Job Opportunity: YWCA Northeast Indiana – Development Assistant

Purpose:  
Support the development activities and marketing of YWCA Northeast Indiana. Coordinating both internal and external communications in order to advance our Mission.

Expectations of every YWCA Staff Member:

  • Uphold and promote the YWCA Mission.
  • Maintain compliance with state standards.
  • Adhere to established policies and procedures.
  • Contribute to fund development efforts for support of all programs and the overall Association.
  • Provide support to other departments and staff.

Essential Duties:

  • Ensure accurate, clear, detailed and complete communications; correct in terms of spelling, grammar, punctuation, style; and following procedures to send to constituents.
  • Responsible for seamless internal and external communication. Generating a buzz about YWCA Northeast Indiana.
  • Assisting with the grant process including writing, editing, coordinating, and tracking.
  • Develop and maintain a collection of photos, testimonials, press clippings, etc. which can be used to illustrate the organization’s work and provide as needed when working with different funding sources and activities.
  • Responsible for agency newsletter development in both forms: email and U.S. mail.
  • Responsible for updating and ordering of marketing, development, program, agency print materials. Ability to design and package materials needed to support the organization.
  • Develop press releases and provide support in maintaining relationships with media, organizational groups and businesses to support the development activities of YWCA Northeast Indiana.
  • Serve as a support role for committee work including: Development Committee and Circle of Women
  • Assist with special events as determined by the Resource Development Plan.
  • Provide support for YWCA Northeast Indiana major fundraiser Circle of Women.
  • Input and track key information in SAGE Database capturing details in order to utilize for relationship building to support development position.
  • Work closely with various members of the YWCA team including, the Administrative Coordinator.
  • Produce communications for print, TV, radio, and the Internet as directed.
  • Coordinate and track all media request for the organization.
  • Responsible for copy, content, function and maintenance of website and social media including yet not limited to: website, linked in, and Facebook.
  • Agency Photographer.
  • Receiving and track in-kind donations.
  • Other duties as assigned to meet the organization’s goals.

Education:

  • Associate’s Degree in Business, Journalism, Communications, Marketing, or Public Relations or a combination of education and experience.

Knowledge and Experience:

  • 3-5 years of related experience preferred.
  • Strong customer service skills with ability to communicate in a professional manner with a wide range of people. Unequivocal commitment to pluralism.
  • Detail-oriented, accurate, organized, with ability to work under pressure and shift priorities in response to changing needs.
  • Strong time management skills; ability to take initiative to solve problems and work with minimum supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Proficient in Design Illustrator and Adobe platforms.
  • Strong skills in writing, planning, organizing, and evaluation of written/oral communications.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion when handling potentially confidential or sensitive manners.
  • Comfortable in handling a multitude of projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • Continuously work as a team member and willingness to work with other teams, including professional work attitude/mannerisms.
  • Experience with utilizing a donor software database. Ability and experience working with various copiers and other office equipment.
  • Must comply with organization’s policy of automobile insurance: must have a valid driver’s license and personal automobile insurance coverage.
  • Flexibility to change work hours as needed.

Apply Online: YWCA Development Assistant

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