Development Assistant

This job posting expired and applications are no longer accepted.
Helen Woodward Animal Center
June 13, 2021
Rancho Santa Fe, CA, California
Job Type
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Hillary Saunders
Contact Email


Full-Time (Monday-Friday). Occasional nights and weekends as required.

$17.25 an hour

Do you have a customer service or administrative support background and have an interest in pursuing a career in fundraising? Come join our team at the world renowned Helen Woodward Animal Center!

This position provides administrative support for all development functions. The Development Assistant will pick up, and process incoming mail and enter all donations for daily deposit, enter address changes and other donor/prospect information in Salesforce, produce acknowledgment letters for all monetary donations and assist the Database Specialist with various database projects. The Development Assistant will send reminders, update subscription information for recurring donations, respond to routine inquiries about various giving programs, donor benefits, and monetary donations, mail bequest information packets, memorial/honorary gift cards, invitations, and other materials to donors. Will staff annual special events and various donor recognition/cultivation programs, run various errands locally, maintain and order general office supplies for development office and provide assistance as needed on special projects as assigned by the Vice President of Development or Director of Philanthropic Operations. Participate in Center activities and events and complete other assignments as required. Represent Helen Woodward Animal Center standards of professionalism.


Previous nonprofit and Sales Force Database experience preferred. Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills and a High School diploma required, some college preferred. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel with the ability to type 50+ WPM with exceptional accuracy. Requires superior proofreading and problem-solving skills with the ability to maintain confidentiality relating to donor and departmental records. Professional, friendly, and courteous manner in interfacing with donors, potential donors and fellow employees in a fast paced environment, often with multiple competing deadlines. Ability to work successfully in a self-directed environment as well as a team environment. Must be able to drive company vehicles. Current CA license and clean DMV record required.

Employee must demonstrate regular and consistent attendance and punctuality.

As a full time employee you will be eligible for paid medical and dental insurance, group vision insurance, discounts, paid holidays, sick, vacation time and participation in a 403b retirement plan.


90% of this job is conducted indoors under normal office conditions and 10% outdoors. Helen Woodward Animal Center is a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in any HWAC building or vehicle.


Please apply directly at our website:

Related Jobs

Development Assistant   8804 Balboa Ave., San Diego, CA 92123, CA
August 31, 2021
Development Assistant   Oceanside, California
August 29, 2021
Development Assistant   San Diego, CA, CA
August 24, 2021