Job Title: Development Assistant
Division: Long Beach Ronald McDonald House (LBRMH)
Reports To: Development Manager
FLSA Status: Full Time (30/hours weekly), Non Exempt

Our mission at the Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (RMHCSC) is to provide comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California. To achieve our vision of creating a community where children and their families embrace life and healing with a sense of hope, enthusiasm and joy. RMHCSC operates six Ronald McDonald Houses and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, along with Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.
The Development Associate provides support for the development team for a variety of fundraising initiatives to ensure the seamless execution of concurrent campaigns and strategies. This individual supports the Associate Executive Director and Development Manager in the philanthropic mission of the RMHCSC.


Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Research new opportunities for support (grants, corporate partner program, 3rd party events etc.) as requested by Development Manager and/or Associate Executive Director
  • As assigned by Development Manager, year-round solicitation and securing of auction items for LBRMH signature event, A Few Good Men Gala
  • In partnership with Development Manager and Special Events Coordinator, research new community partners for LBRMH annual Walk for Kids event
  • Other special event logistical support, including day-of support, as assigned by Development Manager
  • In partnership with Development Manager and Chapter Website Admin, maintain LBRMH website content
  • Assist Development Manager with creation of social media and e-blast content
  • Demonstrate ability to work with other staff, volunteers, and houseguests in a collaborative and compassionate manner

Knowledge and Skills
General knowledge and demonstrated experience with office management; knowledge of the organizations and operations of administrative programs; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with other staff, employees, and the general public; ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form. Superior writing ability and analytical skills. Detail-oriented.

Education, Work Experience and Qualifications
Proven record of accomplishment/support in marketing, communications or public relations for a recognized not-for-profit institution. Self-motivated and able to solve problems. Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of people and personalities. Experience working with volunteer boards.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree or 3 years related work experience
  • Confident communicator and outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Must possess experience in special events, grant writing and annual fund development.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with and interact effectively with internal and external contacts.
  • Ability to manage meetings and present to internal and external audiences.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and other office productivity tools (email, database management, digital media, etc.)
  • Proficient in Raiser’s Edge
  • Strong written and verbal communication, presentation, and organizational skills are a must with attention to detail.
  • Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.

Reasoning Ability
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Language, Mathematical, and Computer Skills
Ability to read, write and/or interpret general business documents and correspondence reports, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, families, employees, managers and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts including basic math, percentages, discounts and interest. Ability to understand and analyze budgets, related to events.
Microsoft Office Suite, Canva, Hootsuite, MailChimp

Supervisory Responsibilities

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel; talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Work Environment

The work environment characteristics 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 the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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