As one of the nation’s premier humanitarian organizations, the American Red Cross is dedicated to helping people in need throughout the United States and, in association with other Red Cross networks, throughout the world. We depend on the many generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs. If you share our passion for helping people, join us in this excellent career opportunity as a Development Associate.
Perform research, review and analysis regarding fundraising strategies and trends.
1. Perform research, review and analysis regarding fundraising strategies and trends. Prepare reports and recommendations for management review. 2. Advise chapters and/or lines of service on effective fundraising strategies. 3. Develop fundraising communication and marketing materials supporting line of service fundraising initiatives. 4. Compile and analyze information about potential contributors for the development of sales strategy.
5. Emphasis on individual giving, with the ability to steward key donor relationships and gifts in the six to seven figure range.
6. Ability to cultivate and steward donor relationships in recognition societies, such as the Chairman's Council.
7. Must be comfortable working with and developing rapport with senior leadership teams.
Education: 4-year college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in Business, Communications, Political Science, Sales or related field. Good technology and social media skills. Must be detail-oriented with good analytical skills.
Experience: Minimum 1 to 3 years required
Skills and Abilities: Ability to relate well and work effectively with multiple constituencies and audiences. Excellent verbal and written skills. Knowledge of office systems: MS-Office preferred and fundraising database systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce.com). A team player committed to developing and working within a collaborative environment and to ensuring the highest customer service orientation.
The American Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that offers employees growth and development; team spirit; a competitive salary; and a comprehensive benefits package.
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Essential Functions/Physical Requirements: Depending on work assignment, may require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk and manipulate (lift, carry, move) light to medium weights of up to 20 pounds. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and read technical information. Overall mobility is essential. May include sitting for long periods of time, driving a vehicle and working under challenging conditions.
Work Conditions: Work is performed indoors with some potential for exposure to safety and health hazards related to emergency services relief work. May travel and participate in meetings and conferences throughout chapter jurisdiction, state and Red Cross system. Because the Red Cross is a disaster response organization, staff may be asked to be on 24-hour call during period of major disaster.
The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.