LifeWorks Austin
  • Development
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

LifeWorks of Austin, TX is looking to hire a full-time Development Assistant to join our Development Team. The Development Assistant will support the Development Department in a variety of functions especially database management. Database management consists of troubleshooting, building, and maintaining all development related data to aid in agency's strategic fundraising methodology. Daily responsibilities include database entry, report generation, and administrative responsibilities related to fundraising.



  • Manages NEON CRM by maintaining updated profile information, entering and tracking all pledges & gifts, creating, maintaining and distributing all donor and donation reports.
  • Implements regular upgrades and trains development team in those upgrades provided by NEON.
  • Generates reports for development team and for department requirements for various purposes including tracking donor activity and identifying prospects; customizes reports for dashboard needs for Chief Executive Officer, Development Director, Managers, and Finance Team.
  • Retrieves and imports donor data from Workplace Giving portals on a weekly or monthly basis.
  • Manages donor pledge renewals and communication timelines.
  • Assigns proper coding to all donations; and reconciles with the finance team on a weekly and monthly basis.
  • Implements appeal mailings and end of year solicitations including tracking and reporting.
  • Assists in strategy development for potential donors according to research.
  • Assists with the coordination of various special events including RSVP tracking, registration, name tags and follow-up communication.
  • Manages all monetary, in-kind and special event donations.
  • Interacts regularly with agency staff, volunteers, donors, board members and / or client populations in a professional and confidential manner.
  • Sorts and distributes all checks, in-kind donations and matching gifts information on a daily basis.
  • Attends regular development team meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.




  • Requires Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience; or
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Preferred CRM experience.
  • Intermediate to advance level required skills in Microsoft Excel. Proficient in other Microsoft Suite tools.
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