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Job Title: Development Associate

Reports to:  Development Director
FLSA Status:  Exempt, salaried position
FTE:  .75 FTE’s
Pay Rate:   Commensurate with experience

Bacon Street Youth and Family Services (BSYFS) seeks an enthusiastic professional to join our team!  With direction from the Development Director, the Development Associate will be instrumental in the volunteer coordination, outreach, database management, fundraising and event planning.  Ability to work autonomously with limited direction will be essential. Attention to detail is critical, and the ability to effectively execute multiple projects and balance different priorities is also required. Experience in nonprofit marketing and development is desired. A Bachelor’s degree in communication, business or human services is highly recommended, an associate’s degree in a related field is required. Ideal candidate will have at least 3 years of experience.

To apply:  Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to Stephanie Wills, Development Director at by Friday, December 28, 2018.  For questions about the position, please call us at 757-253-0111.  Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist Development Director as needed.
  • Fulfill the role of Volunteer Coordinator for the agency.
  • Assist with the planning and day of the agency’s signature events.
  • Plan and coordinate internal events.
  • Is responsible for database management.
  • Initiate, plan and coordinate the annual appeal.
  • Find, promote and implement  profit share opportunities.
  • Assist in recruitment, training and managing the Ambassador program.
  • Create, edit and proof marketing materials when needed.

Qualifications/Skills & Knowledge Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s degree in communication, business, or related field preferred, associate’s degree in a related field required.

Experience: At least 3 years’ experience directly related to nonprofit development, fundraising and/or volunteer coordination. Excellent inter and intra personal skills. Experience working with Canva, database interfaces, Adobe suite, Microsoft office and other development software.

Environment/Physical Demands

This position involves standing, lifting/carrying supplies, and sitting for longer periods of time.  The incumbent may sit at other times. No special physical demands are required to perform the work. The successful candidate will be required to work extended hours at times to complete projects or attend functions outside of normal operating hours.

About Bacon Street Youth and Family Services

At Bacon Street Youth and Family Services we are passionate about supporting families. For over 47 years we have served adolescents and families dealing with substance abuse and mental health challenges through treatment and prevention programs. As a family focused provider, our counseling services extend to family members affected by and involved in the youth’s counseling and/or recovery needs. The program engages youth and their families in a process of measuring the extent of the young person’s substance abuse and/or mental health challenges, educating the family about substance abuse and mental health, providing the individual client and family with activities to allow for the development of new behaviors, and opportunities to address other disorders which may be co-occurring with substance abuse. At Bacon Street Youth and Family Services, we truly understand how scary and overwhelming adolescent substance abuse issues are and we are here to help, free of judgment and full of compassion.

“BSYFS provides prevention, education, and counseling to youth, their families, and our community, resulting in their living a life free of substance use challenges.”  Our mission centers on mentorship, advocacy, support, healing, listening, and empathy. We work to build lifelong relationships with the communities we serve and focus on healing for the entire family during the treatment process.

For more information, visit:  Bacon Street Youth and Family Services is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.