Development Associate

Development Associate

The Development Associate is responsible for maintaining accurate fundraising records, handling donor correspondence, and executing plans on fundraising strategies. The Development Associate will work closely with DFA’s Chair and Executive Director as well as our entire team to connect with our donors and inspire them to support our work. We are looking for a self-starter, extremely detail-oriented individual who gets excited by both aggressive goals and the minutia of spreadsheets!

Democracy for America is an equal opportunity employer that strongly values and looks to continue developing the diversity of our team. Women, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, veterans, and gender nonconforming people are strongly encouraged to apply. Salary range is $45,000-$49,000 with generous benefits. While Democracy for America has a home base in Burlington, VT, the majority of our staff telecommute from their own home bases around the country and this position may also telecommute.

Specific Responsibilities include:

  • Schedule, plan and staff call time with DFA’s Executive Director & Chair
  • Ensuring all donors receive timely and appropriate responses to their questions
  • Execution of all 'snail mail' correspondence with donors
  • Maintaining accurate donation records
  • Assist Senior Development Associate in the execution of massive cultivation and fundraising projects several times throughout the year
  • Writing emails, letters, and proposals to donors
  • Assist Finance Director in maintaining and growing our monthly sustainer program
  • Recruiting and supporting fellow staff in team fundraising efforts
  • Get on the phone to raise critical funds for DFA and speak directly to our members and donors

Qualities we're looking for:

  • Passionately progressive; you believe that people-power can make real change happen
  • An obsession with detail; you take the time to capitalize first and last names within a database
  • A dedication to getting the job done, even when the task isn’t very exciting; you will find yourself organizing lots of lists
  • A spirit and creativity to bring new ideas to the team
; we get excited about innovation for our fundraising programs and we hope to learn from you
  • An ability to speak truth to power with grace and humor; you’ll be tasked with holding leaders within the organization accountable to hitting their goals, and laughing with them helps a lot

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  No phone calls, please.

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