Job Opening: Development Assistant


Position Description
Forward Movement seeks a part-time Development Assistant to help manage our fundraising and connect with donors. The Development Assistant will work with the Director of Development and Mission Engagement and other Forward Movement staff to support the donation process. We seek a people-focused individual with attention to detail. The ideal candidate will understand the importance of data maintenance, generosity, creativity, and thankfulness. Part-time, 15 hours per week. Hours are flexible, Preference for someone who can work in the Cincinnati office.

Inspiring disciples and empowering evangelists worldwide every day, Forward Movement produces excellent, innovative resources to encourage spiritual growth in individuals and congregations for more than eighty years. Our flagship offering is Forward Day by Day, a quarterly devotional with a circulation of 300,000. Forward Movement is a non-profit ministry of The Episcopal Church and is in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Process customer gifts, thank-you letters, and emails.
  • Prepare donation reports for mailings and analysis.
  • Communicate with donors by phone, email, and letter.
  • Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Collaborate with marketing on development-related communication.
  • Maintain security of donor information.


Skills/Qualifications: Data Entry and Maintenance, Donor-focused Fundraising Concepts, Quality Focus, Problem Solving, Documentation Skills, Listening, Phone Skills, Resolving Conflict, Analyzing Information.

The successful applicant will be knowledgeable about The Episcopal Church. Must be comfortable working in a faith-based environment. Prior experience or training in spreadsheets and word processing, data entry and maintenance, and general computer savviness are highly desirable. English language fluency is required. Spanish language fluency is desirable.

Forward Movement hires without regard to race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disabilities, or age.

Email cover letter and resume to tjones@forwardmovement by May 1, 2021.