Description and qualifications

Job Title: Development Assistant
Date: 12/3/19
Department: Development
Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations

Job Summary:
The assistant to the Development Team will provide administrative support to the Director of Special Gifts and Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations.

The ideal candidate will be an organized, multi-tasker that can support colleagues and donor & volunteer relationships by maintaining department calendars; supporting the solicitation and acknowledgement of contributions; managing donor records and overall database hygiene.


  • Enters gifts into Salesforce from donors $1,000 and above and creates acknowledgment letters.
  • Supports the Director, Special Gifts with prospect research, new donor profile creation, and assistance with individual and family foundation proposals.
  • Supports the Director, Corporate & Foundation Relations with creation of corporate decks, foundation proposals, and grant acknowledgements.
  • Maintains a calendar for stewardship for donors and facilitates communications between Director, Special Gifts and Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations.
  • Provides support for events related to major donors and corporate giving, including cultivation events and the Reeve Foundation national conference.
  • Supports the Donor Relations Coordinator with matching gift process including approving gifts on corporate giving portals and confirming soft credits in Salesforce.
  • Assists in the coordination and distribution of major donor mailings including the annual report.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills including strong verbal communication; team player; and positive attitude
  • Must be a professional who is pro-active, creative, self-directed and organized
  • Attention to detail is a must
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Proficient in all Microsoft applications

Minimum Requirements:

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

How to Apply:
Please send resume along with cover letter by email to Felice Fullem at: [email protected]


  • The Reeve Foundation recognizes the importance of equal employment opportunity for persons with disabilities and the contributions that they can offer through their diverse skills and abilities. Persons with disability, especially those living with paralysis, are strongly encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.
  • Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.