Development Assistant
LifeWorks NW - Portland, OR

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PURPOSE : Provides administrative support to the Director of Development in overseeing the management of all fundraising and marketing activities for the agency.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support the work of the Development Director; e.g. scheduling appointments, travel arrangements, written communication and calendar support.
  • Assist in writing projects including grants, appeal letters, success stories and news articles.
  • Create, sort and manage data using Excel.
  • Open, sort, and process incoming gifts.
  • Produce mailings, including running labels, merging documents and transporting materials to the mail house.
  • Oversees Donor Recognition event held annually.
  • Coordinate event logistics such as venue, and catering.
  • Manage event registration.
  • Does data entry, referencing information in the database and generating basic reports.
  • Coordinate board committee meetings and record minutes.
  • Perform general office duties.
  • Checks e-mail and voice mail throughout the day when working responding to contacts within an appropriate time frame.
  • Travel between sites or in the community.
  • Must be able to work some early mornings, evenings, and an occasional weekend.
  • Meets performance standards for productivity, accuracy and quality of work, customer service, teamwork, attendance and punctuality as well as projects/objectives.
  • Continually increase level of cultural sensitivity, awareness and competency.
  • Participate in regular individual and team meetings.
  • Serve as an effective member of the team in completing tasks as assigned toward planning, implementing and hosting successful fundraising events throughout the year.
QUALIFICATIONS :
  • High school diploma or equivalent and minimum two years progressively responsible experience in an administrative support role.
  • Professional demeanor with excellent communication and customer service skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with internal and external customers with varying needs and expectations.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks and work in an ever-changing environment
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other donor database software strongly preferred.
  • Computer proficiency required, including Microsoft office, graphic design and desktop publishing software. Knowledge of Excel, PageMaker, PowerPoint, a plus. Word processing, minimum 50 wpm.
  • Excellent writing, grammar and presentation skills. Working knowledge of image scanner, internet and e-mail.
  • Interest in/passion for LifeWorks NW mission
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills and maintains a cooperative working relationship with others in a culturally diverse environment.
  • Requires access to a car and valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to work early mornings, evenings and the occasional weekend.

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