Now Hiring: Development Assistant

How To Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Renée Metelus at


The Development Assistant will provide administrative and logistical support to Found in Translation’s individual giving (grassroots and major), grant funding, events and corporate sponsorship revenue streams. This is a full time hourly position ( 40 hours a week) reporting to the Impact Director. The position is currently remote, and will eventually require in-person presence in our office in Dorchester. The work setting is a small, shared, office on a team that
values a diversity of experience and background, and a strong commitment to racial and gender justice.

Salary Range

Starting rate is $20 – $21/hr, depending on experience.
Full range is $20-$24/hr, depending on performance.


Competitive benefits package including generous paid time off, health insurance, dental, vision,
Short Term Disability, Life insurance 401(k), and more.

Key responsibilities

● Produce timely acknowledgements for philanthropic contributions received, and manage storage of contribution back up.
● Accurately input contributions in Google Sheets/Salesforce database, including appropriately recording the donor information, source of the gift, and relevant gift details.
● Maintain a high level of data quality, including identifying and correcting inconsistencies, potential duplicate records and other errors. Update contact information on an ongoing basis.
● Maintain the development team’s supply of materials like stationery and postage stamps. Assist with logistics of mailing campaigns.

Corporate Sponsorship and Events
● Conduct corporate sponsorship outreach for Found in Translation fundraising events. Provide administrative support around sponsor recognition efforts.
● Correspond with funders and potential funders while representing the organization in a professional manner.
● Support collateral and video creation for events as needed.
● Assist with fundraising events by creating online and print materials, ordering supplies and providing day-of support.
● Lead volunteer appreciation efforts. Collaborate with the program team to collect and maintain volunteer data.

● Conduct research and draft narrative for external messaging, including press releases, reports and newsletters, and contributions to the alumnae story bank, as needed.
● Liaise between program and development teams as necessary to coordinate staff and alumnae participation in site visits and media communications.
● Support implementation of donor and contact data clean up efforts in preparation for Salesforce transition and streamlined communications.
● Support external communications, including social media and individual giving campaigns, through formatting, design and content generation.


● Genuine resonance with and commitment to our mission
● Strong writing, research and organizational skills
● Previous successful administrative experience preferred
● Prior fundraising experience in a job, internship, or volunteer role a plus
● Ability to maintain high level of data integrity and donor confidentiality
● Problem solving skills and ability to present possible solutions to supervisor
● Familiarity with Google Docs/Google Apps and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word,
PowerPoint) is required
● Ability to work independently and as part of a small team

Found in Translation is committed to building a culturally diverse staff to represent the populations we serve. People of color, women, immigrants, people with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ community are strongly encouraged to apply.