Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. seeks a highly curious, problem solver comfortable with working in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate is a highly effective communicator and extremely proactive with a meticulous attention to detail. A willingness and desire to learn development strategy and tactics is a plus.
This position has high growth potential within the organization and the fundraising department, offering the unique opportunity to have an exciting career in the fundraising field, learning organizational strategy and planning, development fundamentals and tactics, board relations, communication and marketing, while making a difference in service to individuals with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions.
Position Summary: The Development Associate/Executive Assistant is responsible for actively building and managing individual relationships with donors. The employee will be expected to build relationships, oversee stewardship and solicitation of individual donors, directly assisting the VP with gift management, donor events, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
About Goodwill Industries of Dallas: Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. is 1 of 162 local Goodwill community-based agencies across the United States and Canada. Goodwill’s community-based organizations are flexible and sustainable social enterprises that provide career services, job training and placement. Goodwill is one of the nation’s top five most valuable and recognized nonprofit brands, and a leading social services enterprise. Over the past three years, Forbes named Goodwill as one of America’s Top 20 Most Inspiring Companies. In 2017, Goodwill® was also ranked #1 on Enso’s World Value Index for its value and impact that we have in communities across the world. At a local level last year, Goodwill Industries of Dallas placed 1,592 individuals with disabilities and disadvantages into jobs, earning over $21 million in wages.
Job title: Development Associate/Executive Assistant
Reports to: Vice President of Development and Marketing
The Development Associate/Executive Assistant is responsible for actively building and managing individual relationships with donors. The employee will be expected to build relationships, oversee stewardship and solicitation of individual donors through securing current and prospective donors to attend donor events, cultivating and securing gifts from past donors and acquiring and growing new gifts from current donors.
The Development Associate/Executive Assistant will provide oversight and administrative support of Goodwill’s database and prospect management systems. The employee will execute daily fundraising operations, including prospect identification and research, creation of various types of donor communications, data entry and gift maintenance, donor acknowledgments and tracking of overall donor moves management. The Associate will assist with direct mail, the annual giving program and Goodwill’s largest fundraising event, THE LUNCH.
• Oversee all aspects of Goodwill’s database, including gift and prospect records, maintaining all donor files. • Respond to all inbound calls, emails, and correspondence within a timely manner. • Identify, research, qualify, and engage prospects for events and solicitation. • Assist VP to manage donor relationships between current, lapsed, monthly, and mid-level donors. • Provide detailed analysis reports measuring fundraising activities moving toward closing gifts and stewarding long-term relationships. • Administer prospect research, assignment system and oversee prospect tracking in CRM. • Research and identify new potential funding sources (foundation, corporate, individual).• Develop, implement and maintain policies and procedures for ensuring the integrity of the Raiser’s Edge database. • Proactively identify opportunities for systems and workflow improvements, recognize potential problems, and provide recommendations for solutions. • Manage the fundraising calendar to ensure all deadlines are met. • Directly assist VP with donor outreach, scheduling meetings and follow-up. • Ensure timely and efficient submission of corporate, foundation, and government grant proposals and/or application forms, reports, and gift acknowledgements. • Coordinate individual donor-related fundraising projects and mailings for annual giving, direct mail, social media and other correspondence. • Assist with planning, execution and post-event activities related to THE LUNCH, including but not limited to attendee tracking, gift entry, reporting, logistics and other aspects.
• Periodic weekend and evening tasks are required, such as, but not limited to fundraisers and donor development events. • Other duties as assigned.
• Advanced knowledge of relational databases, and database system management.• Prior experience using Raiser’s Edge preferred. • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office with specific knowledge of Excel. • Acute attention to detail with strong problem solving and analytical skills. • Must be innovative with a heightened sense of initiative. • Ability to prioritize tasks, balance multiple projects, and work under pressure to meet deadlines. • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a strong customer service approach.• Ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years’ experience working with database systems. Bachelor´s Degree required. • BA/BS degree, in a related field or other degree, or equivalent experience
Additional Salary Information: Full benefits including health, dental, vision, life, pension, and TDA
About Goodwill Industries of Dallas
Goodwill Industries of Dallas, Inc. is 1 and 162 local Goodwill community-based agencies across the United States and Canada. Goodwill's community-based organizations are flexible and sustainable social enterprises that provide career services, job training and placement. Goodwill is one of the nation's top five more valuable and recognized nonprofit brands, and a leading social services enterprise. Over the past three years, Forbes named Goodwill as one of America's Top 20 Most Inspiring Companies. In 2017, Goodwill was also ranked #1 on Enso World Value Index for its value and impact that we have in communities across the world. At a local level, Goodwill Industries of Dallas placed $1,592 individuals with disabilities and disadvantages into jobs, earning over $21 in wages.