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Development and Communications Associate

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Philadelphia, PA
$48,000.00 - $54,000.00 Salary/year

Development and Communications Associate

Job Title:                 Development and Communications Associate
Department:          Development
Supervisor:             Development and Communications Specialist
Status:                     Full-time, 35 hours a week
Location:                 Philadelphia, PA (HYBRID)
Salary:                     $48,000.00 - $54,000.00 commensurate with experience
Start Date:              As soon as possible


HIAS Pennsylvania supports low-income immigrants of all backgrounds as they build new lives in our community. Through immigration legal services and an array of social services, we work to address their needs, defend their rights, and advocate for their equitable inclusion in American society.  


Under the direction of the Development and Communications Specialist, the Development and Communications Associate will support the fundraising efforts of our growing  development department by providing communications support, managing individual giving tasks, and assisting with special events management. This creative and enthusiastic individual will play a key role in managing the agency’s website and social media content, external communications, stewardship, and other donor communications.



  • Manage website, communications, and social media platforms (WordPress, MailChimp, Facebook, etc.) to ensure timely and accurate communications and maintenance.
  • Assist with writing online newsletters; social media and website posts; events-related marketing; and other external communications including the Annual Report.
  • Help grow and diversify the donor base by assisting with creating and distributing donor appeals and stewardship materials.
  • Serve as the backup for the Database Coordinator as needed, including donor data entry and the creation of acknowledgment letters.
  • Collaborate with agency staff to meet external marketing and communications needs.
  • Provide logistical support to Development and Communication Committees.
  • Help to draft and maintain acknowledgment templates, appeals, and donor communications. 
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Development as needed.
  • Communicate with donors via email/phone/in person as needed.
  • Support the planning, implementation, and stewardship of private and large donor events. 
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate for this role will have 2-3 years of comprehensive fundraising experience, with a strong background in email marketing and social media platforms. Experience planning events is a plus. Proficiency with Bloomerang or similar Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) as well as communications and website software required.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required. 
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in fundraising or donor communications.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, editing, and creative problem-solving skills. 
  • Highly organized, resourceful, and able to manage multiple projects with a high attention to detail.
  • Experience with Bloomerang or similar CRM, website management software, social media platforms, and email marketing software preferred.
  • Maintain professionalism, accountability, and confidentiality at all times. 
  • Commitment to and passion for HIAS Pennsylvania’s mission to advocate for immigrants. 
  • Ability to work occasional weekends or evenings for events required. 


Other Information: HIAS PA is currently working on a hybrid model. HIAS Pennsylvania requires all staff be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with the exception of those who have medical or religious beliefs exemptions. 


Why Join the HIAS PA Team? 

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience 
  • Exempt position with 35-hour work week 
  • Employment package includes comprehensive health insurance coverage. 
  • 403(b) Retirement account with employer contribution 
  • Generous Time Off: Vacation, PTO, Paid Holidays 
  • Company paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability insurance. 

How to Apply 
HIAS Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital, veteran or disability status, political affiliation, or beliefs. We believe that diversity enriches our organization and helps us to fulfill our mission. All qualified applicants, including those who represent minority and marginalized groups, are strongly encouraged to apply.