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Job Title: Development Associate

Reports To: Director of Development & Community Relations

FLSA Status: Exempt

Date Last Approved/Revised: August, 2014


The Development Associate supports the Director of Development and Community Relations and the Executive Director in the development and continuous assessment/improvement of fund development, donor/member relations, and fundraising events.

The Development Associate collects and manages entry of data, writes and maintains reference documents related to this position, maintains an organized filing system for information management documentation, provides some administrative support for the Executive Director, and serves as a member of the Development team to further department and institutional objectives through coordination of annual giving appeals, management of membership program, database management, sponsorship support, and fundraising events. The Development Associate supervises the Development Administrative Assistant and departmental interns.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Yes

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

  • Manage constituent database (currently Blackbaud’s Altru)
  • Manage annual giving program (traditional and digital)
  • Manage membership program
  • Supervise Interns and Development Administrative Assistant
  • Manage community outreach efforts including ECHO Open Door and in-kind giving programs
  • Assist with the planning and execution of fundraising events
  • Assist with special stewardship and cultivation events
  • Prepare meeting packages and minutes
  • Provide scheduling support to Director of Development and Community Relations and Executive Director
  • Provide accurate reporting of fundraising information to management
  • Maintain a high degree of confidentiality

Other Duties:

This job description is not intended to be a complete statement of the position; it is intended merely to be a guide to the general work to be performed.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Minimum of five years of experience with database management and reporting in a non-profit fundraising setting.

Essential Job Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience with relational databases; experience with Blackbaud’s Altru or another multi-departmental database strongly preferred
  • Working familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, web editing applications, basic HTML, and social networking
  • Strong command of Microsoft Office applications and Google suite of services.
  • Experience with data entry, query building, data fidelity, and reporting.
  • Knowledge of statistical methods preferred.
  • Ability to be resourceful and work independently on multiple projects with tight deadlines.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

This is a full-time position. Work is performed in a regular office setting. Some weekends, holiday, and after-hours work may be required.

To apply, e-mail a cover letter and resume to: with Development Associate in the subject field. You also can apply via “snail” mail at ECHO – Development Associate Job Search, One College St., Burlington, VT 05401.

Job Title: Facilities/Exhibits Maintenance Specialist

The ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center (ECHO) seeks an experienced team player to provide facilities and exhibit maintenance, and occasional custodial services.  ECHO resides in an energy-efficient LEED certified building. Wed-Sat (four ten hour days); occasional after-hours work/OT required  Excellent benefits include paid time off and health care.

The position reports to the Director of Animal Care and Facilities. Essential skills/abilities: experience with HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, finish work, and minor electrical and electronic repairs; physical ability to perform strenuous work; familiarity or ability to learn building software, a valid Vermont driver’s license.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to: with Facilities/Exhibit Maintenance in the subject line or by snail mail to ECHO Facilities/Exhibit Maintenance Job Search, One College Street, Burlington, VT 05401.


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