Membership Associate, Leadership Giving
Natural Resources Defense Council - New York, NY

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NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America's bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 430 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Livingston, Montana and Beijing.

Position Summary :
The Membership Associate is responsible for coordinating the day to day responsibilities of the direct mail leadership circle programs – The President’s Circle and the Council of 1000 which bring in over $9 million to NRDC annually. This position would also be responsible for coordinating the weekly acknowledgment program, gift entry and database maintenance. Additional duties will include helping to organize donor cultivation events and fundraising campaigns. Candidate should be enthusiastic, highly organized and have a keen interest in the environment and people, and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Responsibilities :
Produce and supervise the mailing of the weekly high dollar acknowledgments

Maintain and update leadership circle donor records

Assist with Member Events

Data entry of leadership circle gifts

Assist with all fundraising and cultivation mailings both postal and email to Leadership Circle Donors

Donor list selects for visits and cultivation mailings

Maintain Leadership Circle email correspondence

Required Skills

A minimum of 1-2 years experience in the field of direct mail and/or major gift fundraising

A person who is enthusiastic, warm, highly organized, and has a keen interest in nature and the environment.

Must have the ability to handle simultaneous, ongoing projects.

Excellent oral and written communication skills,

Interest in people and a desire to significantly increase income from a select segment of the direct mail Membership.

Working knowledge of computer databases and an interest in using new technology for fundraising required.

NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.

To apply, please create a profile and upload a resume and cover letter. No phone calls or faxes please. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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