Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is responsible for managing donor and community engagement projects to contribute to fundraising revenue goals. This position is part of the Development and Communications team, which also includes the Vice President of Institutional Advancement, a Director of Development, a Director of Marketing and Communications and a Development Assistant. The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development, works closely with all team members and provides support to the Vice President. The Development Associate provides supervision to college and high school interns, primarily in the summer.
In all of his/her efforts, the Development Associate will uphold the highest standards of professionalism, poise and organization to best represent The Dimock Center internally and externally. This position includes interaction with donors, including Board members, individuals and corporate partners, community partners, Dimock staff from all divisions and levels of management and Dimock patients/families.
- Collaborate with and support the Director of Development and other team members in planning and executing annual events. This includes event logistics, volunteer recruitment and management, budgeting, financial tracking, and sponsor stewardship.
- Effectively and efficiently complete activities and meet target deadlines in order to execute successful events.
- Organize and facilitate additional projects and ongoing organizational activities.
- Collaborate with the Development Assistant to complete data entry, mailings, and to utilize fundraising tools for accurate tracking.
- Promote, organize, and oversee corporate service days and engage, recruit, train and manage relationships with community volunteers and potential corporate relationships.
- Supervise and manage interns and additional seasonal staff.
- Manage day-to-day office necessities.
- Bachelor’s Degree required.
- Minimum of two years of Development experience required.
- Values and demonstrates a proactive, positive, collaborative approach to work.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work and communicate with diverse constituents, including colleagues, patients, families and donors (including board members) and vendors.
- Outstanding project management skills.
- Outstanding organization and time management skills.
- Outstanding attention to detail to avoid mistakes.
- Demonstrated ability to meet goals on time and handle multiple priorities and projects.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently and prioritize work daily.
- Creativity and a high level of energy.
- Significant technological proficiency, including in Microsoft Word, Excel and Raiser’s Edge.
- Ability to work collaboratively and congenially, in particular as part of the Development and Communications Team and with the President/CEO, sharing information and creating ideas together.
- Flexibility to work early mornings, nights and weekends for events and meetings (approximately three per month).
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