Riverkeeper is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage women and people of color to apply and provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran.
We are seeking an experienced attorney and environmental advocate with a strong record of achievement to lead our Hudson River Program. The ideal candidate will be a person with vision and energy who possesses the necessary skills to work with the President and the management team to take the program to a higher level of achievement. The position is ideal for an individual who is passionate about environmental issues and seeking a high profile assignment that will allow her/him to use litigation, advocacy, media outreach and public education tools to shape the future of the Hudson River Estuary.
The director of the Hudson River Program will serve as a member of the management team. Specifically, the director will:
The Hudson River Program Director reports to Riverkeeper’s President, manages a team of four staff attorneys and a program assistant, and serves as a liaison/point of contact for the Riverkeeper Board Litigation Committee on all litigation matters.
The Hudson River Program Director will be based at Riverkeeper’s main office in Ossining, located at 20 Secor Road (right by the Metro North train station).
Compensation & Benefits
Competitive; based on experience
Last day to apply: March 6, 2015
Please submit your resume, cover letter and a writing sample to email@example.com. Please write: HUDSON RIVER PROGRAM DIRECTOR in the subject line. Phone calls and faxes will not be accepted.
Riverkeeper is AA/EEO employer.
People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Riverkeeper is New York’s premier water quality advocate. This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization experiencing significant growth. Over the last four years the organizational budget has grown by 68 percent. The Development Services Manger will be an essential part of the Development team providing access to important donor information and essential tools to help us deepen relationships cultivate donors and grow into new constituencies as we build towards our 50th anniversary in 2016.
The Development Services Manager will be a pro-active, highly motivated and detail-oriented individual with the ability to work collaboratively with other members of the staff. He or she will report to the VP of Development and will be responsible for the Development Services function within Riverkeeper to advance the efforts to build a growing base of support. This position serves as the leader for gift processing, and information services including: data administration and management, reporting and information retrieval, biographical records maintenance, data analysis, and will partner with others across departments to build and implement a system to move donors and prospects through a cultivation process that works with all facets of development, membership, outreach and accounting.
Requires a comprehensive understanding of the overall responsibilities of Development Services, which includes gift tracking, volunteer information, membership mailings, event tracking and prospect management.
This position will oversee and be responsible for database administration and documentation, report programming, gift and gift acknowledgement processing and biographical records maintenance, while monitoring the timeliness and efficiency of processing. Manages administrative functions required to facilitate in-house mailings, ongoing donor communication and records maintenance;
This role is an integral part of the Membership team and will work closely with the Membership Manager on strategy including list segmentation and giving analysis, as well as measuring and reviewing campaign performance to look for trends that could improve overall performance and efficiency of direct mail program. He or she will facilitate all in-house mailings including renewals, sustaining donors, outreach and event mailings and mini-appeals, ultimately working to systemize these mailings, ensure they are sent in a timely manner and adhere to the mailing schedule;
Collaborates with the Development and Outreach teams to create systems that aid in their efforts to identify, qualify, and move donors through the prospect pipeline, with the aim of increasing their contribution; Oversees and gives input into developing this process;
Supervises all selections requested by the fundraising database users; runs complex lists, such as event invitation and attendee lists, mailing lists, membership lists and more;
Manages the relationship between the database and our online fundraising software. Responsibilities include running reports, pulling distribution lists, ensuring the programs are syncing properly, and imports and exports of data between the programs run smoothly.
Works with the Development team to implement an annual and long-term operational plan for the use of the database as a strategic tool;
Develops policy and procedures to define how the system will be used, and who requires access to which parts of the data, to support fundraising operations and ensure database security; Trains users as appropriate;
Collaborates with the Finance office on gift and pledge reconciliation and reporting, particularly at fiscal year-end. Provides data and documentation needed for annual audit;
Monitors progress toward annual fundraising goals and disseminates comprehensive reports to Development staff;
Serves as liaison with the Information Technology representative on infrastructure and hardware issues to ensure ongoing satisfactory technical performance of the database system;
Manages relationships with EarthShare, iGive, matching gift opportunities, and other giving vehicles to maintain relationships, ensure applications are up-to-date, gifts are received in a timely manner and recorded properly;
Additional responsibilities as necessary.
Ideal Qualities and Characteristics
The ideal candidate will be a pro-active, detail-oriented, reliable and flexible individual with the ability to work collaboratively with other members of the staff and keep abreast on new technology advancements that could aid in our fundraising efforts and help us move forward. He or she will be innovative and entrepreneurial and must bring a level of excellence and best practices to the organization. The ability to meet deadlines, multi-task, troubleshoot software errors and work independently a must.
Additional qualifications include:
5 years+ of progressively responsible experience in database management and development services, ideally within a non-profit environment.
Advanced computer analysis skills, including the use of software to create documents, spreadsheets, timelines, and reports;
Demonstrated ability to manage complex support systems;
Familiarity and understanding of IRS regulations regarding tax issues and standards for reporting a must;
Technical experience with relational databases and reporting tools. Significant familiarity with programs such as DonorPerfect, Blackbaud Raisers Edge and similar programs a must;
Technical experience with email and marketing campaign programs such as Convio, Mailchimp, Constant Contact and others, and knowledge of best practices for using these programs in collaboration with the database, making sure the data is shared between them and communications are recorded appropriately;
Proficiency in the use of current Microsoft Office software applications;
Strong analytic and organizational skills; ability to manage projects and workflow, using time and resources effectively. Ability to handle various projects on an ongoing basis while addressing daily needs for the office;
Excellent communications skills, including the ability to translate the needs of the Development staff within the database, reports, analytics and other technical output;
Respect for donor confidentiality and privacy;
BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
Requires availability beyond regular office hours for cultivation events on evenings and weekends.
Must be able to work in close quarters, in an open workspace.
This position is fulltime at 40 hours per week with full benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Location: Riverkeeper is located in Ossining, New York, on Metro-North train line.
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, salary history, writing sample and resume to Chloe Heintz at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development Services Manager” as the subject line. Submission deadline is March 1st. No phone calls please.
Riverkeeper is an equal opportunity employer and provides opportunities to all employees and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, and military status.
Riverkeeper is seeking a Watershed Program Director to lead the organization’s efforts to protect the New York City drinking water supply watershed, which provides drinking water to nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. The position is ideal for an experienced attorney and manager who deeply cares about environmental issues and who is looking for a high profile assignment that will allow her/him to use litigation, advocacy/lobbying, media outreach and public education tools to shape the future of the New York City watershed and influence critical regional, state and national campaigns.
Duties & Responsibilities
The Watershed Program Director will serve to manage the Watershed Team. Specifically, the director will:
The Watershed Program Director will be based in our White Plains office, located at the Pace Environmental Litigation Clinic, Pace University School of Law, but will occasionally work at Riverkeeper’s main office in Ossining, located at 20 Secor Road (right by the Metro North train station).
Competitive; based on experience
Deadline to apply:
March 6, 2015
Please submit your resume, cover letter, and a litigation-based writing sample to
Riverkeeper is AA/EEO employer. People of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Fellowship is a two-year program for recent college graduates designed to train future leaders in the education and youth development field. The Fellows will work within established youth development and educational organizations providing both direct service to youth as well as initiating new projects to strengthen the host organization. At the same time, Fellows receive experiences, training and mentorship to help launch them into successful careers as leaders in the field. Candidates must be recent college graduates (those who graduated in 2014 or will graduate in 2015) who can commit to the full term of the fellowship and be able to begin work by September 8, 2015.
Based in Ossining, New York, Riverkeeper is New York’s leading clean water advocate. We use law, science, investigation, education, and advocacy to protect the environmental, recreational and commercial integrity of the Hudson River and its tributaries, and safeguard the drinking water of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents. Our work would not be possible without the dedication of thousands of citizens, community organizations, and fellow non-profits who work alongside us for the betterment of the river and our collective water resources.
The F.A.O. Schwarz Fellow will have the opportunity to work with an energetic, passionate and goal-oriented team to strategize and execute Riverkeeper’s growing Volunteer and Outreach programs.
New Projects and Additional Support
Compensation: The fellow will receive a salary, bonus, and benefits of approximately $69,000 over the two-year Fellowship, consisting of: $28,000 salary for the first year, $29,000 salary for the second year, $1,000 bonus at the end of the Fellowship plus value of health-care benefits (around $11,000).
Please submit your cover letter, résumé and two references to Dana Gulley at email@example.com by Monday, June 1, 2015. Please include “F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation Fellowship” in the subject line.