Shining Hope for Communities Development Associate - Jobs in Kenya

Shining Hope for Communities Development Associate - Jobs in Kenya

Organizational Overview
Shining Hope for Communities (SHOFCO) combats extreme poverty and gender inequity in Kenya by linking tuition-free schools for girls to a set of high-value, holistic community services for the urban poor. In our model, a girls’ school becomes a portal for large-scale social change.

Through a demand-driven approach to grassroots development, our model extends beyond the schools for girls, broadening outreach by providing communities with integrated basic services through three other initiatives: health, community empowerment, and clean water and sanitation.

Position Overview
The Development Associate plays an important role in supporting and participating in all aspects of SHOFCO’s fundraising and communication efforts. S/he assists the development and communications staff in the management and stewardship of the donor database, supports donor relations, and provides administrative support. The Development Associate reports directly to the Chief Advancement Officer.

  • Serve as administrator to the Development Team and provide in assistance all areas as needed (including expense reports, general NYC office administration)
  • Manage and send out SWEP products via etsy store
  • Serve as first point of contact to general SHOFCO inquiries (phone, email, website)

    Individual Fundraising & Communications
  • Manage donor acknowledgement process, including digital and print acknowledgements
  • Assemble and distribute monthly e-newsletter
  • Provide fundraising campaign assistance and strategy for low-level donors (less than $5k) and sponsors, including email and social media drafts, email distribution, list management
  • Track results of fundraising campaigns and provide updates to Advancement team
  • Assist with any event planning and scheduling
  • Support in Salesforce administration, including data entry, producing reports, and data clean-up
  • Proofreading and editing documents, proposals, grant reports
  • Prospect and donor research
  • Support Chief Advancement Officer on Board Meeting logistics, as needed
  • Work with Finance office on monthly donation reconciliations between Salesforce and financial systems
  • Manage internship program

    Institutional Fundraising
  • Compile due
    diligence documents required in grant applications
  • Conduct research in support of proposals
  • Coordinate with the programming team to produce donor reports
  • Proofread reports and prepare for submission to donors
  • Conduct prospect research of institutional donors and maintain a pipeline of potential opportunities

    Sponsorship Program
  • Assemble and distribute twice-annual sponsorship update
  • Assemble and distribute quarterly Sponsor Newsletter
  • Track sponsorship payments, provide acknowledgements, and steward renewals and/or lapsed sponsors
  • Support as needed to US-based high school students
  • Manage high-level sponsors and steward renewals

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2 years administrative/non-profit fundraising experience preferred
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, Google Drive required, SalesForce and InDesign a plus)
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively on multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Some graphic design experience a plus
  • Analytical thinker with outstanding attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and goal-driven
  • Passion for the mission and work of Shining Hope for Communities
  • Must be able to work out of SHOFCO’s New York, NY office

    How to apply
  • Interested applicants should send their applications together with a detailed CV to quoting their current and expected salaries.
  • The Subject should clearly indicate the position being applied for.
  • Applications without this information will not be considered.
  • Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

    For more information and job application details, see; Shining Hope for Communities Development Associate Jobs in Kenya

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