Philanthropy Associate

Posted Date: February 26, 2019
Location: San Francisco, California
Department: 170
Position Summary:

The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for supporting California-based fundraisers and all aspects of the philanthropy program in California. This includes assisting the California Director of Philanthropy and other philanthropy staff with donor cultivation, solicitation, and recognition; helping with donor cultivation and fundraising events across California; managing donor tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, travel, and appointments; and working closely with California Philanthropy team and national Philanthropy Services staff to produce donor communications. 
 
Responsibilities:
  • Provide administrative support to the California Philanthropy Program, including working closely with national Philanthropy Services staff to draft and produce acknowledgement letters and other donor correspondence; coordinating mailings; processing gifts and pledges; creating and maintaining files, calendars, and internal reports; and ordering and updating development materials as necessary.
  • Maintain donor contact and gift records in fundraising database, enter data in records, produce gift and contact reports for California Director of Philanthropy, and help draft donor contact summaries.
  • Provide assistance to California Philanthropy staff with donor cultivation and fundraising events, including helping to coordinate event logistics and communications, and managing pre- and post-event staff meetings.
  • Schedule and plan logistics for internal and external meetings and conference calls, help produce relevant materials, and record meeting notes.
  • Support the California Director of Philanthropy by assisting with travel arrangements, processing expenses, and providing other administrative and organizational functions as required or assigned.
  • Provide research and solicitation strategy support for California Philanthropy staff, including tracking (and in some cases generating) foundation, corporate, and individual prospect research.
  • Other duties as assigned.
 Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Minimum 2-3 years support experience. 
  • Fundraising experience, including experience with fundraising events a plus.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills; excellent organizational skills.
  • Computer proficiency including fluency with the various Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, 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 The Trust for Public Land to the general public.
  • Knowledge of conservation and environmental issues a plus.