Development Associate

Job title: Development Associate
Organization: The First Step Home
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

First Step Home is a very exciting place to work, which focuses on helping women with substance use disorder recover while they live together with their children.  First Step Home is seeking a Development Associate.

SUPERVISED BY:  Director of Development

POSITION:  Part-time

SUMMARY:  Responsible for enhancing individual, planned giving and corporate fundraising efforts, including working with donor data base (CRM – Customer Relationship Management). To help enlarge individual donor giving, legacy giving, event organization and corporate donations for the agency.


  1. Identify, qualify and solicit individual donors through research, data base technology and personal effort.
  2. Assist in designing individual marketing strategies and execute strategies within donor data base, including seeking out and making connecting with potential new donors with Director of Development.
  3. Research donors and cultivate, qualify, solicit and steward individual, planned giving and corporate donors.
  4. Assertively seeks additional individual, planned giving and corporate funding sources and opportunities.
  5. Assist in creating documents necessary for presentation and publication.
  6. Increase and monitor donor base.
  7. Assist with special events.
  8. Develop timely and accurate reporting to funding partners and foundations.
  9. Coordinate the receipt of donations and required thank you letters.
  10. Compile Board update reports based on Donor Perfect data monthly.
  11. Maintains pool of current and new individual donors for annual and other giving campaigns.
  12. Pursue training necessary for enhancing skills.
  13. Other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, communications or related field.
  2. Two year’s experience in fundraising/development for a non-profit agency or sales position in for profit world.
  3. Knowledge of Donor Perfect or other fundraising software.

Interested applicants should email