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OrganizationCharlottesville Tomorrow
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineSeptember 15, 2018
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range$40-45,000
Phone(434) 260-1533


Charlottesville Tomorrow is now hiring a Development Associate to support the advancement work of the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to achieve organizational goals.

The position requires a self-starter who is both a people person and someone who is passionate about details and data. We want someone confident making a pitch to a group of potential philanthropic partners, eager to establish relationships with our community of supporters and who is enthusiastic about Charlottesville Tomorrow’s approach to solutions journalism.

Please download the complete position description and email a cover letter and resume to Dan Hennicke, Community Engagement & Marketing Specialist,

Job Duties


  • Work with the Executive Director to write grant applications and submit timely reports on grant-funded activities.
  • Compile, analyze and verify biographical and financial information of past, present and potential philanthropic partners (individual, corporate, foundation), including business and institutional affiliations, giving histories and past philanthropic priorities.
  • Write briefings, bios and other materials as they pertain to philanthropic partner development.


  • Schedule and participate in meetings to ensure regular engagement of key philanthropic partners by Executive Director and Board of Directors.
  • Ensure organization appropriately thanks our philanthropic partners and shares with them major milestones and accomplishments.
  • Work closely with the Community Engagement and Marketing Specialist on donor recognition and other events.


  • Work with Community Engagement and Marketing Specialist on fundraising appeals for email, social media and website.
  • Take responsibility for layout and production of an annual report describing Charlottesville Tomorrow’s impact on the community and recognizing our philanthropic partners.


  • Actively use fundraising database and related software to track all donations, communications, update tasks and generate reports.
  • Follow and recommend enhancements to the systems and procedures for the team and office related to advancement.

Skills Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree and experience in nonprofit management, development, or related field such as communications, public relations or marketing.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills are mandatory, as well as organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to be self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team with Charlottesville Tomorrow staff and Board of Directors.
  • Excellent working knowledge of software applications including Word, Excel, Adobe, Google Suite, and donor databases.
  • Past fundraising experience as well as knowledge of and passion for the quality of life topics we cover is a strong plus.

Additional Info

Applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Dan Hennicke, Community Engagement & Marketing Specialist,

Giles Morris, Executive Director
Charlottesville Tomorrow

Since 2005 Charlottesville Tomorrow has been the trusted source of in-depth information on key quality of life issues before local government in the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Charlottesville Tomorrow’s award-winning journalism is widely distributed to the public through partnerships with The Daily Progress newspaper (print & online editions), on our website, in weekly email newsletters and in local election voter guides.