Development Assistant

2 weeks ago(1/5/2018 10:14 AM)
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Administrative Support


The Development Assistant plays a critical role in helping support a robust Development Department. They are responsible for helping create and support a comprehensive marketing and fundraising program for the Seneca Family of Agencies. The Development Department generates community visibility and engagement leading to financial support for Seneca, thus enabling us to continue to serve children, youth and families with innovative and high quality programs.


  • Perform administrative, logistic, and communication functions for fundraising, marketing and community relations activities
  • Support the activities of the Director of Development
  • Act as a first line of communication for donors, volunteers and the community
  • Identify opportunities for involvement in community activities and events, and for introducing new people to the agency
  • Assist in creating and updating agency collateral and fundraising materials and publications
  • Assist with management of the agency website and social media
  • Provide leadership and support in planning and execution of special events
  • Perform data entry, updating, and monitoring for Raiser’s Edge donor files; create reports as needed; maintain database skills through training and team meetings
  • Perform data entry, updating, and monitoring for Greater Giving event files; create reports as needed
  • Participate in department and other meetings as requested
  • Support the Board’s involvement in development activity as appropriate
  • Establish and maintain effective channels of communications with co-workers, donors, foundations, affiliates, vendors, and all other business contacts


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • High level of expertise in MS Office applications. Donor database/Raiser’s Edge experience, desktop publishing capability, and social networking applications
  • Proficient written and verbal communications skills
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record; ability to do limited travel
  • Clearance of TB test, fingerprints, and any other mandatory State/Federal licensing or certification requirements


  • Monday - Friday with the ability to work occasional weekends as needed for events or other activities


  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, and partially paid premiums for dependents
  • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
  • Scholarship opportunities, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities
  • We provide a 403(b) retirement plan
  • 4 weeks flexible paid time off
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