Development Assistant

Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is seeking a full-time Development Assistant responsible for gift and data processing to ensure accurate recording and reporting and to produce acknowledgments to donors and members. In addition, this position provides administrative support for FOW’s development staff and handles a variety of tasks outlined below, as well as other duties that may be assigned. Experience with a CRM database and the full Microsoft Office Suite is preferred. Reports to the Development & Database Manager.

This is a full-time, in-person position with a Monday-Friday schedule. Some weekend and evening availability, as well as reliable transportation, is required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Help produce & send large mailings, including Annual Appeal, semi-annual Direct Mail campaigns, and monthly membership renewal notices.
  • Produce all member/donor correspondence (monthly renewals, acknowledgment letters, mailing member premiums, etc.)
  • Accurately record and report gifts, memberships, events, and volunteer data.
  • Ensure adequate stock of office supplies, outreach materials, and retail items (maps, brochures, member premiums, etc.). Complete yearly inventory.
  • Answer and respond to phone calls and e-mails as the first point of contact for the public, and forward messages to appropriate staff members as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Work with Business Manager and Controller to reconcile development and finance records.
  • Provide backup support for the Business Manager when necessary.
  • Assist with setting up and staffing of events.
Required Skills and Qualifications
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Reliable transportation
  • Previous experience working with Raiser’s Edge or a similar CRM
  • Ability to follow written and oral direction involving multiple task assignments
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to keep accurate records, organize information, follow established procedures, and prioritize tasks among several assignments
  • Able to sit at a standard desk for periods of 4 hours or more, and lift up to 25 pounds. (Standing desk and other ergonomic options may be available)
  • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends
Desired Skills
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills
  • Interest in environmental conservation
  • Previous knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite required, Adobe Acrobat and WordPress a plus
Salary and Benefits:
  • $40,000 – $45,000 annually
  • Generous paid time off
  • Retirement benefits and matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Professional development assistance
  • Vision insurance

Submit your application here.

The deadline to apply is Friday, January 12, 2024. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Friends of the Wissahickon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, gender, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.