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Development Specialist

Company: Side by SIde
Location: San Anselmo
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Description:Since our founding in 1895 in Marin County as an orphanage and through subsequent years as Sunny Hills Services Side by Side has been at the forefront of best practices in child welfare, working with the most vulnerable youth in our community. Today, Side by Side operates in four counties Marin, Alameda, Sonoma, and Napa across the Bay Area, reaching nearly 2,000 children, young adults, and family members per year with much-needed services related to behavioral and mental health, early intervention in schools, LGBTQIA+ support, transitional housing for foster youth, and special education.
POSITION OVERVIEWSide by Side seeks a thoughtful, detail-oriented and analytical individual to support the Development & Communications department. The Development Specialist reports to the Director of Development & Communications (DoD) and manages key aspects of the fundraising program including gift tracking and acknowledgement, donor data analysis, donor and volunteer relations, implementation of print fundraising and communications initiatives, and the administrative aspects of SBS's special events.
The right candidate is someone who shares a passion for making mental health care available to all and is highly-organized, has excellent communication skills, and enjoys building relationships. Paramount to this position is the ability to work with a high degree of independence and juggle various projects at once, while maintaining an exacting attention to detail.
This position is full-time with at least three days a week spent at the San Anselmo headquarters and has the option of working remotely up to 2 days a week.

  • Responsible for the overall management of Raiser's Edge (SBS' donor database) including gift tracking, timely and customized donor acknowledgment, in-depth analytic reporting and related stewardship activities. Responsible for creating and implementing best practices with respect to data organization and maintenance. Provide training and leadership to other members of the development team in gift and data entry. Interface with accounting and finance to ensure accurate and monthly reconciliation of gifts and other contributed income.
  • Assist in preparation of the annual fundraising strategy (e.g., direct mail, online giving, special events). Manage all direct mail and communications materials produced by the Development and Communications department including appeals, event-related materials, and newsletters. Interface with vendors/contractors including graphic designers, printers and mail houses as needed.
  • Assist in coordination of responsibilities among the development staff, the CEO, Board Development Committee and other staff and volunteers, as appropriate. This includes administrative support for meetings and other activities of the department staff as assigned by the DOD.
  • Provide data analysis of appeal performance on a monthly basis to the DOD and proactively offer suggestions for fine-tuning appeal strategy based on that analysis. Manage donor database records and set-up to better support this effort.
  • Manage holiday gift program that benefits Side by Side clients including maintaining relationships with partner organizations, solicitation of new partners for the program, liaising with program staff to obtain client wishlists, compiling and dispersing holiday wishes to partner organizations, and oversight of gift pick-up from partner organizations and distribution to program staff.
  • Other duties as assigned. Requirements:QUALIFICATIONS
    • Previous nonprofit development experience of at least 1-2 years. BA degree or equivalent preferred but not required.
    • Fluent in Microsoft Office with at least 1 year of experience and general facility with donor database or CRM software (preferably Raiser's Edge)
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail and an ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
    • Strong professional writing, editing and communication skills
    • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to work with donors, board members, staff, volunteers, vendors and contractors and a flexible personal style that enables the candidate to interact amicably with people from a wide range of backgrounds
    • Willingness and ease in soliciting support (in-kind and cash gifts) from individuals, corporate sources and foundations
    • Valid California driver's license, reliable personal automobile for use on the job, insurable by SBS' insurance policy based on DMV record, and personal vehicle insurance
    • Please note that the COVID-19 vaccination is mandated for all Side by Side staff, except in the cases of approved medical or religious accommodations.SALARY INFORMATION
      This position has an annual salary range of $64,000 to $70,000 depending on experience.
      • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      • Ability to use the telephone, computer keyboard, or mouse.
      • May be required to lift up to 30 pounds.
      • May be required to ascend/descend stairs.
      • Exposure to low to moderate noise levels characteristic of working in an office or client environments. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
        • 3 weeks paid vacation for F/T employees.
        • 2 weeks' sick leave for Full-Time employees working 40 hours per week.
        • 9 paid holidays per year
        • 100% employer-paid Medical for F/T employees
        • Dental and Vision Insurance
        • Long Term Disability insurance up to $9,000 per month, plus $50,000 Life and AD&D insurance
        • 403b Retirement Plan
        • Professional development and other learning opportunities including unlimited access to over 1,000 behavioral health courses online
        • FREE Employee Assistance Program including up to 10 complimentary personal counseling sessions per problem, per year for staff and dependents
        • Employee recognition program with $1,000 bonus awards
        • Employee referral bonus of up to $1,000 Note: The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued new requirements for health care and congregant care facilities to decrease the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks. Based on the CDPH public health mandate, all candidates for positions at Side by Side must provide proof of vaccination. Side by Side will consider applicants with ADA and Title VII exemptions on a case-by-case basis.
          Side by Side provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
          This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

          Job Industries
          • Customer Service

Keywords: Side by SIde, San Francisco , Development Specialist, Other , San Anselmo, California

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