Since 1978, the Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) has worked with legal aid programs, community organizations, and private attorneys throughout Virginia to provide assistance and training to attorneys, paralegals, clients, and other advocates. Additionally, VPLC, working in a center model, engages in litigation, education, and lobbying to obtain justice for low-income Virginians and break down the systems that keep people in poverty.
We seek a mission-driven Development Associate to work collaboratively with the Director of Development to support VPLC’s growth and enhance the success of our fundraising activities, including branding statewide and nationally. This position provides development administrative support, including gift processing, managing the acknowledgment process, event planning and coordination, donor campaign support, research, and campaign mailing coordination. This position reports to the Director of Development and is an excellent opportunity for entry into nonprofit fundraising and Community Centric Fundraising principles.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Learn about Community Centric Fundraising (CCF) and actively engage in efforts to build CCF principles into your role and those of our team and organization.
Manage donor records accurately & conduct quarterly database maintenance.
Manage donor and sponsor stewardship & communication process, including gift entry, thank you notes, pledge entry and sending invoices.
Support all development programs, projects, and events.
Produce routine and custom reports in support of fundraising and marketing efforts.
Reconcile donor reports with financial systems monthly.
Assist in the production and mailing of appeals, Annual Report, sponsorship documents, other items as needed.
Support and respond to members of VPLC’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council, including managing logistics and taking minutes for quarterly Board meetings.
Grant research and administrative support in submission process.
Coordinate with VPLC’s Communication team on external communications and website, as needed.
Assist with special event logistics.
The ideal candidate will be one with strong personal initiative who excels in trust-centered relationship-building and has effective interpersonal communications.
Skills & Qualifications
Strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice, especially in the fundraising context.
Steadfast and reliable self-starter who is equally productive when working independently or on a team.
Strengths in organization, time management, demonstrating initiative, and oral and written interpersonal communications.
Minimum of one-year related work experience or equivalent, providing administrative support and desire to enter nonprofit fund development.
Outside of normal work hour work may be needed from time to time.
Nonprofit fund development experience.
Fundraising database management experience.
Proficiency in Office365, Little Green Light (or equivalent database), Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint.
Life-long learner who seeks opportunities for continuous professional development
Generous paid time off every year.
90% employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance, for employees and their families
403(b) retirement plan with 6% employer contribution (no required match)
Strong commitment to professional development
Financial assistance with relocation to work in our Richmond office, if needed
Application deadline is June 23, 2023. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early by emailing …@VPLC.org.
All applications should include a cover letter, resume, and 3 references. The cover letter should address why you’re interested in non-profit fund development.
The Virginia Poverty Law Center provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees and strictly prohibits any type of harassment or discrimination in regards to race, religion, age, color, sex, disability status, national origin, genetics, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, gender expression, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, and/or local laws.
Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it is the policy of the Virginia Poverty Law Center to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact Salaam Bhatti …@vplc.org.