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Development Associate

Development Associate

Hopeworks is a social enterprise that uses technology, healing, and entrepreneurship to transform lives; on average, over 99% of young adults (aged 17-26) entering Hopeworks are unemployed, making less than $400 annually. young adults completing the Hopeworks program make, on average, over $43,000 annually, with an almost 90% 12-month retention rate in their jobs. That is the Hopeworks difference.

Our unique trauma-informed approach, combined with high-demand, high wage technical training and paid work experience in Web Design and GIS helps young people not only get the job, but keep it, transforming their lives and the lives of their families.

Position & Responsibilities

The primary task of the Development Associate is to work closely with the Development Director to ensure accurate and timely processing of gifts and acknowledgments, manage data entry, data updates and imports, and reporting of information using Hopeworks donor database/CRM (Salesforce). The position will provide support for the planning and execution of donor communication and campaigns to expand philanthropic support.

If you are looking for a job that allows you to have a real, meaningful social impact, this is the one.

This is a particularly exciting time. In the last five years, Hopeworks has grown dramatically in impact, growing its annual budget and placing more youth in permanent positions than ever before.

Now is the time to do more. Hopeworks has ambitious goals to dramatically increase the number of young adults per year in permanent jobs.

Specifically, this position will:

Donor Database/CRM Management (20%)

  • Develop, document, and update policies and procedures that support the use of various fundraising tools (Salesforce, Funraise, Double Your Donation, Wealth Engine, etc.)
  • Manage and maintain donor systems including responsibility for data entry, gift processing, integrations with online giving platforms, data clean-up, and reporting.
  • Support regularly scheduled donor database cleaning.
  • Coordinate and troubleshoot donor records for improved donor segmentation.

Donor Identification, Cultivation & Stewardship (50%)

  • Prepare donor correspondence in a timely manner, including thank you letters, new donor packets, and phone or email follow-up with donors as needed.
  • Assist Development Director with implementation of fundraising communications, including: invitations, solicitations, pledges, and follow-up correspondence.
  • Establish and manage information tracking for cultivation of past and current donors to enhance their relationship with Hopeworks and increase the likelihood of continued contributions.
  • Assist with prospect research and develop prospect profiles by utilizing WealthEngine.
  • Manage the monthly donor program and communications with monthly donors.
  • Manage the matching gifts program.
  • Manage peer-to-peer fundraisers and handle communications via Facebook fundraisers.

Other Development Support (30%)

  • Act as the first line of communication for the development department.
  • Assist in creating and updating collateral, fundraising materials, and publications.
  • Support annual events including Hackathon, Pitch Competition, and Code Day.
  • Assist in planning and creating fundraising communications including social media and email marketing.
  • Provide monthly reporting on KPIs using Salesforce.
  • Support the preparation of grant applications.
  • Coordinate all state registration and compliance requirements with a third party vendor.
  • Provide administrative support for all current and future development projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.


In essence, the perfect candidate:

  • Has a business mindset, and can bring a performance-focused approach to the position.
  • Is looking for a job with true social impact, changing lives and transforming communities
  • Is eager to work collaboratively alongside young adults changing their lives
  • Is detail-oriented, organized, and is able to set priorities and work independently
  • Is goal-oriented and tracks and measures progress.
  • At least two years of demonstrated experience in fundraising/donor support within a nonprofit setting
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience in donor support within a nonprofit setting
  • Prior experience working with constituent data management systems (i.e., DonorPerfect, Salesforce, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
  • Prior experience supporting a team, preferably in non-profit fundraising.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience and proficiency with computer applications including MS Office Suite: Outlook, Word, Excel. Comfortable with computer applications and web-based applications.
  • Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills with internal staff, external corporate partners, donors, funders, volunteers, and vendors
  • Proven analytical, evaluative, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Agility to work independently across multiple, simultaneous projects and meet deadlines with attention to detail.
  • Ability to promote a culture of respect, inclusiveness, and appreciation of diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and values.

Key Performance Indicators Education and Experience Required

  • Processing turnaround time
  • Matching gift revenue
  • Monthly donor revenue
  • Peer-to-peer fundraising revenue 

Education and Experience Required

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • At least two years of fundraising/development experience.

Click here to apply: (23) Development Associate | Hopeworks Camden | LinkedIn 

Additional Info

Education Level : Bachelors Degree

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