Development Assistant

Job Description

Bittersweet Farms, a world-renowned leader in serving adults and adolescents with autism located in Whitehouse, Ohio, is seeking a Development Assistant to support our Development Director to plan, develop, and maintain a comprehensive fund-raising program. The Development Assistant will provide support essential to the daily functioning and success of the development department including:

• Implementation of the comprehensive development program and associated marketing strategies
• Plan, manage, and execute donor recognition events, employee appreciation events, and other events as requested
• Identify, define, and acquire funding resources available
• Assist with seeking new corporate/foundation funding sources and maintain relationships with current/past donors in conjunction with Development Director
• Coordination of volunteer opportunities
• Develop strategies for and coordinate all fund-raising activities at Bittersweet in keeping with organization goals.
• Maintain contact with organization’s staff regarding programs and plans
• Maintain and update communication channels (websites, mass mailings, etc)
• Maintain knowledge about the external environment as it relates to organizations that serve individuals with developmental disabilities
• Perform related development activities/efforts at the request of the Development Director

The right candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Must have 1-3 years of experience with non-profit Development, good customer service skills, ability to multi-task, problem-solve, have excellent attention to detail, good organizational skills, and the ability to work as a team is required. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and Outlook. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and donor management system preferred. Must have a valid driver’s license with eligibility to be insured.

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Bittersweet, Inc.

Help us redefine what is possible with Autism. Bittersweet, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides residential, vocational, and recreational services to individuals with autism in a farmstead setting. For the past 34 years, we have found that a farm setting offers rich, varied, and abundant opportunities for self-paced, distraction-free activities that are perceived as immediately meaningful by our participants.

We are seeking full-time and part-time employees to help enrich lives and make a difference. Our employees positively impact the lives of individuals with disabilities through teaching, mentoring, and partnering in meaningful activities and positive social interactions.

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