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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Development Associate, Events & Donor Relations, Calvary Women's Services, Washington, DC

Development Associate, Events & Donor Relations

Posted on: September 3, 2013
Application deadline: September 24, 2013
Posted by: Calvary Women's Services


Calvary Women's Services provides homeless women in Washington, DC with safe housing and comprehensive support services programs. Though the women who come to Calvary face many challenges, we believe that every woman has strengths and gifts she can build on to achieve her goals for stable housing, good health and financial independence.

Calvary is seeking a Development Associate - Events & Donor Relations. The Development Associate works with the Development Director, Grant Writer, Development Associate - Communications & Donor Relations, and Executive Director on fundraising, communications and related projects. This team ensures that Calvary can achieve its mission and meet the goals of the annual operating budget and Calvary's expansion plans.

  • Design and organize events, including the annual Hope Awards Dinner and cultivation and stewardship events; work closely with donors and members of the Board of Directors who host events on behalf of Calvary
  • Coordinate the organization's donor stewardship process, including acknowledgments, thank you calls and other personal outreach
  • Manage the organization's donor database and provide financial and fundraising reports
  • Complete donor research
  • Manage an in-kind donation program that reaches out to individuals and businesses
  • Manage a mailing program of four annual appeals and acquisition mailings
  • Bachelor's degree
  • At least three years of fundraising or related work experience
  • Creativity, initiative and passion for Calvary's mission
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with donors and colleagues
  • Superb writing and proofreading skills
  • Exceptional organizational skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, responsibilities and deadlines
  • Enthusiastic team player, able to pitch in on a variety of projects
  • Experience with donor databases, especially DonorPerfect, and constituent management software
  • Willingness to participate in and develop knowledge of programs and activities throughout the organization
  • Familiarity with homelessness, domestic violence or related issues is a plus
What We Offer: Calvary Women's Services offers a competitive salary and generous benefits, including: free parking; fully paid individual health insurance; life and disability insurance; a 403b program;staff training and professional development opportunities; and a collegial work environment.


To apply, please send an email to Heather Laing at with the name of the position to which you are applying in the subject line. Applications should include a cover letter, resume and writing sample.

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