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KIB seeks Development Associate

Engaging diverse communities to create vibrant public places, helping people and nature thrive, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB) has a proven 30-year track record of partnerships with neighborhoods, the public sector, and corporations. Each year KIB supports an average of 500 community improvement projects around Marion County, accomplished with more than 25,000 volunteers. Since 2006, KIB has helped volunteers to plant more than 30,000 trees, hundreds of thousands of shrubs and perennials, and establish many successful pocket parks and outdoor classrooms.

Job Title: Development Associate

Full-/Part-Time: Full-time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Salary: Not disclosed

Purpose: Fundraising

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: The Development Associate is responsible for all administrative aspects of the Development Department. Manages donor database, prospect research, donor stewardship, data administration, and departmental budgets. Working in conjunction with the Development team, the Development Associate executes strategies and initiatives to cultivate and steward donors and prospects in support of KIB’s mission. Oversees the following ongoing development functions: budget management, prospect research, database administration, gift processing, and donor stewardship.

• Manages department budgets.
• Using available research tools, analyzes data to develop a broad and diverse prospect pool based on capacity, willingness and readiness to give. Produces comprehensive biographical, financial and philanthropic reports on prospective donors in support of staff and volunteer solicitation efforts.
• Ensures consistent tracking of donors and prospects. Creates progress reports and provides historical analyses for the Development team and the Board Development Committee as needed.
• Timely processing & acknowledgment of all gifts received
• Work with program staff to track and recognize in-kind donations
• Manage donor database, including data input, cleanup, monthly scorecard and reporting/analysis
• Execute direct mail process to renew and acquire donors
• Assist development team with stewardship activities, events, and other support as needed

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Skills are required in the areas of organization, computer skills, donor relations, and customer service.
• Event planning skills, including ability to supervise and coordinate volunteers and event activities, are also required.
• A basic understanding of planned gift techniques – e.g., bequests, charitable gift annuities, and charitable remainder trusts.
• Must have exceptional interpersonal skills and be able to communicate professionally and diplomatically with a diverse group of staff, donors, and Board members.
• Must demonstrate initiative and follow-through.
• Must be able to work effectively across multiple departments and at all levels of the organization.
• Ability to think creatively and develop effective solicitation materials and correspondence required.
• Ability to understand and interpret budgets and financial documents
• Proficiency and ability to learn and utilize various types of computer based software (Fundraising 50/SAGE, Excel, Word)
• Appreciation and respect for the confidentiality of highly personal information.
• Excellent problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Characteristics of a Strong Candidate:

• Detail-oriented, with a high level of accuracy
• Deadline-driven
• Passionate about KIB’s mission
• Enjoys fundraising and it’s obvious!
• Team-oriented

Education and/or equivalent experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in related field required.
• One to two years of institutional advancement and/or not-for-profit fundraising experience preferred.
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Abby Dennis at Deadline for submissions is January 5, 2014.