What does a Development Associate do?

Development associates assist in planning and overseeing fundraising activities and events. They are critical players for each step and detail, including contacting and cultivating relationships with donors and sponsors and creating grant programs. If they work for a nonprofit organization, they record donations, identify potential donation sources, and record all gifts and fundraising campaign progress.

Development associates are the point person for fundraising and donation efforts. They contact potential donors and maintain relationships with existing donors. They organize fundraising events and create and submit reports for management teams that detail the progress and effectiveness of campaigns. They keep records of donations and work with the organization's accounting department when needed to track donations. Development associates acknowledge contributions from donors and granting agencies, research potential funding sources, and organize newsletters and other organization communication materials. Development associates need a minimum associate’s degree in communications, public relations, or related fields.

What responsibilities are common for Development Associate jobs?
  • Create appropriate Operational Excellence capabilities at the site to deliver the roadmap.
  • Contribute to the overall monthly development and communications strategic plans.
  • Initiate safety, cost, quality, and productivity improvements in the manufacturing operations.
  • Facilitate the expediting and manage of the State and Local permit approval and closing processes.
  • Monitor and report on the progress of all active projects.
  • Develop new relationships and strike revenue-generating partnerships with digital health companies.
  • Provide technical support to technicians and work teams and serve as a technical resource for the department.
  • Support the team in manage critical correspondence related to development and partnerships.
  • Lead and motivate the OESSM team to continuously identify initiatives that drive efficiency and improve the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), streamline and reduce non-value added steps while maintain, requirements.
  • With the agreement of the regional Head, either lead or be a member of specific projects by facilitating workshops and demonstrating the use of tools or by leading teams through the completion of missions/workshops.
  • Support the project teams during the execution to help them achieve their goal on time.
  • Provide market feedback across go-to-market and technical teams to ensure rapid product and communication improvements.
  • Identify, analyze and solve manufacturing process issues and equipment related problems.
  • Support the entirety of the M&A process including strategy, sourcing, diligence, negotiation, and execution.
  • Assist with the due diligence, entitlement, design and permitting process for all multi-family projects as assigned with an emphasis on supporting the development team.
  • Support proposal and report submissions for foundation and corporate partners.
  • Create relationship management systems and processes in collaboration with the marketing team.
  • Manage the annual fund which consists of a targeted quarterly direct mail program.
What are the typical qualifications for Development Associate jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in engineering, computer science, business or business administration or equivalent experience.
  • Capable leader with excellent problem solving abilities.
  • Requires meticulous attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and collaboration skills.
  • Always striving for continuous improvement.
  • Strong command of English language and good communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science, information security or linguistics.
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Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Development Associate make?

Confident
$68,910 /yr
Total Pay
$51,106
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$17,805
 /yr

Additional Pay

$68,910

 / yr
$28K$189K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Development Associate Career Path

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
42%
2 - 4
49%
5 - 7
3%
8+
6%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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CI Specialist
Nov 4, 2020

“The job was not technically challenging and I was able to get hired without much experience.”

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Quantitative Analytics and Model Development Associate
Jan 22, 2020

“Good respect of time off for holidays and whenever it was needed so a nice work/life integration.”

MilhausMilhaus
Development Associate
Aug 10, 2020

“One of the coolest things about Milhaus is the amazing projects that you get to work on.”

Youth America Grand Prix
Development Associate
Dec 3, 2019

“No performance reviews made it impossible to understand if I was doing a good job.”

Macmillan Cancer SupportMacmillan Cancer Support
Volunteering Development Adviser
Apr 28, 2020

“Good working arrangements and excellent well being support”

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShieldCareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
Graduate Development Associate
Jan 7, 2021

“Limited professional development and career trajectory”

ConduentConduent
Systems Development Associate
Nov 26, 2019

“Not much Work and not for pure programmatical people”

GoodwinGoodwin
Client Development Associate
Jun 30, 2021

“non attorneys are great to work with and will train you well.”

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