The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation's most effective environmental action group, combining the grassroots power of 2.4 million members and online activists with the courtroom clout and expertise of nearly 550 lawyers, scientists and other professionals to fight for the planet and its people in the halls of Congress, communities across the country, and nations around the globe. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff – a force for nature - work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana, and Beijing.
NRDC is seeking a Development Assistant in our NY Office. This position provides administrative support to individuals in our Development Department: The Eastern Director of Major Gifts, Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations, two Portfolio Managers in the New York Major Gifts Department, the Donor Systems Team and others in the department as needed.
This position will assist with the cultivation, stewardship, and management of NRDC’s Major Gifts donors and prospects as well as other external relationships, and will also provide extensive administrative support in planning for NRDC Major Gifts cultivation events. Job duties will be 80% administrative and will include preparing letters, general correspondence and donor briefings; creating and maintaining donor and income tracking spreadsheets; researching donor prospects and current donors; maintaining major gifts databases and recording donor interactions; scheduling, recording, and gathering materials for meetings; processing expenses and invoices; assisting with gift entries on our development database; and other tasks as needed.
Calendar management for supervisors, scheduling meetings and preparing meeting materials
Assist with event planning tasks
Record meetings and distribute meeting minutes to ensure that action items are kept on track
Conduct research on prospective and existing donors and developing short, written summaries
Prepare expense reports and process invoices
Handle travel arrangements for supervisors
Coordinate catering, AV equipment, and other logistics for conferences/meetings
General administrative tasks such as filing, mailing, printing, copying, faxing and distributing documents
Ensure proper donor activity tracking in database, including contact information, major gift call reports, event attendance and moves management stages
Process and acknowledge gifts in a timely manner
Provide regular standing reports and ad hoc reports as needed
General Database processing and data entry
Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) in related field or equivalent experience strongly preferred
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to manage priorities and workflow
Experience and comfort working with high profile individuals
Detail oriented with excellent organizational skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Nonprofit database experience, Salesforce and or Donor Direct preferred
Self-directed, with the ability to prioritize and simultaneously work on multiple projects
NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.
To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/jobs and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please reach out to Customer Care by dialing 1-800-889-4422.
For further information about NRDC, please visit www.nrdc.org