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Development & Communications Assistant - The Wetlands Initiative High School Diploma Job

11 months ago Marketing / Communication / customer care Jobs Chicago   281 views
Job Details

The Development & Communications Assistant will be part of a small, collaborative fundraising and communications team that supports TWI’s regional ecological restoration projects. This full-time position with benefits includes a range of functions related to the nonprofit’s fundraising activities, as well as some general administrative support for the organization’s 10-person downtown Chicago office. The ideal candidate will have an engaging personality for interactions with donors, sponsors, and other supporters.​ The ideal candidate should be highly skilled at multitasking and managing priorities independently; have strong computer skills including familiarity with database software; possess strong communications skills both verbal and written; and demonstrate consistent and strong attention to detail. These functions will be carried out mostly during normal office hours and mostly at the Chicago office; some regional travel and evening/weekend hours will be required, particularly in summer and fall. The Development & Communications Assistant will report to the Director of Development & Communications.

Duties and responsibilities:

· Maintain and update a fundraising database and donor files.

· Generate reports from the database.

· Perform donor and grant research.

· Manage execution of mass mailings to donors.

· Assist with grant proposals and reports.

· Interact with donors and other supporters.

· Assist with fundraising and volunteer events.

· Contribute to newsletters and other communications efforts.

· Provide communications and logistics support for the board of directors and its committees and meetings.

· Monitor TWI’s general voicemail account and assist with general office routines.

· Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development & Communications.


Health insurance including dental (15% employee share of the monthly premiums).

Paid time off on major holidays, annual paid vacation and sick days.

Short-term disability and term life insurance paid by the employer. 403(b) retirement plan with limited employer match for employee contributions.

How to Apply




Send a resume and brief cover letter to twi@wetlands-initiative.org or to the organization’s office mailing address. No phone inquiries, please.

Company Description
The Wetlands Initiative (TWI) | Chicago, IL
53 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604