Details for Development Associate
WEST CENTRAL INITIATIVE SEEKS A DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE West Central Initiative (WCI) is seeking a Development Associate. The Development Associate works with the Director of Development to create and implement a strategic and comprehensive Master Fundraising Plan that supports the philanthropic and planning mission of West Central Initiative, working with the development and planning teams and president to support annual and ongoing fundraising goals. Primary responsibilities of the Development Associate include: • Assisting the Director of Development in creating fundraising strategies. • Developing and cultivating relationships with individual donors. • Meeting with attorneys, accountants, trust ofﬁcers, and others to promote planned giving through WCI. • Assisting with donor-focused presentations and outreach. • Partnering with the development team on all fundraising campaigns, including the annual fund and endowment. • Assisting with grants research and grant writing. • Working with the communications team on messaging to promote planning, philanthropy, and the mission of WCI. A bachelor’s degree is preferred in English, marketing, communications or a related ﬁeld and three years of professional fundraising experience. For the foreseeable future, all WCI employees are working remotely. However, building and maintaining relationships through in-person meetings is vital to this role. For more information about the position, visit wcif.org. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to email@example.com or mail it to PO Box 318, Fergus Falls, MN, 56538-0318. The deadline to apply is February 1.