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ReDiscover is a nonprofit community mental health agency that offers a full spectrum of programs and services for people whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness and/or substance use. ReDiscover helps men, women, and children who have limited income, no insurance or who are under-insured.

We started out in Lee’s Summit, MO as a group of volunteers in the basement of a local church. We incorporated in 1969. Over the years, the community has known our agency and our unique programs by several different names, including Research Mental Health, North Star, and Common Ground. In 2003, we permanently changed our agency name to ReDiscover.

Under the direction of the Development Director, the Development and Events Associate provides both fundraising and event planning support activities to sustain and enhance ReDiscover’s mission. This includes developing and improving the effectiveness of fundraising and community relations. The Associate provides targeted support for all fundraising priorities including donor cultivation, grant research, and event planning, coordination and implementation. The Associate assist in the formulation of the agency fundraising strategy including efforts to maximize unrestricted funds. Additionally, the Associate supports the Marketing/Communications Department through the provision of marketing tasks for fundraising activities and events. Finally, the Associate collaborates with members of the Foundation Board and Ambassadors of Hope, and provides informational support to staff and the community.


Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, public relations of fundraising related field required.


At least (2) years fundraising and cord relations experience. Strong communication and organizational skills required. Demonstrated experience working with donors and volunteers. Event experience required. Knowledge of the non-profit sector, specifically the role of boards and donors is highly desirable. CMP certification required.


The ability to work with all persons with multiple challenges (psychiatric, addiction, physical challenges, etc.).
Knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of non-profit fundraising.
Knowledge of resources in the fields of philanthropy.
Experience conducting research o prospects, including individuals, corporations, and foundations.
Skill in data entry and data analysis.
The ability to prepare a variety of reports including contact and giving history using the donor management system.
Experience processing donations and preparing acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
Proven experiences formulating agency events including developing plans, maintaining guest list, gathering/preparing registration materials, procuring auction items, coordinating with event vendors, attending meetings/dispersing minutes, developing donor event reports, and maintaining accurate accounting of sponsorship/donations/attendees/volunteers/etc.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships with donors, volunteers, Board members, staff and general public.
Possesses willingness to remain current with events and trends in local, state and national philanthropy.
Skills in presenting information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Exhibit exceptional and persuasive written, oral and presentation skills.
Possesses ability to effectively interact with staff, community leaders, executives and board members.
Demonstrate the ability to think creatively and build consensus.
Willingness to work evening events.
Proficiency in the full suite of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Power Point and Access. Experience in Gift Works and Greater Giving Event Software is desirable.
Reliability, flexibility and sensitivity to issues of confidentiality
Familiarity with HTML and social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, Google, Instagram and YouTube

Tagged as: event administration, fundraising, nonprofit, social media

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