Our dynamic nonprofit organization is the only agency of its kind in Michigan—and one of just a few in the nation—that provides all services under one roof for victims and survivors of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual violence. We offer more than 35 programs and services at no charge for victims and their families, and we employ over 70 staff members. Our recently-built facility provides an empowering environment for victims, survivors, and their families. It also offers a state-of-the-art workplace for our staff. We are committed to collaboration, diversity and inclusiveness in everything we do. If you are passionate about our mission, we invite you to explore this career opportunity with LACASA Center.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Fund Development Associate provides essential support to the Development Department with their organizational talents, communication abilities and strong database/systems management skills. As an agency on the move, LACASA is seeking an experienced individual who can be a vital part of the on-site team. As the chosen candidate, you will oversee and accurately maintain an advanced donor management system (Blackbaud/Raisers Edge NXT). Your scope of responsibilities will include: assisting in data migration; implementing, tracking, analyzing, and reporting on donor data; identifying new/prospective funders/funding sources; and providing logistical support for varied fundraising efforts. This position is responsible for campaign/donor/client confidentiality and production of time sensitive materials. The ideal candidate relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected in this position. Also, the Associate may coordinate the work of assigned project volunteers and/or interns.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in nonprofit management/fundraising, public relations, communications, business, information management, or a related field. Commensurate experience in an environment related to business, finance or nonprofits will be considered. The ideal candidate will have data transfer experience, be gifted with customer service skills, possess previous nonprofit experience, and prior history in a fast paced office environment. Proven project management experience and excellent verbal and written communication skills required. Excellent judgement skills with the ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality are essential. The ideal candidate will possess initiative as well as strong analytical and organization/time management skills. Must display professionalism, patience, project management abilities, and exceptional attention to detail. Proven experience is required in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel. Proficiency in Blackbaud/Raisers Edge NXT is highly-preferred. Valid driver’s license is required.


  • Receive, document and track philanthropic requests, pledges and contributions (cash, pledges, matching gifts, appreciated stock, sponsorships, grants, and planned gifts).
  • Acknowledge gifts in a timely manner, consistent with gift receipting plan Coordinate with Chief Development Officer for effective acknowledgement strategies
  • Manage, update and maintain donor database to ensure data integrity; assist and support software migration processes, as necessary
  • Respond to donor inquiries and approach benefactors for support consistent with departmental strategic plan; as directed, update donors on their critical support of our work and invoicing sponsorship and multi-year commitments
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, sponsors, and potential donors and identify potential for major giving
  • Conduct research, analyze data and complete reports on current or prospective donors for cultivation and solicitation
  • Assist in tracking grant requirement compliance, in collaboration with other departments such as programs, communications
  • Assist Chief Development Officer with list preparation and the writing/editing of acknowledgments, reports/dashboards, and proposals/grants, as necessary. Prepare materials such as invitations, digital presentations, campaign information solicitations, and graphics/recognition materials
  • Work collaboratively with other agency departments such as Communications, Adult Services, Children’s Services, and LACASA Collection, our charity resale store
  • Manage and maintain accurate departmental calendars, contact lists and donor lists
  • Answer and direct phone calls and provide general support to visitors, donors and sponsors on-site
  • Coordinate various aspects of monthly meetings including scheduling, issuing invitations, technologies documentation for Fund Development Committee meetings, Capital Campaign Committee meetings, and departmental meetings
  • Prepare agendas in preparation for meetings; take meeting minutes; immediately following regularly scheduled meetings, generate action-oriented meeting notes and task strategies
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies
  • Participate in activities related to agency tours, awareness events, as well as any capital or fund development campaigns which may include settings and restoration of facilities
  • Become active in the community through membership and/or participating in appropriate organizations
  • Assist in securing/tracking departmental expenses to support budget process and departmental accountability
  • Adhere to strict confidentiality policy as it relates to donors, clients and all aspects of agency operations; records, reports, and discussions
  • Behave in a manner consistent with LACASA Philosophies, Standards of Conduct and LACASA Staff Handbook
  • Attend and participate in relevant agency trainings and meetings; complete annual competencies evaluations as required
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Schedule: Regular Full time/Exempt; Predominately in-person/on-site position

Supervisor: Chief Development Officer


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Floating Birthday Holiday
  • Paid Holidays
  • Generous Earned Time Off Plan
  • 403b Retirement Account with Employer Matching
  • Voluntary Short/Long Term Disability and Supplemental Life
  • Mileage Reimbursement

If you meet or exceed the qualifications for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@lacasacenter.org.

LACASA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, pregnancy status, ethnicity, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital status, physical or mental disability, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation and/or Veteran status. LACASA is a 501(c)3 organization.

LACASA is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity

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