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Development Associate

World Pulse Voices
Oregon, United States
$48,000.00 - $52,000.00
Closing date
Aug 25, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Grant Seeking, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Prospect Research
Advocacy, Community Development, International, Technology
Employment Type
Full Time
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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, 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.


Key Responsibilities

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 pipeline development. 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 letters. Contribute to grant applications and reports, including: planning, content generation (where needed), editing, and submission to ensure internal and external deadlines are met. 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, when needed.




    Maintain the CRM, including Salsa and HubSpot, and look for system improvements for fundraising reports and mailing lists. Track and file grants, reports, and renewals. Manage monthly and annual revenue projections, and reconcile monthly revenue reports with accounting. 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 Experience


Minimum Associates Degree or equivalent work experience (3 year’s experience minimum in nonprofit fundraising/administration).

    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 proofreading skills. 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 assessment. Mastery of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. Interest to grow in the fund development profession 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.


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