Development Specialist

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organization:Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon & Southwest Washington
position summary:

Primary Purpose: The Development Specialist provides data management support to the development team, to ensure fulfillment of the organization’s annual fundraising objectives. This support involves timely and accurate data entry and management, as well as data reporting and analysis. The Development Specialist also supports foundation and event efforts.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

• Work with the development team to ensure that comprehensive fundraising data collection and reporting processes are in place.

• Maintain donor database including: creation of new donor records, gift entry, entry of pertinent notes and current donor contact information.

• Generate donor communications, acknowledgments and thank you cards, acknowledging all donations within 48 hours of receipt, including, but not limited to:

 Event and in-kind;  Memorial and honorarium cards;  Matching gifts.

• Prepare and file records related to donors and donations, both paper and/or electronic.

• Create and generate various donor reports and other data analysis as needed.

• Provide support to Development Director in coordinating and maintaining annual development reports and plans.

• Prepare and process bank deposits.

• Conduct donor research as directed, including helping create and maintain moves management system for donors and prospects.

• Provide support for foundation research and grant preparation.

• Under the supervision of the Events Manager:

 Ensure timely acknowledgement of sponsors, registrants and event donors;  Support the auction procurement process, including auction item inventory;  Attend auction committee meetings;  Provide support as-needed for Golf and Social events;  Provide post-event administrative support as needed.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provide on-site support at fundraising events.

• Attend monthly staff and various department meetings.

• Other duties as assigned.

To apply: submit resume to [email protected] No calls please.

Salary / Pay Rate:Based upon experience.
Apply by:September 9, 2010
Required Skills and Abilities:Skills Required: • Computer proficiency, including internet, email, Excel, Word and PowerPoint • Proficiency with database and/or customer relationship management systems • Strong attention to detail, including a high degree of accuracy • Ability to work well under pressure, meeting multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines and demonstrating good time management skills • Ability to take direction well, both verbal and written • Ability to maintain confidentiality of donor information • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, including the abilities to proof-read and edit • Problem solving and analytical skills • Use of web-based tools for communication and research • Must possess a valid driver’s license Interpersonal Skills & Values: • Integrity – strive to be honest, open and transparent in all interactions • Respect – treat colleagues, guests, volunteers and others with consideration and fairness • Compassion – consider situations from different points of view • Collaboration – work with colleagues as a team • Accountability – take personal and professional responsibility for actions and results • Flexibility – adapt to changes in work assignments and priorities • Initiative – seek ways to grow and improve both personally and organizationally
Qualifications:Requires a minimum of 2 years administrative experience working with data analysis and customer relationship management (CRM) systems or fundraising databases, preferably in a not-for-profit environment. In-depth knowledge and understanding of Raiser’s Edge is strongly preferred. BA required.
Education Required:College degree
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer