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Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Development Assistant in Villanova, Pennsylvania


Are you a creative thinker who is a compassionate team collaborator, putting people first, showing care and concern for all?Are you a servant leader with a passion for serving others? Are you looking for your “Occupassion,” not just working in a job but doing what you love? If you answered YES to any of these questions, then consider joining our Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health team!

Being a Development Assistant has its Advantages

In this role, you will collaborate with other dedicated professionals who share your passion for helping individuals in need. We offer:

  • A unique opportunity where the work you perform will support Devereux’s Corporate Center and Centers throughout the country, resulting in contributions that have relevance to the provision of services to individuals;

  • Supportive team collegial work atmosphere delivering high quality, efficient and cost-effective responsive services to all department stakeholders.

  • The ability to act as a servant leader in a collaborative environment with supportive leadership, while having an opportunity to make a significant impact within our organization.

The Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Regional Development department, located in Villanova, Pa., has an immediate opening for an experienced, enthusiastic and creative professional to join our team as a Development Assistant. The selected candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support services to the Regional Development Office with planning, coordination and implementation of the fundraising efforts for the Devereux Centers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Essential functions and responsibilities:

  • Work with NJ and PA Centers to support fundraising and special event activities;

  • Utilize Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint to support development efforts;

  • Provides office administrative support as needed, including preparation of board and committee meetings, development correspondence, and banking card services, and purchasing card coding;

  • Assists colleagues with meeting note taking and preparation of formal minutes;

  • Supports the implementation of all special events and the annual fund, assigned committees and special projects, including travel to local meetings and assistance with setup and participation in events;

  • Responsible for calendar and meeting management;

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees;

  • Must maintain a level of professionalism with donors, Board members and volunteers;

  • Works within the Raiser’s Edge database, including gift entry, donor management, queries and reports, acknowledgement letters, and mailing lists;

  • Other duties as needed.

For consideration you will need to attach a cover letter along with your resume.

Keywords: Development, secretarial, clerical, administrative, assistant, prospect research, Raiser’s Edge, Excel, PowerPoint presentation software, non-profit, behavioral health, healthcare, fundraising, annual giving, charitable giving.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience;

  • A minimum of 1-2 years of secretarial/clerical experience, preferably in a non-profit or development work environment;

  • Non-profit database experience, preferably with Raiser’s Edge;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; outstanding customer service skills;

  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications, including Powerpoint, Excel Word and other presentation applications; Adobe Creative Suite and/or graphic design skills a plus;

  • Accurate and thorough with strong attention to detail and strong organizational skills;

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, as well as successfully adjust priorities to meet departmental/ organizational needs;

  • Must have an automobile in good working order with a valid driver’s license; MVR clearance with a satisfactory driving record and adequate levels of insurance.

Company Overview

About Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health

Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health is one of the largest and most advanced behavioral healthcare organizations in the country. Informed by the latest advancements in science and medicine, we combine evidence-based interventions with compassionate family engagement to help change lives. We were founded in 1912 by special education pioneer, Helena Devereux. Today, Devereux is a national nonprofit partner for individuals, families, schools and communities, serving many of the most vulnerable members of our society in areas of autism, intellectual and developmental disabilities, specialty mental health, and child welfare.

Our Mission: Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health changes lives – by unlocking and nurturing human potential for people living with emotional, behavioral or cognitive differences.

We employ more than 7,500 staff and operate 15 centers in 13 states. We offer a comprehensive national network of clinical, therapeutic, educational, and employment programs and services that positively impact the lives of tens of thousands of children, adults and their families every year.

Our Culture, Our Expectations

At Devereux, we strive to incorporate servant leadership into our culture and every aspect of our organizational framework; from the delivery of quality services to individuals served, their families, and other stakeholders to the development and empowerment of our employees. We offer challenging and exciting work, and our supportive team environment creates an empowering and positive atmosphere. To be successful in our work environment, you will put the needs of others first, and will feel called to serve, and called to lead.

Competitive Salary and Benefits

In addition to a competitive salary, Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive health and welfare program to eligible full-time employees, family members and domestic partners. Our benefit programs include medical (including telemedicine - medical care via phone, web, app), dental, prescription drug, preventative care, mental health services and an employee assistance / work-life balance program. In addition, we offer tuition assistance, generous time-off, a 403(b) retirement plan with matching benefit, and voluntary/employee paid supplemental life and accident coverage.

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The employment policies of Devereux are to recruit and hire qualified employees without discrimination because of race, religion, creed, color, age, sex, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, disability, veteran status, communication ability, gender identity or expression or sexual orientation and to treat them equally with respect to compensation and opportunities for advancement - including upgrading, promotion and transfer - consistent with individual skills and the needs of Devereux.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider applicants for this position without regard to any category protected by applicable federal, state or local law, including but not limited to race, religion, sex, color, age, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, national origin, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or uniform service member status.

Devereux is a drug-free workplace, drug screening required. EOE

Requisition ID 2019-7585

Category Development

Position Type Full-Time