POSITION: Development Specialist (40 hours per week)


REPORTS TO: Director of Development



Perform the daily operations and maintenance of donor databases, membership program activities, and corporate sponsorship / special event solicitation in alignment with meeting departmental performance and budget goals.




  • Bachelor’s Degree in public relations, marketing, business administration preferred or equivalent experience required
  • 1-3 years experience with the operation of a non-profit organization as well as 1-3 years of development experience preferred
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, email and donor software (DonorPerfect & other CRM platforms such as NetSuite, preferred)
  • Should have excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required
  • Ability to multi-task and adjust to changing priorities, take direction, and maintain a sense of humor
  • A team player with the ability to use diplomacy and tact when interacting with Pewabic staff, trustees and the public
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively with other departments




  • Data entry (in DonorPerfect & NetSuite) for all contributions, and processing of all donor acknowledgements
  • Maintain database accuracy and integrity while ensuring donor confidentiality
  • Meet annual membership revenue goals through monthly renewal mailings, lapsed member mailings, phone calls to members, training and coordination with retail staff
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting on membership and donation metrics
  • Conduct initial and follow-up phone calls, including some cold calling, to potential businesses, individuals and corporate sponsors for Pewabic’s annual fundraiser
  • Provide support for Pewabic events as needed
  • Engage in outstanding customer service with donors, members and pottery guests
  •  Maintain accurate call sheets with follow up information for all donor calls
  • Maintain a neat and well organized work environment
  • Other tasks as assigned


How to Apply

A cover letter and writing samples are required for consideration for this position and should be attached with your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in this opportunity and Pewabic, and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position. Please include writing samples relevant to this position. Please send your application to hr@pewabic.org.

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