The Donor Relations Assistant/Coordinator is responsible for the Fundraising team’s donor research efforts and proposal/report writing. This position works closely with the fundraising and communications teams and liaises frequently with other Anera staff members.
Duties & Responsibilities
Donor identification, cultivation and stewardship: Runs mid-level and major donor identification and prospecting processes for new and existing donors, provides recommendations for and assists with the creation of tailored donor strategies. Tracks all moves and actions in the customer relationship management (CRM) system (EveryAction).
Writing and communications: In coordination with program staff in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan, develops proposals and reports for major donors, family foundations, etc., often on a short deadline. Creates a system for tracking fundraising donor reporting requirements and materials, like pictures and narratives, collected from staff. Assists with the creation of communications materials related to Leadership Circle stewardship events, segmented appeals, letters and other promotional materials.
Fundraising administration: Provides backup to the development database assistant in processing incoming donations and supporting data entry, acknowledgment letter processing, and database maintenance activities.
Special events and committees: Collaborates with fundraising and communications teams in the planning and execution of annual dinner and other external events.
This role may require travelling at least 3% domestically and 3% internationally.
2-4 years of non-profit experience with an emphasis on fundraising
High school diploma or equivalent required
2 years’ experience with customer relationship management (CRM) database software (e.g., Salesforce, EveryAction, Raiser’s Edge, etc.)
Familiarity with non-profit fundraising strategies, particularly vis-à-vis donor cultivation and stewardship best practices
Ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines and work independently with limited supervision. Excellent organizational skills
Beginning to intermediate command of Google Suite, including high proficiency in Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Gmail. Knowledge of Adobe programs such as Acrobat Pro, InDesign, and Photoshop preferred
Must have previous experience writing, proofreading, editing, and communicating, as well as strong verbal communication skills
Commitment to Anera’s mission and a can-do attitude regarding the multi-faceted nature of the fundraising team’s work
Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, Middle Eastern studies, communications or similar degree.
Experience using wealth screening tools (such as WealthEngine, Target Analytics, etc.) a plus.
Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team environment, with a direct, honest, and respectful approach to communication and problem solving.
Arabic language ability