Job Opportunities

Development Associate – Full-time, August 2014

Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW)

Application Deadline:  August 15, 2014

Development Associate (DA) is a full-time position with two areas of responsibility:  (1) staff support for the Development Office including the Development Director (DD) and the Executive Director (ED); (2) staff support for fundraising and organizational events including marketing and communications.  The Development Associate reports to the Development Director.

Qualifications and Requirements 

  • At least 2 years of professional work experience with some experience in development. Well organized and detailed oriented.
  • Bachelor’s degree.    
  • Working knowledge of Donor Management software (DonorPerfect preferred), Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Capacity to work in a fast-paced environment, working independently on multiple projects. Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends. 
  • A deep appreciation of the life of faith and how it influences relationships and builds communities. Experience with or involvement in the Episcopal Church or other mainline denomination is preferred but not required.
  • Driver’s license and car access.


Professional Responsibilities

  • Manage and enter all updates and contributions into the DonorPerfect database, generate donor acknowledgement letters, and run essential reports.    
  • Provide all the support necessary to the Development Director in the planning and execution of events, notably the annual Next Step Breakfast (NSB) and the annual Gala. 
  • Coordinate and execute all aspects of the Empower the Homeless Campaign, in coordination with other appropriate staff. 
  • Maintain the grant calendar and foundation files as well as support the research, writing, and reporting on grant proposals.
  • Assist the ED, DD and others in preparing material for Sunday visits at Partner Parishes, Board of Director meetings, and Partner Council meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned by the DD or ED in consultation with one another. 

To apply, send a resume and a cover letter explaining why you are attracted to this position to:  Donald R. McCrabb, Development Director, – 202-722-2280 ext. 316.


The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys

Family & Community Caseworker


About The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (BWS)

Named in honor of the Right Reverend John T. Walker, the first African American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, BWS is a tuition-free Episcopal school for boys from low-income families in Washington, DC.  Open to boys of all faiths and religious traditions, BWS currently serves students in grades pre-K through 5, with a plan to add a grade level annually through grade eight.


General Overview:

The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys (BWS) is collaborating with Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington (SMGW) to serve its families through a newly created, full-time SMGW caseworker position, namely the Family and Community Caseworker (FCC).  Our goal is to help all BWS families take the “next steps” necessary to ensure their children’s academic and social success today and to prepare them for the educational opportunities that await them post-BWS.


Position Description and Qualifications:

The Family & Community Caseworker will be responsible for intake, assessment, documentation, follow-up, review and plan development for the parents of BWS students.  Supported by the BWS leadership, the FCC will lead the effort to support individual families who may be in need of assistance, but also to develop strategies and approaches that nurture a culture that holds all families accountable to meet their agreed-upon obligations.


The ideal candidate will possess a minimum Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Social Work, Counseling, or a related field.   A Master’s degree is preferred but not required.    At least two years’ experience working in a school setting and at least two years’ experience as a counselor, caseworker, or social worker for adults.  The candidate is required to possess knowledge, skills, and abilities to work and interface with young boys and their families, especially in a non-profit community setting.  We especially welcome seasoned professionals in this field who might be interested in a second career serving in a non-profit context.



The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys

2683 Douglas Road, SE (Washington View Apts.)

Washington, DC


The Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys

Church of the Holy Communion

3640 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE

Washington, DC


How to Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Tracy Pindell, or Samaritan Ministry of Greater Washington, 1516 Hamilton Street, NW, Washington, DC  20011




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