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GLIN==> Biodiversity Project - Job Opening in Madison, Wisconsin

Biodiversity 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.

Tasks include:

• 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 special presentations.
•  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: Computer Skills: MS Office, MS Access or Filemaker, Design software a plus
Work Style: Self-starter with good self-discipline and work habits, able to track and shift easily between multiple projects.
Personal 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.
Professional Background: previous development and/or communications work preferred

To Apply:

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


Jeffrey Potter

Director of Communications Programs

Biodiversity Project

214 N. Henry St. #201

Madison, WI  53703


P:  608-250-9876 x12

F:  608-204-9768


Donate and learn more online:  www.biodiversityproject.org

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