The Development Associate works closely with the Development Manager and the Executive Director to support the growth and stewardship of Groundswell’s vibrant and engaged community of funders, donors, and philanthropic partners. The Development Associate will take a leadership role in the Funder Organizing Department primarily in regards to development and fundraising, with some support to the communications activities of the department as needed. Responsibilities include: donor engagement, including supporting annual and special events; representing the organization in 1:1 relationship building with donors; donor and grants management; high-quality content production for grant reports and proposals as well as donor-facing collateral; supporting briefings and funder meetings; and handling key administrative aspects of foundation and donor relations management, including data management, CRM data maintenance and improvement, tracking and documenting contributions, writing and copyediting content for, and managing communications to funders and donors via direct mail, email, social media, and general correspondence. This position requires an adaptive, flexible, energetic individual with a high degree of professionalism; oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. For more information including responsibilities, qualifications and compensation/benefits, please see the full job description here