Development Associate (Full-time)

The Development Associate is responsible for supporting the Director of Development and Communications in pursuit of GSH’s development goals. Specifically, the Associate oversees the development database with the support of the Financial Assistance & Database Coordinator, to include gift entry, reports, constituent management, and stewardship. Additionally, the associate will help increase charitable gift revenue by overseeing the planning and execution of fundraising events with support from the Development Director.



• With the Development Director, responsible for the Development Office’s administrative, clerical, and donor stewardship functions.

• Responsible for the data integrity of Development databases and donor records, gift and pledge processing and reminders, and stewardship activities.

• Prepares and updates, as required, reports and other summary items showing the Development Office’s progress in achieving GSH’s development goals over the course of a fiscal year.

• Responsible for planning and logistics for all fundraising events and manages the Events Committee with support from the Development Director

• Responsible for organizing and developing an appealing presentation for silent auctions at events.

• Manages the social media accounts for the organization (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram) through Hootsuite with support from the Development Director and Database and Events Assistant.

• Responsible for producing and distributing regular fundraising and weekly leadership emails via Bloomerang.

• Develops the written content for the quarterly mail appeals.

• Helps with moderate graphic design needs for website and email images.

• Supports professionalism of organization, integrity of internal office procedures and prompt and professional donor services.

• Participates as an essential member of the Development team.

• Occasional evenings and weekends are expected for meetings and events, with flex time offered.

• Supports the Development Director with additional duties as directed.


Key Experience

GSH is looking to hire a Development Associate who has the following experience and skills, at a minimum:

• At least 3-5 years of development or fundraising experience.

• Special event management experience preferred.

• Solid understanding of development operation fundamentals and how to improve and enhance existing systems.

• Expert in using database systems to track fundraising efforts. Experience in Bloomerang database a plus.

• Proven knowledge of efforts related to donor outreach, mailings, personal solicitations, internet fundraising and special events/programs.

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.

• Proficiency with social media applications.

• Experience with WordPress and graphic design programs like Canva is a plus.

• Superior written and verbal communication.

• Baccalaureate degree or higher degree.

• Self-starter with little need for close supervision.



Salary is competitive and commensurate with education/experience. GSH offers excellent benefits, including a 403b retirement plan and a fully paid health insurance plan. Hybrid work schedule.




To apply, please email a resume and cover letter to Erin Bonesteel at erin.bonesteel@humancapsc.com. Please include “Development Associate” in the subject line.


Please do not phone the office with inquiries.