PSC is looking for a New Development Associate!


Development Associate

Job Description

The Development Associate reports to and supports the Director of Development & Communications and is responsible for assisting the day-to-day development operations for Partnership for Strong Communities.

Essential Job Functions

  • Prepare grant applications in word documents and distribute to staff responsible for contributing to their specific part within 4 – 6 weeks of the grant being due (unless it is an unplanned opportunity).  
  • Ensure grant final edits are completed within two weeks of the designated grant submission. 
  • Record grant application and report deadlines into project management software
  • Remain aware of recurring grant deadlines and reporting schedules
  • Communicate upcoming priorities to Development Director and Partnership staff
  • Assist in the curation of a list of people and groups to meet with, with whom a development angle may exist
  • When appropriate, meet with funders and potential donors and sponsors alongside as approved by senior staff
  • Research relevant and feasible grants to apply to on a local, regional, and national level
  • Participate in strategic Development planning
  • Identify unique development angles and opportunities, and pursue opportunities upon approval
  • Help manage and execute special giving campaigns, virtual or in-person
  • Assist in the research, development and execution of cultivation and special fundraising events
  • Help develop a PSC sales funnel, including elevator speech and/or other pitch language
  • Create and/or assist in the creation of development materials, presentations, and marketing collateral
  • Act as initial point of contact for inquiries and questions from sponsors and donors
  • Serve as point of contact for payments, process, confirm receipt, and return correspondence
  • Help maintain online and physical backup grant filing system
  • Evaluate PSC communications content to ensure development/giving pathways are considered
  • Manage Salesforce donor and contact database to ensure records are up-to-date, and periodically cleaned
  • Creatively collaborate with Communications team staff to include or create development-oriented messaging
  • Capable of planning and executing earned and paid digital marketing / creative content campaigns
  • Maintain highest level of information accuracy in grant materials / applications
  • Uphold PSC brand standards and “voice” across development communications
  • Assist in development-oriented public relations campaigns
  • Help recruit and manage Development interns / program
  • Assist and when appropriate lead Partnership event efforts such as IForums, Reaching Home Dinner, etc.
  • Assist in Lyceum rental marketing including but not limited to copy, collateral, content, and digital properties
  • Upon request, assist in the creation of materials to support communications initiatives
  • Provide backup administrative support when needed (phones, front desk, events, conference center)
  • Provide backup Communications team support when needed


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Bachelor’s or Masters’ degree in Communications, Journalism, Digital Media, Marketing, Public Policy, Fundraising, Sales or related field
  • Focus on exquisite storytelling
  • Ability to adapt fundraising pitch to appropriate audiences
  • Possess an aptitude for communicating poignant, digestible content
  • Excellent judgement regarding leveraging current news and events for funding opportunities
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), and 365 Suite (Outlook, Sharepoint, Teams, Microsoft Project), a plus
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Dreamweaver, InDesign, Fireworks, Illustrator, PhotoShop, and/or Premier Pro, or similar design products a plus
  • Experience with website development, upkeep and/or use of website content management systems, Drupal experience a plus
  • Technological proficiency with audio visual products (teleconferencing systems, LCD projectors, sound systems, DVD/VCR players, digital video recorders)
  • Must possess personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to the mission of Partnership for Strong Communities
  • Professional demeanor and positive attitude
  • Ability to welcome change and work collegially in a dynamic team environment with a high level of flexibility
  • Ability to think critically about workflow systems to ensure best and most efficient practice
  • Self-starter
  • Entrepreneurial thinker capable of recognizing development angles / opportunities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at one time
  • Attention to detail is a must

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Partnership for Strong Communities is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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