Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) is seeking a development services and special events assistant to provide critical support to CLF’s comprehensive individual giving program. Candidates should have some experience in development and have excellent communications skills. This position joins a five-member development team charged with raising over $5 million in the current fiscal year and will report to the vice president for development. This position is based in Boston, MA.
Record individual donor and foundation gifts and generate and track acknowledgements;
Maintain donor files and update biographical information in the database;
Coordinate in-house production and mailing of solicitation letters, special event invitations, and other projects;
Work with other members of the development team to ensure accurate gift and financial reporting, prepare other donor relations communications as necessary;
Help organize, staff and follow up on donor identification, cultivation and stewardship events;
Conduct donor and prospect research and prepare donor briefings, working with confidential as well as publically available information;
Provide assistance to the foundation relations manager with proposals, reports and other administrative functions as needed; coordinate timing of grant deliverables with appropriate staff;
Track online gifts and help maintain and update development portion of the website;
Travel occasionally to attend development events, such as receptions, dinners, and lectures;
Perform administrative and other responsibilities as needed.
Bachelor’s degree required, as well as 2-3 years of development experience and/or demonstrated experience providing administrative support in an office setting;
Able to work both independently and as part of a team;
Strong written and oral communications skills, attention to detail and comfortable with deadlines;
Comfort using fundraising and communications software (CLF uses Raiser’s Edge and Convio) as well Microsoft Office suite;
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, ability to take initiative, solve problems, assess priorities and manage a variety of activities in a fast-paced environment;
Willingness to travel to state offices within New England with occasional nighttime and weekend work;
An understanding of environmental issues and a background in environmental studies or advocacy are a plus;
Good sense of humor.
Interested candidates are required to send a cover letter and resume to: Human Resources at email@example.com or mail to: 62 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110. Application materials must be received no later than August 31, 2012. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.