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Development Associate

1515 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA Req #223
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

THE MISSION OF PROJECT HOME

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.

Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care.

Project HOME is committed to social and political advocacy. An integral part of our work is education about the realities of homelessness and poverty and vigorous advocacy on behalf of and with homeless and low-income persons for more just and humane public policies.

Project HOME is committed to nurturing a spirit of community among persons from all walks of life, all of whom have a role to play in making this a more just and compassionate society.

 

 

THE VALUES OF PROJECT HOME

The work of Project HOME is rooted in our strong spiritual conviction of the dignity of each person.

We believe that all persons are entitled to decent, affordable housing and access to quality education, employment, and health care.

We believe in the transformational power of building relationships and community as the ultimate answer to the degradation of homelessness and poverty.

We believe that working to end homelessness and poverty enhances the quality of life for everyone in our community.

We believe that the critical resources entrusted to us to achieve our mission must be managed honorably and professionally.

 

 

Job Summary: The Development Associate will primarily be responsible for: 1) processing all donations (including managing the gift acknowledgement process) in a timely and efficient manner; 2) ensuring the integrity of the Raiser’s Edge database and the information that is thereafter integrated into the Accounting Department’s financial management database or used by the department to meet fundraising goals; and 3) providing administrative financial data tracking and reporting support for the department.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process donations (including monetary gifts, in-kind donations, stock gifts, credit card transactions and online gifts):
    • Update, maintain and enforce donation policies and procedures
    • Manage gift acknowledgement process (determine appropriate letter, signee - merge and mail) for all gifts Input/update/track donor and gift information
    • Respond to all gift processing-related inquiries
    • Electronically deposit checks
    • Help manage the additional processing/invoicing/acknowledgements of unique appeals (such as Mother’s Day cards, IHO/IMO requests, or new donor Welcome Packets)
  • Maintain quality and integrity of development data as  a power user of Raiser’s Edge and coordinator of other Development software:
    • Update and track donor information
    • Work with the Director of Database and Development Operations to provide regular reports, such as fundraising or budget reports, statistical and other analysis reports as needed
    • Generate donor listings for Annual Report and newsletter
    • Improve utilization of data and configuration of database and online giving tools
    • Follow up directly with donors as appropriate to accurately process gifts
  • Maintain communication around donation policy and processes with Accounting Department and provide insight and recommendations on improving processes and policies to the Director of Database and Development Operations
  • Improve processes for tracking and depositing donations
  • Update and document new processes
  • Ensure effective, accurate and consistent tracking and reporting of donations
  • Work with other Development staff (but take lead) on generating mailing lists and related tracking queries for Annual Report, newsletter, events, appeals and other donor communications as necessary and as assigned by the Director of Database and Development Operations
  • Support other Development staff in proper creation, maintenance and updating of on-line donation and e-marketing tools
  • Respond to requests for general information on Project HOME
  • Regular filing of donation information and accompanying correspondence
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates' Degree with two years related experience or high school equivalency with four years related experience
  • Excellent computer skills (experience w/ Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, mail merges, etc.)
  • Experience with databases, preferably experience with Raiser’s Edge or other similar constituent relationship management databases
  • Project management experience
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience communicating/working with donors and/or in customer service
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to successfully manage several tasks simultaneously

Project HOME is an Equal Opportunity Employer
 
Project HOME reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as needed. This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive statement of the duties and responsibilities of the job nor does it constitute a written or implied

contract.

The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, youth, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.  Join us!  Project HOME has a long-standing commitment to equal employment opportunity for all staff and applicants for employment.  Employment decisions including, but not limited to, hiring selection, performance evaluation, administration of benefits, working conditions, associate programs, transfers, position changes, training, disciplinary action, compensation, and separations are made without regard to race, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming), creed, national origin, nationality, citizenship status, domestic partnership status, ancestry, gender, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, civil union status, family status, age, mental or physical disability (including AIDS or HIV-related status), atypical heredity cellular or blood trait of an individual, genetic information or refusal to submit to a genetic test or make available the results of a genetic test, military status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • 1515 Fairmount Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130, USA