Development Associate

Pathways to Housing PA, Advancement

Position Summary: The Development Associate, working with the VP of Advancement and Special Projects, will support all fundraising activities for Pathways to Housing PA. The Associate will follow established protocols and contribute to improving processes and procedures for gift processing and database management. They will be detail-oriented with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills that will contribute to successful fundraising activities.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Enhance the organization’s efforts to raise funds through all appropriate techniques, primarily through maintenance of donor information.
  • Using Salesforce, track fundraising activities including but not limited to gift processing, constituent contact information, prospects, and fundraising performance.
  • Implement stewardship strategies and systems and generate regular acknowledgement letters.
  • Update policies and procedures for gift processing, acknowledgement, and database management regularly.
  • Assist in the creation of annual fundraising campaigns.
  • Provide support for all major agency events.
  • Coordinate volunteer recruitment and activities.
  • Manage the Emerging Leaders group.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and training in fundraising.


Essential Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and 1 or more years of experience in a related role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in database management. Prior experience with Salesforce or equivalent constituent database is preferred, though not required.
  • Strong project management skills and attention to detail. Ability to decipher and interpret incoming correspondence and recognize the significance for gifts or fundraising issues.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (including mail merges).


Supervisory Responsibilities

None on staff, potential for internships and volunteers.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

Office and/or business environment.  Some agency and community meetings and events. Attendance at fundraising and networking events. Some light lifting is required.  Significant sitting and computer work is required.  Significant interaction with agency clientele and the general public.


Salary Range

$38,000 to $43,000 annually