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Development Associate

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Land Trust Alliance
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Washington, DC

Land Trust Alliance


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Published 19 days ago

December 4, 2020

Overview:

The Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust community. As the national leader in policy, standards and education, we work passionately to support land trusts across America so they can save more land and better serve their communities.

Our natural places and working lands are a lifeline to clean air, water, food and good health. These lands also bring us together, inspire us and provide opportunities to recreate and recharge. The land trust community is a crucial component in this equation. With important places under continual threat, land trusts need access to the best tools, information and policy advocates. Armed with a diverse network and valuable resources, the Alliance is the land trust community’s source for the knowledge and capabilities they need to reach their goals. From tax and funding policies on Capitol Hill to innovative ideas, partnerships and initiatives, we ensure our land trust members can always be heard and achieve more. 

Summary of Position:

Reporting to the Director of Principal Giving and working closely with the Manager of Annual Giving and other staff, the Development Associate is an integral part of the fundraising team, with a focus on supporting a comprehensive individual giving program. The Development Associate helps to facilitate the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual donors and prospects. The position supports benefits fulfillment, giving societies, events and prospect research. This position also provides day-to-day administrative support to the Development team, including recording information, coordinating communications across teams and departments, meeting logistics, expense reports, tracking deadlines and other duties as assigned.

Key Duties:

  • Prepare and send acknowledgements and other correspondence, focused on individual giving needs.
  • Coordinate donor event logistics.
  • Provide logistics and other support for donor mailings, staff travel, workplace giving, donor stewardship and benefits fulfillment.
  • Assist in providing prospect research on new individual and corporate prospects and current donors.
  • Assist in prospect and donor data entry and integrity in the database and shared files.
  • Coordinate and perform general administrative functions to support the overall Development department.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Provide administrative support for all donor stewardship and benefits fulfillment initiatives including preparing, coordinating, and sending acknowledgements and other in-house mailings.
  • Work with Manager of Annual Giving to support the processing of direct mail appeals with outside vendors.
  • Work with Development Systems Specialist as a secondary point of contact for data entry into membership database and ensuring accurate information and system integrity.
  • Provide administrative and logistical assistance to the Director of Principal Giving in the preparation for and staffing of key donor events, including President’s Circle events and donor-focused events during Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference (Rally).
  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Development and Director of Principal Giving to facilitate logistics and other administrative needs related to solicitor fundraising travel/phone calls and to ensure follow-up action is taken.
  • Support Director of Principal Giving and other staff in their moves management strategies by assisting with materials, internal mailings, and events related to major donor fundraising.
  • Serve as secondary point of contact to perform prospect research on current donors and individual and corporate prospects, as assigned, using training and tools provided.
  • Provide scheduling and logistical support for Development meetings, including facilitating prospect management meetings.
  • Manage workplace giving processes for individual giving, including Combined Federal Campaign participation.
  • Coordinate Development displays, needs and activities associated with Rally, and integrate with Training team. 
  • Assist with special projects and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • At least one to two year(s) of progressive experience at a nonprofit, focused on individual giving fundraising.
  • A demonstrated ability to produce multiple assignments on deadline.
  • Strong computer skills. Experience with Microsoft suite, fundraising software, and databases essential.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with precise attention to detail.
  • Strong verbal communication skills. Experience engaging with board members/donors a plus.
  • Excellent writing and editing abilities. Experience writing donor-centric materials a plus.
  • Experience coordinating events a plus. Experience coordinating external vendors a plus.
  • Ability to work both independently with limited supervision as well as collaboratively in an environment that stresses teamwork.
  • Ability to think creatively and strategically.
  • Strong interest in land conservation. A willingness to understand and enthusiastically promote the Alliance’s conservation mission and programs is essential.
  • Flexible and able to handle multiple tasks, working with different personalities and tight timelines with skill.


The Land Trust Alliance’s mission is to save the places people need and love by strengthening land conservation across America. The Land Trust Alliance is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status. 


Overview:

The Land Trust Alliance is the voice of the land trust community. As the national leader in policy, standards and education, we work passionately to support land trusts across America so they can save more land and better serve their…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule

Benefits

Competitive salary and benefits provided. 

Competitive salary and benefits provided. 

Location

1250 H Street Northwest, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005

How to Apply

Send resume and cover letter, via email to hr@lta.org. If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to Human Resources, Land Trust Alliance, 1250 H St, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20005.

Send resume and cover letter, via email to hr@lta.org. If email is not an option, applications will be accepted by mail to Human Resources, Land Trust Alliance, 1250 H St, NW, Suite 600…

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