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Big Brothers Big Sisters Position Announcement

Job Title:                  Development Associate/Raiser’s Edge Specialist

Department:             Fund Development

Reports To:              Chief Development Officer

FLSA Status:           Exempt /32 to 40 hours per week


The Agency:

Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest’s mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact. For over 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been the nation’s premier mentoring agency, providing professional support for the development of positive relationships between youth in need and caring mentors.  Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest local provider of one-on-one mentoring in Portland and Southwest Washington — serving Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, Clark and Cowlitz counties. Columbia Northwest is one of the fastest growing agencies in the nation, starting with no matches in 2002 to serving more than 2,800 children in 2008.  The agency’s long-range strategic plan calls for growing to 6,000 children served annually by 2013. The agency boasts a high-profile, committed board of directors, an experienced and mission-driven workforce and strong community partnerships.

Minimum Job Responsibilities:

Enter daily donations and gift data in Raiser’s Edge. Process gifts in a timely manner; produce acknowledgement letters for signature; input/edit donor records; process address changes. Prepare weekly gift batch reports. Produce queries and reports for data analysis and fund raising management. Prepare and process pledge reminders for multi-year pledges. Telephone communication with donors regarding pledges and payments. Implement record keeping procedures and policies; establish data management and input policies and guidelines. Develop and implement procedures to maintain integrity and accuracy of data. Train and oversee input by staff, interns and volunteers, to ensure data integrity. Oversee data transfer from Kintera Sphere web-based database to Raiser’s Edge. Manage portfolio assignments and other prospect management systems in the donor database. In coordination with the Annual Giving Manager, implement and track the baseline stewardship program for all donors and assist with “high touch” stewardship activities for major donors. Work with Finance team to reconcile donor database with financial records on a monthly basis and to meet other financial deadlines. File and track matching gift forms. Prepare mailing lists for direct mail appeals and event invitations. Maintain departmental files. Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree. Two years experience working with development department database systems, Raiser’s Edge experience preferred. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to pass standard background check.

Required Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of a donor-centered development operation. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Ability to work under pressure. Excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.

Work Environment:

Routine office environment.


Please email cover letter, resume, and professional references to [email protected] attn: Development Associate Search or mail to: Development Associate Search, Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, 1827 NE 44th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97213. The search will continue until the position is filled.