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Development Assistant

St. Joseph Community Services

SJCS Meals on Wheels was founded by nuns at St. Joseph’s Hospital, but since 1977 operates as a non-religious, nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization providing an average of 1,450 nutritious meals to the elderly and homebound disabled throughout Hillsborough County. Our mission is to foster independence and life enrichment for seniors and other qualified adults through nutrition, social engagement, community services, and education. SJCS is committed to promoting self-reliance and independence through dependable, well-managed, and compassionate services. We strive to meet the diverse needs of our clients through volunteerism and extensive collaboration with other community services.

SJCS Meals on Wheels offers a competitive salary and a generous benefit package including retirement, vacation and sick time benefits and options for health, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work expected for this position.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.  

SJCS Meals on Wheels is proud to maintain employment practices based upon individual qualification, merit, and achievement.  All decisions to recruit, hire, promote, and release from employment are made without discriminating according to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, political beliefs, or disability. EOE

SJCS Meals on Wheels of Hillsborough County seeks a full time Development Assistant to work with a dedicated team of professionals.  The Development Assistant plays an important role providing technical and administrative support to the development office. This candidate will report to the Director of Development.

The ideal candidate will bring initiative, flexibility, technical aptitude, attention to detail, diligent follow through, and a positive, can‐do attitude.  We will look to the Development Assistant to help influence our processes with today’s best practices.  If you are looking for a dynamic, productive, fun, and flexible workplace, please consider joining our team!


SJCS Meals on Wheels seeks a well-organized, nimble, and detail-oriented individual with a strong work ethic, exceptional computer and administrative skills, and technical aptitude. Preferred candidate will have a college degree with three or more years of experience in non-profit fundraising activities.  Required skills include:

  • Self-motivated with excellent attention to organization, detail, and accuracy.
  • Technical aptitude. Systems thinker. Intermediate/advanced knowledge and proficiency in constituent relationship management systems.  Familiarity with Little Green Light a plus.
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a high degree of skill and discretion; ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information.
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Adobe software with accurate keyboard skills.
  • Proficiency in Constant Contact, MailChimp, or other mass mailing platform.
  • Ability to manage time sensitive projects while maintaining daily duties and requests.
  • Ability to work independently and within a strong team environment.
  • A strong sense for visual and graphic design. Familiarity/proficiency in Adobe InDesign, WordPress/HTML a plus.
  • Enthusiastic learner with the ability to creatively tackle new material and ideas.
  • Strong judgment skills, flexibility, and a good sense of humor.
  • More than any particular experience, must have a strong desire to contribute to the mission of Meals on Wheels and enjoy working in a multi-generational environment.
  • Ability to occasionally travel to SJCS sites in Hillsborough County.  Must have a currently registered, insured, and safety inspected vehicle. License, insurance, and safety inspection sticker must be kept current during employment. Proof of registration and insurance will be required. Automobile insurance with bodily injury liability coverage of no less than $100,000 per person and $300,000 per occurrence required.
  • Donor data management, including gift processing and donor communications.
  • Ensure data accuracy and integrity of all constituent records.
  • Create a variety of database reports and assist with data analysis as needed.
  • Maintain and update website.
  • Maintain a consistent social media presence.
  • Coordinate production of appeal mailings in-house and with vendors.
  • Collaborate with development director to support all fundraising activities.
  • Contribute to annual development planning and goal setting.
How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Please submit a cover letter and resume detailing your interest and qualifications to with the subject line, “Development Assistant.”  No calls, please.

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Date Added: August 25, 2017

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