Development Assistant

Phoenixville 19460, Pennsylvania

JoB Description

Seeking a part-time Assistant for a non-profit land trust located in northern Chester County, PA. Ideal candidate will have experience in grant-writing, donor-database management systems, special event planning and non-profit fundraising.

  • Candidate must have own transportation, and a BA in a related field preferred, but not required.
  • Must be proficient in Excel, Outlook, Microsoft, DonorPerfect or similar donor database. Photoshop and Constant Contact knowledge, a huge plus.

Hours required are 25 per week between the hours of 10am and 4pm and telecommuting is not acceptable for this position. Hourly wage is $15 per hour, with performance bonuses awarded for special projects.


The ideal candidate will be pleasant, have a good sense of humor, an eye for detail, be able to work independently, and with others, have excellent common sense and discretion. Professional phone demeanor, and appropriate office attire required. Experience with capital campaigns is huge plus. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have a working knowledge of WordPress platform, and social media expertise. Excellent grammar, proofreading and letter writing skills required.

Duties include: Entering information in the donor database, filing, answering phone calls, composing thank you letters, updating website as needed, composing e-blasts, organizing project-specific tasks as related to events, campaign planning and execution, taking minutes at event committee meetings, interfacing with major funders.

Must be available on Saturday, November 4 from 4pm to 11pm for a major event in Elverson.

This is an excellent opportunity for advancement to a full-time position for the right person, and a great learning opportunity to work with skilled and experienced leaders in the non-profit environmental field. This position reports to the Director of Development & Marketing.

To Apply: Please email with a resume and cover letter to [email protected] . Please list two references. Position open October 1, 2017. No phone calls please.


Contact: Director of Administration Janet Baldo

Salary: $15.00 Hourly

Phone: 610-933-7577

E-Mail: [email protected]


Mailing Address: 511 Kimberton Road, Phoenixville, PA 19460

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There is little doubt in my mind that the greatest challenge facing every nonprofit is not whether it is sustainable, but if it is viable.  Many nonprofits that aren’t viable have proven their ability to be sustainable—defined as the ability to be maintained at a certain level. Sustainability makes no judgment as to the quality of the level at which the organization is maintained, simply that the level is maintained, month after month, year after year.  Thus, we can easily describe an organization that regularly operates month-to-month, hoping each month it will still be able to make payroll, and then.

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