Assistant Director – Development and Public Relations

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Position: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR – Development and Public Relations

Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week, Salaried—permanent

Schedule: Monday through Friday, days

Salary: $47,500 to $55,000 starting, depending on qualifications

Benefits: Eligible for some benefits

Posted: Accepting resumes until filled


Join the Leadership Team of an organization known for its service to Dunn County.  Reporting to and coordinating with the Executive Director, the Assistant Director – Development and Public Relations will advance fundraising, donor relations and public relations efforts and serve as second in chain of command for the organization.

Primary Responsibilities


  • Produce and implement annual Development and Public Relations plan, with input from Executive Director and Development Committee
  • Serve as primary staff support for Development Committee and support all fundraising events
  • Build relationships with area businesses and sponsors
  • Coordinate and produce fundraising marketing materials for physical and electronic distribution
  • Build donor list through engagement, campaign and appreciation efforts
  • Access, update and utilize donor management software
  • Explore and apply for grant opportunities with community partners
  • Pursue additional fundraising opportunities

Public Relations:

  • Document the contributions and work of donors, volunteers and staff with pictures, video and written word
  • Produce newsletters, monthly e-blasts, social media posts and press releases, promoting the work that Stepping Stones does for the communities of Dunn County
  • Develop relationships and coordinate with local media to promote Stepping Stones’ visibility in the community
  • Assist with other PR efforts such as submitting newspaper articles, event flyers, and other communications.

Assistant Director:

  • Contribute to strategic planning and yearly budget preparation
  • Manage funding from Public Relations and Fundraising budget lines
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to represent Stepping Stones and increase engagement with community organizations and events
  • Provide support and direction for program managers and other staff in Executive Director’s absence


Academic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Preferred education in marketing, public relations, business, graphic design, or similar


  • Two+ years experience in development, sales, marketing, or related
  • Experience with non-profit organization or human services a plus
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and consistent access to a car


  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and meeting platforms such as Zoom and Microsoft Teams
  • Ability to use software to produce creative content, including graphics, for print, email and social media
  • Preferred skill representing an organization on social media platforms
  • Preferred experience with Customer Relationship Management—CRM—or Donor Management platforms

Personal Attributes:

  • Must be driven to help others and willing to adapt to the needs of organization and community
  • Must take ownership of professional responsibilities and be able to work independently
  • Must have strong organizational skills and be detail oriented
  • Must be an engaging communicator with written content, one-on-one interactions and public speaking
  • Must have a positive presence and enjoy doing good work with good people

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