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Join Our Team! - Development Associate

Development Associate

Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Location: Hybrid Remote [Home Office must be in the Baltimore metro area. The physical office location is currently 2801 Sisson Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.]

Reports to: Chief Development & Communications Officer (CDCO)

Direct Reports: None


About LET’S GO Boys and Girls, Inc.

Founded in 2010, LET’S GO Boys and Girls (LET’S GO) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create economic success for underserved and marginalized communities through STEM education and workforce development. We hold firm the belief that our students of today are the technology leaders of tomorrow. In partnership with Title I K-12 schools and youth organizations, we build equitable, relevant, and engaging programs that prepare historically underrepresented groups of students for the STEM-powered workforce.

LETS GO is a proud equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive work environment and to building a team that reflects the rich diversity of our community. For more information about LET’S GO, please visit


Why Join LET’S GO Boys and Girls?

As a Development Associate at LET'S GO, you'll be at the forefront of creating positive change in underserved communities through STEM education. Here's why this role matters:

1. Make a Real Difference: Your work will directly impact young lives, opening doors to STEM careers and breaking cycles of underrepresentation.

2. Drive Innovation: Help us find creative solutions to educational challenges in resource-constrained environments.

3. Grow Your Career: Develop a diverse skill set in fundraising, community engagement, and nonprofit management.

4. Connect with Community: Collaborate with schools, families, and local leaders to build strong educational partnerships.

5. Align Your Values: If you're passionate about education, technology, and social justice, this role lets you live your values every day.

6. Inspire the Next Generation: Be a role model for young people considering STEM careers.

7. Never Stop Learning: Stay at the cutting edge of STEM developments as you help shape our educational programs.

8. Build a Better Future: Your efforts will contribute to a more diverse, equitable STEM workforce, driving economic growth in our communities.


The Opportunity

We are seeking a full-time Development Associate to join our dynamic team in Baltimore. This pivotal role will be instrumental in advancing our mission by:

1. Driving our grant strategy: You'll lead efforts to research, write, and submit grants, expanding our funding sources and enabling us to reach more students.

2. Building donor relationships: You'll help cultivate and maintain a portfolio of individual donors, playing a crucial role in sustaining and growing our programs.

3. Supporting our growth: As we expand our impact in Baltimore, you'll be at the forefront of our development efforts, directly contributing to our ability to serve more underrepresented students in STEM.

4. Collaborating across teams: You'll work closely with our program staff to understand our impact and translate that into compelling narratives for donors and grantors.

5. Innovating our approach: We're looking for someone who can bring fresh ideas to our development strategies, helping us adapt and thrive in a changing philanthropic landscape.

This role is crucial to our continued success in the Baltimore market and is a key position in completing our staffing model. As the Development Associate, you'll have the opportunity to make a significant impact on our organization's growth and, by extension, on the lives of the students we serve.

If you're passionate about educational equity, have a talent for storytelling, and want to apply your development skills to create lasting change in our community, we want to hear from you.


Our Core Values and Ideal Candidate

These values aren't just words on a page - they're the principles that shape our culture, drive our decisions, and define how we work together to achieve our mission. As a Development Associate, you'll play a key role in embodying and promoting these values in your daily work.

LET’S GO’s culture and actions are grounded in our core values:

Compassion - We have deep empathy and compassion for the students and families we serve.

Equity - We know that equity is required to enable our students to have equal opportunities for success.

Collaboration - We collaborate with other organizations to provide the holistic support needed by those we serve.

Results Driven - We measure and report outputs and outcomes to demonstrate the success of our mission.

Courage to Change - We demonstrate courage to change our own processes and systems in tandem to the courage of our students and families to change.

Integrity - We are ethical and transparent in every aspect of our work.


The ideal candidate will be:

· Detail-oriented

· Adaptable with the ability to handle multiple priorities and competing tasks in a fast-paced environment

· Goal-oriented

· Diplomatic with strong interpersonal skills

· Professional

· Collaborative

· Persistent

· Organized. Managing multiple deadlines, projects, and donor relationships.

· Communicative in both written and verbal communication

· Empathetic

· Proactive

· Resilient. Maintain a mature problem-solving attitude


Primary Responsibilities

· Researching and sourcing applicable grants

· Preparing materials, editing, and submitting grants

· Collaborate with the CDCO and Regional Director(s)

· Assist in development of organizational system to support grant writing and submission

· Use Donor Perfect CRM system to track grant deadlines and reporting requirements

· Research and maintain donor portfolio of 75 major gifts prospects

· Prepare private and public acknowledgements to steward donors

· Provide monthly reports that outline funding secured

· Attend networking events to increase awareness of the organization

· Collaborate with other team members on fundraising activities as needed


Measurable KPIs

· Submit 2-4 grants per month

· Meet with 2-4 individual donors per week

· Attend a minimum of one networking event per month

· Assist in management of annual org-wide events

· Obtain a minimum of $50k in corporate sponsorships


Education, Experience and Other Requirements

· Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Undergraduate Degree required. In lieu of degree, relevant experience will be considered.

· Minimum 3 years of fundraising experience required, to include grant-writing, individuals and corporate gift experience

· Communications and Marketing experience preferred

· Mastery of MS Office Suite is required

· CRM software experience is required. Donor Perfect experience a plus.

· Personal and reliable transportation is required (networking events, donor meetings, etc.)


Compensation and Benefits

This position is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is looking for a well-rounded development position and mentoring by a seasoned development professional. Salary range is $55-$60k, commensurate with candidate experience. Benefits include healthcare paid at 75%, Paid Time Off of 15 days plus the week between Christmas and New Years, 9 Paid Holidays, 3 Paid Sick Days, Simple IRA with 3% match, Paid Professional Development.



Your application should include a resume and cover letter. Your cover letter should express your specific interest in and qualifications for this role.

Applications Deadline: July 31, 2024

Interviews will be conducted as qualified resumes are received, beginning the week of July 10th.

No phone calls will be accepted regarding this position.


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