Job Description

Development Assistant

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Helping Hands is currently seeking a part-time Development Assistant to join us during an exciting time in the organization’s growth, assisting the Director of Development in raising a $1.3 million operating budget. 

The Development Assistant’s primary responsibility is gift processing and managing the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge/NXT database. There are additional responsibilities as time permits. 

The position reports to the Director of Development and is 20 hours per week, working in a hybrid environment (in the office and remotely). The salary range is $22-$25 an hour, depending on experience. 

Education and Experience Requirements:    

2 years of prior success in nonprofit fundraising roles of increasing complexity, with knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques.

2 years of knowledge and proficiency in working with Raiser’s Edge and/or Raiser’s Edge NXT along with excellent skills in Microsoft Office. 

Experience in using Donor Search 

Strong, demonstrated relationship-building skills and ability to thoughtfully identify and implement effective ways to engage and strengthen funder relationships. 

Excellent oral and written skills. 

Able to work effectively in a small office environment and build strong collaborative relationships with co-workers, donors, volunteers, clients, and board members. 

Exceptional time management, exceptional attention to detail.

Flexibility and a sense of humor.



  • Handle all queries, reporting, list building, thank you letters, and other aspects of the Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge database
  • Ensure that all gift, contact, and donor background data is accurately and promptly entered into Raiser’s Edge.
  • Participate in and ensure monthly reconciliation of gift reporting in the donor management database with the periodic monthly, annual, and special projects financial reporting produced by the bookkeeper and the Treasurer.
  • Periodically review and update donor information retained in the donor management database for accuracy and relevance. Produce donor background reporting as needed.
  • Coordinate gift processing from receipt of gift to thank yous. Ensure that all gifts received are processed and responded to correctly and promptly.
  • Work with the Director of Development and others on donor stewardship programs and outreach.
  • Produce periodic and special analytic and metric reporting as needed by the Director of Development, the Executive Director, the Treasurer, and the board of directors for planning, oversight, and management of the development effort. This includes producing reporting from Raiser’s Edge and other sources.
  • Collect and provide reporting of data required for monthly financial closings and the annual audit.
  • Participate in the planning and execution of upcoming events.
  • Other tasks and activities as assigned by the Director of Development.

To Apply:

All qualified applicants should email with a resume along with a cover letter. 

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Helping Hands is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to building a multicultural organization. We actively seek a diverse pool of candidates.