Development and Communications Associate

Job Type

Full Time




1717 Columbia Road NW
United States


Christ House is a medical respite facility for men experiencing homelessness. We provide 24-hour nursing care in a residential setting for patients who are too sick to be on the street or in a shelter, but are not sick enough to stay in the hospital. We are currently seeking a full-time Development and Communications Associate to support Christ House’s fundraising and outreach activities.

Development and Communications Associate Responsibilities:

·Donor tracking, recognition, and database management: record all gifts in database, maintain integrity of records and database, process thank you notes and receipts to acknowledge gifts, and serve as main customer service contact for donors

·Process regular and special reports from database for Director of Development, Executive Director, and Accountant

·Draft donor thank you letters, coordinating with clinical staff to obtain content

·Take the lead on quarterly newsletter production: brainstorm article ideas with staff, draft content, lay out final design, and coordinate with printer for timely production and mailing

·Electronic communications: administer the Christ House webpage and regularly update the blog, work with staff to develop content for regular e-newsletters, and development content for and manage Christ House’s social media presence

·Other responsibilities: represent Christ House at community events, assist with special projects as need, and assist other Christ House staff members with general administrative coverage

Desired Skills and Experience:

· A commitment to and enthusiasm for the mission and values of Christ House (

· Bachelor’s degree and previous fundraising experience through work or internships

· Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills; ability to work with people of diverse social and cultural backgrounds, including colleagues within the organization and the population of people served

·Eager to work collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

·Excellent professional judgment and ability to maintain confidential information

·Strong administrative support skills and attention to detail

·Excellent writing skills and the ability to write for multiple audiences and formats (e.g. donor correspondence, website, and social media)

·Experience with donor management systems, especially DonorPerfect, is a plus

·Experience using InDesign is a plus.


Christ House offers generous benefits, including medical/dental/vision, disability/life insurance, paid time off, and a retirement plan, and offers a work environment that strives to welcome people from many backgrounds into a mission of hope and healing.

Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please submit resume, cover letter, and 1-2 page writing sample to with “Development and Communications Associate” in the subject line.