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Philanthropy Associate/Office Manager

Location: Boston, MA
Date Posted: 09-06-2018
Position Summary:
The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for supporting all aspects of the philanthropy program in Massachusetts, in order to realize annual revenue goals. This includes assisting relevant staff members with the following: donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; cultivation and stewardship events; management and tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, travel, and appointments; processing expense reports; and assisting with donor communications.  The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for supporting the local Advisory Board, including: scheduling meetings, managing all meeting logistics, and producing meeting notes. In addition, the Philanthropy Associate provides general administrative support to the Massachusetts office.
70% - Philanthropy Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative support for the philanthropy program, including preparing and facilitating grant approval process, drafting and producing acknowledgments 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 records in database tracking system; enter data in records; produce gift and contact reports for staff; generate contact summaries; and generate reports.
  • Provide assistance with donor cultivation and fundraising events and field trips including planning, logistics, invitations, presentation materials, and program.
  • 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 as required or assigned by supervisor.
  • Provide research support, including requesting, tracking and generating foundation, corporate, and individual research.
  • Provide administrative support for local Advisory Board, including: scheduling meetings; managing meeting logistics; coordinating and distributing meeting agenda, packet and minutes; producing meeting minutes; and supporting new member orientations and Advisory Board committees.
  • Collaborate with and support philanthropy colleagues around the country as appropriate.
30% - Office Management Responsibilities:
  • Ensure smooth operation of office administrative functions, including ordering supplies; managing incoming and outgoing mail and postage needs; information technology maintenance and upgrades; and overseeing office physical plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Provide support to other staff in paying invoices and requesting checks
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum 3-4 years experience in office environment providing administrative support.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Proficiency with complex databases or donor management software a plus.
  • Experience with events, budgets, and working with volunteers and/or constituents.
  • Professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to use good judgment, take initiative, prioritize, and problem solve.
  • Ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensuring close coordination and integration with other staff members
  • Interest and commitment to The Trust for Public Land’s mission
  • Willingness to work flexible hours
  • Willingness to travel occasionally
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