Development Assistant

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Native American Youth and Family Center
position summary:

The Native American Youth and Family Center in Portland, Oregon, works to enrich the lives of our Native youth and families through education, community involvement, and culturally specific programming. We have provided educational services, cultural arts programming, and direct support to reduce poverty to the Portland metropolitan area's American Indian and Alaska Native community for over 30 years.

The Development Assistant will work directly for the office of Development and report to the Development Director. The position will be generally responsible for 75% auction coordination, donor coordination and data entry, 10% donor development and 15% other fundraising activities as assigned by the Development Director.

Salary / Pay Rate:$12-$15 phr plus benefits
Required Skills and Abilities:Qualifications and Skills: • At least one year of data entry experience with Raiser’s Edge and Auctionpay preferred. • Experience with Raiser’s Edge Batch. • High level of accuracy with data entry (equivalent to typing 60 wmp). • Familiar with 10-key adding machine, other standard office equipment • Basic understanding of development, fundraising and nonprofit organizations. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. • Experience with development data base systems. • Excellent computer skills including web based research, word processing, database management, Email and Microsoft Office programs. • 1 year of fundraising experience and a demonstrated ability to successfully support the activities of fundraising including the securing of resources from government, foundation, corporate, special event and/or other activities. • Proven persuasive communication skills; excellent reading, writing, editing and research abilities; excellent verbal communication skills. • Demonstrated initiative, discipline, and ability to perform under pressure and to meet deadlines. • Rudimentary knowledge about development strategies and fund development research resources and tools. • Ability to work with diverse populations specifically the urban Native population, including knowledge of Native American history, an understanding of the diversity of the local American Indian/Alaskan Native community and issues surrounding the Urban Indian experience. Application Procedures: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter addressing their qualifications for the position and why they are interested in joining the NAYA Family Center team. Please also enclose a NAYA application and your resume. Applications and the official position description can be obtained online at or by contacting the office. Attention: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Application Deadline: Open until filled Please send application materials to: Michael Sorensen Native American Youth and Family Center 5135 NE Columbia Boulevard Portland, OR. 97218 E-mail: [email protected]
Qualifications: 2 years administrative experience. 1 year of Fund Development Experience.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer