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Development Assistant

La Casa de las Madres

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Position: Development Assistant (Social Media and Special Events)

Classification: Non-Exempt, Full-Time

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week, on-site, Monday through Friday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, on occasion will require some evening weekends, and/or holiday hours

Worksite: On-site at La Casa de las Madres’ administrative office located at: 1269 Howard Street, San Francisco CA 94103. COVID-19 preventative measures including, but not limited to, daily self-screens and vaccination policy will apply.

Agency: La Casa de las Madres (La Casa) is a nonprofit provider of service for victims and their children. Founded in 1976, La Casa is San Francisco’s oldest domestic violence program, providing comprehensive supportive services through an Emergency Shelter, 2-24 hour hotlines, non-residential Community Programs, and Community Education and Outreach Programs serving over 17,000 community members annually.

Position Summary: Under the direct supervision of the Director of Community Partnerships and Philanthropy, the Development Assistant provides administrative support in a wide array of fund development activities including donor database management, bi-annual newsletter, special events, direct mail solicitations and Web/Social Media projects. The Development Assistant works collaboratively with the Development Associate, the Education and Volunteer Manager, and other staff to identify, secure and grow partnerships and funding.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and manage confidential donor database systems including receipt, entry and acknowledgement of all monetary and in-kind donations.
  • Provide support for direct mail appeals, bi-annual newsletter, and donor campaigns.
  • Design and implement La Casa's social media activity, in coordination with the Outreach Department, to cultivate community engagement and contributions.
  • Oversee aspects of La Casa’s active and passive fundraising events.
  • Assist Development Associate and Director of Community Partnerships and Philanthropy in planning, implementing and evaluating annual fund development plan.
  • Create and facilitate volunteer opportunities for corporate groups and assist the Education and Volunteer Manager in creating volunteer opportunities for individuals.
  • Respond to donor inquiries and collaborate with the Development Associate to manage inkind donation programs.
  • Coordinate with vendors for services related to development activities, including printing.
  • Maintain a deadline-driven calendar of development activities and events.
  • Provide support in planning and implementing special projects and events.
  • Support accurate service data collection in compliance with grant reporting requirements.
  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with all program and support staff.
  • Special Projects and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree and 1 to 2 years demonstrated and verifiable successful experience in administrative work.
  • Will consider AA/AS Degree and 3 to 4 years demonstrated and verifiable successful experience in administrative work.
  • 1 year of nonprofit fundraising and donor/prospect development experience preferred.
  • Reliable and strong initiative and the ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with diverse group of people.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of fundraising or database software applications preferred.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to issues of domestic violence desirable, commitment to and ability to communicate the goals and philosophy of La Casa required.
  • Ability to meet physical requirements of the job including carrying, lifting, pulling and pushing 50+ lbs., and walking up and down stairs.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, in a fast-paced setting with shifting priorities and constant deadlines.
  • Clearance through fingerprinting may be required; La Casa de las Madres will consider applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with San Francisco’s Fair Chance Ordinance.
  • Valid California Driver’s License, clean driving record & insurable under agency policy. We will consider a non-driver with a valid California Identification Card.

Required Competencies: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies in executing the essential functions of this position:

  • Problem solving – identify and resolve problems in a timely manner by gathering and analyzing information skillfully.
  • Interpersonal skills – maintain confidentiality, remain open to others’ ideas and exhibit a willingness to try new approaches.
  • Managing Up - Ability to exercise good judgment and manage communications with supervisor and/or agency leadership.
  • Oral communications – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, demonstrates group presentation skills and ability to conduct meetings.
  • Written communications – edits work for spelling and grammar, presents numerical data effectively and is able to read and interpret written information.
  • Planning/organizing – prioritizes and plans work activities, uses time efficiently and develops realistic action plans.
  • Quality control – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and monitors own work to ensure quality.
  • Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment, manages competing demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.
  • Dependability – consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, responds to management direction and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and security – actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures, and uses equipment and materials properly.

Other Information: The Development Assistant position is non-exempt and full-time (40 hours per week) Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm that on occasion requires the flexibility to work evening and weekend hours.

Compensation: up to $24.00 per hour DOE, commensurate with the successful candidate’s experience.

Excellent benefit package includes: Option between two Kaiser health plans, vision, dental, life insurance, long term disability, employee assistance program, tuition reimbursement, health savings account, employee funded 403(b) retirement plan with employer match option, 13 paid holidays, 2 additional paid days off for employee’s birthday and work anniversary, and generous vacation plan.

To Apply: Send resume with cover letter in PDF format via this posting or mail your cover letter and resume to: La Casa de las Madres – OPD, 1269 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, Fax: (415)503-0301.

La Casa Contact: Temo Skidmore, HR and Accounting Assistant (415)503-0500 extension 327

La Casa de las Madres is an equal opportunity employer. EEO Policy available upon request.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Up to $24.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees must adhere to La Casa's COVID - 19 preventative procedures, including symptom self-screen and vaccination policy. Accommodations are available as required by law.

Education:

  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Fundraising: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Microsoft Office: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

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