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Development Assistant

  • Full Time
  • Charleston
  • $41,280 / Year
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Women's Health Center of WV

Job Title: Development Assistant 

Job Classification: Full-time, exempt  

Reports to: Development Director  

Starting Salary: $41,280 

Location: In office – Charleston, WV  

Job Summary: The Development Assistant collaborates with the Development Team under the  supervision of the Development Director to synchronize WHC’s development initiatives in West  Virginia and Maryland. Responsibilities include managing WHC’s donor database, bolstering  fundraising endeavors, contributing innovative ideas to enhance WHC’s creative processes, and  assisting in donor cultivation and stewardship under the guidance of the Development Director.  

Roles and Responsibilities  

  • Maintain and manage WHC’s donor database, Little Green Light, regularly inputting all  incoming gifts and updating constituent information into the system to ensure accurate  records.  
  • Generate timely gift acknowledgments for both print and email formats, ensuring  appropriate leadership signatures are obtained, and manage the process efficiently.
  • Coordinate logistics related to development activities, including printing materials,  managing mailings, and other operational tasks as needed to facilitate fundraising efforts.
  • Create donor-facing communications, including drafting monthly fundraising emails,  donor stewardship correspondence, and mid-year and year-end mailings, maintaining  consistency with WHC’s brand identity. 
  • Work collaboratively with the Development Director to execute events and engagement  initiatives such as the annual gala, donor tours, volunteer experiences, and special events as planned. 
  • Support and participate in community outreach and networking events to promote WHC’s mission and foster relationships with potential supporters. 
  • Support the overall development, implementation, and execution of WHCWV’s  fundraising strategy. 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Development Director. 


  • Alignment with WHC’s mission, vision, and values. 

Job Description

  • At least 2 years of professional experience.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.  
  • Ability to function both independently and collaboratively within a team setting.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and Teams. 
  • Familiarity with development principles, practices, techniques, and prevailing trends are  preferred, but not required.  


  • Annual Salary of $41,280 
  • 100% coverage health and life insurance premiums for employee; dental, vision and  short-term disability optional 
  • 401(k) with 3.5% employer match contribution after one year of employment 
  • 4 weeks paid time off annually 
  • 13 paid holidays off annually 

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