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Development Associate

Foundation for MetroWest
Job Title: Development Associate
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January 31st, 2018
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Position Description

Title: Development Associate

Education: Bachelors Degree, 3+ years of experience working in an office environment

Location: Natick, MA

Job Status: Full-time

Reports to: Manager of Annual Fund & Events


Position Overview

The Development Associate will play an integral role in supporting the growth of the organization and our mission by providing operational administrative support to all aspects of the Foundation’s fundraising activities, as well as the Town Funds program.  Town Funds are affiliate funds of the foundation that are established to support a particular town or city. 

Database Responsibilities

  • Manage the Foundation’s donor database, including: maintaining data integrity, managing mailing lists, event attendance/participation, gift records, constituent queries and exports
  • Work with Operations Associate to coordinate and manage database capabilities for maximum efficiency and accuracy
  • Enter all gifts in Etapestry, including checks, pledges, recurring gifts, credit cards, online gifts, and event ticket purchases
  • Produce and process all gift acknowledgement letters in a timely manner
  • Work with outside vendors and brokers to ensure that gifts of stock are processed and recorded correctly
  • Generate and circulate reports to appropriate staff and volunteers (Town Fund community boards) at the Foundation
  • Acts as first point of contact for donors with questions about giving to Foundation

Annual Appeal

  • Working with the Manager of Annual Fund & Events, assist in the strategy, planning and implementation of the Foundation’s Annual Appeal process
  • Track giving, generate reports, and analyze annual giving results

Events and Special Projects

  • Help organize and implement fundraising/cultivation events including annual Spring Inspiration Breakfast, Community Leadership Breakfast, Grant Celebration and others
  • Assist with all donor and development special events
  • Provide administrative support for all special projects as necessary
  • Provide support as necessary to Foundation staff in preparing proposals and reports to funders
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to Foundation for MetroWest staff
  • Provide support for Executive Director development activities

Town Funds

  • Working with the Director of Operations, provide all administrative support for the Town Funds program
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Town Funds Annual Appeals

Knowledge and Skills

  • Very strong organizational skills:            
  • attention to detail
  • juggle a variety of activities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • assess and manage priorities
  • ability to take initiative   
  • problem solve
  • excellent time and project management skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to draft thoughtful well constructed, personalized gift acknowledgement letters
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience working and communicating with a wide range of people
  • Must have excellent and current technology skills- superior proficiency  with  MS Office Suite (including Outlook, Word and Excel)
  • Database experience required – eTapestry and/or donor database experience is a plus

Other Requirements

  • Flexible work schedule- (some early morning meetings, and some later evening events)
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Willingness to roll your sleeves up, do the “little things that need to be done”
  • Self motivated, detail oriented, focused
  • Professional demeanor, team player, positive attitude
  • Ideal candidate will live in or have strong ties to the MetroWest community

To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to: info@foundationformetrowest.org

Incomplete applications will not be considered

Foundation for MetroWest offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.  Foundation for MetroWest is an equal opportunity employer.


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