Proyecto Pastoral,

Development & Communications Associate

8 days ago
Employment type
Full-time, Non-Exempt
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission was founded in 1986 by community residents and the California Province of Jesuits. Proyecto Pastoral at Dolores Mission empowers the community of Boyle Heights through grassroots projects in education, leadership, and service. It has grown into a highly effective community-based nonprofit that focuses on building reciprocal relationships with residents so that they are empowered to create change in their own lives and in the life of the community.

Proyecto Pastoral reaches 6,000 Boyle Heights residents annually through the following initiatives: the Guadalupe Homeless Project providing emergency shelter and holistic supports for men and senior aged women; IMPACTO youth development program for K-12 youth; Early Childhood Education Centers preparing children 18 months to 5 years old for kindergarten; Comunidad en Movimiento community organizing and leadership development initiative; and the Promesa Boyle Heights collaborative building a cradle to college and career continuum of supports for students and families.

About this job

The Development & Communications Associate plays a critical role supporting the Development department in all aspects of fundraising and communications, including individual donor cultivation, campaigns and appeals, e-communications, grants prospecting and preparation support, donor research, fundraising events, volunteer coordination, and maintaining donor records on the database. The top candidate must have exceptional attention to detail, be a strong multi-tasker, highly organized, and provide excellent customer service.

PAY RATE: $23.00 - $25.00/hr. (depending on experience)

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday – Friday, 9:00 am -5:30 pm

SUPERVISED BY: Director of Development

Benefits include health, dental, vision, vacation, sick days, holidays, and 401k plan after first year of employment.

Roles & responsibilities

Fund Development:

● Coordinate fundraising appeals including direct mail and online

● Mail out donor acknowledgment letters, stewardship mailings, and appeals

● Regularly call donors to thank them for their gifts, and coordinate calling campaigns to make donation asks to upgrade, reactivate, or convert

● Coordinate and grow an Annual Holiday Drive with sponsors and staff, providing exceptional customer service to grow sponsors’ philanthropic engagement

● Coordinate and grow corporate volunteers and steward them to encourage philanthropic participation

● Support with donor research and prospecting

● Provide administrative support with grant proposal submission and funder site visits as needed

Events & Volunteers:

● Support with soliciting and tracking event sponsorships

● Support with developing event materials

● Coordinate invite and guest lists

● Liaise with venue and vendors and ensure timely payment of invoices

● Support event communications & marketing, including post-event follow up and stewardship

● Coordinate volunteers for events (gala and Women’s Conference) and year-round on-site volunteer opportunities for corporate groups


● Maintain and update Proyecto Pastoral’s website, including creation of online landing pages and donation forms for campaigns

● Manage Constant Contact lists and create and send e-communications

● Support marketing material updates

● Coordinate production of annual report and printed newsletter

● Coordinate with third-party contractors including printers, mail houses, and designers as needed

Data Capture & Other

● Maintain and update donor data on DonorPerfect database

● Grow our newsletter list by capturing volunteer data and emails

● Support with tracking of Board giving

● Track and record in-kind donations

● Schedule funder meetings

● Provide general support to the Development department as needed

● Be a team player and participate in Proyecto Pastoral’s org wide events, admin meetings and other activities as needed.


● Bachelor’s degree

● 1+ years of experience in an administrative position with a nonprofit

● High attention to detail

● Sensitivity to the importance of accurately recording donor data

● Highly organized and able to manage multiple priorities

● Excellent relationship-building and customer service skills

● Excellent communicator both verbally and in writing

● Some experience in fundraising or communications, and use of software such as Constant Contact a plus

● Experience using a database such as DonorPerfect strongly preferred

● Commitment to Proyecto Pastoral’s mission and social justice values

To apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Only emailed applications will be accepted, please indicate “Development & Communications Associate” in the subject of the email.