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Development Associate for Gift of Life's Howie's House

Job Description

Gift of Life Howie’s House Development Associate

Who We Are:

Gift of Life Donor Program, the non-profit agency serving eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. This role is based at Gift of Life Howie’s House (formerly Gift of Life Family House) which serves as a home away from home for transplant patients and their families by providing temporary, affordable lodging, meals, and supportive services to those who travel to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for transplant-related care. Gift of Life Howie’s House is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization.www.GiftofLifeHowiesHouse.org

What We Want for a Development Associate:

Our ideal candidate has a minimum of two years of experience entering data and creating reports using Raiser’s Edge and loves working with it! Additionally, a minimum of an associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school. Bachelor’s degree preferred. Additional experience desired would be non-profit, fundraising or a development environment.

What’s in it for you?

  • Outstanding benefits package including medical, prescription drug, dental and vision insurance; tuition assistance, and employer matched 403(b)
  • Opportunity to work with welcoming, inclusive co-workers
  • Be an integral part of an organization that supports transplant patients and their families

Some additional requirements for the Development Associate role include:

  • Analytical ability to gather and summarize data and information
  • Ability to multitask projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail responding to various situations and independently undertake steps to solve any problems.
  • Knowledge of clerical, office administrative procedures as well as use and operation of standard office equipment
  • Flexible with the ability to prioritize daily activities and anticipate unexpected increases in workload
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office including excel and outlook
  • Outstanding communication skills both verbal and written with attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, and meeting deadlines.

Some of what you’ll be doing as a Development Associate

  • Provide logistical and administrative support including for Gift of Life Howie’s House fundraising programs, campaigns, special events and marketing initiatives
  • Enters data and creates various reports using the Raiser’s Edge software program and maintains the contributor/donor information database.
  • Ensures complete, up-to-date, and accurate information through the routine use, review and updating of the database used to support various fundraising initiatives, development, and events.
  • Maintains and create reports from online payment pages
  • Work with finance and other colleagues to reconcile.
  • Mail correspondence to individuals and groups that have made monetary contributions to Gift of Life Howie’s House.
  • Notify appropriate individual or families of all contributions made on behalf of family member.
  • Answers inquiries regarding financial contributions and interacts effectively with contributors and the general public.
  • Maintain organization’s website by updating content, plug-ins, and applications. Work with 3rdparty vendor to support ongoing maintenance and upholding security measures. Produces website analytical reports.
  • Proofread copy for spelling, grammar, and layout, making appropriate changes necessary to achieve accuracy and clarity. Assists with completion of various reports, proposals and grants.
  • Open, sort and distribute mail
  • Order, stock and maintain adequate inventory of office and related departmental supplies such as fundraising materials and House brochures.
  • Keep an accurate inventory of and replenish all information and fundraising supplies regularly.
  • Work with vendors to create and produce materials in cost-efficient manner.
  • Prepare, organize, and help facilitate mass mailings in conjunction with House activities.
  • Prepare, compile, and produce marketing and communication materials for House initiatives and programs, in conjunction with staff, committee members, consultants, vendors, volunteers, financial contributors and sponsors.

We are an equal opportunity employer and support diversity in our workplace

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $20.00 - $23.75 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Overtime
  • Weekend availability

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Philadelphia, PA 19123: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


  • Microsoft Office: 3 years (Required)
  • Raiser's Edge: 3 years (Required)
  • Website maintenance: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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