Development Associate

Location Boston, MA 2210
Date Posted January 18, 2022
Job ID 8362
Employment Type Contract To Hire

Scion Nonprofit Staffing ( has been engaged to conduct a search for a Development Associate for our client, a local nonprofit organization that strives to transform the lives of people in poverty. They pride themselves on creating a diverse working environment with many career opportunities. This is a Hybrid, temp-to-hire opportunity, located in Boston, MA focused on a great cause! Onsite for one day and remote the other 4.


As the Development Associate, you will report to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement and bring your enthusiasm, multi-tasking skills, and go-getter mentality to contribute to the success of the organization by overseeing fundraising activities and recording donations!  

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Enter and process all gifts into the donor management database, and create and mail acknowledgments in a timely fashion
  • Manage and update donor records, create lists and mail merges for emails and mailings, and generate weekly fundraising reports
  • Display a high level of proficiency with Raiser’s Edge by maintaining current updates and troubleshooting any issues
  • Update donations website page and the acknowledgment letter on a quarterly basis
  • Assist with drafting appeals and other donor communications, and send out mailings/emails
  • Periodically call and email individual donors to thank them for their support and update their information
  • Regularly search for new grant opportunities and assist with grant proposals as needed, compile and submit materials for smaller grants
  • Manage sponsorships for events, update sponsorship materials, create lists of prospects, and secure support of board members and corporate partners
  • Act as a liaison between Institutional Advancement and Finance departments, ensuring alignment between development and finance data on a monthly basis
  • Support the Vice President of Institutional Advancement by providing briefing materials on donors/prospects, logging meeting notes in Raiser’s Edge, and performing other administrative tasks as needed
  • Manage attendee sign in at events and provide additional support

  • 2+ years of Development Associate experience
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge software
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • This position with our client requires employees to report to work at a physical location. As a cautionary measure, the client is asking all workers to be fully vaccinated for COVID -19 by the date of hire. If an eligible candidate is unable to get the COVID-19 vaccine due to a religious, medical, or disability-related reason we will explore the appropriate reasonable accommodation.

Compensation & Additional Details:
  • Pay Rate: $27-$29 per hour  
  • Job Type: Temp-to-Hire
  • Schedule: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm with paid lunch
  • Location: Hybrid in Boston, MA; One day a week in office, 4 days remote
  • Medical Benefits available through Scion Staffing upon eligibility
  • Benefits upon conversion include Medical and Dental Insurance, Flexible Spending Account, Employer Funded 403(b), Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Accidental Life and Dismemberment, Life Balance, Tuition Assistance, Paid Holidays, and PTO
About Our Firm:
Scion Nonprofit Staffing is a top temporary staffing agency and executive search firm, connecting leading companies and organizations with impeccable talent. Through our innovative team-building and staffing solutions, we bridge the gap in temporary staffing, as well as contract-to-hire employment, contingent search, and executive searches. The Business Times has recognized us as a top staffing from 2010-2021, and our clients return to us for a variety of opportunities.

Scion Nonprofit Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.

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