Summary: The Development Assistant is responsible for several of the administrative aspects of development activities.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Administrative (70% of time)
Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
Code weekly gift receipts and enter receipts in Donor Perfect. Retain original gift information and file accordingly for future reference.
Generate gift detail report for Development Director on a weekly basis.
Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
Generate gift acknowledgement letters, original for signature of Executive Director and a copy for Development records.
Complete all gift-related paperwork required by donors.
Maintain active and up-to-date (monthly) database of donors
Coordinate productions and e/mailing of appeal letters.
Grants (10% of time)
Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors.
Assist with grant proposals and reports, as needed.
Special Events (15% of time)
Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings, as assigned.
Assist with duties as assigned for development events.
Other (5% of time)
Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.
Two-days per week (8-hour day)
This position operates primarily in an office environment that is accessible. Some work at off-site locations may be required and those may not necessarily be fully accessible
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, scanners, filing cabinets, and fax machines
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 40 pounds
Travel between the main office and remote locations is required. Must possess a valid driver’s license and an insured vehicle.
Occasional night and weekend hours are required a few times a year
Work place is a smoke - and drug-free environment.
The Network is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ qualified individuals based on individual merit. The Network does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of employment based on that individual’s race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, housing status, or any other non-merit factor protected under state, local or federal laws. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all personnel actions such as recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, training, transfer, termination, and opportunities for training. The Network is committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.
A minimum of one years' experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit, in the development office
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Ability to work independently with little supervision
Excellent interpersonal skills
Exceptional attention to details, accuracy and timeliness
COMPUTER AND SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE
PC literate with strong skills in experience in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Familiarity with donor software required (Donor Perfect preferred)
Publication/graphic design and Constant Contact knowledge highly preferred
Strong familiarity working on different social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.).
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and list of 3 professional references.
About Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women's Network
Since 1980, the Chicago Metropolitan Battered Women’s Network (The Network) has been dedicated to serving the needs of domestic violence survivors throughout metropolitan Chicago. Over the years, The Network’s membership has grown into a chain of nearly 50 organizations and individuals whose shared expertise has strengthened our collective voice. Through centralized resources, such as advocacy, education, and community outreach, every link in The Network’s chain plays a vital role in bringing an end to society’s tolerance of domestic violence in metropolitan Chicago.
The Network's mission as a collaborative membership organization is dedicated to improving the lives of those impacted by domestic violence through education, public policy and advocacy, and the connection of community members to direct service providers.