Development Associate

DOORS Open Pittsburgh

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Position Description

The development associate is responsible for assisting in and supporting grant writing and fundraising operations for DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh.  This is not a marketing position.

Organization Overview

Founded in 2016, DOORS OPEN Pittsburgh is a 501c3 organization.  Our mission is to educate and stimulate the exploration and appreciation of Pittsburgh’s architecture, history and design heritage, by providing unique behind-the-scenes, or some experiential access to significant buildings across the City’s diverse neighborhoods and business district.  We do so by presenting tours/events throughout the year.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in developing funding roadmap.
  • Writes grant requests and proposals as necessary.
  • Works to acquire new donors and manages a donor database; keeps in regular contact with donors during fundraising events.
  • Maintains the accuracy and integrity of databases by ensuring that all information is kept current and up to date.
  • Provides support to form various committees and volunteers during fundraising campaigns and events.
  • Assists in scheduling meetings with prospective funders and donors.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Displays exceptional time-management and organizational skills as needed for meeting deadlines.
  • Shows persuasiveness and the ability to procure donors, funders and items needed for fundraising efforts.
  • Demonstrates a professional demeanor whether speaking to others in person, over the phone, via email or through letters.
  • Works well alone as well as under direct supervision.
  •  Self-motivated

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent job experience in related field.
  • Two to three years’ experience in grant writing and fundraising.
  • Experience in organizing fundraising events is preferred but not always required.
  • Contacts at local foundations, nonprofits, corporations and individual philanthropists is preferred

Work Environment

  • Part-time (weekly hours will fluctuate depending on grant/fundraising cycle)
  • Minimum of 5 hours per week
  • Virtual office
  • Bi-weekly meetings with Executive Director


  • $28,000 – $35,000 pending experience

To apply for this job email your details to BONNIE@DOORSOPENPGH.ORG