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The James B. Moran Center for Youth Advocacy’s Development Associate will participate in the agency’s fundraising efforts through donor cultivation support, including gift tracking and acknowledgement, prospect research, maintenance of the development database and other record-keeping systems, as well as supporting the execution of organizational events. The Development Associate will report directly to the Director of Strategic Partnerships.

• Manage the Moran Center’s donor management platform (Giftworks);
• Generate acknowledgement letters to donors and grantors;
• Prepare reports including contact, giving history and prospect status using Giftworks;
• Manage and execute annual appeal direct mailing and other mailings throughout the year such as: annual benefit invitations, lapsed donor mailing, and other solicitations;
• Institutionalize all database protocols through continual revisions to database manuals and written documents, as well as conduct database training, as needed;
• Administer the Moran Center’s online donation platform (First Giving) and other revenue streams such as Benevity, Truist, Square, United Way, etc
• Conduct periodic reconciliations with the Administrative Director to ensure accurate record keeping;
• Conduct research on prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations identified by the Director of Strategic Partnerships;
• Coordinate community meetings to support the Director of Strategic Partnerships and the Moran Center’s programmatic staff;
• Assist with special projects at the direction of the Director of Strategic Partnerships related to event planning, etc.

This position requires 20-40 hours/week, with an annual compensation of $20,000 – $30,000 depending on experience and fit.
• 2-5 years of experience in fundraising, administrative, or related fields;
• A demonstrated commitment to social and economic justice;
• Strong organizational skills with systematic and meticulous attention to details;
• Strong time management skills for balancing competing priorities, and for directing complex, multi-faceted projects;
• Demonstrated cross-cultural competence and an ability to work with individuals from a wide range of diverse backgrounds;
• Strong technology skills including proficiency in using Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access) and a willingness to learn new applications (i.e., Giftworks and First Giving);
• Comfort with ambiguity and a good sense of humor;
• Understanding of and commitment to the Moran Center’s work and mission;
• Familiarity with the Evanston community;
• Ability to work well in fast-paced, highly collaborative and interactive office; and
• Ability to work collaboratively with other staff in a legal setting.

The Moran Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer: People of color, women, persons with disabilities, the elderly, gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender, and Veterans are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

Please email a cover letter and resume to by August 15, 2017. We will continue accepting resumes, however, until the position is filled.


We do not currently have any open volunteer or internship positions but thank you for your interest.