One of the oldest learned societies in the US is looking to hire a Development Associate within their Policy Research Center. The Development Associate is a key member of a small, dynamic team focused on managing high-level donor activities in a complex environment. The position requires strong interpersonal and organizational skills and a commitment to excellence. The individual must be self-motivated and able to prioritize and manage several projects at the same time.
This is a temporary position with the possibility to turn permanent for the right candidate. The center in located in Cambridge, MA, and the position starts ASAP. Interested candidates may reply with their resumes and we;ll get in touch.
Work closely with the Associate Director of Development, Director of the Annual Fund and Chief Advancement Officer on data requests and the management of daily gift processing.
Assume primary responsibility for day-to-day management of departmental databases, including creating queries, exporting and importing data, and creating data files to produce mail and email solicitations.
Assume primary responsibility for day-to-day management of gift processing, tracking and reporting, including managing the pledge payment system and tracking acknowledgment and receipt status for all gifts and pledges.
Ensure accurate recording in donor records of all correspondence and actions with donors and prospects (individuals and institutions).
Work closely with the Finance Department to reconcile all gifts and grants.
Manage and update campaign tracking report, record all gifts and pledges.
Produce annual donor roster and other donor lists. Manage system for recording donor recognition preference and gift types.
Assist with the production of a range of development materials, including correspondence for donors and prospects, stewardship and solicitation materials, proposals and reports, and briefing materials.
Prepare materials for Development Committee meetings.
Support the coordination and implementation of Development Department events and meetings.
Provide operational and technical support for Development Department.
Associates Degree required.
At least one year of development experience.
Superior written communication skills.
Strong editing and proofreading skills.
Very high attention to detail; curiosity and problem-solving skills; initiative and follow-through on projects.
Ability to learn quickly, prioritize, and work accurately and proactively with little supervision.
Strong administrative and organizational skills, with an emphasis on time management and the ability to plan, organize and implement numerous projects simultaneously.
Ability to anticipate data needs and think creatively.
Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Word), Adobe Acrobat, various document processing and database applications and querying.
Development database experience required, Raiser’s Edge preferred.
Understanding of how to deal properly with confidential or sensitive information.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.