Job Title: Development Associate
Division: Inland Empire Ronald McDonald House
Reports To: Director of Development
FLSA Status: Non-exempt; 40 hours/week

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 Director of Development, development and event staff in the philanthropic mission of the RMHCSC.

Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California (herein referred to as RMHCSC or the Chapter) is located in Los Angeles near several neighboring hospitals. Our mission is to provide comfort, care and support to children and families in Southern California. To achieve its 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, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times.


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

  • Supports the mission statement, vision, and values of the RMHCSC and ensures these elements are incorporated in his/her respective role.
  • Participate in annual special events, major gifts committee meetings, provide overall support for the development team as agreed upon by Director of Development.
  • Maintain up to date fundraising narrative and supportive materials to assemble and craft proposals as requested by the Director of Development.
  • Responsible for the integration and maintenance of essential data into fundraising database.
  • Produce standardized monthly and annual reporting to support the development team.
  • Collect monthly data to ensure timely tracking of key metrics as defined by leadership.
  • Provide logistical and communications support for major gifts and grant research.
  • Research new opportunities for support and industry standards and best practices as requested by Director of Development.
  • Work with RMHCSC website manager to help supply content for IERMH website.
  • Coordinate requests for IERMH presentations to community and business organizations. Promote and hold tours of the House.
  • Generate reports pertaining to fund development mission, and ensure donor notes are updated in donor database as requested by Director of Development.
  • Represent IERMH charity at networking events, special events and assist with staffing of local community events to help spread our mission and vision.
  • Organize and collaborate with Director of Development providing logistical support, and community liaison for third party fundraisers, work place giving, including new and existing programs.
  • Maintain bulk mail and e-marketing appeals/lists according to communications calendar.
  • Research industry best practices and produce annual schedule of mass communications to donor base including but not limited to annual appeals and quarterly e-newsletters.

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 with a wide range of people and personalities. Experience working with volunteer committees and 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.

  • Strong communication, presentation, and organizational skills are a must. Must be able to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • A bachelor's degree with 1-2 years of development experience, OR any appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Must possess experience in marketing, promotions, public relations, special events, and annual fund development.

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.

Language Skills:
Ability to read and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, board members, families and the general public.

Mathematical Skills:
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and commissions

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.

Computer Skills:
Microsoft Office, Microsoft Outlook,

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 of this job.
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. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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