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Development Associate - part-time

Location : Holyoke, MA
Job Type : Temp/Contract to Direct
Hours : Part Time
Required Years of Experience : 2+
Required Education : Associate's preferred
Travel : No
Relocation : No

Job Description :

United Personnel is seeking a part-time Development Associate for a local nonprofit client. This role is 20 hours per week and is a remote position currently due to COVID-19. 

Development Associate provides administrative support to client’s Development office and assists in the execution of fundraising, special events, and donor relations.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


Development support:


Work with Director of Development execute and track annual online fundraising activity, including email, website, and Facebook campaigns.


Assist with fundraising mailings; coordinate with Communications Coordinator on design of direct mail solicitation and production timeline.


Enter donations and donor information into DonorPerfect database.


Update data entry and records management procedures as needed.


Create monthly DonorPerfect gift reports and donor reports as needed.  


Generate gift acknowledgements, donor recognitions, and donor correspondence.


Maintain updated list of donation needs; respond to inquiries about in-kind donations and arrange for donation drop off at appropriate times.


Maintain a master schedule of fundraising and event activities (dates, deadlines, etc.).


Contribute to donor newsletters and annual report.


Special events support:


Respond to offers of 3rd party fundraising events benefitting client (i.e. business drives, musical performances, “cut-a-thons” or special shopping days); provide informational materials for events and track outcomes of 3rd party fundraising events.


Support client's annual Holiday Wish List campaign; assist with outreach to businesses sponsors; help coordinate the collection of gifts and aid Advocates with getting gifts to participants.



General administrative duties:


Participate in weekly department meeting.


Participate in annual planning for development efforts.


Abide by client's Bylaws, Work From Home, Personnel and Internal Communications Policies.


Maintain the necessary confidentiality of the staff and individuals served by the organization at all times.


COVID-19 mitigation and work-from-home protocols are currently being observed.

Required Qualifications :

  • 2+ years' working in development/donor relations 

  • Experience with DonorPerfect a plus

  • Exemplary communication skills both written and verbal

  • Demonstrated success with MS Office

  • Experience working with donors, donations, and managing all correspondence

  • Knowledge of/experience in planning fundraising events

  • Team player

  • Attention to detail and organization skills

  • Associate's degree preferred


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