Development Associate


organization:National Crime Victim Law Institute at Lewis & Clark
position summary:

The National Crime Victim Law Institute (NCVLI) is a 501c(3) nonprofit legal institute located at Lewis & Clark Law School, with offices in downtown Portland. NCVLI promotes crime victims’ rights in criminal and civil justice systems nationwide through amicus curiae participation, technical assistance to others, and education of the criminal justice system, including teaching an on-campus legal clinic. NCVLI is funded primarily by federal grants but is working to diversify revenue streams.

Working part-time (.50 FTE), the Development Associate, with the Executive Director, will be responsible for raising profile of NCVLI, establishing funding priorities. The Development Associate is responsible for drafting a plan to achieve those priorities through efforts targeted at private donors, corporations, private foundations, workplace giving campaigns and government entities. The Development Associate will work in coordination with the Executive Director (and as appropriate) the Programs and Board Development Coordinator to execute the plan.

- In concert with the Executive Director, responsible for identifying organizational funding priorities, and then independently developing a sound plan and overseeing implementation of the same (coordinating with the Programs and Board Development Coordinator as appropriate) to raise funds, including fundraising from individual donors, alumni, businesses, foundations, workplace giving campaigns, and government entities.

- Responsible for researching corporations, foundations, and private individuals from who funds are to be sought, and, in concert with Executive Director, cultivating, coordinating, and managing relationships with the same, including preparing letters of introduction, inquiries, acknowledgements, arranging for events with Executive Director, and periodic reporting on program progress for all contributors, including an annual report.

- Responsible for researching, writing, and submitting government and foundation grant proposals.

- Responsible for donor database management, as well as management of records of all past and current approaches to all outside funding sources and reports on the same.

- Responsible for developing and carrying out fundraising events, including all aspects of planning the events, soliciting in-kind donations for the events, tracking donors, sponsors, and participants, designing invitations and other communications, advertising for the events, and supervising NCVLI staff and all volunteers involved in the events.

- Draft and coordinate press releases, speeches, and other external communications for delivery by Executive director to enhance development efforts.
Duty 7: Edit information provided by others to further organizational mission and vision and enhance development efforts.

- Work as part of a team to develop marketing and outreach materials, and to maintain messaging on websites and in electronic communications.

For detailed posting and to apply please go to Lewis & Clark's website -

Salary / Pay Rate:$20,000 for .50 FTE
Apply by:September 29, 2011
Required Skills and Abilities:- Strong Interpersonal skills - Demonstrated experience in networking and building relationships - Advanced computer skills (e.g., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, InDesign, Adobe Acrobat) - Excellent writing, proofreading, and editing skills - Excellent oral communication skills - Excellent organizational and time management skills that allow management of multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines - Willingness and ability to work in a team environment, while at the same time be self-motivated - Ability to travel and work flexible hours, including days, evenings, and weekends - Ability to effectively work with diverse populations - Current driver’s license and clean driving record - Nonprofit experience - High standards of ethical conduct and confidentiality - Strong desire and capability to learn new software and programs, including marketing/publishing software (e.g., Indesign) - Experience with variety of social media and desire and capability to learn more.
Qualifications:- Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public relations, marketing, or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience that involves experience in nonprofit development. - Three years of experience in position with duties similar to this position, including significant responsibilities and deadlines; proven track record of successful fundraising and event planning.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer