Development & Marketing Assistant

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Development & Marketing Assistant


The Development & Marketing Assistant is a full-time position that will split time between the Development & Donor Engagement Department and Marketing & Communications Department, reporting to both vice presidents. This role will be responsible primarily for the administrative tasks of each department, providing backup for the organization as a whole as needed.

Personal Characteristics

The Development & Marketing Assistant is a mature, organized and detail-oriented professional. This person works well in a team environment but is also a self-starter. The best candidate for the position is resourceful and a quick learner, and excels at meeting deadlines. They will be willing to look for ways to streamline duties when possible. This person will have the ability to juggle multiple projects, tactfully manage clients and vendors, and maintain highly confidential information.

Key Responsibilities

Development Department

Gift processing
Donor correspondence
Database management
Maintaining event calendars
Running reports
Meeting preparation (creating and printing agendas, minutes and handouts, handling refreshments and room setup, etc.)
Receptionist duties (as needed)

Marketing Department

Track department budget/invoices
Maintain contact/email lists
Track and reorder print collateral
Meeting preparation (creating and printing agendas, minutes and handouts, handling refreshments and room setup, etc.)
Monitor and track online news clippings
Liaise and coordinate with vendors
Track project deadlines
Assist with various marketing and communications projects (ex. website and social media updates) as assigned

Education and Experience

At least 3-5 years of administrative experience
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication
Self-motivation and ability to shift gears quickly and keep projects moving
Strong Microsoft Office proficiency
Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new programs as needed
Experience coordinating with outside vendors preferred
Able to lift up to 20 pounds; ability to stand, kneel, crouch, bend and reach when needed

Akron Community Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. Please send cover letter and resume with references to De Shawn Pickett at by Friday, Dec. 17.


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