Development Assistant

The Nature Conservancy
Experience : 0 to 3 Years
Location : Delhi
Job Role : HR
Posted on 05 Oct 20
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Job DescriptionLast Date 29 Nov 20

With a 60-year history, an energized and passionate staff, and 11,000 committed members, the Indiana Chapter of the Nature Conservancy is a hub of innovation, using science and collaboration to solve the world’s most pressing environmental problems Our conservation work in Indiana contributes significantly to the Conservancy’s global initiatives We have protected over 100,000 acres of prairies, wetlands, forests, and other natural areas across the state that help mitigate the effects of a changing climate The work and expertise of the Indiana Development Team is integral to these efforts The Development Assistant will be responsible for a variety of administrative and operations activities which support the strategic goals and ensure the organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and smooth function of the Development team Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Development Assistant reports to the Indiana Director of Development and works with a top-in-class development program of five fundraising staff

Essential Functions

The Development Assistant provides administrative support for the Indiana Director of Development and the fundraising team They will assist with the day-to-day operations of the team including travel arrangements, calendar management, processing and tracking expenses, meeting logistics, supply orders, and vehicle upkeep They may also assist with the planning and implementation of special events, planning of committee meetings, organizing and executing mailings to donors, and managing volunteers They will apply established processes and practices to improve effectiveness and provide other staff with information they need to make decisions and solve problems The Development Assistant may have substantial contact with staff, donors, trustees, volunteers, consultants, as well as legal, and financial professionals

Responsibilities And Scope
Does not supervise any staff but may help plan and direct the work of volunteers and interns
Duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines
Financial responsibility may include working within a budget, purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget tracking
Refers difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor
Maintain confidentiality
Serve as a team member for assigned projects
Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain
Ability to work a flexible schedule, may include overtime, evenings and weekends 

Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma plus 1-year experience; or equivalent combination
Experience in writing, editing, and proofreading
Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines
Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people
Must have a valid driver’s license

Desired Qualifications
Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
Some college or higher education
Experience providing administrative support such as customer service, coordinating meeting logistics and travel arrangements, calendar management, etc
Familiarity with standard business communications and Word applications
Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems
Ability to apply research skills
Ability to write and edit written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events
Experience working with databases, including managing and tracking data
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, event management experience ideal

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process
  • Development Assistant
  • Experience : 0 to 3
  • Job Type : Full Time
  • Interview Type : Face to Face Interview

Job Type : Full Time
Interview Type : Face to Face Interview
Company Description
The Nature Conservancy

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 79 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners.
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