Development Specialist

Development Specialist Job Description

South Valley Services (SVS) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide support to anyone who has experienced domestic violence. We provide counseling, case management, prevention, and shelter to help individuals and families to rebuild their lives, free from violence. Our programs aim to empower individuals to recognize their self-worth and develop the necessary skills to reach their full potential. SVS believes advocacy, prevention, and safety are the primary tools to eliminate domestic violence. To achieve this goal, SVS groups these three strategies into the following service areas:

  • The Sanctuary: provides shelter for women, men, and children seeking a safe place away from domestic violence
  • Community Resource Centers (CRCs): provide case management and supportive services from community-based locations to make accessing domestic violence services more attainable
  • Prevention and Education: informs and educates the public regarding domestic violence and how to recognize, respond, and refer individuals who need services

The Development Specialist will help coordinate donations and volunteers, manage social media and website content, support event planning, entering and tracking data, and other responsibilities as assigned by the Development Director.


Part-time (15-25 hours per week)


·            Must have excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent organizational skills.

·            Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365

·            Ability to work sensitively and effectively with various populations and cultures

·            High school diploma or equivalent

·            Must be self-motivated, detail oriented, organized, and willing to learn while managing multiple priorities

·            Ability to stand for long periods

·            Ability to repeatedly lift 30 pounds

·            Must have reliable personal transportation, vehicle insurance, and valid driver’s license


$17-19 per hour, depending on experience

Reporting Relationships

Reports to the Development Director



Manage South Valley Services’ donation database by:

·         Enter financial donations into donor database

·         Maintain donor files and ensure data is up to date

·         Process donation receipts and acknowledgements

·         Run donor reports and mail merge lists for mailings

Marketing/Communications Support

·         Assist Development Director with managing social media, electronic newsletter, and website updates

·         Assist in the development and design of printed marketing materials, ex: annual reports and postcards


·         Communicate with outside constituents in a professional and kind manner

·         Screen phone calls and emails for the Development Director

·         Work interdepartmentally to assist with project and fundraising needs

·         Assist with grant writing, including researching new foundations

·         Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials, and other duties as assigned for fundraising events.

·         Assist with donor and volunteer projects

All other duties as assigned.

pdf SVS Application of Employment

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