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Development Associate

Pulmonary Hypertension Association
Maryland, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jul 8, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Fundraising Administration, Prospect Research, Other Fundraising
Advocacy, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1991 by patients, for patients, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is the oldest and largest nonprofit patient association in the world dedicated to the pulmonary hypertension community. Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, chronic, and life-threatening disease of the lungs for which no cure currently exists. Our mission is to extend and improve the lives of those affected by PH. To achieve our mission, PHA engages people with PH and their families, caregivers, healthcare providers, and researchers worldwide who work together to advocate for the PH community, provide support to patients, caregivers and families, and offer up-to-date education and information on PH, improve quality patient care and fund and promote research. 


PHA seeks mission-driven, talented professionals who enliven the PHA core values.  

Our team at PHA lights up together when we respect one another and members of the community, communicate effectively and openly about needs and goals, demonstrate compassion toward others, and commit to mission-driven work centered on individuals affected by pulmonary hypertension.


Join our Phight! 



The Development Associate provides administrative and operational support to PHA’s Development department. The incumbent supports all aspects of the department’s strategy, providing assistance and support for individual giving, grants, non-industry corporate giving, membership, events, and other projects. 



· Support the events program by creating online event website pages and managing email communications to supporters;

  maintain the PHA website’s events page

· Provide administrative support to third party event organizers to provide guidance and logistical support to facilitate successful 

  and profitable events

· Remotely recruit onsite event volunteers through volunteer groups, corporate volunteer programs, and community outreach

· Manage letter generation, distribution and tracking, mail merging, and coordinating a variety of mailings; assist with document 


· Manage donor information in Raiser’s Edge database, entering various gifts and constituent data, producing donor reports,

  overseeing quality control, and ensuring the overall integrity of donor info

· Research and implement ways to better utilize the database for the purposes of developing relationships with prospective 

  donors and assist the Development staff and CEO with managing the organization’s prospect list

· Create and send acknowledgment letters for all gifts on a regular and timely basis; manage the process of identifying 

  donors/gifts for personalized letters/additional acknowledgment

· Work closely with finance to reconcile and document gifts

· Assist with preparation of materials for Development Committee and other key meetings

· Organize and maintain development files

· Represent the organization at fundraising events as needed

· Respond to donor-related inquiries and correspondence as needed



· Minimum of 1 year of development experience; event experience is a plus

· Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred; equivalent experience will be considered

· Skilled at working both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment

· Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required; experience using Raiser’s Edge or other databases preferred

· Strong verbal and written communication skills 

· Excellent relationship building and networking skills required

· Strong multitasking and organizational skills required

· Demonstrated passion for fundraising and commitment to the mission



· Reports to Vice President, Development & Industry Relations 



· Working conditions are normal for an office environment,  Work may require some weekend and/or evening work and domestic travel.  



· 100% employer-paid medical plans

· Paid vacation, sick and personal days

· Transportation subsidy (parking or public transit)

· 403(b) retirement plan

· Bagel Fridays!


LOCATION:  Office is in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Fully remote candidates outside the Washington D.C. metro area will be considered.  



$45,000 - $50,000 per year



The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities, or requirements. 



The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, fostering a workplace that celebrates diversity and inclusion and is free from discrimination and harassment. Each applicant will be considered for employment, regardless of his/her/their age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, uniformed service member status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.


The Pulmonary Hypertension Association, a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). For more about PHA, see:



Please apply online.  Applications received without a cover letter will not be considered. We look forward to receiving your application, but no phone calls, please.


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