TITLE OF POSITION: Development Associate, WFUV
DEPARTMENT: Development and University Relations, Lincoln Center
The Development Associate is an integral member of the Development Office’s WFUV team. This individual helps to carry out WFUV’s fundraising strategies and activities, as defined by WFUV’s General Manager, Senior Director of Development, and Advisory Board. His/her ideas on all projects are considered and valued.
This position reports to WFUV's Senior Director of Development, and is responsible for providing full administrative support in all fundraising activities including donor and public relations, direct mail appeals and special events, including but not limited to the following:
- Assist with and staff the station’s annual On the Record, Holiday Cheer, and WFUV High Line Bash fundraisers.
- Support and staff multiple cultivation and fundraising events, including the preparation of mailing lists and brief research profiles.
- Collaborate with Station staff, the Fordham Special Events team, outside vendors and the WFUV Advisory Board.
- Assist with prospect and donor data management.
- Develop proficiency in updating pertinent donor information in the Banner database, and ensuring gifts are recorded accurately.
- Ensure gifts are reconciled in both Banner and Memsys, WFUV’s membership database.
- Generate donor/prospect lists and maintain local files.
- Assist with the gift processing and acknowledgment process, including drafting thank you letter correspondence.
- Support WFUV stewardship efforts, including the major donor fulfillment program, and the creation of stewardship reports.
- Schedule appointments and answer phone calls from donors.
- Support the Senior Director of Development in her oversight of the WFUV Advisory Board, including scheduling and preparing for Board meetings.
- Reconcile credit card statements.
- Other responsibilities as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum of 2 years of experience in development, marketing, or member services at non-profit organizations is preferred.
- Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills are required.
- Enthusiasm, creativity, organizational ability, attention to detail, and focus.
- Proficient personal-computer skills are required (i.e., Excel, Word, Access and PowerPoint). Demonstrated ability to learn the use of new software is strongly preferred.
- Familiarity with computerized development databases is preferred.
- Ability to attend occasional evening and weekend events and to travel locally is preferred.
Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.
Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer.