The Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association (CRC), a nonprofit environmental conservation organization in Newtown Square, PA, seeks an energetic and organized Development and Events Coordinator. Working with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors, the chosen candidate will assist in creating and hosting events, developing and maintaining program communications, and supporting fund raising. The focus of this position within the organization is to engage current and future members and partners in support of CRC’s mission to protect the water resources within the CRC watersheds.
The Development and Events Coordinator will report directly to the Executive Director (ED). The Development and Events Coordinator, working with the ED, will be responsible for:
• Coordinating CRC’s fundraising and advancement efforts. This includes creating communications, performing research, and coordinating outreach to members, sponsors, and other donors with the staff and board.
• Leading logistics for CRC membership and fundraising events, including stream cleanups, public workshops, and the annual dinner. This includes tracking and managing communications and supporting outreach to potential sponsors, vendors, and attendees.
• Enhancing the online presence of the organization through social media and website improvements.
• Working with the Membership and Development Committee to track progress towards organizational goals and implement initiatives of the committee.
• Assisting in preparation of grant applications and performing research on grant programs and foundations.
• Preparing event and project summaries for CRC publications and project progress reports.
• Other duties as needed and assigned.
An ideal candidate will:
• Have at least 1 year of work experience in development, marketing, or communications. Previous experience with non-profits is preferred.
• Have a college degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field.
• Have an interest in environmental conservation and watershed protection.
• Be highly organized and have a track record of completing projects in a timely manner.
• Possess strong verbal and written communication skills, and be able to effectively communicate with members, corporate sponsors, and major individual donors.
• Be self-directed, action-oriented, and adaptable.
• Possess strong computer skills and be able to use Microsoft Office programs. The candidate should display an ability to effectively use social media for marketing and promotion of projects and campaigns.
• Have a valid driver’s license and access to transportation to travel to events, and committee and donor meetings.
• Be willing to undergo state and federal background checks.
This is a full-time (35 hours/week) position. Pay is commensurate with experience, with paid holidays, vacation, and sick time. No other benefits are offered. Preferred start date in summer of 2016.
To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and a 1-2 page writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.