Develpment & Marketing Associate



Position Summary
As Upaya’s Development & Marketing Associate you will be the organizational glue that keeps our Seattle team together and shows a friendly face to our donors. This position reports to the CEO, with marketing-related oversight by the Marketing and Communications Manager. We are looking for a self starter who Is highly detail oriented and excited to be part of a dynamic nonprofit. If you enjoy systems and organization, messaging and communications, and making authentic connections with our supporters, this could be the role for you.

Responsibilities you will own:

  • Donor database management and analysis (experience working in Salesforce preferred)
  • Event planning, including volunteer management (think Upaya Gala 2023!)
  • Marketing and digital communications (e-appeals, social media)
  • Donor relations (gift acknowledgements, personal outreach as needed)
  • Support the CEO and Board of Directors in scheduling and preparing for board meetings, retreats and donor calls

Your typical day might include:

  • Processing gifts through Salesforce and generating letters of acknowledgement to donors
  • Writing the first draft of an e-appeal for our current fundraising campaign
  • Touching base with a gala volunteer about procuring live auction items
  • Collaborating with Upaya leadership on generating a Salesforce report on our top tier donors and their giving history
  • Meeting with the CEO on compiling department reports for the next board meeting
  • Participating in an all-team meeting where you hear about the newest partner entrepreneur and how they are generating jobs for the poor

This role is for you if:

  • If you can spot a typo in a donor letter from 30 yards away
  • You love organizing events and inspiring volunteers
  • You’re comfortable taking ownership of your responsibilities and able to organize and prioritize your work with minimal supervision
  • You enjoy collaborating with your colleagues to brainstorm the best ways to reach current and new donors
  • You care about our donors and approach donor relations from the perspective of “what would make me feel appreciated and seen?”
  • You’re comfortable with change and can adjust to shifting needs within the scope of your work

Skills and experience that would better position you to be successful at Upaya:

  • Two years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably in a not-for-profit development office
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite, Database management experience (Salesforce strongly preferred)
  • Solid verbal and written communications skills

Who, what, where, when and how much:

Report to: CEO

Time Commitment: This is a full-time position. Weekly evening meeting with our India colleagues from November – March. Occasional evening meetings with our India colleagues may be required throughout the year.

Location: Seattle-based. We are a hybrid office with work from home on Mondays and Fridays, and work from our South Lake Union office Tuesdays-Thursdays. This is subject to change

Start Date: ASAP

Compensation: $45,000 annual salary + reimbursement for health benefits

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and your resume to Make sure you include Development & Marketing Associate in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Upaya Social Ventures is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, national origin, ethnic, background, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

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