Development Associate

Job Type

Full Time




1333 N Street NW
District of Columbia
United States



The Development Associate is a position that supports the wider activities of the development department including those of the Associate Director of Donor Relations and Engagement (ADDRE) and the Chief Development Officer (CDO).


  • Gift Processing and Development Database (70%)
  • Assist with end-to-end activities associated with financial and in-kind gift processing: donor record creation, accurate gift entry, acknowledgment letter production, batch report creation and filing of completed batches.
  • Provide regular data hygiene support (updating addresses, identifying and merging duplicate records)
  • Draft updated acknowledgement letters quarterly and as appropriate for events and campaigns
  • Coordinate the signature and mailing of acknowledgement letters weekly
  • Run database queries
  • Add donor contact notes for the CDO as needed


  • Workplace Giving and Recurring Donor Support (15%)
  • Serve as point person for all United Way and Combined Federal Campaign programs including attending events, donor tracking and stewardship
  • Create and facilitate the sending of the annual workplace giving donor postcard Create and execute a plan to build workplace giving support from local and national corporations
  • Maintain login information for all workplace giving portals to ensure that all donors are recognized accurately
  • Help build sustaining donor campaign and provide stewardship


  • Donor Stewardship (10%)
  • 200+ Gift Meeting
  • Pull weekly list of $200+ gifts and format for meeting with ADDRE and CDO
  • Facilitate weekly meeting and make note of the person responsible for thanking each donor
  • Individually thank donors for gifts of $200-$500 and others as assigned during the meeting
  • Gratitude Mondays
  • Facility Gratitude Monday (the 3rd team meeting of each month is dedicated to donor gratitude and stewardship) – bring supplies (note cards, envelopes, etc) and lists


  • Other Development Support (5%)
  • Be a thought leader and integral member on the Development team
  • Provide ad hoc event support, working with Events Manager
  • Provide ad hoc volunteer and in-kind office support
  • Assist with general office support including data entry, mailings, bill processing, ordering, and meeting preparation, etc.
  • Interact and coordinate activities with donors, board members, staff, volunteers and clients
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 1 year relevant experience preferred, HS diploma and at least 3 years’ relevant experience required
  • Experience with fundraising and/or accounting software including data entry, reporting and queries
  • A high degree of attention to detail
  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a team setting
  • Highly organized; possesses the ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Publisher and PowerPoint
  • Excellent ability to develop and maintain respectful rapport with clients, co-workers and supporters from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to communicate verbally in a poised, professional and confident manner
  • Mature abilities problem-solving, and conflict resolution
  • Ability to lift and carry items up to 30 pounds in weight
  • Ability to occasionally drive a 15 passenger van or willingness to be trained on driving 15 passenger van (preferred)
  • Values commensurate with a community committed to providing inclusive services to women without regard to race, age, religion, physical or mental ability, or sexual orientation


Medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, travel assistance, EAP, paid holidays, sick, and vacation

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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