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Safe Haven Family Shelter

Development Associate

Safe Haven Family Shelter


Job Summary


Safe Haven’s development associate is a position that calls for an individual who is able to work very closely with development staff and CEO to provide administrative support for fundraising. He or she will have varying duties supporting grant applications and reporting, event support, and database management.

The development associate is responsible for assisting in and supporting fundraising operations at Safe Haven. He or she will report to the Chief Development Officer and work with a team of other staff and consultants.

Job Responsibilities


·    Clearly articulate Safe Haven’s mission, goals and value proposition to donors and community stakeholders.

·     Manages Salesforce donor database; able to generate and maintain reports and dashboards.

·    Maintains the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date.

·    Provides administrative support for pulling and cleaning mailing lists for newsletters, donor and special event communication.

·    Provides support to various committees and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events.

·    Mails flyers, invitations, and other correspondence to potential donors, volunteers, and guests in order to inform them of events and activities.

·    Maintains grant information (applications, responses, reports) in database. Informs CDO and CEO about deadlines, opportunities, and outcomes.

·    Performs basic administrative duties such as filing, data entry, maintaining a filing system and more including support CEO in keeping board of directors information current.

·    Assists in scheduling meetings with prospective funders and donors.

·    Key performance metrics tracked quarterly include: # of donor contacts (new, lapsed, current/active), increases in donations from donors in various categories, maintain and increase grant funding; satisfaction measures in support of CDO and CEO for various activities.

·    Provide administrative support for the event director, such as supporting event registration and ensuring the dashboard remains up-to-date.

·    Perform other duties as assigned.



·    Must have demonstrated experience in SalesForce or donor database

·    Displays exceptional time management and organizational skills as needed for meeting deadlines.

·    Demonstrates a professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, via email or through letters.

·    Works well alone as well as under direct supervision. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field.

·    3-5 years’ related experience in administrative role supporting development

·    Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with attention to detail, required.

Additional Information


Competitive starting salary and excellent benefits!

****Hiring Bonus of $2,000 on first pay check and an additional $2,000 after working with Safe Haven for six months ($4,000 total).

  • 100% Employer-paid health and dental for individuals ($6,000 value for employee enrolled in individual plan)
  • Additional discounted family coverage available as well (Up to $11,500 value for employee enrolled in family plan)
  • 18 PTO Days plus 8 sabbatical days annually
  • 16 Paid Holidays annually
  • Paid parental/family leave
  • 401K Plan (with 5% employer match)
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Voluntary vision and life insurance

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our, choose “Development Associate” and click “Apply for this position.” Here you will have the opportunity to upload a resume and cover letter.

No phone calls please.

Safe Haven is an equal opportunity employer.


  • Date Posted: September 20, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Fundraising / Revenue Development
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Salary Range: 40,000-45,000