Development Associate
WFH Flexible Detroit, MI Development
Job Type

 Job Title: Development Associate 

Supervisor: Senior Director of Development and Community Engagement

Job Status: Exempt, Salaried, Full-time

Pay Range: $53,000 to $55,000

Primary Location: Remote & New Center

Through tax assistance, advocacy, small business technical assistance and partnerships, Accounting Aid Society is focused on creating an economy that works for everyone. Accounting Aid seeks a self-starter who is as invested in economic mobility and poverty alleviation as we are. We’re using taxes to build relationships, and relationships to build futures-including yours. 

We are looking for an individual who possesses knowledge of non-profit development, strong communication skills, attention to detail, and enthusiasm to support the mission of Accounting Aid Society. This position is an integral member of the development team and will offer critical support to achieve the fundraising and donor stewardship goals of Accounting Aid Society.   They will work closely with the Senior Director of Development and Community Engagement to build a development pipeline; including individual and annual giving.   

Support functions include research, development focused administrative support, drafting acknowledgment letters and proposals, database management, preparing annual giving and stewardship reports, program management, donor relations, and assisting with special events or projects.

Accounting Aid Society, a Crain’s Best-Managed Nonprofit, fosters an always-learning and innovative environment; offers best in class benefits and values fun and collaboration. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with research of prospective corporate, foundation and individual funders
  • Assist with development and implementation of Accounting Aid Society’s annual fundraising plan
  • Manage development calendar by liaising with funders, agency programs and development team; aligning calendar with agency, project and department objectives; scheduling and planning meetings, including agenda setting
  • Assist Marketing Strategist with marketing tasks related to development
  • Assist Grant Strategist with grant writing as needed
  • Assist with development of individual giving program
  • Produce acknowledgement and stewardship communications
  • Assist with assembling department reports and summarizing outcomes
  • Assist with planning, implementation and oversight of special events and projects
  • Oversee donor gift processing and stewardship
  • Maintain database of donors, potential donors, and grant funders
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Development and Community Engagement

Successful candidates will possess all or many of the following qualifications and/or skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, business administration, communications, marketing, nonprofit management or related field
  • 1-3 years of experience in development work
  • Knowledge of local community philanthropic and business community
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with close attention to detail
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and donor database management, DonorPerfect experience a plus
  • Strong administrative, oral and written communication
  • Effective interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Interest in building a non-profit development career and gaining exposure to development


Accounting Aid Society offers a comprehensive employee benefits package, including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Paid Time Off (12 observed paid holidays, vacation days accrual & bereavement days)
  • Life insurance
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Pre-Tax Flexible Spending Accounts (Health Care Account & Dependent Account)
  • HSA (Health Savings Account)
  • Pet Insurance Discount
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accounting Aid Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, family responsibilities, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, transgender, sex stereotyping, protected veteran or military status, and other categories protected by federal, state or local law.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, writing sample and resume to our Paylocity Portal at:

Application Link 

Salary Description
$53,000 to $55,000 annually