Miracle Foundation: Part-time Development Associate

Miracle Foundation stands for orphaned children and helps them thrive in real time. We’ve created a measurable, repeatable and systematic method to ensure that orphans are educated, fed, loved and safe. At the same time, we explore every avenue to reunite them with their parents or relatives, when possible.

Our method:

  • Guides leaders to resettle children with a caring, responsible relative or family—and help them stay together

  • Ensures organizations meet the 12 Rights of the Child and rise to international standards

  • Transitions orphanages into Centers for Excellence where children thrive until they successfully move into family care

Our goal is for every child to live in a loving family; to become a healthy, happy, income-producing person—and experience a true sense of belonging.


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 with the Development Manager to conduct prospect research, prepare donor fulfillment 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

  • 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

  • Confirms validity of donor information in Salesforce database consistently


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 and 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


Application Deadline: September 1, 2017

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. 15 hours/week

Reports To: This position reports directly to the Development Manager


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