Development Associate Resume

Samantha Gray

North Highlands CA 95660

(916) 987-6543

[email protected]

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Job Objective

Seeking to obtain a Development Associate position with an organization where I can utilize my skills and be an asset to the employer.

Summary Skills

Remarkable experience in fundraising

Expert in organizing and systematizing all fund development initiatives and processes

Skilled in Execution of a Comprehensive Fund Development Plan

Good understanding of fund development principles, and prospect research tools

Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher), Filemaker Pro, Raiser’s Edge and Salesforc

Ability to effectively use independent judgment

Profound ability to handle multiple projects under strict deadlines

Excellent written & verbal communication

Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills

Work Experience:

Development Associate, August 2005 to till date

StemCells Inc., Norwalk, CT

  • Identified and participated in community outreach initiatives.
  • Developed a diverse capital base that expands the organization’s community involvement.
  • Incorporated information and themes into assigned proposal sections through solid writing methodologies.
  • Worked with Assistant Development Manager as needed.
  • Conducted market research and prepared agendas and materials for board meetings, funder meetings.
  • Analyzed Requests for Proposals checking quantitative values, outlines, and schedules.

Development Associate, May 2000 to July 2005

Navistar, Inc., Norwalk, CT

  • Contributed to the creation and implementation of fundraising strategies.
  • Coordinated all grant proposals and ‘Requests for Proposals’ applications.
  • Ensured that the correct forms are utilized for all necessary attachments.
  • Managed final production, ensuring relevant attachments is included.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Lincoln Memorial University, Tennessee, TN

Master’s Degree in Economics, Portland State University, Oregon, OR