The Development Associate (DA) is under the supervision of the Director of Development & Communications and responsible for supporting the administrative tasks within the development department. (S)he helps maintain donor information through the organization’s customer relationship software, Raiser’s Edge. (S)he supports efforts of the development team through assistance with regular administrative tasks including data management, recordkeeping, mailings, marketing, grants, event and volunteer management.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Manages the data entry for donations including preparations of personalized acknowledgement letters within 48 hours upon receipt of donations. Updates donor information in database on an ongoing basis including tracking obituaries, change of address, bad address, key dates, etc. and works with organization’s staff to ensure donor visits/tours/contacts are tracked. Assists with centralized donor filing system for electronic files for donors including individuals, corporations, foundations and planned giving.
Bachelor Degree required and proficiency in Microsoft Suite and database programs. Able to communicate (verbal and written) and work effectively with volunteers, staff, and outside vendors. Ensures confidentiality of the donor database, contributions and donor records in all phases of works.
Internal Number: 1160
About Chinese American Service League
CASL is the largest, most comprehensive social service agency in the Midwest dedicated to serving the needs of Chinese Americans. For 40 years, we have welcomed all who walk through our doors regardless of backgrounds, lifestyles, and needs:
• Providing an educational and cultural foundation for our children
• Ensuring our seniors live full and independent lives with dignity
• Enhancing education and training for tomorrow’s workforce
• Strengthening families while honoring cultural heritage
• Securing our community’s housing and financial well-being
With more than 500 multilingual and multicultural professional and support staff — complemented by a team of over 250 dedicated volunteers — we offer our clients vital physical, economic, mental, and social support. Our $13+ million budget — which includes generous contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporate donors — supports programming that primarily serves immigrants who often lack formal education, possess few transferable job skills, and know little of the new world around them. Since many of these individuals do not speak English and sometimes have no family or friends in the area, CASL becomes their insta...nt family, friend, and teacher. With our support, CASL clients become thriving residents of the greater Chicago community, making valuable contributions as independent, productive members of society. In the words of one of those clients, “We had nothing but our dreams. The Chinese American Service League helped us realize them.”