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  • Organization Type: Education

Flance Early Learning Center

Reports to:      Center Director                                                 FLSA Classification:    Exempt

Status:               Full Time                                                            Gender:                       Any

Shift:                  Varies, typically 8am – 5pm


The Flance Early Learning Center is a diverse early childhood community that respects and nurtures children and adults in a trusting culture of love, empathy, compassion, and joy. An integral part of our mission and practice is to develop partnerships with families and community organizations that prepare and empower children to embrace learning, a strong sense of self, and social connection as essential tools for growth and achievement.

Overall Responsibility

The Development Associate is an integral part of the management team focused on the fund development activities with the Center Director and the board of directors.  The ideal candidate will be creative, energetic, organized and responsible. The position requires an individual with the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations; has the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities; and will have flexibility to attend evening and/or weekend meetings and events. The position is part of the opening/closing schedule of the center and may support the front desk staff whenever necessary.

Primary Interactions

The Development Associate interacts daily with everyone at Flance Center, staff and vendors.  The position reports to the Center Director.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Essential Tasks and Responsibilities

·         Knowledge of donor data entry software programs and willingness to learn eTapestry (or similar donor database); enters data into eTapestry database on a timely basis for prospect tracking purposes

·         Administrative and database responsibilities as assigned by the Center Director.

·         Participates on the Development Committee; ability to attend evening board meetings

·         Manages all development events and activities, donor tours, etc.

·         Ensures the timely administration of donor acknowledgement letters

·         Manages marketing and development materials (e.g., Flyers, Annual Report, Case Statement, periodic Eblasts, website, other social media, etc.)

·         Conducts donor research in business, philanthropy and related fields to identify potential corporate and individual donors

·         Prepares reports including contact and giving history using eTapestry; assists Executive Director in preparation of development reports to the Board of Trustees

·         Prepares reports and tables of development information as requested by the Center Director

·         Remains current with events, news and trends in local and national business, finance, and philanthropy.

·         Collaborates with the Flance administrative team in the achievement of goals

●     Coordinates individual, group and corporate volunteers

●     Researches, writes and applies for grants as directed by the Center Director

●     All other duties as assigned

Skills and Attributes

●     Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

●     Excellent time management and organizational skills

●     Ability to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, resolve problems, follow through and manage multiple priorities

●     Excellent computer skills (proficient with Excel, Word, Office 365)

●     Excellent human relations skills

●     Attention to detail and ability to follow through

●     Professional appearance and demeanor

●     Able to multi-task and work in a sometimes-chaotic environment

●     Desire to work around children and families and people of all ages

●     Ability to work flexible hours, including early mornings, evenings, and weekends, as necessary

Environmental Factors

Indoor, primarily works in an office. Noise and activity levels can be high; staff, visitors, families and children come and go at all times. May have to drop work in order to attend to a crisis. Position requires a health screen and annual Family Safety Registry background check. Flance Center is a busy, unique environment. Employees are expected to participate fully in the life of the Center. All employees must be able to lift 25 lbs. in the event of an evacuation or emergency.


●     Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field

●     Excellent skills in all Microsoft Office products

●     Minimum two years of Development experience with a track record of building donor relationships, soliciting gifts, cultivating donors and writing grants.

●     Previous experience in educational and/or non-profit environment preferred

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