The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) seeks to bring about a world with plentiful healthy wetlands improving water quality, climate, biodiversity, and human well-being. To make that vision a reality, TWI designs, restores, and creates wetlands. You can learn more about our mission and growth here: https://tinyurl.com/TWI25
The Wetlands Initiative seeks a Development Associate who is passionate about the environment and interested in using their fundraising skills on behalf of a rapidly growing nonprofit. The Development Associate will be part of a small, collaborative fundraising and communications team that supports TWI’s regional ecological restoration projects. This full-time position with benefits will provide support to senior staff with a focus on the identification, cultivation, and stewardship strategy for individual donors capable of making gifts to the organization of at least $1,000.
The ideal candidate will have 2+ years’ professional experience in fundraising as well as an engaging personality for interactions with colleagues, donors, and prospects. He/she should enjoy working in an office; be highly skilled at multitasking and managing priorities independently; have strong computer skills including familiarity with donor database software; possess strong communications skills both verbal and written; and demonstrate consistent and close attention to detail.
These functions will be carried out mostly during normal office hours and mostly at our downtown Chicago office, but some in-state travel and evening/weekend hours will be required, especially for special events. As the Wetlands Initiative has a small staff and an “all hands on deck” culture where all employees pitch in during major events and initiatives, flexibility and adaptability are key to the position. The Development Associate will report to the Director of Development and Communications.
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This is a full-time position with full benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, 403b retirement plan, and vacation and sick days. Starting salary range is $55,000-$60,000, with room for significant professional growth over time.
The Wetlands Initiative is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, veteran status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or marital status.
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