Title: Development Associate
Reports to: VP of Global Fund Development
Works directly with CEO, Director of Finance and Operations, and
Board of Directors
Location- Portland, OR
About World Pulse
World Pulse is an award-winning, high-impact social network
connecting women worldwide for change. We are a global
organization, registered as a 501(c)(3) in Oregon USA. Our network
has tens of thousands of members from 190 countries sharing one
mission: to create a world where all women thrive; one click, one
comment, one connection at a time. On WorldPulse.com, women exchange
stories, make connections, and learn new digital skills that enable
them to rise up and create faster change in their communities,
impacting millions of lives.
About the Position
World Pulse is seeking a confident professional with an
abundance mindset and a desire to grow a rewarding career in the
field of international fund development. The Development Associate
will work as part of a dynamic team to manage and optimize our fund
development system and processes. As part of this Portland-based
team, the successful candidate will thrive on building and
maintaining various fundraising systems and tools; writing and
producing content related to development for distribution;
fostering reciprocal relationships, and have a passion for
inspiring generosity for women and girls worldwide.
At this time, we can only consider applicants with
authorization to work in the United States; unfortunately, we
cannot provide visa sponsorship.
The Development Associate responsibilities include, but are not
limited to, managing and optimizing organizational development
processes to increase funding revenue. The position interfaces with
key stakeholders such as the team, board members, donors, partners,
and advisors. A successful candidate should possess exemplary
communication skills, outstanding attention to detail, eagerness to
excel in all responsibilities listed below, and capability to grow
their role at World Pulse.
Manage all operational aspects of the
fund development department.
Document policies, create templates
for stewardship and grant management and documenting other core
fund dev functions.
Oversee systems for prospecting and
Create development communications and
related website content.
Oversee incoming gifts processing
& stewardship systems, including managing all incoming revenue
receipts, and ensure weekly mailing of donor acknowledgement
Contribute to grant applications and
reports, including: planning, content generation (where needed),
editing, and submission to ensure internal and external deadlines
Maintain content and data for all
development materials including direct mail appeals, campaigns, and
project-specific solicitation materials.
Research current and prospective
funders, maintain and continuously update donor profiles.
Work with the team in creating annual
stewardship systems and calendar.
Participate in the planning and
execution of mail solicitations and events.
Support event planning and logistics,
Maintain the CRM, including Salsa and
HubSpot, and look for system improvements for fundraising reports
and mailing lists.
Track and file grants, reports, and
Manage monthly and annual revenue
projections, and reconcile monthly revenue reports with
With the support of the VP of
Development, create and tailor financial reports into formats
requested by foundations and senior leadership team.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover a
comprehensive listing of required responsibilities as our needs may
evolve and change over time.
Desired Skills, Characteristics, and
Minimum Associates Degree or equivalent work experience (3
year’s experience minimum in nonprofit
High level of organization.
Ability to prioritize multiple
tasks and deadlines.
Eagerness to work collaboratively in
a fast-paced, team-oriented, and goal-driven environment.
Strong writing, editing, and
Experience with CRM database
operations, such as Salsa and HubSpot
Demonstrated critical thinking skills
to analyze data and understand its relationship to the overall
fundraising objectives and ability to provide a written
Mastery of Microsoft Office,
Interest to grow in the fund
Commitment and passion to the mission
of World Pulse
This is a salaried position with a base salary between $48,000 -
$52,000 commensurate with skills and experience. Our generous
benefits package includes health, dental, vision, life/disability
insurance, and a 401(k) program, 4-week paid vacation and 10 paid
holidays plus sick time. This is a full-time position located in
our Portland, Oregon headquarters.