Development Assistant


ORGANIZATION INFO: RAMP is a non-residential Center for Independent Living with a mission to build an inclusive community that encourages individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential. RAMP’s work is guided by our commitments to inclusion, participation, accountability, and autonomy.


PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Development Assistant supports the Development team with tasks related to the fundraising and development initiatives of the organization. This role represents a unique opportunity to work with an experienced team to raise funds to support the organization’s mission.


POSITION PARAMETERS: Reports directly to the COO/Development Director; Full-time; Full Benefits; Salaried Non-Exempt; Travel and Expenses Reimbursed. Remote work opportunities. Opportunities for advancement.



Bachelor’s Degree or a minimum of two years of administrative experience supporting a development office preferred;
Experience with donor database systems and online giving/auction software (Little Green Light, Classy, and Charity Auctions Today currently used);
Experience with Office 365 Apps, especially Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Word;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
High level of organization and attention to detail;
Ability to handle multiple tasks while maintaining multiple deadlines;
Ability to work autonomously, solve problems, and actively seek assistance when needed;
Discretion and confidentiality with respect to donor and prospect records;
Good team working skills;
Reliable transportation;
· Personal experience and/or an intimate knowledge of disabilities;
Strong desire to see the Independent Living Philosophy carried out in the community.

Donor database management including constituent and gift entries, running queries for event invitations and donor prospects, gift and event reports, data analysis, unpaid pledge reports, and financial reconciliation.
Special event support including solicitation mailings, thank you letters, volunteer recruitment/management, auction item procurement, sponsorship calls, acquiring permits/contracts, tracking RSVP’s, goal attainment reports, ordering supplies, responding to reasonable accommodation requests, and scheduling and confirming meetings and appointments. Attendance at events is required.
Foundation and grant support includes keeping grant deadlines, gathering supporting documents, researching data to support grant needs, managing grant report deadlines, and gathering needed documentation.
RAMP provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This statement applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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