The Development Assistant will provide a broad range of administrative support to the Development Department in order to raise funds to advance the mission of the organization. We are looking for a multi-tasker with excellent communication skills, attention to detail and an upbeat attitude. Candidates should have a donor-centric mindset, the willingness to dive deep into our database, and support fundraising efforts across the organization. The ideal candidate would have a passion for the preservation of open space and connecting people with nature.
This is a part-time, non-exempt, hourly position reporting to the Director of Development.
Primary Function: To provide a broad range of administrative support to the Development Department in order to raise funds to advance the mission of the organization.
Database Coordination & Administration
· Provide accurate and timely processing of gifts and acknowledgement letters
· Data entry of contact information, gifts, and other transactions ensuring the accuracy of information
· Assist with mailing process multiple times per year
· Produce membership, fundraising and other reports on an ongoing basis
· Handle administrative details associated with Development Department and Development Committee meetings
· Track development activities in other departments and ensure entry of important information.
Gala & Events
· Assist with Development Department events including the Gala, cocktail parties and cultivation opportunities
· Provide staff support during organization events including Maple Sugaring, TexMex, Walk the Wissahickon
Grant & Foundations Coordination
· Coordinate the prospecting, tracking and submission of grant applications
· Work across departments to update staff on deadlines and requirements
· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
· At least 2 years of experience working as part of a development team, ideally with database experience
· Excellent organizational skills
· Must have familiarity with PC/Mac and a working knowledge of MS Office
· Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
• The ideal candidate cares deeply about the environment and conservation issues
• Knowledge of database systems and their functionality
• Team-oriented with strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills
• Practice personal reflection and self-correction to assure continual professional growth
• Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical, and organization skills
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association is a dog-friendly office. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, unless the requested accommodations would cause undue hardship.
This is largely an office position and so it is regularly required to sit or stand at a desk for hours at a time, stand, walk and use hands and arms to operate general office equipment (computer, telephone, file cabinets, copier, fax machine and printer). The employee must be able to lift 10lbs comfortably. The employee must be able to traverse 1-4 hours at a time outside at parks and trails across the watershed for event support as needed.
About the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association
At the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, we work to inspire and engage diverse communities of people in protecting, stewarding and enjoying the land and waterways of the Wissahickon Valley. The board and staff are a collaborative team driven by the belief that people benefit when nature thrives. Hard work is expected, so we have created an office environment that includes a few dogs, communal lunches, happy hour, staff field trips, and lots of laughs.