Reporting to the Executive Director (ED), the Development
Associate, will work collaboratively with board members,
volunteers, WLA contractors and other WLA staff to organize and
support all aspects of WLA’s fundraising program.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develop prospect profiles, cultivation and stewardship
strategies for major donors and prospects
- Maintain the major gift prospect pipeline and notify the
Executive Director when major gifts are received.
- Prepare all gift acknowledgement letters for portfolio managed
donors along with reports and presentations used in donor
cultivation and stewardship. Send letters and acknowledgements of
donations and granting agencies.
- Responsible for the data input, both individual profiles and
financial donations, in the Customer Relationship Management
software (WLA uses Salsa CRM & Engage software). Responsible
for organizing and optimizing these files.
- Primary planner of the spring and fall annual appeals and
implementation of special mailings, including mail merging,
printing, packaging, postage, etc.
- Support Executive Director, board, consultants and volunteers
in generating donor correspondence including solicitation letters,
proposals and thank you letters/notes.
- Coordinate the WLA fundraising committee, including setting
meeting times, preparing agendas, taking notes and preparing
- Work with the communications team to generate
development-related messaging and content, including for the
website, print and digital communications, annual appeals,
fundraising materials and the annual report.
- Design and implement cultivation events and activities,
including donor forums, tours, conferences, and fundraising events;
prepare event itineraries and timelines, coordinate logistics such
as travel, accommodations, and catering.
- Provide support in grant research, writing, management,
reporting and foundation relations as assigned.
- Provide administrative support for the development program,
including setting up phone calls & meetings, maintaining
appropriate records, communicating with donors and managing a
calendar of events. There will be other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Demonstrated experience with a Customer Relationship Management
- Three to five years successful experience in non-profit
development, including special events, prospect research, donor
engagement and grant writing.
- Strong commitment to the mission and goals of WLA
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and Excel, Google Docs and
- Nonprofit development experience preferred.
- Organized and efficient, capable of managing multiple projects
with competing priorities to the highest standards in a timely
- Proactive self-starter requiring minimal supervision but also
works well on a team.
- Strong verbal & written communications skills (a writing
example may be requested).
- Accurate and impeccable attention to detail.
- Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated
record of completing assignments.
- Experience working with high-level volunteers and donors is
- Customer service (especially phone) experience is highly
- Some travel required, including overnight stays on occasion,
for fundraising events and donor cultivation visits.
- A background check will be required.
- Vacation & Holiday Policy
- Medical, Dental & Health Insurance Policy
Starting Date: September 1, 2021
Preferred location: Santa Fe, New Mexico or Denver, Colorado.
Other locations within the US West may be considered.
Organization Website: www.westernlandowners.org