Organization: Amigos de las Américas Mission:
Job Title: Development Associate Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits.
Location: Houston, TX Posted on:
Contact: Sara Nathan Email:
Description: The Development Associate will drive annual fundraising and support the major giving program. The position will liaise closely with the CEO, CFO, Associate Director of the Foundation for Amigos de las Américas, and marketing team. This position is ideal for professionals interested in working closely with senior management while gaining experience on all aspects of fund development and marketing. Responsibilities •Communicate the AMIGOS story, impact, and financial needs both verbally and in writing. •Write compelling cases for investment in programs and operations for inclusion in grant proposals, the website, general AMIGOS communications, and other venues. Author grant and other proposals for Foundations and individual donors. •Draft and coordinate the creation of proposals, reports, and other materials to drive customized and/or segmented cultivation (e.g. landing pages, emails, thank you notes, concept notes/proposals, collateral). •Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with annual fund donors. •Oversee online peer-to-peer fundraising within the organization, working closely with marketing, accounting, and regional operations. Includes training for and implementation of peer-to-peer campaigns. •Manage multiple online donation pages, analyzing data and making improvements to drive increased conversion. •Lead high-quality donor research to help staff identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major donors and prospects with the capacity to make 4-5 figure gifts and support an $800K cross-organizational fundraising goal. •Research funding trends and new strategies in order to apply best practices. •Accurate and timely upkeep of Salesforce data, including: updating constituent data, activity, and projections; tracking donor relationships and actions; building donor profiles; tracking events; and generating both scheduled and ad-hoc reports on moves management. •Analyze data and run reports to show progress on donor strategies
Skills: Preferred Qualifications: •Strong and versatile writing skills, including the ability to craft compelling communications for a variety of purposes and audiences. •Attention to detail and project management skills. •Capacity to manage multiple projects and priorities. •Prior experience using a CRM database. •Advanced Excel skills. •Experience implementing digital appeals and fundraising campaigns, including peer-to-peer fundraising. •Experience and ease with technology, fundraising software, and data analysis. •Proven experience managing direct mail campaigns, including strategy formation, content development, printing, and mailing. •Excellent relationship-building and communications skills, with strong follow-through and the maturity to engage with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders. •Drive and an ability to lead donor- and Board-facing interactions independently. • Motivation and capacity to learn on-the-job, including an interest in honing skills in major donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. •Team player who thrives in an authentic, feedback-driven culture and an entrepreneurial, roll-up-your-sleeves environment. •A demonstrated passion for the AMIGOS mission of helping youth realize their potential as global citizens. •Willingness to attend meetings and networking events outside of normal work hours as needed. •Ideally 3 years professional experience in nonprofit development and/or highly transferable work experience. •Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
Education: Bachelors
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