Development Specialist


Date Posted:February 22, 2019
Position Name:

Development Specialist


The YWCA of Central Alabama is looking for a Development Specialist who will be responsible for managing donor databases and correspondence to support the communications and fund development team. 

Essential Functions:

  • Administrator for The Raiser’s Edge, the YWCA’s donor database  
  • Record and acknowledge all gifts within 48 hours of receipt 
  • Prepare development correspondence and thank you letters for donations to annual giving programs and special events 
  • Reconcile database gift entries with accounting department 
  • Generate giving reports and compile statistical information for all special events and year-end processing 
  • Manage all individual and corporate pledges and conduct monthly billing 
  • Code constituents, including guest lists for special events, in Raiser’s Edge 
  • Generate solicitation lists 
  • Manage sponsorship requests for events  
  • Support development strategy  
  • Perform administrative duties as required for the development office 
  • All other duties deemed necessary for the team and YWCA

Critical Competencies:

  • Acts decisively and supports all aspects of the organization working together to accomplish YWCA objectives, vision, mission and values.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Raiser’s Edge experience a plus 
  • Knowledge of office practices and procedures 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong analytical skills 
  • Ability to work under pressure with multiple tasks and priorities 
  • Ability to work independently and with teams as necessary 

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree preferred 
  • Driving record acceptable to insurance carrier 
  • Background check is required 

Qualified applicants please send resume to Erica Sellers at