Miracle Foundation: Development Associate

Miracle Foundation is seeking a part-time Development Associate to assist in fundraising, advocacy and donor relations. This position requires a person who is computer savvy, flexible, detail-oriented and passionate about the plight of vulnerable children. This is a multi-faceted position requiring the person to work directly with the Development Manager and the entire development team to conduct prospect research, donor  stewardship and track donor data. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conducts research on prospects, including individuals, corporations and foundations identified by Development team as potential sources of funds
  • Prepares a variety of reports including contact and giving history from Salesforce database. Enters data into Salesforce on a timely basis for prospect tracking purposes.
  • Assists the Development team in meeting preparation, follow up and data entry using Salesforce, WealthEngine and Cirrus Insight
  • Prepares reports, presentations and other materials for use by Development team members
  • Responds to email inquiries to the main info form and escalates inquiries to other staff when appropriate
  • Assists with the preparation, execution and follow up for fundraising events
  • Prepares campaign reports to evaluate the success of initiatives


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in relevant or related field with 1-3 years of work experience
  • Excellent communication skills - both verbal and written – with donors, partners and colleagues
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and proficient in major social media platforms as well as Google suite. Experience with Salesforce highly desirable.
  • Team player that is skilled at completing tasks with a quick turnaround
  • Excellent at multi-tasking and prioritizing competing priorities
  • Analytical and process-driven with an eye for detail and accuracy
  • Competencies include problem solving and decision making abilities, integrity, assertiveness, flexibility, confidentiality, trustworthiness and ability to cope with pressure


At Miracle Foundation we see a world that doesn’t need orphanages. We see a world where every child grows up in a family where they can thrive.  If you want to part of movement that repairs the world with people who deeply care about their work… be a Miracle Maker and join our team.  


Application Deadline: April 27, 2018

Submission Details: Send cover letter and resume to Steph Adriaenssens at Steph@MiracleFoundation.org

Start Date: Immediately

Compensation: $15/hour

Location: Austin, Texas

Type of Position: Part-time; aprox.  20 hours/week

Reports To: This position reports directly to the Development Manager


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