Employment and apprenticeship Opportunities
The Center for Wildlife seeks full-time, highly energetic and professional development assistant. Under the supervision of the Development Manager (DM), the Development Assistant is responsible for managing the income processing and acknowledgment system, assisting with producing and maintaining marketing materials, administrative work needed for operating and capital campaigns, and supporting the successful execution of fundraising and donor engagement events. Additionally, the Development Assistant serves as point of contact for earned income and membership opportunities, supporting business, assigned individual and foundation donor relationships, and participates in social media and outreach efforts. The Development Assistant also provides support to the Executive Director (ED) and Board of Directors (BOD) as appropriate.
The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree, excellent communication and negotiation skills, attention to detail, along with a collaborative and entrepreneurial drive. Experience should include 1-2 years of development work including non-profit fundraising events and promotion, corporate and private functions, vendor and media management. Qualified applicants should have excellent multi-tasking, attention to detail, and customer service skills along with proficiency in donor recording keeping, Microsoft and Google software, and social media promotion. Work experience or education in an environmental or wildlife organization is a plus.
The position is hourly pay commensurate with experience, and includes full-time benefits such as health insurance, retirement contribution, ongoing professional development opportunities and paid time off. Center for Wildlife also offers a positive work culture, and satisfaction at working at one of the only organizations of its kind performing critical work for wildlife and nature connection in our region. Center for Wildlife was founded in 1986, has over 20,000 followers on its social media, an annual operating budget of $785,000, 6 board members, and 14 full-time and 3 seasonal staff. Since inception CFW has treated over 60,000 injured and orphaned wild animals, presented environmental education programming to over 100,000 community members, and developed a strong philanthropic culture and community reputation. Center for Wildlife has recently completed construction and transitioned operations to a brand new $6M facility and campus.