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					                                  Development Associate
SUMMARY:
The Development Associate assumes primary responsibility for the management of all elements of
MHS’s donor database which includes: accurate and timely record updates, data analysis and reporting,
gift entry and donor acknowledgment. The Development Associate will also assist with direct mail
campaigns and fundraising events. This position works closely with the Development Coordinator and
reports to the Chief Development Officer

HOURS: 30 hours/week
STARTING SALARY: $17.00/hour + generous benefit package (See side 2)
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: April 25, 2011

                            ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

   Manage gift processing and acknowledgments: accurately enter gift and donor information, create
   and process personalized acknowledgment letters for donations.
   Manage and maintain the database structure: ensure data integrity, and update the data entry
   manual.
   Working with the Finance Department, ensure proper fund allocation, produce monthly gift
   reconciliation report and reconcile numbers.
   Organize mailing lists and coordinate all mailings for the Development Department.
   Prepare regular reports and donor analysis information as directed by the Chief Development
   Officer.
   Serve as liaison with donors, car donation procedure, vendors, including: database consultants,
   printers, and direct mail houses.
   Assist the Development and Community Events Department with special projects and events.
   Assist the Chief of Development and the CEO with donor and vendor communication.
   Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

An ideal Candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

   Experience with the Raiser’s Edge database highly desirable.
   Self-sufficient worker who is able to prioritize, quickly manage multiple tasks and responsibilities
   and meet critical deadlines;
   Good verbal and written communication skills;
   Meticulous attention to detail and demonstrated ability to produce error free work when performing
   a variety of functions including: typing, text editing, data entry, file management, and calculations;
   Demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate multiple time-sensitive projects with team members;
   Direct experience in using MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), and experience with fundraising
   and/or database software required.
   Demonstrated ability to maintain highest levels of confidentiality with regards to donor records and
   fund development information;
   General knowledge of fundraising strategies and an interest in developing knowledge base and
   gaining new skills;
   Willingness to be flexible and supportive in the workplace.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A typical way of gaining the necessary knowledge, skill and ability
for this position is a four year college degree or 10 years working experience in a non-profit with two to
three of those years working with Raiser’s Edge. Fundraising/Development experience appreciated. Or
any combination of the above education and experience.

BENEFITS – Con’t on page 2                          Page 1 – Development Associate Job Description – SC April 2011
BENEFITS:

FULL-TIME REGULAR EMPLOYEES (AT LEAST 30 HOURS/WEEK):
      Medical/Vision Plan
      - Health Net PPO and HMO
      - KAISER HMO
      Alternative Care Coverage
      - Chiropractic and Acupuncture
      Dental Plan
      - Includes Orthodontia for dependent children
      Domestic Partner Coverage Available (Medical and Dental plans)
      Life Insurance
      Long Term Disability Insurance

ALL REGULAR EMPLOYEES (AT LEAST 20 HOURS/WEEK):
      Section 125 Cafeteria Plan
      Employee Assistance Program
      Fitness Reimbursement Plan
      403(b) Retirement Plan
      Paid Holiday/Personal Days
      Paid Vacation
      Paid Sick Leave
      Sabbatical Leave
      Voluntary Long Term Care Plan




                                 To Submit an Application or Resume:

                                            Mail or Delivery:
                                         Marin Humane Society
                                          Human Resources
                                        171 Bel Marin Keys Blvd
                                          Novato, CA 94949

                                          Fax: (415) 506-6218




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