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NEDA is seeking a full-time Development Associate, this is a non-supervisory role.  Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate is responsible for managing donor prospecting and research efforts to ensure a prospective major or mid-level donor. This position will also handle data entry, gift batches, and tracking spreadsheets.


Database Management:

  • Receive and process all gifts and pledges into the database in a timely fashion
  • develop and manage a timely and inspiring gift acknowledgement program via mail, including honors and memorials
  • Acknowledge gifts by phone for the annual fund donor level of $100-$1000; and cultivate donors to grow giving
  • Review matching gift applications, count day-of Walk revenue, track pledges and pledge payments, track dinner fundraising, handle donor email inquiries, and update constituent information in the database
  • Reconcile gift information with finance
  • Extract donor and prospect reports from database for use by Staff and volunteers
  • Coordinate with Finance to produce gift summaries/updates for Board and staff meetings
  • Work with Finance to extract data for annual report; coordinate design with Communications

Individual Giving/Donor Stewardship:

  • Conduct donor wealth screenings, Perform donor research using web-related tools, Compile donor profiles and briefings
  • Work closely with development leads to determine capacity for donors and place them in 1 of 3 categories: major gifts ($10K+), mid-level gifts ($1K-$10K) and annual fund gifts ($100-$1000).
  • Establish awareness of potentially fundable programs to connect them to potential supporters
  • Create and maintain an effective prospect management and tracking spreadsheet
  • Schedule prospect management strategy sessions to review prospects with NEDA development staff
  • Work with special events staff to develop and support cultivation events and high-touch donor engagement activities.
  • Develop and implement donor stewardship programs including onboarding of new donors with welcome packet, personalized mail, electronic, and in-person communications.
  • Manage the annual fund (capacity $100-$1000) and work to develop relationships and increase the numbers of donors and funding from this fundraising channel.
  • Develop and issue a welcome packet for new donors.
  • Develop a giving society to encourage donors to give in excess of $1000 annually.
  • Assume other tasks as needed.

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • Education: B.A./B.S. degree required
  • Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in a similar role at an academic institution and/or a non-profit organization.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Proficient computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases and fundraising software. Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, writing, communication and statistical skills needed.

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Compensation commensurate with experience.
  • Generous Vacation Package
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits.
  • Retirement Savings Plan.




About National Eating Disorders Association

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the leading 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in the United States advocating on behalf of and supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders.  Reaching millions every year, we campaign for prevention, improved access to quality treatment, and increased research funding to better understand and treat eating disorders.



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