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Development Specialist - Posting #18-096 in Vancouver, WA at Lifeline Connections

Date Posted: 12/3/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Agency Background: 

Lifeline Connections is recognized as a leading behavioral health treatment provider in Southwest Washington, offering multiple mental health services. Lifeline clients receive an unprecedented level of care by highly skilled professionals who know how to help people find long-term recovery. Lifeline's goal is to meet a chronic and desperate need for mental health and addiction treatment services. Lifeline has a vision of creating the best addiction treatment and rehabilitation possible in a way that is affordable to the greatest number of people. Over the past fifty years the executive management team and board of directors of Lifeline have remained committed to our passion and vision. 

Development Specialist – Posting #18-096    

Major Duties: 

This position works under the supervision of the Fund Development Director to raise and manage money in support of agency-wide programming, and to promote the public face of the agency through marketing and outreach. In fulfilling these duties, the incumbent performs the following:

  • Manage and customize multiple databases to generate accurate and timely reports, acknowledgments and lists for direct mail, events, and other activities
  • Assist with developing and carrying out communications plans including direct mail appeals, emails, social media and newsletter communications
  • Working with agency’s website manager, manage online giving tools
  • Oversee and coordinate in-kind donations, including working with program staff to maintain wish lists and manage inventory and storage of in-kind donations
  • Serve in leadership role to plan and implement regional and online fundraising, marketing, public awareness and special-focus events
  • Work directly with event sponsors, vendors, volunteers and auction/raffle donors
  • Work with Marketing to ensure proper branding and messaging at events
  • Manage ticket sales and guest registration at events and pre- and post-event transactions, including processing and data migration
  • Track and manage grant application deadlines, submissions, and reports
  • Assist with website and social media updates
  • Maintain Lifeline Connections profiles on public websites
  • Reconcile donations with finance department on regular basis
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in social services preferred
  • Extremely high-level organizational skills, ability to prioritize multiple tasks and complete all tasks with high attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products
  • Experience with and knowledge of database management best practices, including database cleanup and maintenance
  • Experience with CRM software, ConstantContact and WordPress preferred
  • Proficiency with mail merge, data import/export, mail list generation & processing
  • Ability to track and manage multiple projects simultaneously, including ability to prioritize work projects and meet deadlines
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient and donor information
  • Tolerance for ambiguity and change

Salary: DOE

Application Process: 
Submit a cover letter and resume to Human Resources. We will only accept resumes with a cover letter specifying the position title and posting number of the position you are applying for. For more information on this and other positions, please visit our website at 

The Benefits:

Lifeline Connections is striving to be your employer of choice by offering our regular/full time employees a generous benefits package. The plan covers over 75% of medical, dental, and vision costs for the employee and all dependents. There are no out-of-pocket costs for co-pays, prescriptions, or deductible under the medical plan. We also have employer paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance and a 401(K) plan that matches dollar for dollar up to 4%. On top of all that, our employees receive approximately 4 weeks of paid time off during their first year of employment (accrual rates increase with years of service), as well as 3 personal holidays and 10 paid holidays per year!
Send us your resume and let's talk about you joining our team!

Send us your resume and let's talk about you joining our team!