Development Associate for Northern California

  • International Bird Rescue
  • Fairfield, CA, United States
  • May 17, 2017
Business Development Communication/Public Outreach

Job Description

Your Mission Reporting to the Executive Director (until a Development Director is hired), you will be responsible for individual and major gifts, institutional fundraising, and special projects such as events, as they arise. We are currently building out the team and your pioneering spirit, adaptability, and willingness to work hard will be the keys to success. This is a new role and has to potential to grow into Development Manager after a period of success. This is an ideal role for someone who has fundraising experience, enjoys variety in their work, and wants to go deeper with an internationally known brand and strong history of programmatic success. The role has a tremendous opportunity to make an impact on the organization.

Core Responsibilities

  • Identify and cultivate individual and institutional support for our Northern California programs, including but not limited to:
    • Annual Campaign
    • Direct Mail and Membership
    • Online Giving
    • Recurring Giving
  • Cultivate relationships with major donors among existing and prospective supporters in the San Francisco Bay-Delta area
  • Verify, maintain and update records in our information system; follow up and resolve discrepancies independently
  • Ensure proper processing and acknowledgment of donations; Coordinate reports and mailings
  • Assist with special events, press releases, social media and other special projects as needed
  • Provide superb customer service by replying to donor information requests with timely and accurate information

Your Qualifications

  • At least two years of development experience preferred; Bachelor's degree
  • Good attitude, strong work ethic, creative team player, sense of humor, willing to fill in as needed
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational, computer, problem solving skills with superior attention to detail
  • Comfort with (and interest in) data as a tool for change, and experience with Raiser's Edge is strongly preferred
  • Passionate about nature, birds and the environment

Schedule and location: Flexible work schedule with work-from-home privileges, with a preference for 3 days per week at the center

To apply, please send your cover letter IN THE BODY OF AN EMAIL, with your resume attached, and list the position title and your name (e.g., "COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE - Mary Smith") to

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