Adoptions Together
  • Beltsville, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full Benefits


Adoptions Together is seeking a Development Associate, who will be responsible for actively supporting the fundraising and communications activities of Adoptions Together. This includes but is not limited to assisting in the: annual appeal, major gift solicitation, grant writing, planned giving, strategic planning and event planning. 

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Minimum two years of increasingly responsible fundraising experience with grant writing, events, communication and relationship building. Must have experience writing private foundation grants. Experience preferred in the child and family welfare community. Bachelor's degree required. 

Preferred Skills and Abilities

  • A personable, friendly, charismatic and outgoing personality.
  • A true passion for fundraising, event planning, and outreach.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience with using a fundraising database.
  • Ability to showcase the agency in a professional manner internally and externally in the office with staff and visitors, as well as at events and out of office meetings.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to create, maintain, and grow existing and develop new donors and investors.
  • Ability to think and work independently, problem solve and prioritize.
  • Superior proficiency in Office 365 including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, OneDrive, SharePoint and Adobe Creative Cloud including: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

 Major Roles and Responsibilities

Grant Writing:  Research funding opportunities and partnerships, write and submit LOIs, contracts, bids and foundation proposals, and follow-up with funders' requests for all reports.

Event Planning: Build relationship pipelines for new potential investors. Keep track of all venue information, related contracts and other necessary paperwork.  Work closely with volunteer committees in planning events. 

Communications & Public Relations:  Assists with the creation of various communications such as the annual report, general PowerPoint presentations, executive correspondence, and speeches. Works closely with marketing team to provide content for development related activities.

Additional Notes

To apply please submit a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position along with your resume. Candidates that do not include a cover letter will be disqualified.

Each employee is required to complete (and maintain as necessary) a physical exam to include a TB test, a criminal background check in identified jurisdictions, Child Protective Services Registries check in identified jurisdictions, and orientation training. Must have transportation for required local travel.


Adoptions Together (AT) is a nonprofit child placement agency licensed by the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the District of Columbia with offices in Calverton, MD; Baltimore, MD; Washington, DC; and Alexandria, VA. The mission of Adoptions Together is to build healthy lifelong family connections for every child and to advocate for continuous improvement of systems that promote the well-being of children.

Adoptions Together welcomes all applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity.


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