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Advocates for Youth is dedicated to creating programs and promoting policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health. Advocates for Youth relies on dedicated staff to accomplish its mission. Below are current job and internship openings.










Fundraising Assistant (Part-Time), Development Department

Advocates for Youth is currently seeking to fill a part time Fundraising Assistant position, to be paid an hourly wage, for 20-30 hours per week on its Development team. The individual will be trained to do behind-the-scenes and frontline fundraising activities and will help develop the strategy to engage and inform young donors in support of Advocates’ mission. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants a non-profit career, especially those seeking leadership positions, since knowledge of fundraising and donor engagement is a vital skillset.

Advocates is highly committed to youth development, and therefore provides staff with a flexible and supportive work environment in which each person can find ways to pursue his or her own interests while here. The development team is lean and mean, so someone who wants to quickly become an integral member of team that raises $7.1 million annually and do substantive work is the ideal candidate. Speaking of ideals – ideally, we are seeking candidates that could begin immediately and work in the position for 1-2 years.

Responsibilities include things like:

  • Coordinating Advocates’ youth fundraising efforts, including supporting youth fundraising advisory board.
  • Stewardship of donations including thank you notes, thank you calls and reviewing current processes to identify creative ways to say thanks to supporters.
  • Following up on outstanding individual pledges via email, letter or phone.
  • Helping secure and steward sponsors to the organization’s annual youth leadership development institute.
  • Conducting and preparing background research on corporations, individual donors and foundations.
  • Editing and/or drafting foundation proposals and/or reports as well as compiling articles, reviewing fundraising appeals, and/or creating/updating other donor correspondence.
  • Administrative duties occur but will not make up all of the responsibilities – examples of common administrative duties include fundraising database entry, helping with mailings, etc.

What we are looking for (a.k.a. Qualifications):

  • High level of attention to detail and solid organizational skills.
  • Brilliance including strength and clarity when writing.
  • Ability (or willingness to learn) to prioritize and negotiate.
  • Familiarity with databases and/or data entry (or ability to figure it out quickly).
  • Ability to take direction as well as work independently.
  • Must be creative and willing to brainstorm.

Application procedures:

This position will be open until filled. Candidates should send a brief cover letter, resume, and two references to Jen Stark, Director of Development, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Subject line: I want your job. Yes, we are checking to see if you really are detail-oriented!

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