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Development Associate

Posted May 14, 2024

Duty Station: Friends of the Smokies Office, Kodak, TN with occasional telework opportunities.

Position Type: Exempt (Full-time). This position requires occasional evening and weekend hours.

Reports To: Philanthropy Director

Compensation: Approximately $45,000, depending on experience.After a probationary period, a benefits package including two weeks of PTO, paid federal holidays, a 401k package with employee match, and health insurance options will be offered.

Job Summary:

The Development Associate will assist in all aspects of donor related events and communication.  This individual will report to the Philanthropy Director and will also provide support to the President and CEO. This team has primary responsibility for cultivating and stewarding major gift donors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in all aspects of donor related events and communication including:
    • Development and growth of the 1934 Society (a new giving society)
    • Planning and attending area donor relations events throughout the year
    • Preparing donor updates and reports to Philanthropy Director
    • Providing general administrative support to President and CEO and Philanthropy Director

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate Degree.  Bachelor Degree preferred
  • Work experience involving customer service or event management
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Canva and Adobe experience a plus.

Performance Aptitudes:

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Friends of the Smokies.
  • Ability to multi-task, organize, prioritize, be detail oriented, and work independently while maintaining flexibility and a positive attitude.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide exemplary customer service in representing the values of Friends of the Smokies.
  • Self-motivated with initiative to problem solve.

How to apply:

Email a resume and cover letter to lauren@friendsofthesmokies.org. Position open until filled.