Mount Vernon, Development Assistant

Posted: May 25, 2017 at 11:19 am

The Development Assistant is the primary staff member responsible for gift processing, acknowledgments, and financial reconciliation.
Gift Processing
  • Performs and oversees data entry for all gift processing.
  • Data entry of all event responses.
  • Closes and posts all development gift entry batches.
  • Runs daily reports and reconciles records as necessary.
  • Assists with audit information.
  • Works in conjunction with other Departments.
Gift Acknowledgements
  • Prepares all acknowledgements.
  • Oversees the acknowledgement of all direct mail and membership donations.
Constituent Database Updates
  • Updates constituent records as needed.
  • Maintains currency of records for leadership volunteer groups.
  • Conducts weekly data entry quality control checks.
  • Coordinates and aids volunteers that perform data cleanup including merging duplicate accounts.
Office Administration
  • Prepares monthly giving reports.
  • Provides back-up phone coverage for the main Development phone line.
  • Provides on-site support for events and programs as needed by the Department, which typically occur on the weekends or in the evenings.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 1 year of professional experience, preferably in a development setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • An interest in the mission of George Washington’s Mount Vernon with eagerness to learn more and share its importance with others.
  • Strong attention to detail, especially in data processing.
  • Ethical fundraiser standards and practices.
  • Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office Suite, Tessitura CRM.
  • Excellent Communication skills both verbal and written.