Development Associate

Title: Development Associate

Reports to: Director of Development

Child Advocates – Denver CASA advocates for the best interests of children who have experienced abuse or neglect by training diverse volunteers who create opportunities for children, youth and families to thrive. Our vision is that all children, youth and families are thriving emotionally, mentally, and physically with lifelong connections to caring and responsible adults, a permanent home, and a safe and nurturing environment where they have a sense of belonging.

Denver CASA’s Development Associate serves as a member of the Development Team. This person is primarily responsible for administrative upkeep, financial reporting, and logistical support for the development department. We are looking for someone who is organized and detail oriented, interested in learning more about Development operations. The Development Associate handles additional projects necessary to raising funds, recruiting volunteers, and conducting community outreach. These projects include, but are not limited to, staffing fundraising events, conducting donor research, and issuing tax receipts.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging:

Denver CASA continues to build a diverse and inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the distinct voices of our employees, volunteers, board members and children served. We want every employee to feel valued and appreciated and bring their full authentic selves to work.

Job Description

Development Administration

  • Manage and facilitate all financial and donor data entries in Bloomerang
  • Facilitate all month-end revenue reporting in conjunction with the Director of Development and accounting consultant
  • Compile and distribute timely donor acknowledgements and tax receipts
  • Assist with donor stewardship and regular donor communications
  • Compile call sheets to top donors and community partners
  • Process and respond to development-related inquiries to the general mailbox
  • Conduct regular inventory of and ensuring supply of letterhead, posters, brochures, and other development assets


Marketing/Community Engagement Support

  • Coordinate and assist with execution of the annual development marketing calendar, including:
    • Assist with the production and distribution of annual development appeals
    • Assist with the production and distribution of the annual report
    • Coordinate and distribute year-end tax summary letters
    • Assist with social media content and management


  • Support community engagement with various tasks, including:
    • Coordinate and assist with annual holiday shop;
    • Work with internal staff to address and communicate programmatic needs; and
    • Assist with community organization and event research.


Event Coordination

  • Coordinate and assist with two annual fundraisers, conducting tasks including:
    • Manage of the auction item acquisition process;
    • Assist with acquiring event sponsorship and underwriters;
    • Coordinate and participate in all efforts to publicize event;
    • Facilitate of a donor acknowledgement and follow up process;
    • Coordinate of event correspondence and promotion;
    • Engage in volunteer recruitment and coordination;
    • Conduct registration, check-in/out, and donation procedures; and
    • Complete data entry in Classy, or comparable event management software



  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Communications, and/or relevant experience in nonprofit or business administration
  • 1 to 3 years successful experience in nonprofit fundraising and communications a plus
  • Strong understanding of and experience with Microsoft Office (Teams, Excel, Word and PowerPoint)
  • Experience in integrated marketing and communications environment (including website, newsletter, social media, newsletter communications) a plus
  • Comfort with managing and utilizing a CRM system
  • Ability to prioritize and balance workload through the use of project management software
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check

Salary Range: $40,000 – $45,000 depending on experience


  • Monday – Friday regular business hours
  • Some evening and weekend hours required


We offer a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, short term disability and life insurance, a retirement plan and paid time off.

To apply: Send a cover letter and resume in one pdf to [email protected] by 2/1/21.