The Development Associate will work closely with the C.A.S.E. CEO, Director of Development and an external Campaign Consultant to accelerate C.A.S.E.’s growth through securing additional donations, grants and sponsorships. The Associate supports the C.A.S.E. staff and Board, positioning them to cultivate and solicit major gifts and grants from individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations and heighten the visibility of C.A.S.E. to engage new constituents. The Associate will closely manage the overall Development Tactical Plan and Calendar ensuring that fundraising tactics are well executed and remain on schedule. Working closely with the Campaign Consulting team, the Associate will serve as the primary support for advancing the daily activities of C.A.S.E.’s endowment/ growth campaign, including special events, donor communications, Campaign Committee support and fundraising data tracking and reporting. The Associate will report directly to the C.A.S.E. Director of Development. Core responsibilities include:
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Adaptively Manage the Development Plan, Tactical Plan and Calendar: C.A.S.E. is preparing a robust development plan for 2018 as it prepares for a multiyear fundraising campaign to advance its mission and goals. The Associate will work collaboratively with the Director of Development, Campaign Consultant and Campaign Committee Chair to adaptively manage this plan, ensuring execution and attainment of goals and clear communication with the CEO, staff, Board of Directors, Development Committee, Campaign Committee and other key volunteers.
Campaign Committee Support: Associate will provide logistic support to the Campaign Consultant and Campaign Committee, and monitor progress toward goals. This support may include analysis of giving histories, executing mailings such as the annual and special appeals, event invitations, and administrative support.
Donor Relations: The Associate will facilitate a plan to identify, engage, solicit and thank donors, coordinating with Evening Receptionist on printing and mailing all acknowledgement letters through Donor Perfect. This plan will coordinate closely with C.A.S.E. programmatic and marketing staff and overall calendar.
Broadening the Base: The Associate, in collaboration with Board and staff, will increase the number of individuals engaging with and donating to C.A.S.E.
Event Support: The Associate will work in collaboration with the Director of Development, Director of Marketing, Development Committee, event subcommittees, and Campaign Consultant to execute 2-4 fundraising/donor cultivation events per year, including the annual gala, golf tournament and at least one online donor giving day.
Foundation Support: The Associate will help increase the number of foundations from which C.A.S.E. receives support. Grant writing and reporting may be shared with other C.A.S.E. staff and Campaign consulting team.
Database and Administrative Support: The Associate will coordinate with the Evening Receptionist to handle Donor Perfect data entry for all donations and sponsorships for C.A.S.E. with primary responsibility for gifts related to the endowment/growth campaign. The Associate will monitor the fundraising targets within the Donor Perfect database and be responsible for analyzing fundraising trends, and tracking and reporting development goals. Detailed tracking of donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship is essential.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Attends and actively participates a variety of internal and/or external meetings, committees, and/or events which may not be job related, but are related to the agency’s clients, mission, and/or its employees; such as but not limited to, All Staff Meetings, employee annual and or ad-hoc benefits meetings, agency galas, etc.
2. Supports the program’s operational philosophy, goals and objectives congruent with the mission, values, vision and strategic direction of C.A.S.E.
3. Performs other related duties as may be required.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Reports to and works under the general supervision of the Director of Development.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and ability required unless otherwise stated.
COMMENTS: Other relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for stated minimum education and experience requirements.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s Degree is required.
• Proficiency with Donor Perfect, Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
• Knowledge of fundraising principles and experience managing fundraising efforts and donor/funder communications, including social media, solicitations and grant proposals.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
• Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with Board, staff and donors.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly articulate the vision and mission of the Center for Adoption Support and Education to diverse audiences.
• Proficiency with social media platforms and the ability to learn new software programs as necessary.
• Close attention to detail.
• Can work under pressure with tight deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and efficiently.
• Flexibility to work evenings or weekends periodically for fundraising events or other development activities.
• Proven organizational ability balancing and prioritizing multiple tasks.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: No professional licensure is required. Ability to pass required state and local background checks.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hand and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, telephone keypad, calculator; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, or bend. The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The work environment is a modern open office environment with moderate noise level.
C.A.S.E. offers a competitive salary, health benefits, 403 (B) retirement plan, life and disability insurance, generous leave, opportunities for professional development and a friendly, flexible work environment. If interested in applying please send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Adoption Support and Education is an equal employment opportunity organization. C.A.S.E. does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran status, or disability.