Jovenes, Inc. (Youth, Inc.) is a well-respected nonprofit organization located in Boyle Heights. Jovenes is a place of personal transformation for homeless youth ages 18-25. A home and family for those without, Jovenes provides an innovative program of stable housing options, compassionate care, life skills training and employment support to young adults seeking a path to life change. For more information about Jovenes, Inc. you can visit us at www.jovenesinc.org .
Position: Development Associate
The Development Associate is a position with wide-ranging responsibilities related to fundraising, communication, and agency operations. Reporting directly to the Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships, the Development Associate is a crucial role for this growing organization, offering an opportunity for candidates to dramatically impact the lives of youth experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and to develop innovative programs to address the growing crisis of student homelessness.
Reports to: Director Development & Strategic Partnerships
- Work closely with the Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships to develop & submit compelling grant proposals
- Maintain grants calendar and ensure proposals and reports are submitted in a timely manner
- Manage eTapestry and additional donor databases to ensure donor information is continually updated and to provide ongoing financial reports to upper management
- Communicate via email, phone and in-person with donors, including answering gift inquiries and assisting with gift-related issues
- Assist with the creation of fundraising and marketing materials including gift acknowledgements, internal & external newsletters, flyers, etc.
- Assist in the management of Jovenes, Inc.’s social media pages including, but not limited to the website, Facebook and Instagram
- Manage and assist in the recruitment of agency volunteers for both on-site programs and for events
- Assist with the planning of agency events including but not limited to fundraising events, staff meetings and youth-focused activities
- Other duties as assigned
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively through writing
- Ability to create content for social media
- Comfort with public speaking to large and small groups
- Strong interpersonal communication skills in email, phone, and conversation
Mental/Interpersonal Skills & Abilities
- Ability to define problems, gather, transcribe and post data, analyze, synthesize and classify information, and draw valid conclusions
- Ability to work independently and with others – including other employees, clients and members of the public -- in face-to-face and telephonic contexts
- Ability to multi-task, establish priorities and manage time, meet deadlines and perform duties under time constraints
- Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing work demands
- Maintain high level of concentration and attention to detail for extended periods of time
- Ability to respond effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
- Maintain a high level of ethical and professional standards in accordance with agency and community policy
Physical Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to talk or hear in order to give and receive information and instructions
- Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls
- Ability to reach with hands and arms
- Ability to use computer keyboard up to 90% of the day
- Visual acuity, ability to adjust focus and peripheral vision for work on a laptop or other computer equipment
- Ability to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds
Reasonable accommodation for individuals with disability will be evaluated and exceptions considered.
Education & Experience
- Bachelor’s degree is required
- 2 years of non-profit fundraising or communications experience is preferred
Salary range for the position is $20-$26/h. Level of experience and educational level will be taken into consideration. This is a full time position. Health and dental insurance provided.