Full Job Description
Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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Position Summary:
The Development Assistant will play an important role in Audubon’s development program in the Atlantic Flyway and across the Network. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Development Manager (Atlantic Flyway) and will work closely with national and regional development staff. This is a full-time position.


Essential Functions:
Provide administrative support, including scheduling travel, arranging meetings, processing expense reimbursements, and submitting external invoices for the VP for Development, Atlantic Flyway
Prepare development reports for Atlantic Flyway field offices, supporting the VP for Development
Provide administrative support (prospect research, list management, reporting, meeting materials preparation, records maintenance) for fundraising and stewardship activities related to the following cost centers:
Audubon Vermont
Seabirds Institute
Audubon Events and Engagement Programs
Support donor outreach as directed by the Audubon Vermont, Seabirds Institute, and the Events and Engagement Programs teams
Staff workshops and cultivation events, order catering for onsite meetings, and collaborate with other development associates and assistants as needed
Serve as a member of the development administrative team, working closely with the Senior Manager, Development Leadership on projects and tasks as assigned, including:
Coordination of the monthly national development team meeting
Staffing workshops and events/engagement programs as required
Ordering catering for on and offsite meetings
Collaborating with other development associates and assistants as needed and required
Serve as an extension of the Events and Engagement Programs team, providing administrative support for the implementation of fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship events and programs throughout the Atlantic Flyway and across the network
Provide on- and off-site support for national board meetings as required
Coordinate and assist with timely communication about and acknowledgement of gifts (both formally and informally) made by managed donors across the Atlantic Flyway as well as gifts made in support of the various cost centers within the Flyway
As required and directed, work with the team to help implement distribution of electronic and paper communications on behalf of cost centers throughout the Atlantic Flyway; this may include:
Reviewing distribution lists for exclusion/inclusion
Coordinating distribution of materials from the central development communications team that can be repurposes for state/center level outreach
Supporting the drafting and design process for local content
Identifying and creating lists for various forms of distribution
Providing reports on effectiveness of outreach/appeals
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and minimum 3+ years of work experience in a professional setting; nonprofit development experience preferred by not required.
Proficient in Microsoft Office as well as Salesforce.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a strong ability to edit and proofread documents.
Detail-oriented approach to work with strong organizational skills, and the ability to maintain confidential information with discretion and integrity.
A self-starter, who is able to prioritize and complete work with minimal supervision while meeting deadlines.
Professional, personable, and efficient approach to all aspects of position; must be a team player with excellent interpersonal skills.
A flexible approach to work with the willingness work some evenings, if needed.
Interest in development, conservation and the mission of the National Audubon Society.

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