SKLT seeks Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator
Part-time

Job Summary:

The South Kingstown Land Trust (SKLT) seeks a part-time, 25-30 hours a week, Development Coordinator with a passion for the care and stewardship of protected open space. The Development Coordinator will provide critical support for all elements of SKLT’s fundraising initiatives that sustain the general operating budget and grow stewardship reserves.

This part-time position is ideal for someone who is ready to deepen their fundraising skills or for someone who is more experienced and interested in using their skills to engage new audiences and support existing fundraising efforts. This role requires strong attention to detail, the ability to work quickly, exceptional communication skills, and the professional flexibility required by a growing non-profit.

SKLT was started in 1983 by a small group of concerned South Kingstown residents and has grown into an Accredited Land Trust responsible for the stewardship of over 100 properties owned in fee and 66 easements that total over 2800 acres. In addition to open fields, forest and agricultural land the fee properties include an historic water-powered gristmill, an original South County summer home of significant cultural significance, plus over 12 miles of publicly accessible walking trails. SKLT focuses its conservation efforts in the Town of South Kingstown, RI and works closely with many constituencies throughout the town. The Development Coordinator’s efforts will support the outreach to inform and engage both the year-round residents and seasonal visitors about SKLT and the vital role the organization plays in preserving the beauty, habitat, agriculture, and water quality of this special place.

The position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Assist the Executive Director in creation and execution of SKLT’s annual fundraising plan for individuals, foundations, and corporations.
  • Manage and update a donor database, Little Green Light (LGL),
  • Ensure consistent “brand expression”
  • Support the implementation of individual giving:
    • membership program: recruitment, orientation, recognition, renewal
    • managing various appeal processes
    • providing support for acknowledging gifts and stewarding donors
  • Identify and apply for appropriate foundation, corporate and grant support
    • Maintain detailed records of grant submissions, cultivation and stewardship activities.
  • Provide fundraising administrative support for Executive Director and Trustees (e.g., scheduling meetings, preparing materials).
  • Work with Outreach Coordinator and other staff members to offer engaging and meaningful events and opportunities for members and donors
    • Solicit corporate sponsors and develop sponsorship programs for events
    • Solicit and incorporate volunteer support for events

Desired Qualifications:

  • Passion for SKLT mission
  • Terrific organizational skills, thoroughness, and keen attention to detail
  • The ability to articulate clear and grammatically correct messages in written and oral formats
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to be creative, take initiative, and be strategic to prioritize workload, meet tight deadlines, and achieve goals
  • Ability to work effectively with either specific instructions or little supervision
  • Ability to think creatively and ask challenging questions
  • Demonstrated reliability, with ability to work as a part of a team as well as independently
  • Ability to perform flexibly in an office setting with a small staff
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite of applications, particularly Excel
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a donor management system, LGL preferred
  • Experience with QuickBooks, credit card and ACH payments
  • Experience with social media platforms including WordPress and MailChimp.
  • Experience in fundraising and development
  • Familiarity with protocols in handling confidential information
  • Ability to serve as an ambassador for SKLT locally and regionally
  • Ability to accompany donors on trails of moderate difficulty
  • Ability to work in a collaborative and collegial manner with a wide range of people; including SKLT staff, trustees, volunteers, members, donors, and landowners
  • Positive attitude, strong work ethic and sense of humor
  • Minimum B.A. or comparable degree required, 5 years office experience

Physical Work Requirements:

The working environment of the Development Coordinator is primarily in a professional office setting. However, the Development Coordinator is expected to travel to off-site locations to attend meetings, stage events and other job-related activities. The office duties are often sedentary and require computer proficiency, the ability to operate general office equipment and lift 15-20 lbs. Must possess valid driver’s license and have regular access to a vehicle.

Benefits: 

  • Salary experience dependent
  • This is an exempt position
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Paid time off (PTO) and 11 paid holidays

Please send resume and cover letter to info@sklt.org with the subject “Development Coordinator Application”. Applications accepted until November 13, 2017 or until filled. Please; no phone calls.  SKLT is an equal opportunity employer.