Development Associate – Annual Giving

Austin, TX
Full Time
Mid Level

Development Associate – Annual Giving

The SAFE Development team seeks a full-time Development Associate – Annual Giving.  This person is responsible for planning, implementing, and supporting a robust giving and engagement program targeting individuals through direct mail, mid-level & leadership giving, and giving circles associated with these groups. This position is responsible for community networking, prospecting, cultivating, public presentations, solicitation, and stewardship for a large portfolio of donors and prospects.

About SAFE:

  • SAFE’s mission is our name: Stop Abuse For Everyone. We achieve our mission by acknowledging and responding to the intersection of child abuse, sexual assault, human trafficking, and domestic violence.
  • The SAFE Alliance grew out of the courageous work of the Center for Battered Women, the Austin Rape Crisis Center, and the Austin Children’s Shelter, all respected, women-led human service agencies created by volunteers and informed by survivors who needed support, safety, and justice.
  • With over 20 programs and 400 staff, we have been serving the Austin community and beyond for over 30 years.
  • The SAFE Alliance strongly encourages members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color; LGBTQ+ identified people; gender-nonconforming people; individuals with disabilities; veterans; and people who speak a language in addition to English.

About this position:

  • We need you to fill the role of Development Associate – Annual Giving. This is a full-time exempt position at our Rathgeber Village Campus (4800 Manor Road) with the possibility of hybrid work. We will pay you an annual salary of $43,000 - $45,000 depending on your experience.

Key Duties:

  • Sets and meets Annual Fund activity and financial revenue goals.
  • Supports and Executes an Annual Appeal/”Direct Mail” plan.
  • Support the creation and distribution of outreach materials.
  • Manages a portfolio of current individual donors.
  • Supports and implements an “off the charts” stewardship program.
  • Creates and develops fundraising and stewardship content.
  • Works and supports SAFE events.


  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in Communications, Marketing, Business, or related field or at least two years’ experience in fundraising or sales preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse internal and external constituencies.
  • Organized, multi-tasker.
  • Strong computer, donor database, and internet skills and competency required.
  • Must have a valid, State of Texas Driver’s License, and at least three (3) consecutive years of driving experience OR one (1) year of driving experience if over 27 years of age and an acceptable driving record. If in possession of an out-of-state license, obtain a State of Texas Driver’s License within 90 days of beginning employment.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks (including an FBI fingerprint check), as well as a pre-employment drug screen and TB test.
  • All new employees are required to comply with policies regarding COVID-19, which may be subject to change.  COVID vaccines are still highly recommended, and we encourage employees to get vaccinated if they are able.

About our benefits:

  • Full-time employees receive employer-paid health insurance, short-term disability, and life insurance.*
  • Optional dental, vision, and pet insurance.*
  • 403(b) retirement plan with an employer match, and 15 days of Paid Time Off (PTO), 4 Personal Holidays, 7 Paid Holidays, and more.*
  • We’ll provide you with an amazing work environment where you’ll get to make a difference every day.

*Benefits are prorated based on the date of hire and hours worked. Eligibility is dependent upon FTE, status, etc.

For the most up-to-date and comprehensive list of our job openings, please visit our career page.


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