Part-Time Development Specialist
This is a part-time, non-exempt position responsible for working with the Development staff to assist in all fundraising activities.
- Perform administrative tasks associated with various fundraising campaigns related to special events, foundations, and corporate and individual giving under the guidance of the Development team
- Perform donor and prospective donor research as well as vendor research
- Work with event planning team on event logistics
- Prepare meeting packets and supporting documents for Development team members including pitch decks and letters of agreement for sponsors/donors
- Update tracking and reporting spreadsheets when necessary
- Work with admin team to prepare/print thank you letters to donors
- Management of the donor stewardship calendar for Development team members
- Call donors and respond on behalf of Development team members when necessary
- Copying/scanning/mailings and performing department errands
- Research the availability of grants from private and public sources
- Work with program staff to coordinate the evaluation and financial performance of grant-funded programs for grant reporting
- Write and submit grant proposals to foundations or funding agencies
- Manage grant submission calendar
- Process and input gifts received into Raiser’s Edge NXT Software
- Analyze donor data to identify prospects for increased giving capacity
- Analyze donor data for missed and upcoming recurring gifts
- Prepare all necessary reports and paperwork in a timely and legible fashion (i.e. grant reports, donation tracking, Raiser’s Edge dashboards, etc.).
- Ensure compliance with Special Olympics guidelines, policies, and standards, SOI General Rules, and adhere to SOI/SONA Risk Management policies/practices at all levels to protect SOAZ and prevent loss.
- Education: Bachelor’s degree preferred
- Experience: 1-3 years of professional experience in development, event planning, or related activities
- Knowledge: Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge or similar donor database a plus.
- Skills: Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to juggle multiple projects with competing priorities. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Detail-oriented, self-motivated, and comfortable working in a collaborative team environment. Good customer service skills also required.
- Physical Demands Include: Standing, walking, climbing ladders, squatting, lifting through full range (must be able to lift of minimum of 25 lbs.)
- Transportation: Must have own reliable transportation, a valid AZ driver’s license, a good driving history, and fulfill assignments with reliability and punctuality,
- Work Schedule: This position’s work schedule will be determined by the demands of the position and is limited to a 20-hour workweek including evenings, weekends, and some in-state travel. Overtime must be previously authorized by the supervisor and will be paid whether approved or not. Unapproved overtime will result in disciplinary action up to and including termination.
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Special Olympics Arizona offers many opportunities to increase your knowledge of nonprofit, social services, event management, social inclusion, personal development, and professional skills. Your role with Special Olympics Arizona will be valuable, fulfilling, and rewarding as you will directly focus on empowering the over 180,000 Arizonans with intellectual disabilities to be healthy, productive, and respected members of society through Special Olympics Arizona’s year-round sports training, competitions, and support programs.
Summer Intern Program: June-September
Fall Intern Program: September-December