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Development Associate

Guide Dogs for the Blind
California, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Direct Marketing, Fundraising Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Let your organizational skills guide you here.

 The largest guide dog school in North America, Guide Dogs for the Blind relies on our philanthropic donors to help us achieve our important mission. We’re looking for a detail-oriented professional to join us at our San Rafael campus as a full-time Development Associate.

 Key responsibilities of these position include data entry/analysis, development of forms, report management, and compilation of data files and systems to maximize their usefulness for a fundraising program for 65,000 active donors. Your duties will include:

 Receiving, processing, posting, and acknowledging donations

  • Providing administrative support for mid-level and major donor giving societies and special events, including event registrations and sponsorship gift processing
  • Managing all electronic funds transfers for scheduled gift postings
  • Performing database maintenance functions (e.g., import/export, global data changes, National Change of Address, and duplicate merging) to ensure accurate data entry
  • Assisting with email campaign management, including responding, unsubscribing, and coding
  • Maintaining the Fundraising Database Procedures Manual by monitoring and entering additions and amendments
  • Covering phone and email needs/requests from constituents


  • High School degree or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge or similar fundraising software, Salesforce experience preferred
  • Comprehensive understanding of gift processing principles and practices and IRS standards
  • Familiarity with 501(3) organizations
  • Excellent customers service skills
  • Strong ability to efficiently organize and prioritize work
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office programs
  • Availability to work overtime or on weekends during periods of peak volume

What sets us apart?

  • We are a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization supported entirely by private donations, so your expertise will be valued and recognized.
  • You’ll enjoy being part of our small but mighty team of Development experts as you brainstorm and discover new ways to attract donors.
  • You’ll feel personal pride in supporting our mission that means so much to so many.
  • You’ll work with passionate people across GDB who are invested in each other and provide support.
  • Our generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision/life/disability insurance, 403(b), generous paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and great wellness perks like yoga, circuit training, and an onsite gym.
  • You can bring your dog to work!


Guide Dogs for the Blind

The largest guide dog school in North America, Guide Dogs for the Blind creates inspiring partnerships between people, dogs, and communities. With exceptional client services and a robust network of instructors, puppy raisers, donors, and volunteers, we prepare guide dogs to serve and empower individuals who are blind or have low vision, throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our team includes approximately 300 employees and 3,000 volunteers, supporting more than 2,000 working teams (clients and guide dogs).

 Apply Now

 At Guide Dogs for the Blind, we respect, value, and appreciate all differences. We welcome all qualified candidates irrespective of your race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Individuals with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodation with applying for a job, please feel free to call 800-295-4050 and ask for Human Resources.


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