The Donor Relations Associate primarily works with and reports to the Donor Relations Director. This position supports fundraising operations to advance the mission of Children’s Alliance, while building and promoting an anti-racist culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. The Donor Relations Associate is responsible for donation processing and acknowledgment, and maintaining donor records. This position also assists with planning and execution of the organization’s annual fundraising campaigns, luncheon, and other donor events. This a full-time hourly position at 37.5 hours per week and $20-23 per hour; health, dental, and other benefits are included. People of color, women, and LGBTQIA+ individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Process donations and pledge payments, track gift pledges using Salesforce.
  • Manage donor records in Salesforce, and run queries and reports as needed
  • Provide accurate and timely donor recognition, and respond to donor inquiries and requests for information
  • Assist in planning and executing annual fundraising campaigns, including year-end campaign, organization membership campaign, GiveBIG, etc.
  • Assist in planning and executing annual fundraising luncheon and other donor events
  • Assist in developing and coordinating donor communications materials and messages
  • Work with Finance and Operations team to assure appropriate tracking and accounting of donations
  • Assist with donor research
  • Staff board subcommittees as needed

Other Responsibilities

  • Actively participate in internal organizational activities, including staff workgroups and professional development opportunities
  • Contribute to the organization’s commitment to Undoing Institutionalized Racism in policy and practice
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Commitment to the mission of Children’s Alliance and undoing institutional racism
  • One to two years’ experience with fund development, donor event planning and/or non-profit boards
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Experience in constituent/customer management systems (Salesforce preferred)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly organized with ability to manage projects
  • Excellent customer-service and relationship-building skills
  • Ability to work effectively across different teams
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others.
  • Some knowledge of public policy preferred

Please submit letter of interest, resume, and optional affirmative action form to with “Donor Relations Associate” in the subject line.

For best consideration, please apply by November 18, 2019. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Children’s Alliance is an equal opportunity employer working toward a culturally diverse and competent workplace.

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