excel and Word
  • Experience using donor database software; SalesForce experience strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated proficiency with data entry, data analysis and data reporting
  • Excellent written communication skills for daily correspondence, including proofreading, spelling and grammar
  • Strong oral communication skills, including presentation, liaison and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrated tact and diplomacy in sensitive situations, and respect for confidentiality
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and to handle deadlines, pressure and changing priorities with good judgement
  • Demonstrated keen attention to detail and ability to analyze for discrepancies and/or trends
  • Significant experience in special event planning and implementation
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and work effectively with a variety of people

The Development Associate will serve as a critical part of Isles’ efforts to cultivate, solicit and steward our major donors. S/he will support the organization’s approach to growing revenue through individual giving; manage the tracking of…

Details at a glance

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

Benefits

Generous benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending account; 401(k) with match; 4 weeks personal time off; 11 paid holidays.

Generous benefits package includes health, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending account; 401(k) with match; 4 weeks personal time off; 11 paid holidays.

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to hr@isles.org. Your application materials should demonstrate why you're a good fit for this position, and what specific skills, experience, talents and interest you'll bring to the table.

Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to hr@isles.org. Your application materials should demonstrate why you're a good fit for this position, and what specific skills…

Location

10 Wood Street, Trenton, NJ 08618

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