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Development Associate: Full-Time Position

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Laura Alvarado, Executive Director, via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February, 16th 2018.

Job Description

Development Associate Skills

IBCF is looking for someone with at least 3 years of prior experience in a Development Associate role. Experience in a non-profit agency is a must. Must be a strong problem-solver and detail oriented individual with above-average organizational, verbal and written communication skills. Strong project management skills are essential. An understanding of marketing and promotions practices are important. This individual should work naturally within a team environment as well as possess the ability to work with little supervision as needed.

Create and Track Fundraising Events

  • Contact potential donors and participants for events as seen fit by the Executive Director.
  • Maintain relationships with a certain level of existing lower level donors.
  • Assist with all fundraising events from beginning stages to implementation. This includes soliciting silent auction donations all year long for the Through the Looking Glass Gala.
  • Create and submit reports to the Executive Director that describe the progress and effectiveness of each fundraising event and campaign.

Record Donations

  • Maintain an accurate record of donations with reports from Bloomerang, IBCF Database.
  • Work closely with the part-time accountant to ensure adequate coding of donations in Quickbooks
  • Create and send acknowledgements of donations to donors and granting agencies.

Research Funding Sources

  • Research and identify potential donors or sources of donations for IBCF.
  • Present these potential donors and sources to the Executive Director for review.
  • Maintain the grants calendar with due dates and notes associated with donor meetings.

Provide Administrative Support

  • Be the first point of contact for individuals meeting with the Executive Director.
  • Support grant writing efforts by preparing necessary documents for each grant proposal.
  • Organize newsletters and other communication materials for quarterly delivery to supporters.
  • Maintain donor database and records on a daily basis.
  • Assist with intern supervisory duties.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Salary range: Full-Time Salaried Position- $40,000-$43,000
Benefits: Vacation and sick time provided. No health or retirement benefits at this time.