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Development Assistant

PEPS is searching for an efficient, motivated, multi-tasking, and data-loving fundraising professional to join our team. We are seeking someone who will bring strong organizational and database skills to advancing the PEPS fund development plan, with a primary focus on stewardship. The Development Assistant manages the gift entry and acknowledgement process and supports PEPS development events. The ideal candidate will promote a culture of philanthropy, teamwork, wellness, and inclusion and is looking for a position with opportunity to grow. If you are passionate about parent support, love expressing gratitude and get excited about queries, pivot tables and data, this is the job for you!

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Our Mission

Since 1983, PEPS has worked to bring new parents out of isolation, support family wellness, and promote parental resilience through community-based parent peer support groups. PEPS is a leader in the field of new-parent support, and is one of the only organizations offering support programs that are open to all new parents in our region.

The PEPS mission is to enable parents of infants and young children to build communities that empower them to meet the challenges of parenting through mutual support and sharing of information. We fulfill our mission by offering peer support groups for new parents grounded in the research-based Strengthening Families™ Framework and by partnering with other organizations to help them to deliver parent peer support programs to their clients.

Our Vision for the Future

Our vision is to create communities in which:

  • No new parent feels isolated, ill-equipped, or unsupported.
  • All parents develop the confidence to build strong, healthy families.
  • All children grow up in a social environment that allows them to thrive.

The Role of the Development Assistant

  • Responsible for the PEPS gift stewardship process including consistent gift entry, gift reporting, and personal gift acknowledgement.
  • Manages and owns documentation of PEPS gift stewardship processes.
  • Assists with all donor cultivation efforts.
  • Assists Finance & Administrative Coordinator and Development Director with routine gift reconciliation activities.
  • Responsible for accurate donor data management and database cleanup.
  • Assists with and supports the execution of PEPS Development events.
  • Produces datasets from CRM for events, appeals and mailers.
  • Manages the PEPS donor data analysis process.
  • Communicates with PEPS donors and funders respectfully and ensures confidentiality.
  • Provides general administrative support to development team.
  • Attends routine development team and staff meetings.

Key Skills and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and fluency in working with a fundraising database system or CRM; openness to continually improve database management skills.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated efficiency with Microsoft Excel and familiarity with other Microsoft Office products including Word and Outlook.
  • Strong organizational skills and a demonstrated ability and willingness to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Exceptional customer service and donor relation skills.
  • Ability to problem solve with speed.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Commitment to ongoing learning and growth.

Education and Experience

  • College degree is a plus, but demonstrated experience and competency is of the most value to us.
  • CRM and computer experience required.
  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising and development a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a part-time position (18-24 hours/week, in office approximately 3-4 days a week), during regular business hours. Number of hours will be discussed during the interview process. The expected pay range for this part-time position will be $19-$22 per hour, plus employee health benefits, retirement matching and paid leave. PEPS offers an inspiring, collaborative, family-friendly working environment that values flexibility and professional development for staff. The PEPS office is located in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle.


Please apply by March 12, 2019. Interviewing will occur on a rolling basis. All applications will be acknowledged within 5 business days via an email receipt and held confidentially within the hiring team. Every applicant will receive careful consideration. To apply, please submit the following:

  • A résumé that summarizes your relevant professional, educational/learning, and volunteer experiences.
  • A cover letter that clearly explains how your background, experiences, and interests are a fit with the key skills and qualifications described in this position announcement.
  • Email your application as a single PDF (cover letter and resume combined in one document) with your name in the file name to No paper submissions, please.

PEPS is an equal opportunity employer. PEPS is committed to promoting diversity within our staff, board, and volunteers. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ+, gender diverse persons, immigrants, and persons of all ages are encouraged to apply. PEPS values and celebrates the uniqueness that every employee brings to the workplace.

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