Project seeks a 1/2 – 3/4 time staff person to assist with the
organization’s development program.
Position: Development Associate
Posted September 1, 2006
Deadline for Application: October 6, 2006
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Biodiversity Project is a Madison, Wisconsin-based
non-profit which, since 1995, has developed cutting edge communications and
messaging strategies to help environmental organizations more effectively
communicate to the public about biodiversity and a wide range of other
environmental issues. The organization maintains a unique niche by putting into
practice values-based communications strategies and theories developed from
scientific polling, research and evaluation. Biodiversity Project is an equal
opportunity employer, and provides generously and offers professional
development opportunities for staff. (An example of a current collaborative project can be
viewed at www.greatlakesforever.org .)
The Development Program Manager:
Development Associate will report directly to the
Executive Director, but will work closely with all staff. Position has
potential to become full time.
• Research potential corporate sponsors and
partners for existing and prospective programs.
• Research foundations (particularly small family foundations) and
individuals that would be likely supporters of our various programs.
• Prepare draft letters of introduction, letters of inquiry, and
other communications with prospective funders.
• Assist in maintenance and upgrading of database.
• Handle logistics for fundraising events, such as receptions and
• Assist in organizing, scheduling, and logistics for conversations
and visits with potential funders and donors.
• Assist in development of marketing and promotional materials for
partner and sponsor recruitment
• Handle logistics for annual and seasonal appeals (direct mail).
Academic: Bachelor's or higher degree, with
well-developed writing skills
Computer Skills: MS Office, MS Access or Filemaker, Design software a plus
Self-starter with good self-discipline and work habits, able to track and shift
easily between multiple projects.
Characteristics: Works well with others, accepting
and giving suggestions with grace and compassion; appealing, charismatic
presence, able to socialize easily with people from all walks of life.
Background: previous development and/or
communications work preferred
Please send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and
references by October 6, 2006 to project@biodiverse.
Application deadline: October 6, 2006.
Learn more at: www.biodiversityproject.org
Director of Communications Programs
214 N. Henry St.
Madison, WI 53703
P: 608-250-9876 x12
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