Development Associate Job Description

Development Associate Job Description

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Development associate provides leadership and expertise to the account management group on prospect generation, account share growth, solution selling and solution implementation.

Development Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operating Mailchimp email and WIX website systems for maximum unique user activity
Partner with the Director of Major Gifts, Development Assistant and key staff in the Development and Finance Departments to ensure timely systems are in place to accept, maintain, report, respond to, and acknowledge gifts and pledges
Handling the production of labels or files for bulk mail, the production or out-sourcing of personalized mailing, the management of lists, files, and the production of tracking systems and status reports for personal visit programs
Taking the lead in the management of pledge and gift receipts, recording, and acknowledgment systems
Keep up to date on comings and goings of art world personalities by remaining informed through reading media
Regularly liaise with staff to advance fundraising objectives across areas of activity, especially programs and communications
Attend all related communication meetings with internal cross functional partners alighned with seasonal calendar timelines
Overseeing the acquisition and reporting of corporate, foundation and government grant awards
Completing grant narratives that inspire charitable giving
Managing donation pledge entries and acknowledgement letters

Development Associate Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Development Associate

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CFP, CIMA, CFRE, CFA, CPA, CE, OPEX, PMP, TESOL, ELL

Education for Development Associate

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the development associate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Education, Finance, Real Estate, Business, Business/Administration, Communication, Communications, Architecture, Management, Writing

Skills for Development Associate

Desired skills for development associate include:

Applicable compliance rules and regulations and firm policies
CRM databases would be advantageous
Sales process and solution selling
Mortgage products
Systems
Tax requirements
Terminology
Strategic account management
Excel
Element’s service offerings

Desired experience for development associate includes:

Self-motivated with proven ability to achieve service or sales objectives
Ability to present information effectively, demonstrating sales skills and product knowledge
Energy/Hunger for financial success
Must be motivated to sell
Previous sales experience and/or formal sales training a plus
Independent and organized self-starter

Development Associate Examples

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Development Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of development associate. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for development associate
  • Participate in developing prospect cultivation strategies
  • Play a key role in creating and implementing a tracking system to move prospects along the giving continuum
  • Identify new donors
  • Manage the annual campaign calendar
  • Assist in the preparation, administration and staffing of special event budgets
  • Assist in providing quality control
  • Assist in the management of donor records
  • Review financial reports and gift agreements
  • Maintenance of grant proposal calendar
  • Maintenance of social network accounts (Facebook, Twitter)
Qualifications for development associate
  • Fast typing speed and accurate data input
  • Professional manner for communicating with board, donors and prospective funders, Creative Capital Artists
  • Detail-oriented, with an ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Interest in contemporary art and the artists that Creative Capital supports
  • Ability to multi-task and work under deadline
  • Interest or background in the performing arts
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Development Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking to fill the role of development associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for development associate
  • Entering returned mail into RE
  • Filing acknowledgement letters for event gifts
  • Volunteering at events and general errands where a messenger isn't needed
  • Event coordination and the logistical administrative work related to it
  • Making calls to donors and asking for donation to the annual fund
  • Monitor Individual Giving budget and execute all accounts payable and purchasing requests
  • Participate and organize Major Gift strategy and planning meetings
  • Report on fundraising progress against goals and objectives for specific programs, as assigned
  • Provide development program reporting and analysis, as assigned
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of donor cultivation and stewardship, alumni, and special recognition events, as needed
Qualifications for development associate
  • Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge, Exact Target, or Publisher
  • 1+ year of related Administrative and/or Development experience
  • Experience working for an International school, International organization or any Educational institution
  • 3-5 years experience in TV or digital video production or development
  • Bachelor’s degree required (electrical, electronic or computer science engineering preferred)
  • Bilingual is (English and Korean) preferred
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Development Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of development associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for development associate
  • Assisting with the management of pledge and gift receipts, recording, and acknowledgment systems
  • Work with families in the school, alumni, outside vendors, and Benefit / Event committee members as appropriate
  • Handle the timely processing and accurate acknowledgement of all event and school donations
  • Process and track all vendor invoices charged to the Nursery School Development Department
  • Update and maintain all donor records and notes in Tessitura donor data base on a regular basis and run reports from the Tessitura system, as needed
  • Organize and manage guest lists and mailings of letters and invitations
  • Act as a liaison to the Development team and collaborates with other members of the Development team on and Nursery School Development events / initiatives
  • CL2 laboratory
  • Helping and organizing auctions and managing auction items
  • Entering gifts on Raiser's Edge
Qualifications for development associate
  • Entering donor information
  • Helping with any or every pre and post event activities
  • Event Planning background
  • Works on various fundraising projects and initiatives at the request of the Associate Chairman
  • Provides various support activities for the fundraising team at the direction of the Associate Chairman, including writing proposals and gathering research and other information that will aid in the fundraising process
  • Serve as the department's liaison with Information Services Department in requesting data for mail/phone solicitation programs, annual giving programs, employee campaigns, or other special projects as determined by development staff
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Development Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of development associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for development associate
  • Write/update Standard Operating Procedures and associated training documents
  • Owns results and loss reduction, capability for assigned production line
  • Owns personal action plans that drive improvement for the plants
  • Manages production staff to attain production and quality goals (including hiring and disciplining)
  • Manages and owns various functions of the business and creates an engaged and team oriented work force in order to improve business results
  • Provides training and qualifies plant resources
  • Assures products meet and/or exceed the requirements specified by our internal and/or external customers including government regulations
  • Ensures required information for products, policies and procedures are documented, updated, and available when requested
  • Creates and leads an engaged team oriented workforce
  • Arrange live introductory conversations here in Washington between a Business Development Manager and leading policy makers
Qualifications for development associate
  • Bachelor’s degree in programs related to Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Supply Chain Management, Business Management, Food Science or Agriculture
  • Ability to relocate – perhaps up to 3 times in the first 3 years of employment
  • Responsible for delivering on team and individual commitments including but not restricted to software releases, development estimates, bug fixes and other commitments including meeting SLAs for maintenance requests and escalations
  • Provides direction to teams and helps in translating company goals and objectives to team members
  • Works closely with the GDMs, Program Managers, Product Leaders and members of other teams in order to gather and achieve team tasks
  • Will be responsible for planning and scheduling of work for the teams
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Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of development associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for development associate
  • Coordinate and set-up meetings and or conferences
  • Excellent grammar and the ability to generate and proofread letters
  • Respond to donor inquiries – in writing, in person, by phone
  • Manage donations, to include managing annual giving efforts for gifts up to $25,000
  • Assist with the negotiations of development agreements, joint ventures
  • Ensure that all donor activity conducted by development officers is tracked in Salesforce, including contact reports, donor interests, biographical information, and major gift solicitations
  • Maintain and regularly reconcile a calendar of all reports due to foundations and other relevant funders
  • Work with Finance Department on monthly reconciliations and annual audit
  • Track team finances and schedule team meetings
  • Schedule and staff Development Council and Campaign Advisory Council meetings
Qualifications for development associate
  • Knowledge of business to business fundraising
  • Must be organized and have strong attention-to-detail and time management skills
  • Raiser's Edger experience is a huge plus!
  • Familiarity with protein characterization techniques including SDS-PAGE, IEF, UV-vis, HPLC, LAL
  • Assist with management of the major gift pipeline
  • Communicate with customer service team

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