The Development Assistant is the primary manager of the organization’s donor database
and record keeping. The Development Assistant will support the Executive Director in
helping identify and manage relationships with the organization’s current and potential
supporters. The Development Assistant has specific fundraising support responsibilities as
well as routine administrative duties including but not limited to copying, filing, office
management, scheduling and managing event registrations.
HOURS AND COMPENSATION:
The position will be part-time (10-25 hours/week) with a flexible weekly schedule. Occasional
weekend and evening hours may be required for events or meetings. Compensation will be
hourly and commensurate with experience.
Donor Data Management:
-Uses a donor relationship management system and supporting database to track
and update donor information, produce reports, perform analyses, and guide the
donor cultivation and stewardship process to ensure seamless integration of data
across the organization.
– Assists the Executive Director in the identification, cultivation, and stewardship of
Desert Foothills Land Trust donors and other supporters.
-Assists the Executive Director in management of the donor engagement process
including providing information to donor prospects and drafting acknowledgements
and other correspondence.
-Manage appeal mailings and other bulk mailings as needed.
-Assist in planning and management of fundraising events.
-Responsible for day-to-day administrative tasks including:
-Managing the organization’s donor database (MatchMaker)
-Processing donations and ensuring timely acknowledgement to donor
-Maintaining organization of pertinent records.
-Process payments, pay bills and perform other light office duties.
-Completing other duties as assigned, including various support duties for
the Executive Director, Board and staff.
-Maintain Qgiv letter templates that relate to donor gifts made online.
-Perform routine administrative duties, including word processing, filing,
copying, ordering supplies, scheduling appointments, sorting mail, managing
-Participate in information booths and community events as a DFLT
representative, including transporting and setting up supplies and display
IDEAL KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
– Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.Experience in Microsoft Word, Excel. Experience with PowerPoint, QuickBooks, and MatchMaker or similar donor database software desirable.
– Demonstrated experience using effective interpersonal skills, listening, diplomacy and
tact to build strong relationships with donors, volunteers, and staff.
-Well-developed written and oral communications skills.
-Ability to flexibly perform in an office setting with a small staff.
-Ability to work effectively in results-oriented organization with either specific instruction
or little supervision.
-Familiarity with protocols in handling confidential information.
-Basic understanding of fundraising principles and practices in a non-profit
Submit your resume and cover letter via email at [email protected]; indicate on the message
subject line, “Development Assistant Applicant”. Applications accepted until filled. Please,
no phone calls.