San Francisco

Development Assistant

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The Development Assistant is a full-time, non-exempt position that supports NatureBridge’s Development Department. This position will primarily assist in data entry, gift processing and donor acknowledgements. The Development Assistant’s attention to detail and organizational skills are integral to the department’s ability to build and steward relationships with our donors and maintain accurate donor and financial information. This is an entry-level position and does not have supervisory or budget responsibilities.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Gift Administration & Donor Acknowledgement

  • Assist in gift processing, including pledges, stocks and bequests
  • Assist in gift documentation filing in a timely manner 
  • Support Development Associate in preparing, reviewing and sending tax acknowledgement letters
  • Notify staff of incoming donations
  • Assist in the execution and update of weekly gift log
  • Support donor stewardship projects including: updating acknowledgement letters, assisting in the creation of new templates and ensuring accuracy of information

Database Administration

  • Create and maintain donor records in the donor database
  • Assist Development Operations Manager with routine data analysis to ensure accuracy of data
  • Assist Development Operations Manager with database imports 
  • Support regional Development Managers with assigned data entry and actions based on the moves management donor system

Development Support

  • Assist Development Associate and Finance Department with processing incoming mail
  • Support donor appeals plan and mailings
  • Assist NatureBridge leadership and Development Department with preparation and mailing of packages
  • Assistance with payment processing 
  • Assist in review of various donor listings, reports and mailings for accuracy
  • General administrative support in the weeks leading up to major events
  • Administrative responsibilities and other related job duties as assigned

Experience, Competencies & Education

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

Qualifications include:

  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong judgment and discretion
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Google Suite
  • Ability to work events and/or weekends as needed
  • Previous data entry, database, or Raiser’s Edge experience a plus
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to maintain strict donor confidentiality

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand or sit, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds.

This position description intends to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. It is not intended to include all duties and responsibilities.


Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans.

Application Process

NatureBridge is an equal opportunity employer. Recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce is a high priority. Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest and resume. To apply send a resume and cover letter to

No calls, faxes or printed materials. No agencies please. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Position is open until filled. Looking for immediate hire, contingent on successful background check and fingerprinting.

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