The Development Associate is a key member of the Development team for New Jersey and supports the implementation and coordination of fundraising initiatives to ensure that budgeted funding goals are met. The Development Associate plays a lead role in developing, analyzing and expanding prospecting capacity, working closely with Prospect Research to support research, donor analysis and reporting, creation of target donors and strategies and development and management of a cultivation calendar. Key responsibilities include:
• Assist with creating campaigns, exports, and mailing list preparations in Salesforce;
• Analyze effectiveness of fundraising campaigns and prepare quarterly reports;
• Draft donor messaging strategy to promote donor relationships and drive donor retention;
• Assist the Director with developing regular communication vehicles – one sheets with stats and program updates, newsletters and emails for special donor segments;
• Work with the communications team to develop high-quality event collateral;
• Assist with foundation grant proposal writing and reporting;
• Work closely with Development Operations to create dashboards, monitor and maintain data integrity in keeping with industry best practices;
• On occasion, assist with logistics for organizing fundraising events;
• Additional duties as assigned.
• A minimum of two years of experience in non-profit or development, preferably in individual giving;
• Excellent written (research, analysis, and editing), verbal, and interpersonal skills
• Proficiency with MS Office required (especially Word, Excel and mail merge functions) and fundraising databases; Salesforce preferred.
• Must be highly organized with attention to detail;
• Ability to take initiative and work effectively in a fast-paced team environment;
• Ability to work remotely and collaboratively until offices reopen.
Although this position provides critical internal support, candidates will need to be adept at engaging (in writing and in person) with donors and key external stakeholders.
Candidates with BA/BS, familiarity with New Jersey communities and funders and experience with individual donors’ needs and perceptions, contributing to funding narratives and foundation grant management are preferred.
Apply online at WNET Careers
825 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10019-7435
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