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24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 800-554-4972
A full-service domestic and sexual violence
agency serving the Grand Traverse area


Development Assistant Job Opening

Position Summary
The Mission of the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse Area (WRC) is to protect, shelter, and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. The Vision of the WRC is to do this by: working with other community agencies to create a safe, equitable environment for all individuals. We accomplish this by directly providing services and by collaborating with other providers to educate, support, counsel, house and advocate.

Located in Grand Traverse County, the WRC has been providing services for those impacted by domestic and sexual violence since 1975. The agency serves the four-county region of Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau Counties and provides emergency shelter to over 200 women and children and more than 6,000 hours of emotional support to survivors of domestic and sexual violence each year.

Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director, provides administrative and communications support to the WRC Fundraising team in all aspects of the agency’s fund development activities. The purpose of this position is to assist in the building and strengthening of relationships with donors and donor prospects.

Position Status
This position is 40 hours a week

Position Assignment List

  • Fund Development and Donor Support:
    • Gift Processing in a timely and accurate manner.
    • Maintain proper procedures and standards for gift entry and acknowledgement.
    • Using a CRM database, manage donor database including gift entry, data entry, updating donor records and tasks, routine data clean-up, data back-ups, printing lists and reports as needed.
    • Conduct donor research.
    • Assist with donor events.
    • Work with CFO to regularly reconcile donor database.
    • Coordinate all “third party” fundraisers and act as a liaison between community groups raising money for the WRC-GT.
    • Maintain donor records in database.
    • Respond to donor inquiries and communications.
    • Provide Executive Director and Development Director with administrative fundraising support.
    • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Executive Director and Development Director.
  • Communications Duties:
    • Assist with Facebook and other social media campaigns.
    • Assist with web site updates and online giving.
    • Assist with mailing list procurement including production and managing the mailing process.
  • Administrative Duties:
    • Perform general office tasks.
    • Maintain paper and electronic development filing systems.
    • Attendance at Board and Committee meetings when necessary.


Position Specifications

Working knowledge of Salesforce Nonprofit Starter Pack CRM software required. Ability to communicate professionally with internal staff, community partners and donors. Excellent verbal, written, time management and organizational skills required. Deadline and detail oriented. Technically proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with desire to learn new software as required. Ability to work well under pressure and handle multiple projects at the same time. Experience with online and social media platforms including Facebook and Constant Contact. Knowledge of WordPress or equivalent website management system. Cooperative attitude, willingness to learn, team approach. Ability to exercise a high level of tact and discretion in both internal and external interactions. Experience in a nonprofit, fund development environment desired, but not required. Bachelor’s degree in related field or proven experience. Need to have reliable transportation. Ability to work flexible schedule when needed. Must complete the Women’s Resource Center training program and all required background checks.

Phyical Requirements

  • Normal office environment, requiring standing, sitting, and keyboarding.
  • Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to speak clearly and hear.
  • Ability to transfer objects from hand to hand or hand to arm; reach with hands and arms; stoop or crouch.
  • Ability to lift thirty pounds i.e., supplies and donations.
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations and attend off-site meetings and events.

Please email the following documents:

  • Resume
  • List of 3 references: name, address, affiliation, title, phone number & email address


Attn: Juliette Schultz

720 S. Elmwood, Suite 2, Traverse City MI 49684

Phone: (231) 941-1210



This position will be open to applicants through September 6, 2019 at 5PM.

Do you or someone you know need help?

The mission of the Women's Resource Center is to protect, shelter, and empower people impacted by domestic and sexual violence. We're here 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide individual and group support and emergency shelter.

Call us at 1-800-554-4972

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Women's Resource Center
720 S Elmwood, Ste 2
Traverse City, MI 49684
Ph 231-941-1210
Fax 231-941-1734