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Development Associate

Company: VentureWell
Location: Hadley
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

VentureWell's development team works closely with organizational leadership, program staff, and other supporting departments to enable VentureWell's growth through new and sustained funding and strategic partnerships.

The Development Associate role is an opportunity for a highly organized, proactive, curious, and technologically savvy individual to join our team. Previous experience in development is helpful but not required; what's important is a capacity for integrating complex information, an eagerness to solve problems and improve systems, and an interest in contributing to both the details and the big picture of VentureWell's work. Past experience in a coordination or administrative role is required.

The Development Associate will support our growing team in several ways, including maintaining accurate data within our systems, coordinating meetings and managing projects, providing core administrative support, and assisting team members in the creation of proposals, reports, research, presentations, and other projects. Strong relational and communication skills and attention to detail are required.


  • Maintain and enhance the team's use of systems and tools
    • Serve as the primary coordinator of our data systems, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and completeness of data (this involves entering and updating data, reconciliation, running reports, document filing, etc.)
    • Collaborate to enhance and expand our use of Salesforce and other tools
    • Assist staff with capturing notes on external conversations and entering them into Salesforce
    • Manage the development calendar
      • Provide general coordination and support
        • Assist with meetings: scheduling, assembling agendas, taking notes, and tracking follow up
        • Collect and keep up-to-date information frequently used with funding proposals (most recent audited financial statement, 501(c)3 status letter, board lists, bios, etc. )
        • Create, compile, and/or format development materials (e.g., presentations, internal communications)
        • Maintain funder files
        • Manage team subscriptions and logistics
          • Support the creation of proposals and reports
            • Conduct preliminary research on funders
            • Track reporting schedules and requirements
            • Monitor pipeline tracking reports
            • Assist with supporting materials (e.g. letters of support, charts and graphics, references)
            • Submit proposals through online portals
              • Other projects and tasks based on interest and ability
                • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
                • Organizational skills: ability to track workflows, follow up consistently, and coordinate projects
                • Comfort with technology: adept in the use of Google apps, MS Office, and Salesforce or a similar CRM; ability and willingness to learn new applications quickly
                • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills; able to collaborate effectively with a wide range of people
                • Ability t o juggle and prioritize multiple tasks throughout the day, adapt to a sometimes unpredictable w orkflow with flexibility, and remain cool under pressure
                • Strong communication skills: able to write clearly and capture meeting notes, internal communications, etc.
                  Across the Board, VentureWell Staff:
                  • Are able to succeed and thrive in an environment with competing and changing priorities and tight deadlines
                  • Have track records of and ability to build solid collaborative working relationships, and are proven team players who enjoy a "customer service" orientation to collaboration
                  • Are committed to embedding equity in our internal practices and culture and in our programs in order to live and achieve our mission
                  • Bring openness and engagement to personal, professional, and organization-wide learning on race, class, gender, justice, and equity
                  • Are curious and committed to issues of environmental sustainability
                  • Are self-starters with excellent attention to detail and a commitment to delivering high-quality work
                  • Are active learners who independently learn new tools and work processes quickly
                  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
                    Our Benefits:
                    • An attractive and equitable compensation package, including:
                      • a salary range commensurate with experience and internal equity
                      • 403 (b) with 200% match up to a maximum contribution from VentureWell of 10% when the employee puts it 5% (eligible after one year of service for the match)
                      • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
                      • $1,000 home office stipend upon hire
                        • A true focus on work-life balance with work weeks that reflect that
                          • 20 paid vacation days PLUS the week off between Christmas and New Years
                          • 12 paid wellness days
                            What We Offer:
                            • A culture where people work intentionally and collaboratively in pursuit of our mission
                            • Values we believe in
                            • A commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Keywords: VentureWell, Springfield , Development Associate, Other , Hadley, Massachusetts

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