CUCS is seeking a Development and Communications Associate for its Development and Communications Department. This position plays an important role in CUCS’s efforts to develop and grow relationships with institutional and individual donors. In collaboration with the Chief Development and Communications Officer and the Associate Director of Development, the position will help develop and implement strategies to increase donations from individuals and institutional donors, expand fundraising events, and develop new revenue streams for CUCS.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as lead Salesforce administrator, helping to inform structure and best practices.
Ensures accuracy and maintenance of donor and donation records on a timely, ongoing basis. Reconciles donor database with finance department on a monthly basis. Produce Salesforce reports when needed.
Generate accurate mailing lists for development events, appeals and other solicitations.
Manage CUCS’s donation processing procedures and protocols to ensure fidelity across department and organization.
Helps maintain general organization of Development Department at all times.
Provides periodic administrative support for Director and Associate Director.
Work effectively with Associate Director to create high quality proposals and reports.
Provide significant support in the grant development process for foundation, corporate, and government applications from start to finish
Tracks foundation grant reporting requirements to ensure compliance with external deadlines and foundation processes. Communicates as needed with foundation personnel around the administration of required reports.
Produces well-written, cogent and persuasive letters, emails, narratives and/or other materials for external audiences; provides thoughtful and well-considered comments and edits to report narratives and communications drafted by program staff or others.
Provide significant support in the development, planning, and implementation of CUCS’s fundraising events.
Support all pre-event and on-site logistics and production aspects of events, invitation mailings (digital and via mail), table and ticket solicitations, research and solicit auction packages, vendor relations, and day-of donor relations.
Prepare timely customized acknowledgement letters, pledge reminders, receipts and other correspondence to donors who request information, including recent and past donations.
Support the development and expansion CUCS Young Professionals Group.
Support strategies for fundraising that will grow annual revenue from individuals, including monthly donor program, website and social media.
Provide significant support in all year-end individual donor solicitations and campaigns, both digital and print.
Maintain confidentiality of all donor-related information.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required. Master degree a plus.
Minimum of 2-4 years fundraising experience.
Must possess strong skills in fundraising with successful track record of grant-writing for nonprofit agency of similar size preferred. Individual giving experience a plus.
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, are required. Ability to adapt writing style to CUCS’s organizational voice important.
Proven organizational skills including the ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously and produce high quality results while meeting deadlines.
Critical thinking, problem solving, accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to work collaboratively in a strong team environment.
Must be flexible and open to changing needs and priorities.
Proficiency in Salesforce preferred.
Knowledge of Classy a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
About Center for Urban Community Services | CUCS
CUCS helps people rise from poverty, exit homelessness, and be healthy. We excel at developing affordable housing and providing programs that link housing, health and social services for low-income individuals and families. Each year more than 50,000 are served by CUCS.