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Development Associate

Virginia Poverty Law Center

Since 1978, the Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) has worked with legal aid programs, community organizations, and private attorneys throughout Virginia to provide assistance and training to attorneys, paralegals, clients, and other advocates. Additionally, VPLC, working in a center model, engages in litigation, education, and lobbying to obtain justice for low-income Virginians and break down the systems that keep people in poverty.

We seek a mission-driven Development Associate to work collaboratively with the Director of Development to support VPLC’s growth and enhance the success of our fundraising activities, including branding statewide and nationally. This position provides development administrative support, including gift processing, managing the acknowledgment process, event planning and coordination, donor campaign support, research, and campaign mailing coordination. This position reports to the Director of Development and is an excellent opportunity for entry into nonprofit fundraising and Community Centric Fundraising principles.

• Interest in Community Centric Fundraising (CCF) model and actively engage in efforts to build CCF principles into your role and those of our team and organization.
• Manage donor records accurately and conduct quarterly database maintenance.
• Manage donor stewardship process, including gift entry, thank you notes, pledge entry and sending invoices.
• Produce routine and custom reports in support of fundraising and marketing efforts.
• Reconcile donor reports with financial systems.
• Assist in the production and mailing of appeals, Annual Report, sponsorship documents, and other items as needed.
• Coordinate with VPLC’s Communication team on external communications and website, as needed
• Support and respond to members of VPLC’s Board of Directors,
Advisory Council, committees, and donors and other stakeholders.
• Support all development programs, projects, and events.
• Assist with the administration and support for grant-supported programs and projects

Required Qualifications:
Required: VPLC seeks mission-driven candidates with strong personal initiative who excel in trust-centered relationship-building and effective interpersonal communications. • Strong commitment to social, economic, and racial justice, especially in the fundraising context. • Steadfast and reliable self-starter who is equally productive when working independently or on a team. • Strengths in organization, time management, demonstrating initiative, and oral and written interpersonal communications. • Minimum of one-year related work experience or equivalent, providing administrative support and desire to enter nonprofit fund development. Preferred: • Nonprofit fund development experience. • Fundraising database management experience. • Proficiency in Office365, Little Green Light (or equivalent database), Microsoft Teams, and SharePoint. • Life-long learner who seeks opportunities for continuous professional development
$48,000 - $52,000
• Generous paid time off every year. • 90% employer paid health, dental, and vision insurance, for employees and their families • 403(b) retirement plan with 6% employer contribution (no required match) • Strong commitment to professional development • Financial assistance with relocation to work in our Richmond office, if needed
How to apply:
October 1, 2022. Apply by email to All applications should include cover letter and resume. The Virginia Poverty Law Center values a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Therefore, we encourage applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status.
Fund Development
Posting Organization:
Virginia Poverty Law Center