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Development Associate

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The Development Associate's primary responsibilities are to ensure a high-quality database, run accurate and timely monthly, quarterly, and annual reports, carry out timely and accurate donor acknowledgment, and have an ongoing awareness of new or changing developments from Blackbaud for Raisers Edge database. The Development Associate will also provide administrative support to the Director of Development.

This position requires nonprofit development database experience, the ability to work autonomously, comfortable with new and existing technology, excellent attention to detail, and strong teamwork skills and communication.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Responsible for all aspects of the Raiser's Edge database integrity and management, ensuring that all aspects of donor giving are accurately recorded and reported and that all constituent and gift data is collected and organized to be efficiently utilized by the Development staff for internal and external reporting
  • Diligently enter all gifts and pledges into the database along with speedy and accurate generation of acknowledgment letters
  • Create new constituent records, update contact information, enter research information and notes, and other donor-related documents
  • Update constituent information in Raiser's Edge to match CASA of Contra Costa County’s database conventions as necessary, including returned mail, customer service issues, etc.
  • Consistently work on donor constituent records to maintain segmentation by donor type, EOP attendee, recurring donor, etc.
  • Consistently work on Constant Contact email list to ensure appropriate segmentation.
  • Assist with compilation and production of analytic reports by running queries, lists, gifts, donor profiles, and action reports
  • Maintain a calendar of donor contacts for Development Director
  • Contribute to the development, documentation, refinement and facilitation of the Database Process and Procedure sections of the Development Department Operations Manual and develop new process guides for new database app affiliates
  • Plan and execute an annual calendar of data maintenance tasks including deceased finders, address scrub, and wealth screen
  • Prepare monthly reports identifying new donors, matching gifts, recurring donors, and any movement of donors
  • Become familiar with Double the Donation, Life Legacy, and Changemakers programs to update programs as needed.
  • Assist in the monthly reconciling of donor database and financial systems via monthly revenue reconciliations with bookkeeper and provide requested documentation during yearly audits
  • Stay informed on latest technology developments for fundraising
  • Direct experience within a non-profit development department
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, Donorperfect, or other high-level database
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and fast turnaround times
  • Knowledge of Microsoft 360 (Word, Excel, Outlook), internet research, and desire to learn adjacent apps such as Double the Donation and a planned giving app
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high level of thoroughness, accuracy and detail
  • Ability to maintain strictest levels of confidentiality
  • High standards of excellence and a “does whatever it takes to accomplish the job” attitude
  • High level of multitasking ability
  • Self-motivated with creative and efficient use of time and resources in planning and managing various responsibilities to meet tight deadlines
  • Comfortable making suggestions that could improve workflow

This position is non-exempt, approximately 10-20 hours per week. The salary is $22.00 hourly.

Additional Information: 

This is a remote position.

Organization Info

Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County

Concord, CA, USA
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides programs to support abused and neglected children in foster care to help every child find a permanent home and complete their education.

In support of our mission, CASA of Contra Costa County is committed to:

CASA volunteer program recruits, trains, and supports volunteers to be a voice for foster children during the court process.
CASA therapy program works in partnership with A Home Within to provide teletherapy to foster youth throughout California.
CASA tutoring program recruits, trains, and supports volunteers with educational backgrounds to provide tutoring services to our foster children.
CASA juvenile justice program recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work with youth in the juvenile justice system (who are also foster youth) to ensure compliance with probation requirements and complete their education.
CASA reproductive health program works in partnership with the Department of Public Health, and Children and Family Services to provide reproductive health care to foster youth.


Each year, approximately 1,300 abused or neglected children and youth in Contra Costa County come under the court's care because they are unable to live safely at home. Imagine what it would be like to be removed from your parents, not because of something you did, but because they cannot, or will not, take care of and protect you. Then into the lives of these children and youth come dozens of strangers: police, foster parents, social workers, judges, lawyers and more. For some, one of these may be a Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) volunteer.

Because of the enormous number of cases filed in juvenile court and dwindling resources to adequately investigate cases, judges are often compelled to make permanency-planning decisions based on less than complete or objective information. This is where a CASA volunteer can and does make a difference.

CASA volunteers advocate one-on-one for abused and neglected children and youth in foster care to make sure they do not get lost in the over-burdened legal system or languish in an inappropriate placement. They are their voice in court and speak up for the child or youth’s best interests during the dependency process. Volunteers help reduce delays and continuances and stay with each case until it is closed and the child or youth is placed in a safe, permanent home. CASA volunteers visit weekly with the child or youth, and maintain ongoing communication with all parties involved in the case to best serve the child or youth's interests. For the volunteer, this means a commitment of a minimum of one year and an average of 15-20 hours per month of service.

In addition to our services for abused and neglected children and youth, the National CASA Association works to provide community education and awareness concerning the issues of child abuse, neglect and child welfare policy. It is also committed to working towards public policies that promote child abuse prevention and address reforms in the juvenile dependency and foster care systems.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Nov 16 2023
Active Until: 
Dec 16 2023
Hiring Organization: 
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Contra Costa County