Development Associate needed for Susquehanna Greenway Partnership

August 28, 2015

Position Summary:
Susquehanna Greenway Partnership is seeking a candidate for the position of Development Associate to support the Executive Director and Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator. We are looking for a smart, talented, ambitious, mission-driven individual, with a strong attention to detail, who is committed to collaboration, innovation, and action and enjoys working in a fast paced environment. As a key member of the staff, the Development Associate will play a key role in ensuring accuracy in all administrative facets of the program, and must exhibit a positive attitude and professional appearance at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned from time to time.

• Manage SGP’s constituent database, updating records, and overseeing volunteers that help with database entries.
• Manage programs to help board members, staff and volunteers in identifying, cultivating and stewarding donors.
• Plan and conduct membership campaigns, including all appeals, renewals, incentives and acknowledgments.
• Administrative support for corporate sponsorship programs.
• Responsible for ensuring proper donor recognition.
• Assist with donor prospect research and proposal writing.
• Responsible for drafting and finalizing of correspondence, meeting scheduling and additional administrative tasks in support of the Executive Director, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator and board members.
• Assist the Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator with administrative tasks for all donor events.
• Serve as the staff support person for the Development and Outreach Committee, organizing all committee meetings, taking and circulating meeting minutes.
• Work with the Executive Director, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator, and Development and Outreach Committee to establish annual fundraising goals and plans. Assist with the development of a 5-year strategic fundraising plan.
• Plan and manage sale of Susquehanna Greenway merchandise.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree required in marketing, communications, public relations, nonprofit administration, or related field.
• Excellent skills with Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Power Point, relational databases, and Adobe Acrobat required.
• Experience with relational donor database systems, Adobe Illustrator and InDesign preferred.
• Two years’ experience working in a Development department in a non-profit organization preferred.
• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills required.
• Careful attention to detail and proven ability to meet deadlines.
• Impeccable judgment and strong decision-making skills.
• Keen problem-solving skills.
• Strong marketing communications skills, including website content management, email communications tools, blogs and online social marketing.

Other Requirements:

• Positive can-do attitude, flexibility, ability to work well with others and high degree of initiative required.
• Willingness to learn new skills and to be open to new ideas and suggestions.
• Ability to work some evenings and weekends.
• Ability to travel for work within Central Pennsylvania.
• Ability to lift 40 lbs.

We offer a supportive work environment with competitive benefit package including generous paid time off, health and dental insurance, and retirement plan.

To submit an application, please email your cover letter, resume, and short writing samples. PLEASE PUT “Development Associate” IN THE SUBJECT OF YOUR MESSAGE

Application Deadline: September 14, 2015

Trish Carothers, Executive Director, Susquehanna Greenway Partnership, 201 Furnace Road, Lewisburg, PA 1783


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