Development Associate – MSP

Development Associate – MSP

Our History

Jeremiah Program (JP) offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. Two-generation – or 2Gen — programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health, and economic benefits for parents, children, and communities.

Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN, Rochester-SE, MN, Austin, TX, and Fargo, ND. In Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY, Jeremiah has introduced an innovative nonresidential model, working with leading organizations to serve mothers and children. Learn more at  Jeremiah Program.

Jeremiah Program was born from Minneapolis community leaders’ compassionate concern for the barriers facing the growing number of low-income single mothers in their community. Partnering with single mothers attending local community colleges, they identified safe and affordable housing, as well as education for both mom and child, as the most important tools for ending intergenerational poverty. Our downtown Minneapolis campus was built in 1998, followed by our St. Paul campus in 2007. With a 21-year history of inspiring post-secondary graduation rates and living-wage employment for single moms and brighter futures for their children, JP continues to play a critical role in disrupting the impacts of poverty in the Twin Cities and bolstering equity so all families in our community can build well-being and achieve economic prosperity.


The Role

The Development Associate will work with the Senior Development Manager, site leadership, and other members of the development team to create and implement development strategies that grow individual giving and expands new donor base. These efforts include cultivating donors (particularly individual donors), organizing fundraising events, managing the donor database, tracking, and evaluating fundraising events to successfully drive toward key outcomes in service of our families.

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized, motivated, and independent individual who can maximize social media as a strategic lever to increase fundraising outcomes.  You’ll have great opportunities to build your fundraising career at a national organization focused on disrupting generational poverty.



  • Daily entry and reporting of organizational contributions within the CRM (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Ensure donor gifts are acknowledged in a timely manner
  • Work with finance team to reconcile monthly and annual contributions
  • Produce regular fundraising data reports to Campus Support Team (CST) and campus teams
  • Routinely examine, clean, and optimize data records and processes to ensure accuracy to eliminate duplicate records, inconsistent data, to maintain overall CRM database integrity and accuracy of data imported into the database
  • Manage organization-wide direct mail campaigns
  • Manage and maintain relationships with development vendors
  • Maximize social media to support the organization’s fundraising strategy
  • Assist with CST and campus fundraising events
  • Assist with team project management and research, as requested
  • Facilitate campus coordination of development plans and activities
  • The Development Associate is committed to doing whatever is needed to ensure the team is able to perform at the highest level possible
  • Additional duties, as assigned

A competitive applicant will possess a deep commitment to the understanding of current housing, education, early childhood, and all social justice issues intersecting with poverty. Applicants should have prior experience working within a structured and effective development department and bring an entrepreneurial approach both to their career path and development work.


We’re Looking for Someone Who Is

Highly Organized: You can manage across multiple work streams and functions, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems, and processes with clarity and attention to detail. You have an ability to efficiently meet deadlines.

Experience with Events: You’ve sourced venues, managed supplies, shared thought leadership regarding events management, are able to review and manage risk to ensure events are successful and are able to complete post event analysis for lessons learned and best practices.

Collaborator: You have excellent coordination and relational skills and have experience working across an enterprise with distinct geographies.  You are an exceptional communicator, have strong verbal and written communication skills and are meticulous about details and follow up.

Strong Social Media Expertise: You are able to exploit social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, emails, etc., to support the organization’s fundraising strategy.

Experience Managing Campaigns: You have direct fundraising experience managing campaigns and can demonstrate growth over time. You have experience managing data and can analyze and strategize on information to inform a recommended approach.

Aligned to JP’s Mission: You have enthusiasm, familiarity, and demonstrated alignment with Jeremiah’s Program (JP) and are e committed to a building/deepening your commitment to social and racial justice. You are steadfast in your support of JP’s long-term sustainability and are committed to a career with impact.

What You Will Need

A minimum of three (3) years of professional/progressive work experience, preferably on a development team

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years of experience using social media applications
  • 2 years of fundraising/facilitating campaigns experience
  • 2 years of data analytics experience
  • 2 years of experience with data entry skills—preferably with Raiser’s Edge
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience working on a diverse team
  • A deep passion and broad understanding of current housing, education, early childhood, and all social justice issues intersecting with poverty
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills

How to Apply

Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of employees based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

We offer competitive compensation, including employer-paid health and dental, life and disability insurance, and generous time off.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online. Please upload a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements.