Development & Communications Associate

Website Dientes Community Dental Care


At Dientes, we believe everyone deserves the dignity that comes with a healthy smile. Our vision is to make prevention more common than treatment, so kids can focus on school instead of a toothache, adults can make good first impressions and get a job because they have a healthy smile, and seniors can comfortably eat nutritious foods. Dientes is an award-winning dental organization that is making a huge difference in our community. For nearly 30 years, Dientes has worked hard to ensure that cost, insurance, income, language, and transportation don’t prevent people from visiting the dentist.


  • Develop and produce direct mail, including: annual report, newsletters, direct mail appeals, and other materials by conducting interviews, collecting data, managing mailing lists, writing articles, managing graphic design consultant, and coordinating with printer and mail-house
  • Create graphics using Canva and Microsoft Publisher as needed for social media, email marketing, direct mail, and patient communications
  • Execute and write copy for all email marketing
  • Maintain online presence and amplify engagement, including: website maintenance, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn
  • Use a campaign approach to align all donor communications: direct mail, email marketing, social media, website, landing pages, advertising, PR, etc.
  • Document patient testimonials, including pictures and quotations, and manage their inclusion in communication materials.
  • Coordinate production of videos and photoshoots.
  • Support clinic communications with targeted patient mailings, patient education campaigns, etc.
  • Coordinate with Finance Department on regular financial reporting using development database
  • Coordinate event planning and logistics including: Save the Date emails, invites, visuals and handout creation, vendor management; RSVP management and event set-up.
  • Report and measure communications and fund development progress, including ROI on development activities.
  • Assist with donor prospect research.
  • Oversee design, distribution of collateral, including: brochures, flyers, and posters
  • Work with Development Manager and Chief Development Officer to coordinate budgets and deadlines.
  • Represent organization at community events and partner meetings.
  • Organize and maintain development files and subscriptions.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Motivation: Desire to contribute to the non-profit mission of Dientes Community Dental Care and inspire others to support the cause.
  • Technical Skills:
    • Knowledge of non-profit fundraising, including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, prospect research and tracking, and campaign structures.
    • Advanced proficiency with: Bloomerang database; Canva, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher); Facebook, LinkedIn, WordPress, Adobe Acrobat & Photoshop
  • Project management: Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and experience in managing complex and multi-dimensional projects.
  • Initiative & Resourcefulness: Ability and willingness to be self-starting and take initiative.
    Time management: Ability to work under pressure and consistently meet deadlines without compromising attention to detail.
  • Team player: Ability to work independently as well as function cooperatively and productively as a member of a team. Great interpersonal skills.
  • Communication: Exceptional oral and written communication skills, ability to convey ideas to different types of individuals. Strong editing skills. Positive, “can-do” attitude.
  • Confidentiality:  Ability to handle confidential material accurately and with sensitivity.

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Nonprofit Connection Santa Cruz County is a 501(c)3 corporation, Federal Tax ID# 87-2130376