Philanthropy Associate

Posted Date: December 4, 2020
Location: New York, New York
Position Summary:
The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for supporting the New York State Philanthropy Team, an Institutional Giving Director and Sr. Director Field Philanthropy to raise funds for The Trust for Public Land’s mission.  Reporting to the New York Senior Director of Philanthropy, the Philanthropy Associate will assist the team with donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; CRM management; prospect research and development; schedule meetings, travel, and appointments; and provide logistical support for the New York Advisory Board. 
30%       Provide administrative support for the New York based philanthropy staff, with all aspects of maintaining donor relationships, including schedule meetings and conference calls, plan logistics for donor meetings, and provide other standard clerical and organizational function for philanthropy as required or assigned by supervisor. 
30%        Process gifts, pledges and grants following TPL’s policies and procedures. CRM management, including data entry and portfolio management; prospect research; and draft and distribute contact reports.
20%       Supports the administration and management of the local New York advisory board, including communications, meeting logistics, coordinating follow up, and other duties as assigned.
10%        Support donor cultivation and fundraising events and field trips including planning, logistics, volunteers, invitations, communications, presentation materials, and follow up.

10%        Draft donor correspondence such as appeals, pledge reminders, invoices, gift acknowledgement letters, stewardship communications, and other donor communication materials, as well as draft and maintain online giving sites associated with local fundraising efforts.
  • 3 or more years of experience providing administrative support, preferably within a fundraising program. 
  • Excellent writing and communication skills, proficiency with databases and spreadsheet applications required
  • Computer proficiency with various Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and with complex databases or donor management software.
  • Self-motivated with a proven ability to work autonomously and problem solve.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills and excellent attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with events and working with volunteers and/or constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to function effectively as a member of a team, ensuring close coordination and integration with other staff members.
  •    Understands The Trust for Public Land’s gift acceptance policies and ensures ethical compliance with fundraising best practices, as defined by the Association for Fundraising Professionals.
  • Interest and commitment to The Trust for Public Land’s mission
  • Demonstrates an awareness and sensitivity to the needs and concerns of individuals from diverse cultures, backgrounds and orientations.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours and to travel occasionally.
The Trust for Public Land is actively recruiting a diverse work force