Are you passionate about protecting the rights
of all people? The ACLU of Oregon Development Department invites applications
for its open Development Associate position. The ACLU is the nation’s foremost defender of
civil liberties and civil rights. Our role is to be a principled visionary –
not just to respond to crisis but also to create openings for change, to
imagine and build a future that is better than what came before. It is an exciting time at the ACLU:
we are envisioning
an approach to our work that centers BIPOC communities and voices, expanding our fundraising base, strengthening our legal
and advocacy firepower, and amplifying public engagement with our work to fight
threats to freedom head on – and win.In addition to fulfilling our strong mission and high-profile work, we
aspire to create and nurture an internal culture of diversity, equity,
inclusion, and belonging and to dismantle white supremacy and replace it with
equitable organizational structures. To this end, we are intentionally seeking
to attract team members and leaders who are interested in shaping our future as
an anti-racist and equity-focused organization.The Development
Associate provides proactive, responsive, and effective support to the
Development Director, working to advance the fundraising and donor relations
efforts of the development team. The position offers a professional face to the
ACLU of Oregon’s fundraising operations, while exercising discretion and
judgement in performing a variety of high-level tasks related to membership,
major gifts, planned giving, events management, foundation relations, and donor
relations. The position provides key strategic communications, project
management, data management, and research functions as a part of the
development team. The Associate will demonstrate a strong commitment to racial
equity and actively participate in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) discussions
and incorporate a DEI lens in all the work that they do.The Development Associate will join a talented and highly
motivated team, which includes attorneys, communications experts, legislative
and policy advocates, and fundraisers.Major Duties·        
Assists in the
implementation and the design of a successful donor relations program that
targets all levels of giving·        
Solicit in-kind gifts
and monetary gifts by establishing and managing a portfolio of 30 key donor
Provides data
functions, including creating donor accounts, entering monetary and
non-monetary gifts, and reviewing donor accounts for accuracy·        
Responsible for review
and control of gift acknowledgment, including preparing receipts, donor
acknowledgements, thank you notes, pledge statements, and memorial
Manages gifts
processing, including recording pledges and gifts in the individual donor
accounts, and banking deposits as appropriate·        
Ensures that donors
are acknowledged promptly and properly by facilitating the creation and the
update, as necessary, of individual constituent records·        
Works with ACLU
national staff and other affiliate staff to deliver or delivers exemplary
customer services to supporters and donors requesting changes to donor records
or seeking additional information about their relationship with the ACLU·        
Uses the database to
track foundation and corporate grants, recording application materials,
deadlines, payment schedules, and required reports·        
Assists in drafting
reports for submission to grantors·        
Produces necessary
reports, mailing lists, and donor lists as requested on an ad hoc basis·        
Manages a monthly
process of gift reconciliation with the Operations and Fiscal Manager as well
as managing the annual reconciliation process in collaboration with the
Operations and Fiscal Manager and ACLU national staff·        
Tracks prospect and
donor moves in the donor database.·        
Assists with
scheduling donor meetings and briefings·        
Conducts prospect
research and wealth screening on existing and prospective donors to build
comprehensive briefings on donor background, preferences, and priorities in
collaboration with other development staff·        
Drafts, edits, and
distributes key print and digital donor communications, including, but not
limited to direct mail, website pages, donor acknowledgements, annual reports,
and e-blasts ·        
Tracks and coordinates
the collection of information and necessary documentation from individuals and
businesses conducting charitable sales in support of the ACLU·        
Works with the
Development Director, Membership Engagement Officer,
and other key staff to track and coordinate the
ACLU’s participation in speaking engagements, as a program sponsor, or as a
provider of advocacy materials to supporters·        
Creates collateral
including event invitations, fund reports as needed·        
Assists in event
planning, logistics management, and donor relations management for key
Development events, including Food For Thought, webinars, and Liberty Dinner,
using appropriate electronic tools·        
Assists the
Development Director in meeting facilitation by scheduling meetings, developing
meeting agendas, and capturing meeting minutes·        
Analyzes past campaign
results, including pertinent economic factors to help develop fundraising goals
and metrics·        
Develop event agendas
and run of shows for key organizational events in consultation with key staff·        
Trains and monitors
volunteers supporting ACLU events as necessary·        
Participates in,
creates, and sustains inclusive and engaging spaces for all people by
demonstrating a commitment to racial equity, to dismantling white supremacy,
and to operating with knowledge and understanding of how power is manifested in
matters of race, ethnicity, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity,
gender expression, religion, ability, language, immigration status, national
origin, and socioeconomic circumstancesExperience, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required●       
Proven commitment to
diversity and equity.●       
Requires a minimum of
one years’ experience in nonprofit organizing, advocacy, and or community-based
organizations in a fundraising or development capacity.●       
interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to develop strong
relationships with a variety of organizational stakeholders and when working
with people with different backgrounds and life experiences.●       
Excellent writing,
editing, and proofing skills, along with excellent problem solving skills, with
a consistent, solution-oriented approach.●       
Excellent judgement
and ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality regarding campaign
strategy, personnel issues, and other intellectual property.●       
Strong project management, time management, and organizational
skills, including the ability to set priorities and the ability to improve on
existing processes/systems.●       
Strong research,
critical thinking, and analytic skills. ●       
Demonstrates a keen
attention to detail, a commitment to follow-through, and a high level of
motivation while displaying readiness, optimism, and calm under pressure while
working in a fast-paced environment.●       
Commitment to work
collaboratively and respectfully toward resolving obstacles and conflicts.●       
Advanced level skills
in Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Excel, and
G suite.●       
Ability to do basic
math, including addition, division, multiplication, and subtraction.●       
Ability to travel and
work outside of the office on a limited basis. ●       
Knowledge of the
ACLU’s mission and the ability to stay abreast of current organizational
priorities, including a wide range of civil liberties and civil rights issues. Preferred
Skills and Competencies:●       
Two years of
non-profit development experience.●       
Experience working
with a senior ranking member of a management team, managing multiple demands,
and changing priorities.●       
Experience with
publication and design software applications.●       
Two years of experience
with donor databases or constituent relationship management systems, preferably
Salesforce and Greater Giving.●       
Confident with
technology and willing to learn how to use new databases and online tools.Reports to: Development Director.Direct reports: none.Full-time, exempt position.