Development & Volunteer Assistant

QUALIFICATIONS:  Proficiency in grammar, spelling, record-keeping, and operation of office equipment required.  Experience using Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and Publisher) preferred. Experience creating marketing brochures and related materials beneficial. Telephone etiquette and the ability to deal with the general public in a professional manner required.  The ability to organize multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines necessary.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills essential.

PURPOSE:  Coordinate, organize, and perform the procedures and services necessary to insure the efficiency of the Development Department, coordinate the volunteer program, and assume a lead role for specific fundraising events.


Develop and maintain a positive personal relationship with persons served and staff.

Assist the Director of Development with administrative detail, including but not limited to, donations, memorials, fund-raising, and event planning.

Develop and maintain an effective volunteer program to include recruitment, training, scheduling, etc.

Assist the Director of Development with public relations activities including, but not limited to, development of brochures, news releases, newsletter, website updates, social media, and other marketing materials.

Provide support for Treasure Chest managers with correspondence, ordering, financial reports, and other delegated duties.

Adhere to the Mission, Vision, and Values of Village Northwest Unlimited.

Assist in ensuring effective and efficient operations by performing tasks as assigned by the Director of Development.

Maintain regular attendance.


Lifting:                                       Limited, no more than 20 pounds

Other Requirements:                  Repetitive Movement (typing), Fine Motor Skills, Pushing, Bending, Twisting

Visual/Auditory requirements:    Ability to adequately interact with staff and persons served

How to apply

A completed application is required for all open positions before an individual is considered an applicant. Résumés do not substitute for a completed application.

Employment applications should be completed online. You can submit a letter of application, a résumé or curriculum vitae (CV) and any additional required files by email to or by postal mail to:

Village Northwest Unlimited
Attention: Human Resources
330 Village Circle
Sheldon, IA 51201

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