Development Associate

Mission Capital
Job Description

Mission Capital’s Development Associate works closely with and under the supervision of the Associate Director of Development, and in partnership with the Development & Membership Manager and the Chief Development & Communications Officer to support the success of the development department. 

Modeling best practices in fund development and service excellence, the Development Associate provides administrative and project support for Mission Capital’s development and membership activities. Primary responsibilities include administration of donor- and member-related data entry, meeting and event logistics, and assisting with special projects related to sponsorship and grant proposals. As one of the organization’s primary Salesforce users, the Development Associate maintains the department’s data systems and plays a key role in promoting data management best practices across the organization and acts as a champion for our shared data system.

The Development Associate works closely with the Associate Director of Development to support annual fundraising and membership goals with particular focus on the following areas:


  • Donor Stewardship, Tracking and Data Management
    • Manage gift tracking and acknowledgment system.
    • Work with Finance Manager to ensure accountability, accurate recording of all donor gifts, and invoicing and follow up as required.
    • Maintain donor and prospect information in Salesforce database. Manage content, quality and maintenance of data and generate reports.
    • Collaborate with communications team to maintain integration of email marketing system with Salesforce.
    • Coordinate an internal Salesforce user group to strengthen the organization’s data-driven culture, promote best practices, provide advisory support and troubleshoot collaboratively.
    • Monitor Salesforce trends and look for ways to add value to our data tracking abilities.
  • Membership Tracking and Data Management
    • Track new and renewed memberships in Salesforce.
    • Work with Finance Manager to ensure accountability, accurate recording of all memberships, and invoicing and follow up as required.
    • Maintain membership and prospect information in Salesforce and online member portal. Manage content, quality and maintenance of data and generate reports.


  • Assist Associate Director of Development and Chief Development & Communications Officer with grant and sponsorship prospect research, as well as proposal and report submission.
  • Assist Development & Membership Manager with member relations as needed, including information requests and online member portal assistance.
  • Collaborate with the communications team on donor- and member-related marketing.
  • Participate as a member of the Mission Capital team, attend staff meetings, participate at events and coordinate collaborative activities with other departments as needed.
  • Support team with other departmental priorities as assigned.


  • Well-managed workload and demonstration of sector best practices.
  • Well-maintained donor and member data, and an incorporation of CRM industry best practices.
  • Peer feedback reflects that Development Associate is making a positive contribution to Mission Capital’s effectiveness and growth, and to the culture of the organization.


  • Knowledge of nonprofit sector with at least 1-2 years’ development and/or membership experience preferred, and an eagerness to learn and grow in the fund development field.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint) and 1-2 years’ experience with Salesforce (or demonstrated acumen for other CRMs).
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to professionally represent Mission Capital. 
  • A respectful and collaborative approach to fostering relationships with diverse stakeholders, both internal and external.
  • Strong attention to detail with a positive, problem-solving approach to work. 
  • Proven ability to function effectively in a fast-paced environment with competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to provide exceptional service excellence in all interactions representing Mission Capital.
  • Team player who demonstrates Mission Capital’s Core Values of Collaboration, Service Excellence, Trust, Learning, Innovation and Connectedness.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary (based upon relevant experience) and benefits package, including generous paid time off and official holidays; paid employee medical, dental, and vision insurance (plus affordable options for dependents and spouses); paid life insurance; paid short- and long-term disability plans; and a matching 401(k) program.

Mission Capital is located in UFCU Plaza at the intersection of Steck Boulevard and Mopac Expressway, Austin, Texas. Building amenities include free gym and locker room access (recently remodeled), a grab-and-go café, free, covered garage parking, fob access, and onsite security and maintenance staff.

Mission Capital is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or gender identity to appl`y.

General office environment with low to moderate noise level. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires standing and walking for up to 15% of the time. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available, and requires out-of-office work up to 15% of the time. Occasional work required outside of normal business hours. Access to a mobile phone (with email access) is required periodically. Personal transportation is required.

The work conditions and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.      

To apply, please submit the following as PDFs through this online application (see the button at the top of the page that says "Apply for This Job!"):
•    Resume
•    Cover letter 
•    Three references (in the same attachment as the cover letter on a separate page)

In your cover letter, please be sure to note which of our core values resonates most with you and why.

We will inform you before contacting your references.

8303 N. Mopac Expwy
Suite A201
Austin, Texas 78759
To Apply
To apply, please submit your materials as PDFs through this link: (see the button at the top of the page that says "Apply for This Job!")

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Melissa Grau
Melissa Grau
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Date Added: Aug 9, 2017
Date Last Modified: Aug 9, 2017
Category: Nonprofit Jobs

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