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Development Assistant
National Forest Foundation in Missoula, Montana
 
 
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Date Posted 03/24/2021
Category
Nonprofit-Administrative
Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

National Forest Foundation (NFF) is pleased to offer a regular, full-time position
that will provide support to the Development and Communications team as well as
elsewhere in the Department and the NFF.

About the NFF: The NFF works with communities and organizations to conserve and
enhance the watersheds, wildlife habitat, wild places, and recreational opportunities
across our 193-million-acre National Forest System. The NFF seeks to engage all
Americans in this work.

Position Function: This Development Assistant primarily supports Development
functions including internal processes, virtual events, and more. This position reports to
the Digital Marketing Manager. This position provides support both for staff and
processes in the Missoula office and, at times, other locations.

Position Duties and Responsibilities: The Development Assistant will be
responsible for the following tasks: 

Donor relations (25%)

o Return donor calls and perform follow-up tasks as needed
o Return donor emails and perform follow up tasks as needed
o Direct donor inquiries to other staff as appropriate 

Gift processing and database support (20%)
o Assist with tribute gift processing, notifications, data merges
o Manage (prepare and input) Facebook Giving/gifts
o Database record cleanup and maintenance as needed 

Development support (40%)
o Manage electronic filing of all Development agreements
o Schedule and prepare agendas for recurring department meetings
o Prepare monthly Consolidated Pipeline document
o Prepare selected Board materials quarterly
o Prepare annual EarthShare applications and support for other ‘giving

portals’ as needed
o Fulfill (ship) orders for NFF materials, giveaways, corporate

partnerships, virtual events, others needs during the year
o Maintain Development deadlines calendar 

Event support (15%)
o Support annual “Sporting Clays” fundraising event including scheduling

and tracking planning meetings, capturing notes, venue logistics,
shipping, and other tasks

o Support registration and other tasks as assigned for annual National
Forest Excursions

o Support NFF’s virtual events in coordination with Communications team

Education and Qualifications: NFF expects the Development Assistant to
possess the following qualifications:

An Associate’s degree or at least two (2) years’ relevant experience 

An acquaintance with or appreciation for U.S. public lands, preferably National
Forests and/or the U.S. Forest Service


Abilities and Skills: NFF expects the Development Assistant to possess the
following proven abilities and skills:

Experience with customer service 

Strong attention to detail and commitment to process 

Ability to manage multiple deadlines and a diverse workload 

Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in common desktop applications,
Microsoft Office Suite, including general familiarity with databases 

Ability to represent the NFF with diverse constituents in a clear and
professional manner through excellent written and oral communication skills
and excellent interpersonal skills 

Ability to work well, and be flexible in a team-oriented environment 

Commitment to the mission of the National Forest Foundation


Location and Travel: The position is located in Missoula, Montana. It may require
occasional travel (estimated twice per year for 3-4 days at a time).

Compensation: The NFF offers compensation commensurate with skills and
experience, and will include a competitive benefits package. Salary for this position will be
in the $36,000-$38,000 range.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in .pdf format by April 23, 2021, to
Sheree Bombard at sbombard@nationalforests.org with subject line: “Application for
Development Assistant.”


The National Forest Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes a diverse

pool of candidates in this search. For more information about the National Forest
Foundation, visit the website at: www.nationalforests.org

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