Position Summary:

Under direct supervision of the Director of Strategic Partnerships, performs a variety of administrative duties to support the efforts of the Development Department. The Development Assistant is primarily responsible for maintaining the donor database to ensure accurate information to support fundraising efforts.


This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

·       Maintains all Development Department files and records.

·       Processes recurring donor gifts on an monthly and quarterly basis.

·       Maintains donor database, stays current on training of database software.

·       Records donor gifts in database; generates and mails acknowledgement letters in a timely manner.

·       Generates additional correspondence, as assigned.

·       Updates all departmental mailing lists, as required.

·       Manages email marketing to all donor data base constitutes.

·       Generates fundraising progress reports as requested.

·       Assists in researching and compiling data on donors/members/grantors/investors/partners.

·       Assists in ensuring accurate and appropriate donor recognition for all contributors.

·       Assists in planning and implementation of events, as assigned, including invitation production, mailings, RSVP lists, event coordination and personal support of the event(s).

·       Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the organization’s annual fundraising campaigns, including other general giving and special fundraising activities

·       Supports initiatives, within annual giving, membership and alumni relation’s areas, from initial planning and coordination stages to implementation and follow through. Participates in the success of these activities.

·       Maintains strict student confidentiality and compliance with the Family Education Right to Privacy Act.

·       Embodies Native Forward Scholars Fund Core Values and promotes the Native Forward Scholars Fund organization, staff and programs, in a positive and professional manner.

·       Contributes to a team effort and accomplished related results.

·       Perform other duties as required.


Minimum Qualifications:

Associate’s degree or technical certificate required, plus three years experience in office environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Valid Driver’s License required. Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation.

About Native Forward Scholars Fund

We provide financial support for American Indians and Alaska Natives seeking higher education and support them in obtaining undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees. We partner with Tribes, the federal government, foundations, corporations, and individuals to ensure the growth and sustainability of scholarships.