Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Development Associate, Riverbend Environmental Education Center

Posted on February 5, 2018

Riverbend Environmental Education Center seeks a highly motivated Development Associate to support a dynamic and growing non-profit. Located in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. Riverbend teaches environmental principles to children in the Greater Philadelphia Area through a direct connection with nature, inspiring respect for our natural world and action as aware, responsible and caring citizens.

The Development Associate position provides critical support for Riverbend’s fundraising team including but not limited to administrative department support, donor services, gift processing, special event and volunteer management. It is an exciting opportunity for an energetic, personable professional who is highly detail oriented, self-motivated, and organized with excellent communication and time management skills.

This person should be comfortable meeting and interacting with a variety of donors, program participants, board and staff and be passionate about development and Riverbend’s mission to serve our community. The environment is often fast-paced and requires the ability to handle multiple projects under tight deadlines. Candidates should be comfortable in a small and informal work environment.

Key Responsibilities:

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Input all donations into donor data base and generate donor acknowledgement letters
  • Generate donor reports as requested
  • Coordinate mailings including brochure distributions, membership renewals, annual appeals, and special event invitation mailings
  • Help prepare for and attend all development committee meetings, special event committee meetings; draft minutes for those meetings
  • General administrative support as necessary

Communications Responsibilities:

  • Generate e-news updates via Constant Contact
  • Prepare fundraising-related materials by writing, editing and producing letters, and supporting materials
  • Assist with website updates and internet marketing platforms
  • Take photographs of programs in action

Special Events Responsibilities:

  • Lead management for two major special events annually and several smaller cultivation events throughout the year
  • Develop timelines and schedules for each event
  • Hire and manage vendors
  • Help to engage and manage special event committees
  • Assign and manage staff and volunteers as necessary

Qualified Candidates Possess:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year institution
  • Minimum of 2-5 years development experience
  • Special event experience and excellent project management skills
  • Superior organization skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Docs
  • Competence in donor/relationship software, Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Preferred but not required, in Constant Contact platform
  • Preferred but not required, competence in Adobe InDesign
  • Dependable, with a strong work ethic and self-motivation
  • Self-starter, with demonstrated ability to take initiative and meet deadlines
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a team-oriented environment.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment and demonstrated flexibility in meeting shifting demands and priorities
  • A positive attitude and collaborative approach to working on a team

The Development Associate reports directly to the Director of Development. This is a non-exempt position, full-time position with competitive salary and benefits. Some evenings and weekends will be required. Candidates must be able to drive, have a personal automobile and valid insurance.

Please email cover letter and resume to Lisa Hancock, Director of Development at lhancock@riverbendeec.org. No phone calls please.


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