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Development Associate

We are seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented Development Associate to join our team. The Development Associate will play a crucial role in supporting our organization's fundraising efforts and building relationships with donors and stakeholders. This is an exciting opportunity for someone passionate about nonprofit work and eager to contribute to our mission.


- Assist in the implementation of fundraising strategies and campaigns
- Conduct research on potential donors, sponsors, and grant opportunities
- Manage donor databases and ensure accurate and up-to-date records
- Support the planning and execution of fundraising events
- Assist in writing grant proposals and reports
- Coordinate volunteer activities and maintain volunteer management systems
- Develop digital marketing materials and campaigns
- Cultivate relationships with donors, sponsors, and community partners
- Provide administrative support to the development team as needed


- Bachelor's degree in a related field (e.g., nonprofit management, public relations, marketing)
- Strong knowledge of fundraising principles and practices
- Experience with donor databases and CRM software
- Proficiency in digital marketing strategies and platforms
- Excellent research skills for identifying potential donors and grant opportunities
- Ability to write compelling grant proposals and reports
- Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Exceptional interpersonal skills for building relationships with donors, sponsors, and volunteers
- Experience in event planning is a plus

At our organization, we value teamwork, innovation, and making a positive impact on our community. As a Development Associate, you will have the opportunity to contribute to our mission-driven work while gaining valuable experience in nonprofit development.

If you are passionate about nonprofit work and have the skills necessary to excel in this role, we encourage you to apply. Join our team as a Development Associate and help us make a difference in the lives of those we serve.

To apply, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and current résumé to Wendy Payne, Executive Director, at

ECFA is an independent evangelical Christian agency licensed by the States of Illinois and Wisconsin and accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Services to Children and Families. ECFA is a member of the National Association of Christian Child and Family Agencies. It is a faith-based agency affiliated with the National Association of Evangelicals. Please read our Statement of Faith.


Evangelical Child and Family Agency is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be afforded equal opportunity regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, or disability unrelated to the essential duties of the position.

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