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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 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.

Current Opportunities

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator: Full-time with benefits, reporting to Director of Development

POSITION SUMMARY

Tyler Arboretum is seeking an energetic, detail, and customer-service oriented staff member to help us more fully engage our members and donors as we grow these programs.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for gifts entry for membership, annual giving, and major gifts, with a focus on accuracy, promptness, and excellent service as the face of Tyler Arboretum. The Coordinator will complete gift acknowledgements, deposits, membership fulfillment, and answer inquiries by phone, email, and in person, and assist with database maintenance. The Coordinator will handle recurring gifts and matching gifts processes.

Assisting the Membership and Annual Giving Manager, the Coordinator will handle membership renewals, create mailing, appeal, and recognition lists, and complete routine reconciliation and analytic reports. The Coordinator will serve as backup to the Site Administrator for the Altru database.  The Coordinator will assist in promoting membership at Tyler events and in planning and executing membership activities.  The Coordinator will perform individual prospect research and general administrative duties for the Director of Development.

Essential Requirements

-Bachelor’s Degree required

-Exceptional organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills required

-Experience in fundraising software (Altru, Raiser’s Edge or similar systems) and Excel required

-Experience with membership, annual giving fundraising, and direct marketing preferred

-Ability to work within a staff/volunteer team and to think and work independently

-Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

-Comfortable working with general public, trustees, members, and donors

-Microsoft Office skills (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint)

-Ability to work evenings and weekends

Work Environment

-General office environment with additional 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 50 pounds

-Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions

About Tyler

Tyler Arboretum, a public garden in the Philadelphia suburbs, covers 650 acres of renowned plant collections, champion trees, historic buildings, with 17 miles of hiking trails through woodlands, wetlands, and meadows. Tyler offers workshops, classes, and tours for adults and children throughout the year.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Mary Beth Jackson, Director of Development, mjackson@tylerarboretum.org  References may be requested following initial interview. Tyler Arboretum, 515 Painter Road, Media, PA 19063

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