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Development Associate



Development Associate

Independence House encourages applicants of diverse races, all abilities, sexual orientation, and genders to submit application

Hours: 15 hours per week
Salary: Competitive
Benefits: Vacation, Holiday, Sick & 403(b)
Reports to: Executive Director

Independence House, Inc. (IH) a comprehensive domestic & sexual violence community-based agency and shelter program in Barnstable County that focuses on meeting the unique and cultural needs of survivors and their children. We provide safety, food, shelter, advocacy, counseling homicide victim survivor support and counseling and other resources to assist survivors in rebuilding violence-free lives for themselves and their children. IH is committed to the values of inclusivity, equality, anti-oppression, non-hierarchical structure, and a non-judgmental and empowering work environment. IH works closely with other agencies in the community, to offer a comprehensive network of resources for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their children and survivors of homicide victims. IH works with these agencies and other community groups to provide education, prevention and training about domestic & sexual violence toward community transformation and change. Please see our website at for more information.


The Development Associate is a newly created, part-time position reporting to the Director of Development & Marketing and carrying out responsibilities related to Independence House’s ongoing development program and future capital campaign efforts. This position is a unique opportunity to work alongside Independence House’s staff and future campaign leaders.


The Development Associate reports primarily to the Director of Development & Marketing, works collaboratively with the Executive Director on specific proposals.



  • Primarily supports capital campaign efforts through duration of campaign (60% of time)
  • Writes grant proposals as assigned and meet all deadlines.
  • Update and maintain the donor database as assigned.
  • Create and manage postal and electronic mailing lists for events and communication.
  • Support special event logistics and coordination.
  • Generate gift acknowledgement, pledge confirmation, and pledge reminder letters.
  • Maintain file of copies of pledge forms, gift agreements, and donor correspondence.
  • Maintain master development/campaign calendar and prospect lists, and coordinate timing of letters, reminders, donor stewardship, events, and other activities.
  • Generate campaign summary, gift, pledge, and progress reports.
  • Create letters, reports, newsletters, and publicity releases assigned by the Director of Development.
  • Provides support to various committees and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events.
  • Assists with the creation and finalization of guest lists.
  • Mails (electronic & otherwise) flyers and other correspondence to potential donors, volunteers, and guests in order to inform them of events and activities.
  • Assists in scheduling meetings with prospective funders and donors.
  • Acquire new donors.
  • Keeps in contact with donors.
  • Ability to work extremely flexible work hours including occasional late nights, holidays, and weekends to meet deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree. In lieu of a degree, candidates may substitute two to three years’ experience in a field related to business finance, fundraising, grant writing.
  • Experience in grant writing with a demonstrated track record of success organizing fundraising events; experience with capital campaigns is preferred.
  • Strong organizational skills, proofreading ability, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize, adapt, and handle multiple tasks and responsibilities.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience with and ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and database software, familiarity with Adobe InDesign a plus.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Some knowledge of bookkeeping as it relates to recording of pledges, donations, and campaign expenses.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit organizations with fundraising experience being an additional plus.
  • Sense of humor and enjoyment of people.
  • Assists in scheduling meetings with prospective donors.
  • Displays exceptional time-management and organization skills as needed for meeting deadlines.
  • Shows persuasiveness and the ability to procure donors, funders and items needed for fundraising efforts.
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, via email or through letters.
  • Works well alone as well as under direct supervision.


  • Must demonstrate ethics in communication and behaviors
  • Integrity
  • Positive “can do” attitude
  • Be dependable and demonstrate a strong work ethic
  • Passion and excitement for our mission
  • Values a diverse and inclusive environment

To Be Considered: Please send a resume and a cover letter to:
Please write “IH Application- [Your Last Name]” in the subject line.
No phone calls, please.

Independence House, an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, or disability and denial of family medical leave and pregnancy leave. This search is being conducted by Independence House, Inc.