What does a Management 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.

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Work/Life Balance
3.9 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Management Development Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

$70,864 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $71K
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Management Development Associate Career Path

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PNC Financial Services GroupPNC Financial Services Group
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.”

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.”

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

“Limited professional development and career trajectory”

Systems Development Associate
Nov 26, 2019

“Not much Work and not for pure programmatical people”

Client Development Associate
Jun 30, 2021

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

Population Action International
Development Associate
Mar 30, 2020

“Professional development are scarce.”

Growth Lead
May 12, 2021

“I enjoy being able to work with truly passionate people who are ready to change the home fitness industry.”

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