Development Associate

Job Information

  • Location: Winston-Salem, some remote possible
  • Close Date: 04/30/2024
  • Hiring Organization: Piedmont Environmental Alliance
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Piedmont Environmental Alliance seeks a highly-motivated, experienced, and people-centered Development Associate with top-notch writing skills to support organizational fundraising, stewardship, and data management for our growing non-profit.


The Development Associate will engage in grant writing, individual fundraising, stewardship, and database management to raise revenue for our growing organization. Effective candidates will be organized, detail-oriented, and skilled writers. Responsibilities include:

  • Write compelling and competitive grant applications for community and family foundation funders. Manage the grant application process, including researching new opportunities, tracking timelines, and submitting reports.
  • Develop and send donor-centric fundraising and cultivation communications to members and major donors.
  • Lead corporate sponsorship outreach for key events like the Piedmont Earth Day Fair.
  • Work with a team to meet organizational revenue goals for membership, major donors, corporate sponsors, and foundations.
  • Manage the organization’s donor database to track donor information and manage stewardship.
  • Identify and connect with new prospective donors through research, outreach, and other activities.


We are looking for you, if:

  • You are a polished writer, with experience writing impactful donor-centric communications and grant applications.
  • You are organized and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • You are passionate about protecting our planet and taking action to challenge climate change.
  • You share PEA’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and are committed to working thoughtfully and sensitively with a wide-range of people.
  • You have a three to five years of experience working in development/fundraising.


This is a part-time position for 25 hours a week with the potential for additional hours as funding becomes available. The salary range is $27,000 – $32,000/annually, commensurate with experience. Benefits include paid time off and a flexible work schedule. PEA offers some flexibility on working location, with an expectation that at least half of working hours take place in our Winston-Salem based office.

Application Instructions

Submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why this opportunity is exciting to you to Please reference “Development Associate” in the subject line. The deadline to apply is April 30. We will review all applications after the deadline. No phone calls please. Piedmont Environmental Alliance is a progressive workplace and an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

About PEA

Piedmont Environmental Alliance (PEA) works every day to educate and empower people of all ages, build community, and lead action to create a more just, resilient, and environmentally sustainable Piedmont Triad. Based in Winston-Salem, NC, PEA’s innovative education programs, annual events, and community-based advocacy projects engage thousands of volunteers, students, faith communities, businesses, and partner organizations in climate and environmental action.

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