Overview and Purpose

The Fund Development Associate is a key member of the development team, with three main job functions:  Development/Fundraising Operations, Event Management, and Marketing Support. They help promote the mission of the agency through ensuring timely donor communications, fundraising relationship management, event logistics and maintenance of accurate donor records.  This position provides an opportunity for learning and growth in a fast paced and friendly work environment with the potential to grow within the organization and department.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES                                                                                        

Development/Fundraising Operations:

  • Manage donor relations, including ongoing communications, drafting donor reports, donor database entry, invitations, thank you notes, and other materials
  • Conduct research on new prospects both individuals and corporate donors
  • Key Database Coordinator and Staff Liaison with service provider

Event Management:

  • Coordinate event logistics, key planning and day of responsibilities including:
    • Manage tracking and attendance,
    • Including venue and vendors
    • Pre and Post event communications
    • Onsite Day of Coordination
  • Work with the Development Director to provide and maintain reports and timelines in conjunction with event goals.
  • Fulfillment of sponsorship and donation pledges post event

Marketing Support:

  • Provide design and support for donor communications including print and digital materials and platforms
  • Manage website and social media updates


  • Bachelor’s degree and two years of experience in a professional, preferably non-profit, environment
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse people and attitudes, possess a personal belief that others can be successful.
  • Develop and/or maintain highly professional standards and procedures for production of events in keeping with the image and reputation of JVS
  • Experience in Donor database system (i.e. Blackbaud, Kindful, Greater Giving…), Microsoft Office Suite (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint), program management software and comfortable using social media platforms.
  • Strong analytical and strategic skills with focus on details
  • Demonstrated record of meeting deadlines and managing multiple projects.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to effectively represent the organization when speaking with funders, volunteers and the general public.
  • Adaptability to a continuously changing environment as part of a high function team.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of integrity with internal and external audiences.

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Regular travel within KC Metro area
  • Must be able to lift 15 pounds at times.