Post date: 

May 3, 2019

We are seeking a qualified Development Associate. Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate will assist with all facets of QCH’s individual and corporate fundraising, including donor prospecting and cultivation, donor communications, event planning and implementation, and maintenance of a donor database.  


  • Provide logistical support for three to four fundraising events per year which includes assisting the Director of Development (DoD) in leading event logistics – catering, managing guest lists, presentation, coordinating with event vendors and participants, etc.
  • Oversee all aspects of QCH's database (SalesForce) including managing and updating gift and prospect records, maintaining donor files, recording gifts and generating gift acknowledgements in a timely fashion, and running data queries and reports on a regular basis.
  • Support the Director of Development (DoD) in researching and identifying new sources of financial support, including major individual and corporate donors and prospects.
  • Directly assist DoD with donor outreach, scheduling meetings and follow-up.
  • Support the development and execution of a comprehensive individual donor strategy to help increase the number of small and medium-sized donors and increase their level of giving.
  • Provide administrative and logistical support for annual appeals, fundraising campaigns, and projects.
  • Provide logistical support for 3-4 fundraising events per year.
  • Oversee all aspects of QCH’s database, including gift and prospect records, and maintaining    donor files.
  • Manage donor communications, including appeal letters, thank you letters, and periodic updates.
  • Manage the fundraising calendar to ensure all deadlines are met.


  • Bachelor’s degree required - advanced degree a plus.
  • Three (3) years of fundraising experience playing an integral role in the planning and execution of fundraising events large and small.
  • Three (3) years of experience leading the management and update of SalesForce database.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships.
  • Self-motivated and resourceful, able to work independently as well as collaboratively with staff.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and complete assignments under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work on many fronts simultaneously, keeping both details and the big picture in mind.  
  • Commitment to understanding and supporting the QCH mission.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel and Outlook, database management, and data search tools.

Additional Details:

STATUS: Full-Time; Non-Exempt
This position is available immediately. Queens Community House offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. The benefits package for full-time staff includes medical/dental/vision offerings, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, generous time off, and a 403b plan. We value health and wellness too and as such staff earn annual leave days, sick days and enjoy most federal holidays. Staff can also take advantage of an array of professional development opportunities.


Application Method:

We are a passion-led, mission-driven organization – one that looks to continually enrich the lives of our diverse member community.  If you would like to join our team, please forward your cover letter, salary requirements, and resume, with subject line “Development Associate” to

Please note: Applications submitted without a formal cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered.



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