Development Associate

Friendship Bridge
October 8, 2021
Lakewood, CO
Post Type
Experience (minimum)
Not specified
Education (minimum)
Not specified
Travel Required?
Base Salary
$40,000 - 50,000



Friendship Bridge is a nonprofit social enterprise creating opportunities that empower women in Guatemala to build a better life. We use an innovative and high-impact approach to poverty alleviation by combining the tools of microfinance, education, and preventive health services. We call this Microcredit Plus. As a result of participating in our programs, our clients experience a combination of increased resilience, improved empowerment, and accelerated business development.




The Development Associate is based in Lakewood, Colorado, USA. This is a full-time position (40 hours/week) and reports to the Chief Development Officer. This position is responsible for database management and reporting, donor stewardship, events, and volunteer coordination.






  • Oversee all events including the annual gala, luncheons, volunteer appreciation event, virtual events, and special events
  • Responsible for event timeline development and collaboration with internal teams to support events
  • Project manage development of event programs, scripts, and presentations
  • Coordination of venue contracts, audio visual, and food/beverage selections
  • Maintain event budgets
  • Development of exciting new concepts for events
  • Tracking of online ticket sales, seating arrangements, and printing of name tags
  • Help with occasional third party opportunities and events
  • Occasional travel for local and out of state events/activities




  • Responsible for all reporting from donor database
  • Partner with Marketing Manager on reporting for emails and print appeals
  • Maintain and update records in database
  • Data entry of cultivation as needed
  • Facilitation of Development Committee KPI reporting, agenda creation, minutes, and meeting coordination





  • Responsible for the updating of the volunteer manual and volunteer handbook
  • Oversee intern onboarding and intern follow up
  • Creation and distribution of monthly volunteer sign ups
  • Oversees volunteer and intern recruitment, onboarding, and appreciation
  • Management of office volunteers and volunteer projects.
  • Maintain and update volunteer records in database





  • Support special donor stewardship, Circles, and cultivation projects
  • Partner with Chief Development Officer and Marketing Manager in fundraising campaigns
  • Strategic segment support for Cada Mes monthly donors and new donors
  • Support in donor appreciation through phone calls, notes, and emails
  • Assists in logging of donor notes into the database
  • Other development duties as required




  • Proficient in technology including Google Suite and Microsoft Office, including reporting functions in Excel
  • Understanding of query reporting and database management using a GUI CRM
  • Capable of navigation of online websites and outside fundraising platforms
  • Must be willing to self-learn and participate in additional database management training
  • Ability to project manage
  • Events coordination experience
  • Experience with gala type events and luncheons in a plus
  • Great communicator, outgoing personality, and ability to work as part of the team
  • Ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects and to asses and change priorities based upon organization needs
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Results-oriented and excellent organizational skills
  • Values fit with someone who has a true service orientation and passion for women’s empowerment, poverty alleviation, or indigenous women’s development
  • Spanish speaking is a plus, but not required
  • Flexibility to do whatever it takes to get the job done





  • Friendship Bridge provides for equality of opportunity without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability or handicap
  • A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.
  • Combination remote (2 days per week) and in office schedule, after training period
  • Weekly in person Spanish class in Lakewood, CO office
  • Opportunity to travel to Guatemala
  • Dog friendly work atmosphere
  • Casual dress code
  • Employee discount on
  • Empowerment of women
  • This position is located in Lakewood, Colorado. It is a full-time position with benefits after one month of employment.


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