Development Associate

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The GenderCool Project

Cicilia Robison
Development Manager

The GenderCool Project is a youth-led, youth-inspired movement with a simple
mission: to help replace misinformed opinions with positive, powerful
experiences actually meeting transgender and non-binary youth who are
thriving. Check out this 2-minute video to see what is so unique about us!


GenderCool’s Development Associate is an essential part of the Fundraising
team at GenderCool. The Development Associate will provide extensive
fundraising support, with a wide-reaching impact across all key functions
including database management, grant research, individual giving, and
fundraising event planning. This position will play a collaborative role in
developing and implementing systems that increase the quality and efficiency
of our work, supporting our ability to grow and expand our mission.

To be successful in this role, you should have experience in a fundraising
database, ideally Raiser’s Edge NXT, strong research and writing skills,
and event logistics. The Development Associate should have the desire to be
part of a rapidly-growing social movement, fueled by the young people whom we
call the GenderCool Champions.

Reporting to the Development Manager and collaborating with the Corporate
Partnerships and Operations teams, responsibilities include:


Database management and support
Corporate & Foundation grant research
Individual donor research & stewardship
All fundraising event coordination and logistics
Coordinate and prepare materials for donor meetings
Grant Management

Database management and support

Manage standard operating procedures and data health for Raiser’s Edge NXT
Ensure data from external giving platforms is regularly imported
Ensure donor actions and interactions are correctly connected to donor
Support the greater GenderCool team in using the database

Corporate & Foundation grant research

Research and identify new grant opportunities
Perform background research for data points and supporting information for
grant proposals
Perform background research on foundations and their representatives ahead of
meetings with said individuals
Work cross departmentally to support data collection and analysis to meet
grant reporting requirements

Individual donor research & stewardship

Prepare materials for donor stewardship, including thank-you notes and
newsletter content
Perform research on current and prospective donors using ResearchPoint
Support scheduling of donor stewardship meetings and outreach

All fundraising event coordination and logistics

Lead logistical planning for annual fundraising event, including researching
and securing appropriate vendors, working with vendors to arrange services,
and ensuring that vendors communicate with the Operations team to sign
Preparing day-of assets for the annual fundraising event
Lead day-of logistics, including acting as the point of contact for vendors
Recruit and train volunteers as appropriate, with support from teammates
Post-event follow-up, assessment, and measurement with an eye toward
continually calibrating fundraising and development events for optimum

Coordinate and prepare materials for donor meetings

Help to coordinate meetings with current, prospective, and lapsed donors
Prepare & present a detailed summary of GenderCool’s relationship to the
donor, and their giving priorities to the individuals attending the
stewardship meeting
Ensure timely followup after donor meetings with any promised materials or

Grant Management

Manage grants calendar and activities function within Raiser’s Edge NXT
Support data collection and collation efforts
Run reports within Raiser’s Edge NXT to provide relevant information for
grant applications and reports


Additional responsibilities and occasional duties as needed to support the

Skills & Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
1+ years’ experience in a development role at a nonprofit
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with a donor database, ideally Raiser’s Edge
Experience with event planning or management
Developed research skills
Understanding of the LGTBQ+ community, specifically the transgender and/or
non-binary community
Able to work cross-departmentally
Adaptable - able to work/operate on the fly under rapidly changing
Experience supporting youth or youth causes is a big plus
Proficient in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel (or similar)
Ability to work remotely
Light travel required

Important Qualities:

High emotional intelligence, culturally competent, and effective communicator
Collaborative and kind-spirited
Be deeply dedicated to GenderCool’s mission

Role Parameters

Remote full-time employee
Estimated Time Requirement: 40 hours per week
$50,000-$55,000 annually
Access to health/vision/dental insurance
Ideal start date: March 2023 or earlier
Must be located in Mountain, Central or Eastern time zone (GMY-7, GMT-6,


GenderCool maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It
is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or gender
identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other
characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local

Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment,
including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions,
transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

We are a welcoming and inclusive organization, so all qualified applicants
are encouraged to apply!

How to Apply

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