The Development Associate will help guide strategy and promote fundraising effectiveness through the analysis of appeals, giving, and engagement activity by donors and activists; oversee the digital fundraising effort; and manage the moves management system, all to increase gifts toward the mission of the Conservation League.
- Continually measure, review, and assess the effectiveness of fundraising appeals and other activities using the EveryAction database
- Develop and implement the organization’s digital and social media fundraising effort, in collaboration with the Assistant Director of Development and the communications team
- Manage the organization’s moves management system, conduct donor research, and identify prospects for solicitors throughout the organization
- Promote giving activities that will ensure that the organization’s fundraising goals are achieved
- Manage and implement the gift acknowledgement process
- Work with the in-house analytics team to glean insights from all giving strategies, appeals, donor engagement and behaviors, and retention and acquisition rates to inform future strategies and goal setting for all levels of donors
- Lead bi-weekly strategy meetings to review prospect lists, moves between lists, and other analytics
- Manage the monthly giving program
- Assure design and maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems, and informational reports.
- Assure appropriate prospect research.
- Ensure appropriate level of knowledge software and other programs as warranted throughout the Development Team
- Ensure all communications/interactions are recorded so as to inform future donor and prospect interactions
- Comply with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors and ensure compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct
- Design and implement of cost-effective development programs while maintaining acceptable level of quality and return on investment.
- Carry out the approved development plan
- Be a representative of the organization at events, meetings, conferences, etc.
- Be informed of all prospect and donor communication from staff and board members so as to ensure appropriate future donor and prospect interactions
- Decide what donor information is confidential and to ensure it is shared appropriately internally and externally
- Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
- Ability to maintain highly professional interactions while being friendly, a good listener, and a strong motivator
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and proficient computer skills
- Ability to write for and communicate with various audiences about complex issues
- Self-motivated and energetic
- Ability or work cooperatively and pleasantly with donors, development team members, volunteers, consultants, vendors, and all members of the Coastal Conservation League staff and community
- Ability to work well under pressure and adhere to a strict code of donor confidentiality and ethics
- Demonstrated experience in social media and email fundraising techniques, language, and integration with annual appeals
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills with particular attention to detail
- Commitment to promptly responding to the needs of donors, Board members and colleagues
- Interest in conservation and policy issues
- Competence in CRM systems, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Preferred Education and Experience:
- Four-year degree in a relevant field or comparable experience in a nonprofit fundraising role
- Working knowledge of EveryAction or similar CRM software
- Experience with data analytics, specifically related to fundraising appeals, annual metrics, and donor statistics
- Experience with a donor database solution and adept at building queries and running reports
- Proficiency in moves management principles, implementation, and management
The job operates in a professional office environment and may include working remotely. This role routinely uses technology equipment such as computers, projectors, and conference lines. Additionally, this position works within the community to attend meetings, lunches, dinners, and 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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
Some travel is required and may include occasional overnight travel.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Other duties may be required in the job as requested by the Supervisor.
The Coastal Conservation League offers a competitive suite of benefits, including medical, dental and vision insurance; short- and long-term disability; life insurance, 403(b) retirement and generous paid time off policies.
Cultivating a diverse and inclusive team is an essential component of the Conservation League’s commitment to advancing equity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
The Coastal Conservation League is an equal opportunity employer. The Conservation League does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit, and business need.