Center for Biological Diversity
  • 10-May-2018 to 09-Jul-2018 (MST)
  • Tucson, AZ, USA
  • Full Time

The Center for Biological Diversity is currently looking for a full-time development associate.  The preferred location for this position is to work out of our Tucson, Ariz. office.

General position overview: The Center seeks a post-entry-level development professional to join a dynamic, successful fundraising team while advancing the organization's mission. The development associate will primarily help support and grow our donor-relations program while supporting the major-gifts team; she or he will report to the senior development associate and work collaboratively with other development, membership, leadership, conservation and communications staff.

Main duties:

  • Provide project-management support within the donor-relations team for mailed and email fundraising campaigns and cultivation efforts;
  • Provide administrative support for the organization's major-gifts and planned-giving programs through record keeping and responsive communications;
  • Conduct in-depth research on prospective and current major donors;
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date individual major donor records across multiple databases;
  • Format and send email fundraising communications to highly segmented donor groups;
  • Design and update online donation pages for outgoing fundraising emails;
  • Assist with planning, coordinating and implementing major-gift team's donor visits and special events;
  • Coordinate gift entry and run queries and extract information from donor databases for mailings and data analysis;
  • Interact with donors via phone and other media;
  • Provide technical support and project management support for phone briefings;
  • Provide support planning and implement donor-focused events on a quarterly- or semi-annual basis;
  • Participate in strategic planning;
  • Assist with other projects in donor relations, major gifts, membership and grants, as assigned;
  • Cultivate and steward a portfolio of current and prospective major donors ($1K+) for annual gifts and campaigns;
  • Create weekly online-donation reports.



Essential qualities and skills desired:

  • College degree (required);
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently both individually and in a team;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Energetic, with good interpersonal skills;
  • Experience working with volunteers;
  • Ability to retain high level of donor confidentiality;
  • Experience with conducting in-depth donor research, including database work;
  • Exceptional attention to detail, organizational skills, time management and accuracy in completing complex tasks;
  • Solid knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, spreadsheets and mail merge functions;
  • Experience with Microsoft Access or other fundraising databases preferred. Experience with Revolution Online (ROI) database and Microsoft GroupMail software a plus;
  • Desktop publishing experience.

Sense of humor and positive attitude, along with a passion for, and knowledge of, the natural world, biodiversity and the Endangered Species Act.

Benefits Package:

  • Paid generous medical, dental and vision plan;
  • Paid short-term and long-term disability;
  • 403(b) plan with opportunity for match;
  • Generous time-off policies;
  • Relaxed work atmosphere and dress code.

Application process:

Please submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume. The position will remain open until filled. No telephone calls, please. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

The Center for Biological Diversity deeply values, and is committed to sustaining and promoting, both biological and cultural diversity. We welcome, embrace and respect diversity of people, identities and cultures. We are committed to fostering an organizational culture of diversity and inclusion. The Center believes staff and board diversity is critical to saving life on Earth.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

Center for Biological Diversity
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