The Development Associate provides leadership for developing and cultivating involvement of prospects and supporters for the mission of Philhaven’s Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Philhaven/CADD), principally through the Benevon model.
Duties: Provides leadership for the CADD/Benevon process and Team. Fills the pipeline with supporters and prospects to invite understanding and engagement with Philhaven/CADD’s mission. Cultivates interest of tour guests and selected prospects and donors (up to the gift level of $999) for the purpose of generating support for Philhaven/CADD’s mission. Solicits and thanks donors for gifts to Philhaven/CADD. Participates in selected community events in Philhaven service area, at a level agreed to with supervisor, for the purpose of engaging supporters and prospects.
Desired Skills: Must be passionate about the mission of Philhaven/CADD; experience in fund raising or communications a plus.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary for dealing effectively with Philhaven staff and with a variety of influential external contacts when inviting (financial, volunteer, or other) involvement with Philhaven/CADD.
Ability to assess a (potential) supporter/donor’s interests and find ways to mutually benefit the donor and Philhaven.
Ability to network, make connections, and see (out of the box) possibilities.
Knowing, and connections to, residents and persons of influence in at least one of Philhaven/CADD’s primary service areas a plus.
Ability to represent Philhaven/CADD with integrity to the public.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge of relationships, communication, and basic finances acquired through directly related work experience.
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