The Garden State Initiative (GSI) seeks a full-time Development Associate to advance GSI’s mission by cultivating new and existing donor relationships, completing daily fundraising activities, and achieving short- and long-term development goals. The Development Associate may work from the organization’s Harding, NJ, (just south of Morristown) office or remotely within the state of New Jersey but work at GSI’s office at least one day a week.
The Development Associate will be responsible for building and maintaining a strong development program in a “start-up” environment. The Development Associate will have the opportunity to put his or her imprint on the organization and will be expected to work closely with the President and others to grow the organization in size and influence.
More specifically, the Development Associate’s main responsibilities will include:
The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to GSI’s principles and mission, as well as experience in development, ideally in a policy research organization. The successful candidate should demonstrate a track record of proactive fundraising skills and habits, and the willingness to strive for and attain aggressive development goals.
The Development Associate will also receive training and guidance from State Policy Network development experts. This mentoring will allow the Associate to learn about critical fundraising strategies and techniques; and, as a result, excel more quickly and efficiently.
Qualified applicants will possess the following:
Interested candidates should submit the following materials in one PDF file with your full name in the file name:
Please include “Development Associate, GSI--[Your Name]” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Ben Shelton, Senior Consultant of American Philanthropic: email@example.com
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