Development Assistant Job Description

A development assistant is a supporting member of an organization’s development team.

They usually assist more senior staff (such as project managers or developers) with administrative tasks.

Updated on:     
October 7, 2022

Job Brief:

We're looking for a Development Assistant to join our team and help us with our day-to-day operations. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in administration and be able to handle a variety of tasks. If you're organized, detail-oriented, and have a passion for helping others, we want to hear from you!

Development Assistant Duties:

  • Assist the Development Department in completing tasks related to the development and fulfillment of fundraising initiatives
  • Coordinate events by scheduling speakers, securing venues, procuring equipment, organizing logistics, and liaising with participants
  • Assist in the execution of major donor solicitations
  • Assist in the planning and execution of fundraising events
  • Answer questions about the organization’s programs, services, and mission
  • Assist with donor relations and donor management
  • Assist with the production of reports, data, and statistics
  • Maintain calendars for senior management

Development Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Assist Development Director in developing and executing fundraising activities, including identifying opportunities, research, writing proposals, and presentations for prospects
  • Assist Development Director in raising capital, building out the budget, and tracking funder communications
  • Develop and compose correspondence, reports, proposals, and other documents
  • Maintain development database, including contact information, funding sources, and correspondence with prospects
  • Manage a network of over 100 trusted volunteers
  • Attend fundraising and community events to raise money, increase awareness, and create goodwill
  • Prepare and distribute development materials
  • Support development and communications staff

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Requirements And Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Ability to interact effectively with residents, elected officials, staff, and community leaders
  • Excellent writing, oral communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Knowledge of real estate laws and best practices

At [Company Name], we value diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are committed to building a team that reflects a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that a diversity of voices leads to better decision-making and better solutions. We encourage applications from people of all races, religions, national origins, genders, and ages, as well as veterans and individuals with disabilities.