Development Associate

    This role primarily supports the Development team with a minimum of 75-80% of time dedicated to the Development responsibilities outlined below. The remaining 20-25% of times consists of general administrative support.


    • Support all Administrative functions of Development, including database entry and management, communications, and reporting;
    • Support Development Events;
    • Serve as liaison to the Vice Chair of Resource Development;
    • Maintain an efficient, productive, and positive office culture for fellow employees as well as visitors.

    General Administration:

    • Serve as key liaison between Village staff and outsiders, providing information, answering questions, and responding to requests;
    • Manage office facilities, equipment, supplies, and the IT contract.


    Essential Responsibilities:


    • Execute annual fund appeals and related fundraising activities (ex. NH Gives);
    • Handle and respond to email.
    • Record gifts and maintain records on donors and prospects in Bloomerang;
    • Generate acknowledgements;
    • Create a weekly giving list to be sent to the Finance Manager, Vice-Chair of Resource Development, Chair of Annual Fund, Campaign Director & Co-Chairs, Campaign Counsel, and Board Chair;
    • Create and maintain the development calendar;
    • Schedule and set up meetings, including committee meetings, prospect meetings;
    • Pull reports as needed to support meetings and discussions;
    • Assess filing needs and implement proper filing system for development records.

    General Administration

    • Provide administrative support to the Executive Director for correspondence and board-related activities;
    • Be communications “hub” for the Village, sorting/distributing incoming mail; answering and directing phone calls;
    • Manage and distribute contact lists for Trustees, Corporators and Committees; update letterhead for stationery and website;
    • Schedule conference room sign-ups; occasionally handle meeting logistics.


    Desired Qualifications:

    • Demonstrated competence in office administration;
    • Experience in developing internal processes and filing systems;
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
    • Strong time-management skills;
    • Proficiency with office applications, and aptitude for learning new systems;
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality of Village information;
    • High school diploma or equivalent required; bachelor’s or associates degree preferred.
    This position is being offered at 40 hours a week, at $20-25/hr depending on experience.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to kmarcellino@shakers.org
    EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full Time Hourly

    Canterbury Shaker Village prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, or marital status. Canterbury Shaker Village is an equal opportunity employer.

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