Development Specialist

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  • Full-Time
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • Job Type Details: Full Time

The Development Specialist will provide comprehensive oversight of all gift processing, gift stewardship and donor database activity. This individual will complete in-depth analysis of donor activity to ensure maximization of philanthropic support. The Specialist will conduct research on prospective donors, grants and funding opportunities and present recommendations to the development team.  The Specialist serves as an integral member of the development team in providing support to the annual development strategic plan for Penfield Children’s Center and Penfield Montessori Academy.


  • Bachelor’s degree, in Project Management, Business, Finance or related field
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience in fund development experience
  • Experience in Blackbaud donor tracking software (eTapestry, Raisers Edge)
  • Strong organizing skills to manage details and information and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge of fundraising techniques and strategies, as well as familiarity with research techniques and information sources
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to process and manage a diverse input.
  • Self-starter and willing to take initiative; able to work independently with accountability
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Strong writing and editing skills with the ability to write clear, structured and persuasive proposals specific to grantors’ criteria and individual donors’ philanthropic goals
  • Knowledge of not-for-profit organizations and funding communities
  • Proficiency in computer programs, including Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Ability to work with a diverse staff and client base
  • Highly organized and strong attention to detail
  • Actively demonstrates a commitment to understanding and advancing diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. 
  • Meeting vaccine standards as outlined in the Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control Plan and COVID 19 Vaccine Policy.
  • Able to work at a computer station for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift or move objects of 25 lbs. or less
  • Valid Drivers License and access to insured vehicle

Salary Range: $36212 – $54318

Full Benefits Package Offered

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