• Development Associate

    Job Locations US-CA-Chatsworth
    Job ID
    Marketing & Development
    Regular Full-Time
    Not applicable
  • Overview

    Founded in 1996, UCP Wheels for Humanity (UCP Wheels) increases access to mobility and improves quality of life for children and adults with physical disabilities in developing countries. UCP Wheels’ goal is to make strategic investments in communities that leverage existing capacities and empower local stakeholders. Based on the needs of each region in which we work, we offer one or more of our direct-service or capacity-building programs. These include the provision of appropriately fitted wheelchairs and empowerment programs, as well as advocacy and training initiatives that create sustainable, community-based systems to support long-term change. For more information, please visit UCP Wheels.


    UCP Wheels is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. UCP Wheels encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, or veteran status. UCP Wheels also considers qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment pursuant to California Law and, if applicable, the L.A. Fair Chance Ordinance.



    • Process individual donations received with the Finance Department and send acknowledgements within 2 business days
    • Submit weekly report of donations to Executive Director, Finance and Development departments.
    • Provide monthly reconciliations of donations to make sure they match those of the Finance department

    Database Management

    • Maintain donor records and gift acknowledgement
    • Cleanse existing data and create consistent coding & attributes
    • Pull regular reports of donor activity
    • Update general acknowledgement template used by the database every quarter

     Foundation and Corporate Grants

    • Research and identify potential foundation, corporate, and individual donors and support the organization in donor cultivation planning
    • Identify, write and submit proposals to private foundations
    • Review and update dashboard on Foundation Center
    • Assist with facilitating proposals and reports, and liaise with private foundation contacts

    Gala/Event Coordinating

    • Manage Event Committee
    • Coordinate all event logistics (site rentals, menus, auction, vendors)
    • Manage event communications (invitation process, guest lists, event software, emails)
    • Manage event sponsorships (individual and corporate)
    • Coordinate auction (assist with procurement of items)


    • Coordinate and execute e-mail, direct mail and on-line appeals and newsletters
    • Filter and manage lists as needed for all appeals
    • Manage the printing, inserting and mailing of appeal materials

    Marketing & Communications

    • Assist with Social Media/Marketing activities (Website, Facebook, Twitter)
    • Assist with additional public relations, media, and communications, as needed



    • Bachelors degree
    • 2-5 years of experience working as a fundraising professional with a non-profit organization
    • Knowledge of and experience with fundraising galas/events
    • Strong writing and organization skills
    • Interest in making a difference for people with disabilities
    • Knowledge of MS Office Suite of products, Donor Management Software (Bloomerang a plus)


    • Bilingual in Spanish 

    Position Logistics

    Location: Chatsworth, California Apply by September 15, 2018

    Compensation type: Hourly, non-exempt, paid semi-monthly

    Benefits: Health and dental insurance, paid time off, retirement program

    To Apply

    Please apply before September 15, 2018 by applying online through this job posting, or by submitting your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to careers@ucpwheels.org, with the subject: Development Associate. Due to the volume of replies, we ask that you not contact the office directly.


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