Development Associate

Job Post Information* : Posted Date 1 month ago(5/1/2023 4:59 PM)
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US-FL-Naples | US-FL
Regular, Full-Time
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National Audubon Society
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Audubon Florida - Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary
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The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Development Associate will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Florida acting as the primary contact for most donors and supporters at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, and maintaining a small portfolio of their own. This position will report to the Senior Manager, Major Giving and will work closely with the development and program team at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. This is a full-time position based in Naples, Florida with the potential for a Florida-based remote office depending on location.



$22.00-$26.00 / hour

Essential Functions

  • Serves as the primary contact for most donors and supporters at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary providing quick and responsive donor assistance via phone and email, creating and tracking donor acknowledgements.
  • Provides administrative assistance to the Senior Manager including printing, preparing materials, running reports, coordinating mailings, and taking meeting notes.
  • Coordinates accurate donor and prospect data collection and management in Salesforce.
  • Manages preparation of proposals, reports, strategies, special donor correspondence, and donor/prospect meeting briefings, event briefings, and donor mailings related major donor programs.
  • Carries a portfolio of no less than 50 annual mid-level donors ($1,000 - $20,000 annually) to Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and is responsible for cultivation, stewardship, and solicitation of these donors as well as actively managing the Sanctuary’s giving society, The Cypress Council.
  • Supports donor cultivation and stewardship field trips, excursions, and special events at Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and in the Southwest Florida region.
  • Conducts research on donors and prospects and create custom profiles as requested
  • Works closely with the volunteer and membership manager to develop and implement philanthropic engagement opportunities for these important segments.
  • Coordinates and fulfills physical and digital donor recognition opportunities for Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary .
  • Other job-related duties and special projects as assigned by the Senior Manager of Development.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 1-2 years experience supporting development, marketing/communications, or equivalent experience required. Preference will be giving to candidates with experience managing a small portfolio of donors.
  • A self-starter, problem solver, and team player with a can-do attitude. Must be able to juggle multiple projects with conflicting deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills also a must.
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience working with online databases/donor management systems desired (Salesforce is a plus). Ability to maintain confidentiality, while exercising discretion and personal judgment where appropriate.
  • Commitment to further Audubon’s efforts to create a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Interest, understanding, and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society, and ability to communicate Audubon’s mission, goals, and programs effectively.
  • Flexibility with hours, with availability to work occasional weekend or evening events, when needed. Must have a valid Driver’s License.

This position is a union eligible position and is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

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COVID Policy

All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.


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