Job Opportunities

Development Associate – Full-time, August 2015

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW)

Application Deadline: August 31, 2015

Development Associate (DA) is a full-time entry level position. Key responsibilities: (1) staff support for the Development Office including the Director (DD) and the Executive Director (ED); (2) staff support for fundraising and organizational events including marketing and communications.  The Development Associate reports to the Development Director.

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree.  
  • Some professional work experience (internship, part-time, volunteer). Experience in development and communications preferred.
  • Capacity to work in a service-oriented environment, working independently on multiple projects.
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. 
  • Proven attention to detail and well-organized.  
  • Proven communication skills, both written and verbal, but especially written.   
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Publisher).  Preference given for experience with donor management software, especially DonorPerfect.  Knowledge of Acrobat, Constant Contact, and Indesign a plus.  
  • An appreciation of the life of faith and how it impacts relationships and builds communities. Experience with the Episcopal Church, or other denominations, is preferred but not required.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a car.


Professional Responsibilities

  1. Enter contributions and updates into the DonorPerfect, generate acknowledgement letters, prepare mailings, and run reports.    
  1. Support the Development Director in the planning and execution of events, notably the annual Next Step Breakfast (NSB) and the annual Gala.
  1. Staff support for all aspects of the Empower the Homeless Campaign (events, appeal, and resource development) in coordination with the DD, ED, and the Partner Coordinator.   
  1. Write assigned grant proposals, maintain the grant calendar and foundation files, and support the DD in grant research, writing, and reporting.  
  1. Provide administrative support to the ED and DD for Board, Council and certain committee meetings, partner events/engagements, development, and communications.
  1. Coordinate and develop external communications which include the print publications, website, e-newsletters, email marketing, Facebook, Twitter, and Linked In.
  1. Other duties as assigned. 

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and 250-word writing sample to:  Donald R. McCrabb, Development Director, – 202-722-2280 ext. 316.