Jesuit Refugee Service

Job Description


The Development Assistant is an integral part of the Development Team. The Development Team raises funds from individuals, foundations and corporations to support the life-changing work of the organization. He or she will be responsible for providing administrative support, processing donations, preparing acknowledgement letters and facilitating other communications with JRS/USA’s internal and external constituencies.  The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Development.




·         Perform data entry, including donor updates and donation processing.

·         Prepare and disseminate acknowledgement letters for supporters.

·         Maintain accurate and up to date donor database of constituent records.

·         Assist with direct mail appeals, stewardship mailings, and other donor communications.

·         Research for donor reports and grant funding

·         Support donor outreach and special events

·         Manage physical filing system.

·         Provide other administrative support as needed.




·         Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.

·         Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and any experience with development software, Donor Perfect, eTapestry or Salesforce a plus.

·         Excellent attention to detail.

·         Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple responsibilities.

·         Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.

·         Ability to take initiative, function independently and exercise good judgment.

Prior experience in a professional environment, especially in a development role, preferred

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