Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD) – Temporary Development Assistant

Closing on: Dec 31, 2024
Company Intro
Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD) is the largest poverty law firm serving San Diego County and is an employer of choice.

LASSD strengthens our communities by resolving our clients’ legal problems and empowering access to and effective participation with legal, governmental, and social systems.

LASSD encourages self-empowerment in the fight against poverty and injustice. Our staff are proudly committed to providing equal access to justice for San Diegans through aggressive, quality legal services.

Job Description/Duties
Job Title: Development Assistant (Temporary Position)

Position Summary
LASSD is recruiting a temporary Development Assistant who is a confident self-starter and will be an active, contributing member of a dynamic leadership team; and one who is passionate about social justice. The Development Assistant will work with the Development Director to help implement and successfully achieve the goals of a comprehensive fundraising plan to generate and diversify revenue from individuals, foundations and corporate sponsors. The Development Assistant will assist with administrative tasks related to LASSD Development needs, including but not limited to; assisting with daily activities of LASSD development programs, supporting the Development Director in fundraising activities, assisting with the implementation of marketing programs and special events to maximize prospect/donor engagement.

About the Organization
Legal Aid Society of San Diego (LASSD), the largest poverty law firm serving San Diego County since 1953, strengthens our communities by redressing our clients’ legal problems, empowering our clients to access and effectively participate within the legal, governmental, and social systems and encouraging self-empowerment in the fight against poverty and injustice. LASSD continues to be a proud, committed, and compassionate group of people dedicated to providing equal access to justice for San Diegans through aggressive, quality legal services. #justicebeginshere

Essential Functions:
● Record all gifts in an accurate and timely manner using CRM database. Prepare and send donor acknowledgement letters, while handling donor information securely and confidentially.
● Accurately pull reports and prepare donor lists in accordance with segmentation criteria.
● Assist Development Director with logistical, administrative, and event planning support for annual gala, including managing sponsorship benefits, ad solicitation, and vendor management.
● Coordinate department spending requests and vendor payments in collaboration with accounting.
● Compile and create donor packets and other marketing materials for prospective donor meetings.
● Help with annual appeal as directed by the Development Director, including scheduling emails and social media posts in collaboration with marketing.
● Conduct donor research as requested.
● Provide administrative support to the Development Director, Executive Management Team, and Board of Directors in fundraising and management activities.
● Perform other duties as assigned by the Development Director or Executive Management.
Job Criteria
● B.A. degree or demonstrated equivalent experience in business, marketing, communications, or fundraising/development.
● Ability to navigate and manage data collection, entry, and analysis.
● Professional etiquette.
● Ability to prioritize and manage time.
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
● Detail oriented with strong organizational skills.
● Ability to work independently, as well as support team efforts.
● Must have reliable transportation.
● Ability to work successfully with people from diverse backgrounds.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
● Experience in fundraising and event planning.
● Proficient experience and knowledge in MS Office 360 programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive, and SharePoint).
● Preferred familiarity with Salesforce.
● Strong customer service skills.
● Demonstrated commitment to serving low-income people.

Salary and Benefits:
The temporary Development Assistant is a non-exempt, hourly position with a pay range of $21.98 – $30.77 per hour, with a starting rate of $25.27 per hour. The hours for this temporary position are negotiable and may range from part-time (20 hours per week) to full-time employment (35 hours per week). The expected duration of the position is from July 2024 to January 2025.

LASSD is an equal opportunity employer, we hire without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law.

Hybrid Work Environment:
Legal Aid Society of San Diego (“LASSD”) has adopted a hybrid work environment in which most staff are required to work in the office part of the week and permitted to work remotely for the remainder of the week, provided their job duties allow. All employees are issued LASSD computers and provided with appropriate supplies to perform their work. LASSD has implemented and continues to explore additional technologies to make our hybrid working environment as efficient and connected as possible. All employees must be available to travel to LASSD offices and service locations throughout San Diego County as needed and in compliance with public health advisories. Applicants must reside in or near San Diego County or plan to relocate in or near the County prior to their start date and must be able to commute to the physical Legal Aid Society of San Diego office locations or service delivery locations within San Diego County. LASSD’s normal business hours are 9am-5pm, but we are open to providing flexible work schedules to the extent feasible for the position. LASSD reserves the right to change these policies at any time.

Diversity and Inclusion:
It is vitally important to LASSD that we represent the community that we serve. LASSD is a signatory to the San Diego County Bar Association’s Diversity Pledge. We pledge to promote diversity and inclusion through hiring and retention, promotion and leadership, engagement of outside counsel, and participation in legal community diversity initiatives. We strongly encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.
Salary Range/Hourly Rate
$21.98 – $30.77
Other Benefits and Perks
No Benefits are offer with this part time, temporary position.
Job Category: Assistant
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: San Diego