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Development Associate (Full-Time)

About Discovering Justice

Discovering Justice is a nonprofit leader in civic education whose mission is to prepare young people to value the justice system, realize the power of their own voices, and embrace civic responsibility by connecting classrooms and courtrooms. From our waterfront home in Boston’s Moakley U.S. Courthouse, we offer innovative in-school curriculum, afterschool mock trial programs, and courthouse field trips that teach more than 20,000 elementary and middle school students annually about the justice system, the role of law in a democratic society, and the fundamental importance of good citizenship.

About the Position

Discovering Justice is seeking an upbeat, tech-savvy, and conscientious Development Associate to provide administrative support to the development team, and to lead the organization’s office management. Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Associate will provide a high level of database management and project coordination support, and work closely with members of the development team to support donor engagement. The Development Associate will also be the primary point of connection between all staff, playing a key role in ensuring day-to-day operations run smoothly. This position is ideal for an individual who is looking to learn about multiple aspects of nonprofit administration.


The Development Associate’s primary role is to provide development and administrative support while helping to keep the office running efficiently. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Fundraising Support

  • Process online and offline donations into donor database (Raiser’s Edge) through data imports and manual entry
  • Lead donor acknowledgement process: Issue timely, personalized thank you letters and tax receipts; draft tailored gift acknowledgement letters;
    review and refresh copy at least annually
  • Serve on the 2-person team responsible for regular bank deposits
  • Monitor charitable solicitation compliance, including day-to-day coordination with third party compliance consultant
  • Assist in stewardship of donors through moves management strategic planning and conduct prospect research
  • Maintain individual, foundation, and corporate donor records and produce reports as needed, including quarterly performance reports
  • Support coordination of large-scale mailings, including Annual Appeal campaign
  • Support the logistics and planning of fundraising events, including the Annual Gala

Administrative Support

  • Office Management, including, but not limited to: monitoring inventory, ordering supplies for the office, ensuring that all equipment is working,
    maintaining an organized and tidy office space, and general office administration
  • Reception: answering the phone, greeting individuals who visit the office, opening and distributing incoming mail, assist staff with outgoing mail
  • Serving as assistant to the Executive Director and Development Director

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree or equivalent experience acquired on the job
  • Highly organized, flexible, and conscientious self-starter
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Eagerness to learn and take on special projects
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable working independently and as part of a team
  • Core computer skills in Microsoft Office, electronic communications (email, newsletters, social media, etc.), database management, and use of online tools and applications
  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete tasks in a timely manner
  • Discretion and good judgment in maintaining highly sensitive and confidential information
  • Ability to maintain cordial, professional, and service-oriented relationships with donors, Board members, vendors, staff, and volunteers
  • Demonstrated excitement and passion for Discovering Justice’s mission

Anticipated Start Date
Early-Mid January 2018

Annual salary commensurate with experience; our competitive benefits package includes:

  1. Health, dental, and life insurance
  2. 403(b) retirement plan, including an additional 5% of your salary
  3. Pre-tax transportation plan
  4. Paid vacation days, personal days, sick leave, and holidays including annual office closure between Christmas Eve and New Years Day

How to Apply
Please email your cover letter and resume to by November 10, 2017.

Discovering Justice is committed to equal opportunity employment practices. Candidates of color, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ candidates are encouraged to apply.


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