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Development and Fundraising

Development Associate

Hope House Colorado
Posted: 01/28/2022
Salary/Range: $39,000 - $52,000
Arvada, CO

Mission Statement: Hope House Colorado (HHC) empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children.

Position Title:  Development Associate Exemption Status: Salaried, Non-Exempt
Reports To:  Director of Development Salary Range: $39,000 – $52,000
Department: Development Benefits Eligibility: Eligible
Work Environment: This role is expected to work 40 hours/week on the HHC campus, except when offsite for HHC work-related purposes.  Existing schedule is 8 hours per day Monday – Friday; however, this role will be required to work some scheduled evenings and weekends related to the role.

Position Summary: The Development Associate (hereafter DA) is responsible for all aspects of the donor database (Raiser’s Edge), various aspects of the moves management process and some assistance with events; all towards building revenue. The DA will also provide administrative support to the Director of Development. This position is for a team player with a variety of skills, a focus on detail and accuracy and a desire to help move the organization forward. Above all, the DA has the opportunity to share with champions the grace of God shown through His work at Hope House, and to give champions an opportunity to experience relationship with God through their giving.


  • Must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance
  • Must pass a criminal background check, driving record check, and drug screen
  • Must be committed to Hope House Colorado’s Guiding Principles and continually working towards the HHC mission
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to the Hope House Relational Covenant

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Raiser’s Edge database experience required or similar nonprofit donor database
  • Excellent written, verbal and in-person communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Thrives in fast paced environment

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Database Responsibilities:

  • Manage constituent records in Raiser’s Edge (RE) with accuracy and in a timely fashion (i.e., add new constituent records; clean up data; manage inactives, do not mail and deceased records)
  • Input gifts – code checks and online giving; corporate match EFT distributions; gift cards; running reoccurring monthly Bedrock Builder gifts; running Capital Campaign pledges/pledge payments; event registration and gifts
  • Assist in sending out Direct Mail communications – pull mail list and send to mail house; analoutcome and update metrics
  • Reporting – provide month end reports to DoD and Finance Team; Capital Campaign gift reports; weekly and daily gift reports; update metrics and Development Plan
  • Complete month end and year end reconciliation with Finance Team timely and accurately

Moves Management Responsibilities:

  • Work with the DoD to strategically utilize the champion database (Raiser’s Edge) to help drive champion and revenue growth
  • Attend weekly Prospect Review meetings with D0D, Executive Director, Volunteer Manager, Development Officer and Grant Development Officer
  • Pull DoD prospect and action lists in Raiser’s Edge
  • Update action steps for DoD from meetings and phone calls on a weekly basis
  • Champion (donor) moves management and PEO reporting and coding
  • Manage In Honor and In Memory gifts process – update plaques, family notifications, and appreciation process

Admin Support:

  • Responsible for opening and distributing mail & following GAAP policies to accurately receive & track monetary contributions
  • Handle administrative duties for DoD such as expense reporting, meeting and calendar requests, phone follow up and other duties as assigned
  • Provide project support for DoD
  • Responsible for managing RE or data collection/input volunteers; building relationships; reporting volunteer notes and hours to the Volunteer Manager
  • Maintain an up-to-date DA position handbook

Event Responsibilities:

  • Maintain Program of Events (POE) with up-to-date information on all aspects of events
  • Create event budget and track expenditures
  • Maintain a receipt log at events noting payer name, amount, date received, and reason for payment, if applicable
  • Work with Finance Team to reconcile expenses before, during, and after event
  • Work with DoD to gather needed event reports

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Promote the values of HHC throughout the organization and external relationships
  • Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events
  • Input relevant data into Development and Program databases
  • Collaborate with HHC staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures
  • Potentially assist with knowledge transfer to support HHC expansion goals


  1. Fiscal Accountability – Follows fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles, and standards when committing fiscal resources or processing financial transactions
  2. Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks
  3. Analysis & Reasoning – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems
  4. Relationship building – Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  5. Adaptability and Flexibility – Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  6. Results Focus and Initiative – Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.
  7. Decision making and judgment – Makes timely, informed decisions that take into account the facts, goals, constraints, and risks.
  8. Development and continual learning – Displays an ongoing commitment to learning and self-improvement
  9. Ethics & Integrity – Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions & respects and maintains confidentiality
  10. Stress tolerance – Maintains composure in highly stressful or adverse situations.

Supervisory Duties: None

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Note:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. We are a team and support each other in all ways necessary to continue working toward the HHC mission.

Benefits: HHC benefits are available to employees who consistently work a minimum of 24 hours a week. Benefits offered are subject to change at HHC’s sole discretion.

  • Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans.
  • Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.

Paid Time Off (PTO):

  • Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 6 hours of vacation per paycheck up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Part-time employees are currently eligible for vacation pay that is prorated based on the number of hours normally scheduled to work. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned based on length of employment with HHC.
  • Holidays: HHC observes eleven (11) holidays throughout the year. Salaried employees are paid for these holidays according to the nationally recognized observation day for each holiday.
  • Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado’s Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA).
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