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Philanthropy Associate

Location: Seattle, WA
Date Posted: 04-23-2018
Position Summary:
The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for supporting all aspects of the philanthropy program in the Northwest.  This includes assisting the Northwest Director of Philanthropy and other philanthropy staff with donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; donor events, the management of donor tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, travel, and appointments; and assistance in the production of donor communications. 

Provide administrative support for the Philanthropy Program, including drafting and producing acknowledgements and letters; coordinating mailings; processing gifts and pledges; creating and maintaining files, calendars, and ongoing reports; and ordering or updating development materials as necessary.
  • Maintain donor contact and gift records in database tracking system, enter data in records, produce gift and contact reports for staff, and write contact summaries.
  • Provide assistance to philanthropy staff with donor cultivation and fundraising events including logistics, invitations, and communications.
  • Schedule internal and external meetings and conference calls, plan logistics for meetings, make travel arrangements, process expenses and provide other standard clerical and organizational functions for philanthropy as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Provide research and solicitation strategy support for the Philanthropy Program, including tracking (and in some cases generating) foundation, corporate, and individual research.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum 3-4 years support experience. 
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer proficiency including fluency with the various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).  Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software a plus.
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, and make recommendations in resolving problems and provide guidance to other departments and field offices.
  • Ability to represent TPL to the general public.
  • Knowledge of conservation and environmental issues a plus.
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