The Development Associate is an organized, passionate, high-energy member of the Development team who will provide strategic day-to-day support to the Development team and Executive Director to ensure the ongoing caliber of One World Surgery’s work and communication with internal and external partners and donors. This will include supporting the work of externally facing leadership through a variety of duties including special event support, communications and meeting logistics and preparation. This is an excellent entry-level opportunity for someone who is interested in fundraising, special events and nonprofit development. Upon proven success in the role, this position also has the potential to take on additional fundraising responsibilities. Occasional domestic travel and evening and weekend work will be required.
The Development Associate reports to the Director of Development and Communications.
Coordinate planning and logistics for special events hosted by One World Surgery’s volunteer leadership throughout the country and assist with small group cultivation and stewardship events
Partner with volunteer leadership to ensure special event budgets and timelines are in place and vendor logistics are in order
Assist with developing materials to market and promote events and provide general administrative support with managing attendance and participation
Provide administrative support to ensure timely payment from corporate sponsors
Travel with leadership as needed to provide on-site assistance at special events
Ensure the Executive Director and Development team are prepared for meetings with key stakeholders through research, material creation, briefings, confirmation of meeting details, etc.
Ensure appropriate follow-up to meetings, including additional correspondence, keeping track of and scheduling next meetings
Create, design, and edit initial drafts and correspondence, such as letters, presentations for donors and webinars, proposals, etc.
Coordinate donor stewardship, including timely acknowledgements, reports and responses to donor inquiries and requests
Maintain accurate and timely donor records and other appropriate documentation
Take on the role of Secretary at Board of Directors meetings, which requires taking accurate minutes at meetings, arranging logistics and assembling reports for quarterly board meetings
Extraordinary organizational, writing, and communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail and excellent problem-solving skills
Respectful of the sensitive and confidential nature of donor-related information
Contributes both individually and collaboratively in a time-sensitive environment
Ability to thrive in team environment and collaborate and manage key volunteers
Ability to work in an office and perform work at a desk for extended periods of time
Ability to both work and thrive in an evolving, fast-paced environment
Time management skills are imperative to success
Professional approach to internal and external stakeholders required
Approach challenges and opportunities with a positive attitude
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college
Some meeting or event planning experience a plus
Proficiency in Little Green Light, Constant Contact, WordPress and other fundraising portals a plus
About One World Surgery
One World Surgery is a nonprofit organization with the vision of a world committed to safe, timely and accessible surgical care. Our mission is to ignite the spirit of service and transform lives by providing access to high-quality surgical care globally.
One World Surgery funds and operates the world-class Holy Family Surgery Center in Honduras. Our nonprofit is dedicated to helping thousands of underserved patients receive surgical care and helping hundreds of physicians, nurses and others in the US contribute to making a positive impact in global health.