Reporting to and in partnership with the Director of Development, the Development Associate will help support CBO’s strategic goals of increased fundraising and community awareness. This person will maintain the organization’s constituent database, manage online presence and external communications, assist with events and provide operational support to the development department.
Database Management & Gift Processing
Perform database maintenance regularly to improve data integrity and consistency
Maintain meticulous gift records by entering donations
Ensure donors are acknowledged in a timely manner
Generate acknowledgment letters and pledge reminders, updating letters regularly to reflect relevant accomplishments
Produce mailing lists for appeals and event invitations
Outreach & Relationship Management
Research and identify local companies whose corporate philosophy matches CBO’s mission
With the assistance of Board members and volunteers, make connections with local corporations with the potential to partner with CBO to support student programming and/or sponsor events
Identify and arrange speaking engagements for CBO staff, Scholars and alumni at local businesses and other organizations
Assist in recruiting businesses and/or individuals to participate in CBO’s Career Prep programming
Attend regular planning meetings for CBO’s annual gala (May 4, 2019) and golf outing (August 5, 2019), providing support to the volunteer planning committees
Provide staff support at special events (gala, golf) and students events throughout the year, which will require some evenings and weekends
Coordinate the logistics of CBO’s annual Internship & Summer Jobs Fair (January 5, 2019)
Represent CBO at fundraising events organized by third parties
Regularly update the organization’s website and marketing collateral
Order organization letterhead, envelopes and other marketing materials as needed
Assist with prospect research on individuals and institutions
Cultivate and steward relationships with Board members, donors, business partners and volunteers
Strong commitment to CBO’s mission, values and Scholars
Agile communicator with exemplary written and verbal communications skills
Preferred 1-2 years of experience with development and communications
Proficiency with Microsoft Office
Experience using donor database (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and WordPress
Flexibility, energy and passion required
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to: Veronica Accardo, firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line “Development Associate.” No phone calls, please. Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.
Additional Salary Information: CBO offers the following benefits to full-time staff members: medical insurance, generous holiday and vacation policy, and training and professional development opportunities.
About College Bound Opportunities
Founded in 2006, College Bound Opportunities (CBO) mentors, empowers and inspires low-income, first-generation scholars to overcome barriers, graduate college and achieve success in life. Working with high-achieving students at Buffalo Grove, Deerfield, Highland Park, and Lake Forest high schools, and Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep in Waukegan, CBO‘s primary goal is to provide the tools, knowledge and confidence necessary for these young adults to persist in, thrive at and graduate from a four-year institution. CBO’s six-year program, including one-to-one mentoring, ACT/SAT Prep classes, college visits, assistance with college and scholarship applications, financial aid, and career workshops, has proven to be very successful with 95% of our scholars on the path to graduation. Learn more at www.cbo4success.org.