An essential member of our three-person Development Team, the Database and Events Assistant is responsible for supporting the Director of Development in pursuit of GSH’s development goals. Specifically, the assistant oversees the donor database, to include gift entry, reports, constituent management, and stewardship. Additionally, the assistant will help increase charitable gift revenue by supporting the planning and execution of fundraising events, including, among others, the annual gala and golf tournament.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
Supports the Development Office in the management and maintenance of donor databases and donor records, gift and pledge processing and reminders, and stewardship activities.
Maintains the entry, storage, accessibility, confidentiality and accuracy of all donor and gift records.
Supports the Development Office’s administrative, clerical, and donor stewardship functions, including opening, processing, preparing, and sending thank you letters for all donations.
Is responsible for preparing and sending regularly scheduled newsletters and updates to donors and supporters.
Is responsible for preparing reports and summaries of the Development Office’s fundraising progress for the Board of Directors, management and funders.
Supports the Development team in planning and logistics for all fundraising events.
Assists with social media activities and updates.
Supports the professionalism of the organization, integrity of internal office procedures and prompt and professional donor services.
Additional duties, as assigned.
GSH is looking to hire a Development Assistant who has the following experience and skills, at a minimum:
2-3 years of fundraising, business development, or database management experience.
An ability to learn database systems to track fundraising efforts. Experience in the Bloomerang platform a plus.
Proven knowledge of efforts related to donor outreach, mailings, personal solicitations, internet fundraising and special events/programs.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Docs.
Superior written and verbal communication skills.
Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
Graphic design/video editing experience a plus.
Special event management experience preferred.
Self-starter with little need for close supervision.
Ability to work effectively on a small team and across functional organizational lines
Ability to work flexible hours, including occasional evenings and weekends, especially during the time leading up to fundraising events.
A non-exempt, entry-level, hourly position with 40 hours/week work requirements. Salary is competitive and commensurate with education/experience. GSH is an equal opportunity employer.
To apply, please respond with a letter of interest, writing sample, your resume and salary requirements via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The writing sample should either be a fundraising appeal letter or a blog post on an affordable housing related issue, not to exceed 400 words. On all email submissions, please include “GSH Database and Events Assistant” in the subject line.
About Good Shepherd Housing and Family Services
Since 1974, GSH has been reducing homelessness and enabling self-sufficiency by providing permanent affordable housing, emergency financial services, budget counseling and case management to working families in Fairfax County. Earning numerous accolades for their work, GSH received the 2013 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management, and was named one of the best nonprofits by the 2018-2019 Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy.