Development Associate (Substitute)

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, California
May 10, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Saddleback College


Development Associate (Substitute)

Short-Term Temporary (non-teaching)


PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Summary Description:

This position is a short-term, hourly, non-bargaining unit position, not to exceed 160 days per Fiscal Year. You will be contacted should the hiring department/division be interested in scheduling an interview with you to discuss your qualifications and skills. Please do not call the Human Resources Office regarding the status of your application. The most current status of all applications will be available for you to view on our website. This position is open until filled or withdrawn.


Under direction from the Executive Director of a College Foundation responsible for the management and integrity of fundraising and constituent data; using database and social networking internet tools, develops and implements strategies to build an online community; provides expert level technical support and serves as an integral member of the development/fund raising team; identifies, develops and carries out strategies to enhance the value and use of the information for all development programs and to increase giving from constituents through print, online, and traditional channels; assists in coordinating and implementing special events and other Foundation related activities; and provides highly complex staff assistance to the Executive Director.


Distinguishing Characteristics:

The Development Associate is an advanced journey/technical expert level with significant expertise in donor database management. Incumbents in this position must be able to perform duties with minimal direction, demonstrate leadership in managing and maintaining the database, and work collaboratively with other team members to fulfill the goals and mission of the Foundation. The Development Associate is a highly technical position requiring an individual with a strong knowledge of internet community building and social network marketing, and a desire to work in a cause-related nonprofit environment. Incumbents may provide lead direction to development team members who provide user support services.


Representative Duties:

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.


Knowledge of:

• Principles, techniques, and ethics of professional fundraising.

• Advanced donor and fundraising database management.

• Advanced application of online social networking and marketing tools.

• Principles and techniques of training and communicating with non-technical users.

• Principles and techniques used in public relations.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.

• Principles, practices, and procedures of business letter writing, report writing, and electronic communication.

• English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

• District and Foundation organization, operations, policies, and objectives.


Ability to:

Manage and maintain the integrity of a complex database.

• Design, generate, and manage effective development reports.

• Research, compile, analyze and interpret data.

• Work independently or in a team environment while managing multiple priorities.

• Represent the Foundation in a professional manner and provide excellent service and support to internal and external customers.

• Enter data at a speed necessary for successful job performance.

• Train and/or provide work direction to assigned staff and student workers.

• Use correct English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.

• Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.

• Work under steady pressure with frequent interruptions and a high degree of public contact by phone, electronically, or in person.

• Demonstrate initiative and work with minimal supervision.

• Work with and exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse racial, ethnic, disabled, sexual orientation, and cultural populations of community college students.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in business administration, communications, public relations, marketing or a related field.



Two years of increasingly responsible experience managing a donor database; experience with Raiser’s Edge and Net Community preferred. Experience in alumni development, internet marketing, and social network marketing highly desirable.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


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