Philadelphia VIP

Development Associate, Philadelphia VIP

Posted on December 01, 2014

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, 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:

  • Draft appeal letters and coordinate mailings for all campaigns
  • Maintain donor and prospect tracking systems using innovative donor management technology
  • Manage development calendar, assist in donor research, and schedule donor meetings
  • Track metrics to evaluate and improve fundraising initiatives, in order to achieve goals

Stewarding donors and cultivating potential donors:

  • Promptly track and acknowledge gifts promptly, managing deposit process for all revenue
  • Develop and implement donor recognition plan
  • Identify synergies between volunteer recognition efforts and donor cultivation

Drafting communications for donors and other stakeholders:

  • Maintain accurate and up to date donor materials in print and on website
  • Manage Volunteer of the Month recognition
  • Draft Annual Report and quarterly E-Newsletter
  • Implement applicable portions of VIP’s strategic communications plan

Assisting with grants management:

  • Prepare statistical reports for foundation, corporate and government grants
  • Draft narrative for grant reports

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
  • Assist with planning and execution of 35th Anniversary events
  • Supporting Board of Directors Development Committee and performing other duties as assigned

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