GENERAL DESCRIPTION: As a Fund Development Associate, you will ensure efficient operations of the Development Department through a variety of tasks related to organization, communication (verbal and written), database management and donor relations. Utilizes “donor relationship concepts, practices and procedures” to contribute to the goals and strategic plan of the department and agency. Responsible for supporting relationship growth with current and prospective donors, solicitation, managing stewardship cycles, and researching ways to secure additional funds. Responsible for campaign/donor/client confidentiality, accuracy and time sensitive materials. May direct and lead the work of others. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected from this position.  This position my coordinate the work of assigned project volunteers and/or interns.

QUALIFICATIONS: We require a Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communications, business or related field; commensurate experience in environment related to business, finance and/or fundraising considered. Ideal candidate will be gifted in customer service skills and possess previous non-profit 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 also necessary. Must possess strong analytical, organization/time management skills. Must display professionalism, patience, project management and strong attention to detail. Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office; Word and Excel.  Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Receive, document and track philanthropic requests, pledges and contributions (cash, pledges, matching gifts, appreciated stock, sponsorships and planned gifts)
  • Acknowledge gifts in a timely manner, consistent with gift receipting plan requirements. 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
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with donors, sponsors, and potential donors. Identify potential for major giving
  • Conduct research, analyze data and complete reports on current or prospective donors for cultivation and solicitation
  • 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, campaign information and solicitations
  • Work collaboratively with other agency departments such as communications, event planning, LACASA Collection, and client services
  • 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 and attend monthly Fund Development, Capital Campaign Committee and departmental meetings, conference calls and appointments. Prepare agenda in preparation for and generate action-oriented meeting notes and minutes as immediate follow-up to regularly scheduled meetings
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies
  • Participate in activities related to any capital, or fund development campaigns
  • 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 meetings and completes annual competencies as required
  • Perform all other duties as assigned 

If you meet or exceed these qualifications, we invite you to send your resume and cover letter to hr@lacasacenter.org for consideration.

The spirit of diversity and inclusion is encouraged and infused into everything we engage in at LACASA Center—from the community education programs we develop and the Crisis Shelter we operate, to the employee benefits we offer and the social outreach initiatives we spearhead. It is our belief that opportunity, access, resources, and rewards should be available to, and for, the benefit of all.

Since our agency was established in 1981, we have evolved to offer more than 30 programs and services that help empower victims of child abuse, domestic violence and sexual assault as they rebuild their lives.

Our independent nonprofit organization serves Livingston County and is located in Howell, Michigan. If you are passionate about our mission, we invite you to explore a career with LACASA Center.  

LACASA is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer & Workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity 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.


To apply, please send a resume and cover letter via mail, email or fax to:

LACASA Center
Human Resources
2895 W. Grand River Ave.
Howell, MI 48843
Email: hr@lacasacenter.org  
Phone: (517) 548-1350
Fax: (517) 548-3034

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