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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 12:11 AM


Position Summary:

The Development Associate plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Office and participating in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals, and special events. Exceptional communication skills and sales/fundraising experience will be crucial to the role in ensuring the availability and success of important education programs throughout Silicon Valley.


• Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
• Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files.
• Create monthly and quarterly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed.
• Continually update and correct database records.
• Conduct preliminary research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors.
• Coordinate productions and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters.
• Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.
• Prepare media materials for distribution. (i.e. copying, filing, mailing, e-mailing)
• Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings.
• Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development.


• Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a related field.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Drive applications
• Database management experience – Salesforce preferred
• Excellent verbal and written communications skills
• Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
• Ability to organize and prioritize work
• Ability to work independently with little supervision
• Excellent interpersonal skills

The Silicon Valley Education Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply for the position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to Chris Carney at (please put “Fund Development Associate” in the subject line. The position is available for immediate hire, with applications considered on a rolling basis. Candidates are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible.

• Location: San Jose / South Bay

• Post ID: 82104922 sanjose is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017