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Riverkeeper is a member-supported watchdog organization dedicated to defending the Hudson River and its tributaries and protecting the drinking water supply of nine million New York City and Hudson Valley residents.
Position Summary: The Development Assistant provides administrative support to a five-person team working to advance Riverkeeper’s programmatic mission by ensuring sustainable funding for the organization’s work, primarily supporting the senior staff. The Assistant will ensure that the administrative processes which support the fundraising effort run efficiently, and will spend significant time supporting events and performing prospect research.
The responsibilities of the position are as follows:
Provide organization and support for events from start to finish, including:
Research prospective donors to identify likely funding sources, including:
General Administrative & Database Support
Support the development department, primarily senior staff, with the following administrative/database functions:
Hours and Compensation:
This position is fulltime at 40 hours per week with benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience and will range from $35,000 – $45,000.
Location: Riverkeeper is located in Ossining, New York, on Metro-North train line
To Apply: Please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to Aisling Dono at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development Assistant” as the subject line. No phone calls please.
Riverkeeper is New York’s premier water quality advocate. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organization with a stellar team who are dedicated to protecting the Hudson River and safety of New York City’s drinking water. The Grants and Prospect Research Manager will be an essential part of the Development team to help drive strategy and deepen our relationships within the grant making funding community as we build towards our 50th anniversary in 2016.
Program: Office of Development, Major Giving
Reports to:VP for Development
The Grants and Prospect Research Manager supports the Major Gifts Program which targets donors and prospects capable of gifts of $5,000+. Principally, the position is responsible for managing the annual grants calendar; developing letters of intent, proposals, and reports to institutional funders (foundations, government agencies and corporations); assisting with preparation of written requests, reports and stewardship materials to individual donors; and preparing research profiles for, and qualifying, prospective and existing institutional and individual donors of $5,000+.
The duties of the Grants and Prospect Research Manager are:
The ideal candidate is energetic, efficient, very well-organized, independent, reliable and committed to working in a team environment and to advancing the growth of the organization. The candidate will have the utmost respect for accuracy in all written communications about Riverkeeper’s programs and campaigns, and for the privacy of donors and prospects. The candidate must be able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines and proactively seek assistance when needed.
Applicants must have excellent writing and editing skills and be comfortable using a variety of computer programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and DonorPerfect (or another database). The position requires a minimum three years of experience conducting similar duties in a not-for-profit fundraising office. Direct experience working with institutional funders, experience working for an environmental organization and experience supervising volunteers or interns are a plus. BA/BS or equivalent preferred.
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 Aisling Dono at email@example.com with “Grants and Prospect Research Manager” as the subject line. Submission deadline is July 10th. 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.