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Development Assistant (Part-time, Non-exempt)

Job Title: Development Assistant (Part–time, Non-exempt)
Supervisor: Director of Development
Job Summary: The Development Assistant is responsible for managing National Corporate Partnerships and endowment applications, managing donor stewardship and deliverables and supporting development staff with various fundraising campaigns.
To Apply: Salary is competitive and based upon qualifications. Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to wboncc@in.jvfu.bet with Development Assistant in the subject line. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

JOB/POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: 

National Corporate Partnerships and Endowment Applications:

  • Manage activation and deliverables for National Corporate Partnerships benefiting Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.
  • Engage and grow relationships with National Corporate Partners on a local level to increase revenue.
  • Track giving results and help to identify opportunities to increase giving at the chapter level.
  • Submit applications for endowment funds on a quarterly basis.
  • Assist in developing and implementing the strategic fundraising plan and revenue budget.

Stewardship and Campaign Support:

  • Work with development staff on all forms of donor stewardship. Assist with deliverables and maintaining recognition and stewardship programs for corporate, community groups, planned giving, foundation and major gift donors.
  • Collaborate with program staff on donor stewardship and opportunities for involvement in wish celebrations.
  • Support development staff with various fundraising campaigns, including RSVPs, logistics, registration and general support as needed.
  • Respond to donor inquiries and contact donors as required.
  • Assist with Social Media as requested.
  • Lead special projects, as advised by supervisor, to advance fundraising goals, such as organizing special mailings and specific donor requests.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Support development staff on the production of local mailings including printing and mailing of appeals as applicable.

Preferred Skills, Education & Experience:

  • 1+ years of administrative experience at a non-profit organization.
  • Experience using Raiser’s Edge preferred. 
  • Detail-oriented and accuracy is a must. Ability to be flexible and work on multiple projects at a time.
  • Customer service-focused work ethic (both external and internal).
  • Work closely and cordially with all office staff as it pertains to our organization’s mission.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks based upon reporting deadlines and management’s needs.
  • Passion for our mission and children.


Wish Assistant (Part-time, Non-exempt)

Job Title: Wish Assistant (Part–time, Non-exempt)
Supervisor: Director of Program Services
Job Summary: Supports the Program Team in Chapter wish granting efforts.
To Apply: Salary is competitive and based upon qualifications. Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to wboncc@in.jvfu.bet with Wish Assistant in the subject line. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

JOB/POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Maintains sensitivity and confidentiality to families being served by the Foundation.
  • Communicates with health care professionals ensuring all required authorizations are received.
  • Assist with creating thank you letters in a timely manner as established by the organization’s standards.
  • Completion of assignments in a timely manner to meet chapter goals.
  • Apprise Director of Program Services of unusual wish situations as they arise.
  • Create paperwork for medical approve of the wish, fax and follow up with the medical team.
  • Update and keep current wish database and equivalent paper files on each child.
  • Create and maintain in-kind logs for each wish child.
  • Management of volunteers, providing guidance regarding wish granting policies and guidelines.
  • Seek in kind donations to meet chapter goals.
  • Work with Volunteer Coordinator to help with screening, recruiting, phone calls and follow up with potential volunteers.
  • Help with planning and logistics for volunteer trainings.
  • Support Director of Program Services in pulling reports, expense sheets and other data as needed.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Greet incoming visitors and answer incoming phone calls.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Skills, Education & Experience:

  • 1+ years of administrative experience at a non-profit organization.
  • Detail-oriented and accuracy is a must. Ability to be flexible and work on multiple projects at a time.
  • Customer service-focused work ethic (both external & internal).
  • Work closely and cordially with all office staff as it pertains to our organization’s mission.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks based upon reporting deadlines and management’s needs.
    • Passion for our mission and children.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) is a plus.
  • Team player with a sense of humor.

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Interested in Becoming A Volunteer?

Wish granter volunteers Sarah and Tessa.Review the types of volunteer roles, watch an orientation video and take a quiz before contacting us to apply.

If you have any questions not answered on the volunteering FAQ page, please email or call Jenna Peterson at (804) 217-9474.

Watch the Volunteer Orientation Video
Make-A-Wish® Greater Virginia
2810 N. Parham Road
Suite 302
Richmond, VA 23294
(804) 217-9474
Toll Free (800) 234-9474