“He comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.” II Cor. 1:3 (The Message)


Development Assistant: Job Description

Classification: Non-Exempt

Responsible to: Executive Director

Main Purpose of Job: The Development assistant aides the executive director in the implementation of a strategic approach to development which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources. Responsibilities also include event planning, logistics, interaction with donors, and drafting correspondence, promotional material, proposals and reports.


Duties Include:

  • Assist the Executive Director in development activities which will include, but are not limited to, fundraising, grant writing, event planning and public speaking
  • Coordinate the design, printing and distribution of marketing and communication materials for development efforts
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fund raising processes are carried out in a timely manner
  • Prepare and submit grant applications as outlined in the fund development plan to generate funds for the organization
  • Identify and develop corporate, community and individual prospects for the organization’s fundraising priorities
  • Oversee the administration of a donor mailing list and database which respects the privacy and confidentiality of donor information
  • Responsible for mailings specific to fundraising
  • Draft thank you notes for individual and group donations
  • Assist with website update and social media upkeep specific to events and fundraising
  • Engage volunteers for special fund development projects
  • Develop a comprehensive communication plan to promote the organization to its donors and maximize public awareness of the fundraising activities of the organization
  • Meet with Executive Director weekly for supervision
  • Perform other duties as required by the Executive Director

Required Qualifications/Skills:

  • High school diploma (secondary education or degree preferred)
  • Pro-life, Christian
  • Fundraising experience
  • Knowledge of grant-seeking and writing process
  • Strong research, management, writing and proofreading skills, as well as a thorough understanding of fundraising management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, as well as strong internet research skills
  • Experience with social media, marketing, and public relations highly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills. Creative thinking, self-motivation, and general optimism highly valued
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to organize materials effectively and efficiently
  • Project coordination experience a plus
  • Flexibility required: candidate may be required to work some evenings or weekend hours

Additional Information:

  • Part-Time: 20 hours per week
  • Starting Salary: $10.00 -$13.00/hour (based on experience)

Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.


To find out about volunteer opportunities at Hannah’s House, download the following:

Daytime House Manager Respite

Be a presence in the home each week answering phones, taking messages, assisting with the attic ministry, and helping manage other needs by the women.  Food is provided while on shift. Shifts are Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. 

Overnight House Manager Respite 

Be a presence in the home from 6:00 PM Sunday until work, or other commitments, Monday morning.  Food is provided while on shift.

Bible Study Instruction

Provide instruction on Biblical teachings using a pre-determined curriculum or pre-arranged special topics.  Bible study takes place on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Budgeting Presenters

Present on the 3rd Tuesday from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM of a specific month on a pre-arranged topic such as insurance, credit reports, obtaining loans, buying used vehicles, and other important budget related topics.

Life-Skills Instruction

Provide instruction on positive life-skills using pre-determined curriculum, or pre-arranged special topics (i.e. cooking, canning, gardening, etc). Classes take place on Thursday evenings from 7:30 PM – 8:00 PM (times can be adjusted according to the lesson being presented).

Parenting Classes Instructor

Provide instruction on child development, positive reinforcement, breastfeeding, or other   related topics in order to better prepare mothers to be great moms!  Classes take place on  Saturday mornings from 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.


In order to intern with Hannah’s House, you must fill out an intern application.  Once an  application has been received, you will be notified to schedule an interview.  Hannah’s  House will work with interns to accommodate their needs and expectations.  We are always seeking interns for marketing, public relations, social media, website development, non-profit management, fundraising, community outreach, graphic design, human resources,  volunteer management, human services, and more!

Board of Directors

Board members have the overall responsibility for the organization.  They are charged with supervision and oversight which is the process by which they make decisions, delegate work, and assure that decisions are carried out in the manner intended.  Meetings are held on the 4th Monday of each month beginning at 7:00 PM.  Board members are also required to participate in fundraising events as able.

Donations Assistant

Sort and organize donations, fold baby clothing, compile layettes for Hannah’s Attic Ministry.

Fundraising and Event Planning

Assist the Executive Director and Fundraising Assistant with upcoming events, grants, and other fundraising related activities.  We have three major fundraisers each year- Bowl for Babies (typically Feb or March), Hike for Hannah’s House 5K (typically May), and the International Dessert Night and Silent Auction (typically in October).  We also hold several smaller fundraisers throughout the year such as a movie night, restaurant fundraisers, and more.

Outreach Ambassador

Attend intern fairs, expos, and other events to inform the community as to the services of Hannah’s House.  Examples include the Greater Lansing Baby Fair and the annual Women’s Expo.

Mailing Team

Assist with large mailings such as our end of the year letter and printed newsletters.

Group Projects

Occasionally we need groups of 4-10 people for major projects. These jobs may be scheduled ahead of time with the Executive Director.

Groups can also help by holding donation drives or hosting a Baby Bottle Fundraiser.

If you have other ideas as to where you would like to be of service to Hannah’s House, please let us know!  Our ministry relies on its volunteers to make the ministry a blessing to those we serve!  We appreciate your willingness to be a service to those in need!

All volunteer opportunities can be arranged as your schedule allows.  For instance, if you would like to be a life-skills instructor, you could choose to do once, twice, three, or four times a month, depending on your availability.

Requirements to be a volunteer with Hannah’s House:

  • Application
  • Two Personal References
  • Pro-Life
  • Christian
  • Interview
  • Orientation
  • On the Job Training
  • 6-Month Minimum Commitment Preferred