Development Associate

Job title: Development Associate
Organization: St. Rita School for the Deaf

Job Description

REPORTS TO: Director of Development


  • Participate in development strategies and projects as directed by the Director of Development.
  • Collaborate with team members to achieve fundraising goals and ensure the school’s financial stability.
  • Assist in soliciting gifts of in kind and cash as directed through mailings, emails, and phone calls.
  • Maintain and manage the database and donor records.
  • Handle gift processing including acknowledgement and tax letters on a timely basis.
  • Assist and provide support with events and direct mailings.
  • Assist with donor and prospect research as directed by the Director of Development.
  • Provide gift and donor reports as requested.
  • Attend meetings, assemblies, and in services


  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • Organized and able to multi-task
  • Must be sensitive and energetic
  • Must be flexible and able to adjust and adapt to the demands that come with the position
  • Experience working on special events
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus
  • Understanding of American Sign Language is preferred but not required

WAGE AND BENEFITS: Wage is dependent on educational background and years of experience. Benefits include health insurance, life insurance, retirement plan, 15 paid sick/personal days per school year, 10 paid Federal Holidays per school year, and paid
professional development.

WORK SCHEDULE: This is a full time position and hours of work are 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday.

EMAIL RESUME TO: Hap Durkin, Director of Development –