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Development & Communications Associate

Full Time | Austin, TX

Pease Park Conservancy

The Development and Communications Associate, under the guidance and supervision of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), manages and organizes fundraising initiatives on behalf of the organization, to include grant research/writing, individual and corporation donation solicitation, event-related fundraising efforts, donor database management, and donor stewardship. He or she also, under the guidance and approval of the CEO, manages and creates external communications for the organization including maintaining the website, creating and implementing social media strategy, publicizing the work and financial support of the organization, and overseeing messaging and visual documentation of park programming and all other events.

Specific Development Responsibilities:

  • Under guidance of CEO, plan and implement fundraising activities and events
  • Research new and maintain existing corporate/foundation grant opportunities
  • Report/track use of individual/corporate/foundation grant funding
  • Manage donor database; identify giving patterns of long-term/major donors
  • Cultivate potential donors and create stewardship plans for active donors and volunteers
  • Establish policies and procedures around donor receipts and follow-up procedures
  • Create policies, procedures/rules for data entry

Specific Communications Responsibilities:

  • Manage all communication channels (externally) to include any organization newsletters and letters/emails/social media messages of appeal and acknowledgment
  • Create policies, procedures/best practices for social media
  • Manage website content and updates
  • Create policies, procedures/best practices for website


  • 3-5 years of nonprofit experience, working in both development and communications
  • EXCELLENT writing skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to follow direction and also be self-motivated to address and respond to challenges
  • Must be social-media savvy with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter

The Development and Communications Associate also assists Pease Park Conservancy staff with general office duties and special projects as needed in a small nonprofit environment.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to

• Location: Austin, Austin, TX

• Post ID: 24566417 austin
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