Public Education Foundation supports the transformation of public education so that every student is prepared for success.
Public Education Foundation is currently seeking a Development Associate to work as member of the development team. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, the Development Associate will assist with all aspects of development administration and communications, including database management, donor cultivation, grant writing, marketing campaigns, and event planning. This position involves generating revenue and increasing community awareness through the implementation of fundraising and communication strategies.
Update and maintain donor and prospect information in the database system
Design and develop donor communications materials including monthly newsletter, donor publications, campaign materials and stewardship reports
Provide support to our annual fundraising program
Engage the community by attending events to promote and to represent the organization
Process donations, generate and track tax receipts and acknowledgement letters
Collect and analyze donor and prospect data to detect trends and improve strategies
Manage interns for the development and communications department
Assist in the planning of fundraising events, donor receptions, and tours
Research and identify continued development of funding opportunities, potential donors, foundations, and sources
Cultivate, contact, and maintain, positive relationship with other organizations, community supporters, board members, and donors
Manage the Foundation’s website
Facilitate all functions of grant writing and reporting
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Bachelor’s Degree in communications, public relations, or related field required
Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in development and/or relevant experience
Excellent, high quality written and verbal communication skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Experience planning events
Strong attention to detail and accuracy, highly organized
Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge or other CRM database system
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Interested applicants should submit a
résumé, cover letter, and two different writing samples.
Applications should be sent to:
Public Education Foundation
100 East 10th Street, Suite 500
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Review of applications will begin on August 16, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.