Position Title: Development Associate, Annual
Location: Remote (USA)
Salary: $50,000 - $60,000
Status: Full-time, salaried,
Reports to: Senior Director of Philanthropy
Since 1988, Rainforest Trust has been safeguarding imperiled
tropical habitats and saving endangered species by establishing
protected areas in partnership with local organizations and
communities. With our partners, we have protected more than 45
million acres of vital habitat across Latin America, Africa, Asia
and the Pacific. Rainforest Trust is a 501c3 nonprofit organization
that relies upon the generous support of the public to successfully
implement our important conservation action.
HOW YOU’LL CONTRIBUTE TO OUR MISSION:
Support the annual fundraising goal
of the Philanthropy team by managing a portfolio of mid-level
Collaborate with the marketing team
to develop communications and content for mid-level donors.
Support the creation and
implementation of a donor pipeline building process.
Help manage constituent base using
Pursue all of the above objectives in
alignment with our core values.
TO SUCCEED IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL HAVE:
A demonstrated ability to
solicit 4-5 figure gifts. You are someone who consistently
prioritizes meeting portfolio goals. You have a high level of
emotional intelligence and can build strong relationships with
donors. You will also excel at interfacing and collaborating with
peers internally in the Philanthropy team.
The ability to segment
portfolios and produce targeted communications. You have
strong writing skills and can write with a sense of urgency that
compels a donor to give.
A deep knowledge of
techniques and best practices in annual giving. You stay
current with best practices in fundraising. You can handle donor
data while respecting confidentiality. As a strategic and systems
thinker, you can implement efficiencies and build out processes
A strong technical
proficiency. You must be able to document in the donor
management system/CRM. Working with the Donor Services Manager, you
can create automations in the CRM. You have strong working
competency with Google Suite and Microsoft 365.
A demonstrated commitment to
and enthusiasm for Rainforest Trust’s mission and respect for our
core values: Nature & People; Efficiency;
Transparency; Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Partnerships &
Collaboration; Science & Innovation.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or
contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or
responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
Additional duties and/or responsibilities may be required. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or
Working Conditions and Travel
Rainforest Trust is a remote first organization and the
incumbent will be expected to work primarily from home with an
excellent internet connection, though part-time office space may be
available in Warrenton, VA and/or Washington DC.
Occasional national and/or international travel may be required
for organizational meetings and other events.
Rainforest Trust values the diversity of our planet and
environment and wants our team to reflect the richness of the
global population we serve. We believe that striving to maintain a
demographically diverse workforce where employees are treated
equitably and feel a strong sense of inclusion is not only an
ethical imperative but also a key driver of innovation and
excellence, enhancing our ability to fulfill our mission of
conserving and protecting our natural environment.
We put this belief into action by striving to apply a diversity,
equity, and inclusion lens to every aspect of employment, from how
we hire and recruit, to how we determine compensation and benefits,
to the training and development we offer, and the working
conditions we create.
Research shows that while cis-men apply to jobs when they meet
an average of 60% of the criteria, women and other marginalized
folks (especially groups that are underrepresented in the
conservations field) tend to only apply when they check every box.
So if you think you have what it takes, but don't necessarily meet
every single qualification, please still get in touch. We'd love to
have a chat and see if you could be a great fit!
We are an equal-opportunity employer and give all qualified
applicants consideration for employment without regard to age,
ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or
expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition,
national origin, physical or mental disability, political
affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex
(including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other
characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and
The physical requirements described here are representative of
those that must be met by a teammate to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
Ability to remain in a stationary position at a computer
terminal for an extended period. The person in this position
frequently communicates with colleagues both verbally and in
writing and must be able to exchange accurate, neat and thorough
The salary range for this position is $50,000- $60,000
commensurate with experience. This base compensation range
represents the anticipated low and high range of wages for this
position. Actual salaries will vary and will be based on various
factors, such as candidate's location, qualifications, skills,
competencies, and proficiency for the role. Information on other
benefits may be found on our Careers