Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires Development Associate in Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Full or part-time opportunity Responsibilities - Use fundraising software (DonorPerfect) to create and run regular donor and giving reports - Enter all gifts into DonorPerfect. - Produce and send acknowledgement letters - Reconcile donor contributions on a monthly basis with bookkeeper and the organization\'s revenue forecast - Take a lead role in donor research, including foundations, businesses and individuals. - Share the findings/coordinate with other Development staff, including the Grant Writer. - For the foundation segment, track deadlines for funding applications and reports. - Assist the Grant Writer with assembling required application documents and with providing required information and statistics - Coordinate with other member of VIM staff and departments as needed - Manage the logistics of special events - Manage the production and distribution of appeal letters, invitations, thank you notes and other fundraising/communication materials - Respond effectively to the requirements of development and communications committees Skills This position involves a great deal of interaction and collaboration with donors, staff, and volunteers. Our ideal candidate is one who can shine on behalf of VIM; a person who is dynamic, engaging, thoughtful, an effective communicator, and extremely well organized while balancing several tasks. Particular skills and characteristics we seek in candidates are: - Aptitude with technology: Microsoft Office, Donor Perfect database - An energetic, customer service-oriented personality - Passion for VIM\'s mission - Proficiency with numbers - Attention to work accuracy, timeliness and completeness - Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally - Team player who can also work independently, prioritize, take initiative and problem-solve - A high degree of integrity and discretion This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute to the growth and success of our organization. We offer competitive compensation and benefits package. If you are passionate about making a difference in the community and have the required qualifications, we encourage you to apply. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience.