The Salvation Army

Development Assistant

Job ID
Regular Full-Time


 The Development Assistant will provide administrative support to the Corporate and Donor Relations Coordinator related to helping to raise funds from individuals and corporations.  Administrative support will include, but not be limited to, internet research, preparation of donor proposals, entry of donor notes in database system, as well as the identification of potential corporate and individual donors.  The Development Assistant will also raise funds through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of corporate and individual donors. 


  • A passion for the mission and ministry of The Salvation Army.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Two to four years of fund raising experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • High level of comfort communicating with donors face-to-face, over the phone, and through written correspondence
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to prepare compelling written donor proposals
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment
  • Proficient in Word, Excel, Publisher, Mail Merge, Power Point and Internet required; Previous experience with a donor software system preferred
  • Ability to work independently and with good initiative and judgment
  • Valid Ohio Driver License and the ability to obtain and maintain driving privileges per Salvation Army insurance standards.


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