Philadelphia VIP

Development Associate, Philadelphia VIP

Posted on May 22, 2017

Philadelphia VIP, the hub of pro bono in Philadelphia, recruits, trains, and supports volunteer attorneys who provide free legal services to low-income clients.

For this position, Philadelphia VIP seeks an organized, detail-oriented team player with excellent skills in communication (oral and written) and relationship-building, demonstrated fundraising interest, and commitment to access to justice for underserved communities. The candidate should be a self-starter, attentive to detail, and successful at managing multiple deadlines. The ideal candidate enjoys working with a close-knit team in a fast-paced office and embraces technology. Bachelor’s Degree required. Experience in fundraising, working with volunteers, donor database management, and events management preferred. This position is non-exempt with generous employee benefits and a great team atmosphere.

Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Development Associate will foster a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization by:

Managing VIP’s primary fundraising campaigns and donor stewardship:
• Maintain Philadelphia VIP’s development calendar
• Draft appeal letters and coordinate mailings for all campaigns
• Maintain accurate and up to date donor materials in print and on website
• Develop and implement donor recognition plan
• Contribute to the ongoing development of VIP’s fundraising strategies
• Identify new opportunities to convert volunteers to donors and assist in donor research

Assisting with VIP’s accounts receivable process:
• Manage deposit process for all revenue
• Maintain website donor portal and PayPal account
• Track and acknowledge all gifts promptly

Reporting on and tracking donor campaign and grant outcomes:
• Maintain donor and prospect tracking systems using donor management database
• Track metrics to evaluate and improve fundraising initiatives
• Prepare statistical reports for the Board of Directors, foundation, corporate and government grants

Drafting communications for donors and other stakeholders:
• Implement applicable portions of VIP’s strategic communications plan
• Partner with the Communications and Volunteer Coordinator in fundraising and stewardship communications

Managing and staffing fundraising and volunteer recognition events:
• Assist in planning, execution, and follow-up for events
• Explore new and innovative options for fundraising events
• Execution of annual fundraising event

Supporting Board of Directors Development Committee and performing other duties as assigned

DEADLINE: Submissions reviewed on a rolling basis; priority to those received by June 2, 2017

HOW TO APPLY: E-mail cover letter, resume, and reference list to Pranshu Verma, Director of Operations, Please include potential start date. Please, no telephone calls.


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