Development Associate

Grassroot Soccer (GRS) is a rapidly growing adolescent health organization that utilizes the power of soccer to equip young people with the life-saving information, services, and mentorship they need to live healthier lives. Since 2002, GRS programs have reached 18 million young people in over 60 countries with life-saving HIV prevention and sexual and reproductive health information and services. Grassroot Soccer is looking to continue scaling its impact via partnerships over the next five years.

Role Overview

The Development Associate is responsible for the administrative support and coordination of fundraising efforts by the GRS development team, while also contributing to the highly collaborative, positive, and action-oriented culture at GRS. Reporting to the Vice President, Development (VPD) with a dotted line to the Vice President, Principal Gifts (VPPG), the ideal candidate is someone who is learning agile and exhibits remarkable attention to detail and organization, responsiveness and follow through, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and sound judgment and flexibility.

To Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with “Development Associate” in the subject line. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


  • Development Team Support: Provide administrative support to the development team for executing on goals of major gifts, including but not limited to managing and scheduling donor meetings; support for donor communication; coordinating follow-up and action items; coordinating international and domestic travel and logistics; support expense reporting; internal and external meeting coordination and logistics, document and report preparation; maintenance of records and files
  • Donor Management and Maintenance: Support the development team in the management and maintenance of donor-tracking systems, including but not limited to select portfolios, donor pyramids, campaign donors and prospects, and individual donor records in the GRS CRM (Little Green Light)
  • Development Communications and Annual Fund Management: Support the development team on the management and maintenance of key donor communications and outreach, the annual fund, fundraising campaigns, newsletters, annual reports, etc.
  • Development Reporting: Support the development staff by preparing key reports on donors, unrestricted revenue, pledges, campaign data, etc.
  • Gift Processing and Stewardship: Support processing of gifts in partnership with development and/or finance staff; support the donor acknowledgment process and stewardship efforts; partner with the finance team on gift reconciliation
  • Prospect Research: Provide research support for development, as needed, by researching and identifying prospective new donors, preparing prospect briefs, and maintaining the prospecting system
  • Cross-team Collaboration: Work closely with the development team to execute goals and plans; provide support and coordination for annual and special fundraising campaigns, activities, and events, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Specifications & Competencies

  • Ideally 3-5 years of experience with a mission-driven nonprofit and/or in administrative, development/fundraising, or similar experience
  • Demonstrated ability providing strong administrative support for high-functioning teams; maintaining various information-tracking systems, data entry, and pulling and synthesizing reports
  • Experience supporting the preparation of both internal and external presentations
  • Demonstrated ability building, managing, and maintaining relationships
  • Demonstrated ability liaising and working with gatekeepers to schedule complex meetings working across multiple calendars
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Experience working with field teams across multiple time zones and contexts (Preferred)
  • Strong computer and database management skills — experience with a donor/fundraising CRM (Preferred)
  • Please see full job description for additional information and to apply

Job Overview

Date Posted

November 21, 2023


Remote; Northeast/East Coast preferred

Job Type

Full Time