• Development Assistant

    John Ball Zoo
    Job Description
    Apply at: https://goo.gl/WcK3b7
    Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Assistant will provide administrative support to the Institutional Advancement team.  The Development Assistant will conduct a variety of day-to-day office tasks, assist with special projects within the department, and be responsible for timely and accurate input of gift information and donor data into the Raiser’s Edge database.
    • Assists with accurate data entry and confidential processing of gifts from entry to receipting and acknowledgment, as well as donor information and other data related to relationship tracking and management.
    • Regular reconciliation of gift and account information with the zoo’s finance team.
    • Maintains database integrity through periodic clean-up projects and tasks.
    • Professionally answers and fields phone calls, responds to e-mails, schedules meetings, records minutes and other administrative tasks as needed for the Institutional Advancement department.
    • As needed, assists with various aspects of the Zoo’s fundraising events, mailings, and other activities.
    • Supports stewardship of donors and other Zoo clients by providing excellent customer service.
    • Coordinates events, grants, and other departmental calendars.
    • Assembles media and donor kits for events and meetings.
    • Executes other tasks and duties as directed by Development Director.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Efficient time management skills with ability to multi-task.
    • Excellent writing, editing and communication skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and able to prioritize work.
    • Able to function independently and as a team member.
    • Understanding of and comfortable with database systems and data entry.
    • Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information with integrity.
    • Proficiency with computer data entry and software programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite. 
    • Associate degree in related field.
    • Minimum of two years experience in an administrative position.
    • Raiser’s Edge software experience strongly preferred.
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