Development Assistant

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The Development Assistant will support NatureBridge’s fundraising efforts through data entry, research, preparation of materials and donor stewardship. The position is a critical member of a six-person Development and Communications Team. This position provides opportunities to learn and develop skills across a broad set of development responsibilities including both individual and institutional giving. The Development Assistant will report to the Development Operations Manager.

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. Assistance with other donor
  • stewardship projects as needed.

Development Support

  • Perform, research and contribute to strategies for prospective individual, corporate and institutional
  • donors as needed
  • Prepare materials for donor meetings, draft donor communications
  • Assist Development and Finance Department with processing incoming mail
  • Support donor appeals plan and mailings
  • Assist in review of various donor listings, reports and mailings for accuracy
  • General administrative support in the weeks leading up to events
  • Support board governance with record keeping and reporting
  • Administrative responsibilities and other related job duties as assigned

Database Administration

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

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

  • Two to three years’ administrative experience, preferably in nonprofit or development related work
  • Previous data entry and database experience, Raiser’s Edge experience a plus
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills for preparing reports and donor materials
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Exceptional time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong judgment and discretion, ability to maintain strict donor confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Google Suite

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

This job provides the opportunity to work on site and remotely. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones. This position may require occasional work on evenings and weekends to support events. 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 please. 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.