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Development Assistant

Company: The Conservation Fund
Location: Arlington
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

TITLE: Development Assistant LINE OF BUSINESS/DIVISION: Operations/DevelopmentFLSA STATUS: ExemptREPORTS TO: Director of Systems, DevelopmentNUMBER OF POSITIONS REPORTING TO THIS POSITION: 0LOCATION: Arlington, VA. Hybrid schedule available.POSITION SUMMARYThe Development Assistant is responsible for a variety of tasks related to the operations of the Development Team and reports to the Director of Systems for Development. The Development Assistant is responsible for managing the tax acknowledgement letters for all gifts, either through our contracted outsourcing vendor or those completed in-house. The position is also responsible for providing data capture support for the Frontline Fundraisers on the Development Team and will work extensively with our Raiser's Edge CRM. The ideal candidate will be highly detail-oriented, organized and comfortable with a workload that will shift fluidly between time-sensitive projects. This is a fast-paced, exciting opportunity to join an innovative team with a 35+ year history of making a real, tangible difference in the national conservation landscape.RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Manage tax acknowledgement letters, including drafting letters for in-house review and completion and coordinating with our contracted vendor for outsourcing.
  • Process and attach in Raiser's Edge via Papersave outsourced tax acknowledgement letters.
  • Process tribute cards for gifts that come in with a dedication.
  • Provide data capture support for the Development Team, including tracking and recording deadlines, updates and Action items in Raiser's Edge as they related to a key major funding relationship.
  • Work with the Frontline Fundraisers to collect updates and perform regular data capture in Raiser's Edge related to constituent information, cultivation, and stewardship activities.
  • Work closely with Research Manager to provide and document research on prospects and new donors.
  • Support Development Operations team members by providing back up on projects during peak times and vacations, including but not limited to online gift processing.
  • Assist with Planned Giving initiatives, including data entry and hard copy mailings.
  • Assist with hard copy mailings as needed for the broader Development Team.
  • Additional projects related to the broader Development Team, as assigned.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
    • 1-3 years of work experience (internships and volunteer experience included), ideally in a nonprofit Development department.
    • Organized, detail-oriented and strong work ethic.
    • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
    • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
    • Excellent time management skills with proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment.PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE
      • Bachelor's degree preferred but not required.
      • Experience working with Raiser's Edge and other Blackbaud products, knowledge of environmental/conservation nonprofits, and experience working directly with customers/donors.
      • Passion and interest in the mission of The Conservation Fund.
      • Conservation experience. PHYSICAL DEMANDS (if applicable)
        • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer. WORK ENVIRONMENT
          • Work is performed in an office setting.
          • This position does require sporadically working long hours and/or weekends.
          • Estimated travel - 0%.COMPENSATION and BENEFITSThe salary range for this position is $50,000 - $55,000, and the position is eligible for opportunities to earn performance-based bonus compensation. The Fund offers a highly competitive package of benefits including employer contributions for health care, paid holidays, vacation and personal/sick leave, retirement plan and more. This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time, with or without notice.***Please submit cover letter and resume with application***Apply at To learn more about The Conservation Fund, visit .Frequently cited statistics show that women and people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they think they meet 100% of the criteria. If you meet many but not all the criteria and feel you may be a good fit for the role, The Conservation Fund encourages you to apply.The Conservation Fund, a nonprofit corporation, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave status, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. The Fund prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination. PI216518430

Keywords: The Conservation Fund, Arlington , Development Assistant, Other , Arlington, Virginia

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