Current Opportunities

 

DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

Department:                Development

Reports to:                   Membership/Annual Giving Manager

Employment Status:  Part-time

Tyler Arboretum is a 650 acre public garden located in Media PA, only 40 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. One of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. The Arboretum offers workshops, classes and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

POSITION SUMMARY

Tyler Arboretum is seeking a detail and customer-service oriented team member to assure that our members and donors receive acknowledgements and fulfillment from us graciously, accurately, and promptly.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating gifts entry and database management for membership, annual giving and major gifts, with focus on promptness, accuracy, and excellent service to donors as the face of Tyler Arboretum. The Coordinator will manage membership renewals, on-line and recurring giving and the matching gifts process. The Coordinator will complete gift acknowledgements, deposits, membership fulfillment and answer questions by phone, email and in person.

The Development Coordinator will complete the majority of gift and data entry and assist with database cleanup and maintenance. The Coordinator will create mailing, recognition, and appeal lists and assist with routine reconciliation and analytic reports, in addition to general administrative duties. The Coordinator will also perform individual prospect research. The Coordinator will assist in promoting membership at Arboretum activities and with planning and executing membership events.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum three years’ experience in Raiser’s Edge software (or similar system) required
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with membership, annual giving fundraising and direct marketing preferred
  • Ability to think and work independently and within a staff/volunteer team
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Comfortable working with general public, trustees, members, and donors by phone, email and in person
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend events  

Work Environment:

  • General office environment with occasional work on the Arboretum’s grounds
  • Significant computer and telephone work
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs with occasional lifting of light loads, up to 20lbs

Please send resume to mjackson@tylerarboretum.org by July 15, 2015. References may be requested following initial interview.

Tyler Arboretum is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

MEMBERSHIP/ANNUAL GIVING MANAGER

Department: Development

Reports to: Director of Development

Employment Status: Full-time with Benefits

Tyler Arboretum is a 650 acre public garden located in Media, Pennsylvania, only 40 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. One of the oldest arboreta in the northeastern United States, Tyler Arboretum encompasses 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, and 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. The Arboretum offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

POSITION SUMMARY

Tyler Arboretum is seeking a strategic, energetic and proven fundraiser to build engagement for the arboretum through membership, annual giving and sponsorships.

The Annual Giving/Membership Manager is responsible for planning and implementing comprehensive Annual Giving and Membership programs at Tyler Arboretum with a focus on expansion. For both programs, this includes cultivating and acquiring new members and donors while stewarding and retaining current donors with the goal of upgrading them to new levels. The Manager needs strong writing ability for annual giving and membership appeals and promotions. The Manager also works with the Special Events Manager to solicit Corporate sponsors for key fundraising and promotional events.

The Manager works closely with Development department and other Arboretum staff to evaluate and improve membership and annual giving renewal and acquisition programs. The Manager oversees gift and data entry, processing event and membership registrations/renewals, routine reconciliation and analytic reports, and performs general administrative duties. The Manager supervises the Development Coordinator in many of these tasks. The Manager maintains a presence and promotes memberships at Arboretum activities and plans and executes membership events.

Essential Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum three years’ experience in membership, annual giving fundraising and direct marketing
  • Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to think and work independently and within a staff/volunteer team
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion
  • Comfortable working with general public, trustees, members, and donors by phone, email and in person
  • Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Expertise in Raiser’s Edge software (or similar system) required
  • Experience creating digital communications
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend events

Work Environment:

  • Tyler Arboretum provides a welcoming team-based work environment
  • General office environment with occasional work on the Arboretum’s grounds
  • Significant computer and telephone work
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, bending, and climbing stairs with occasional lifting of light loads, up to 25lbs

Please send resume, three writing samples and a program of membership events that you developed to Mary Beth Jackson, Director of Development at mjackson@tylerarboretum.org by July 6, 2015. References may be requested following initial interview.

 

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