Search

Job

Development Associate

Posted by
Alabama Arise
|
Montgomery, AL
New
|
Published 27 days ago

Job announcement: Development Associate

 

Alabama Arise is seeking a full-time Development Associate to steward and grow our individual and group member giving programs.

The ideal candidate will be committed to building relationships with members and donors. They have a proven ability to build reciprocal relationships with members from every background and community in our state and to foster trusting relationships. They advocate for more equitable policy solutions, with attention to the role of race, poverty, age, and immigration status in healthcare access, and regularly include others in planning and decision-making. They will be committed to getting results in a fast-paced environment without sacrificing input or quality, and have the resilience to navigate setbacks with an eye toward new opportunities. 

 

Who we are

 

Alabama Arise is a statewide nonprofit, nonpartisan coalition of congregations, organizations and individuals united in our belief that people in poverty are suffering because of state policy decisions. We also recognize the decisive role that racism plays in creating barriers to political participation and economic equality. Through Arise, groups and individuals join together to promote state policies to improve the lives of people living in poverty. Using policy analysis, advocacy and organizing, Arise provides a structure in which Alabamians can engage in public debates to promote the common good.


Position

 

Alabama Arise seeks a Development Associate to assist in planning and implementation of all fundraising strategies, support the development office and manage, steward, and grow our individual and member giving portfolio. The Development Association will report to the Development Director and work closely with the communications team to ensure the timely solicitation and stewardship of individual donors and member groups. 

 

The ideal candidate is passionate about building a better Alabama for all and values dignity, racial equity, justice and opportunity. We are looking for someone who is passionate about ensuring that Alabama’s communities have the resources they need to implement community-based solutions and policies to alleviate poverty and inequity. This job is for you if you love customer service and are enthusiastic, flexible, detail-oriented and focused. 

 

Major functions and tasks

 

  • Work with the Executive Director and the Development Director to develop annual and long-term fundraising goals.
  • Develop, coordinate and execute annual member giving plan using a multimedia approach including direct mail, email, social media and phone contact to meet Arise’s annual goals. 
  • Research and facilitate new opportunities to make it easy for individuals to join and maintain financial support.
  • Identify, cultivate, and maintain relationships with major donors and develop effective strategies for the successful acquisition of major gifts.
  • Collect and analyze data related to membership growth and member giving and report regularly to Arise staff and Development Director.
  • Analyze data to plan and implement targeted appeals to different subsets of Arise membership.
  • Maintain contact with member groups to ensure collection of annual membership dues, including timely renewal reminders, personal contacts, thank-you letters and reporting.
  • Assist in the cultivation of relationships with foundations and religious bodies including grant writing, reporting, and collection of data for reports.  
  • Coordinate with the Development Director to ensure that the Arise mission and current policy issues are accurately and clearly articulated in fundraising communications.
  • Coordinate tasks with Office Assistant.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development Director and the Executive Director.

 

Qualifications

 

  • Strong commitment to the mission and values of Alabama Arise.
  • Knowledge of the community, including nonprofit organizations/partners, and a good understanding of the social and economic structure of the communities in Alabama.
  • Commitment to professional development and personal growth.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, and/or experience commensurate with the required knowledge and skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to Montgomery office and other locations as needed.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, solve problems, work collaboratively and juggle multiple tasks.
  • Strong written communication skills: ability to write clear, structured, articulate and persuasive appeals.
  • Ability to think creatively, tactically, strategically and adaptively when a change in direction is needed
  • Knowledge of basic fundraising techniques and strategies.

 

 

Additional information

 

The Development Associate is a full-time position that reports to the Development Director. The salary range is $45,000 to $50,000 annually, in addition to a full benefits package including health, dental and vision coverage, retirement, paid vacation and sick leave, and generous professional development opportunities.

 

The position will be based in Arise’s Montgomery office. However, alternative work location arrangements may be made if the best qualified candidate is located elsewhere.

 

How to apply

 

Email a resume, cover letter, two professional writing samples and contact information for three references to info@alarise.org by Monday, June 14th at 11:59 pm. Use the subject line “Development Associate.” No calls, please.

 

Alabama Arise is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, age, disability, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, veteran or military status, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law.

Job announcement: Development Associate

 

Alabama Arise is seeking a full-time Development Associate to steward and grow our individual and group member giving programs.

The ideal candidate will be committed to building relationships…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 15, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 14, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$45,000 - $50,000

Benefits

Health, dental and vision coverage, retirement, paid vacation and sick leave, and generous professional development opportunities.

Health, dental and vision coverage, retirement, paid vacation and sick leave, and generous professional development opportunities.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Montgomery, AL
Associated Location
Montgomery, AL, USA

Apply to This Job

Instructions:

The position will be based in Arise’s Montgomery office. However, alternative work location arrangements may be made if the best qualified candidate is located elsewhere.

How to apply

Email a resume, cover letter, two professional writing samples and contact information for three references to info@alarise.org by Monday, June 14th at 11:59 pm. Use the subject line “Development Associate.” No calls, please.

 

All fields are required
Resume must be uploaded in PDF format
Drag file here or browse
No file chosen
By using the Idealist Application system, you consent to sharing your resume and other personal data with potential employers in accordance with Idealist’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Join Idealist

Sign up today to save your favorite jobs and get email alerts when new ones are posted.