Program Assistant

Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is seeking a full-time Program Assistant responsible for data processing to ensure accurate recording and reporting and general programmatic support. In addition, this position provides administrative support for FOW’s 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 Director and Director of Field Stewardship.

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
  • Create online registration and event pages for all events, including volunteer service days, guided walks & talks, and other various community events.
  • Coordinate pre-event communication with all registrants and event leaders.
  • Track post-event data, including attendees and volunteer service hours.
  • Accurately enter gift, membership, event, and volunteer data.
  • Answer and respond to phone calls and e-mails as a first point of contact for the public, and forward messages to appropriate staff members as needed.
  • Assist with setting up and staffing of events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Technology- Utilize the follow platforms
  • Raiser’s Edge 7 & RE NXT
  • WordPress
  • Bonfire
  • Smartsheet & other cloud-based software
  • Microsoft Teams
Required Skills and Qualifications 
  • High School diploma/GED
  • Reliable transportation
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Ability to keep accurate records, organize information, follow established procedures and prioritize tasks among several assignments
  • Skill in writing grammatically correct routine business correspondence
  • Skill in editing correspondence to correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as collaboratively as part of team
  • 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)
Desired Skills
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills
  • Interest in environmental conservation
  • Previous knowledge and experience with Microsoft Teams, Adobe Acrobat, WordPress
  • Previous experience working with Raiser’s Edge or a similar CRM
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.