About The Dawes Arboretum
The Dawes Arboretum is dedicated to increasing the love and knowledge of trees, history and the natural world. Founded in 1929 by Beman and Bertie Dawes, The Arboretum was inspired by the couple’s love of trees and nature. Today we remain dedicated to our mission through providing exceptional educational programs and events as well as maintaining incredible horticulture collections on over 1,800 acres of beautiful grounds. The Arboretum is a treasure of the community and provides one of the most dynamic work environments in Licking County!
First and foremost, the Membership & Trustee Liaison will be essential in expanding The Arboretum’s Development Office. The position is responsible for maintaining and ensuring the integrity of the philanthropy database as well as electronic and paper files in the offices of the Executive Director and Director of Development. Daily activities include data entry, check handling, report creation, list generation, processing acknowledgement letters, and fielding calls for the Executive Director and Director of Development. Regular projects include mass mailings (appeals, greeting cards, informational mailings), prep work for trustee meetings (compiling information for distribution to trustees as well as coordinating calendars, accommodations and meals), and planning for special donor or trustee centered events (invitations, tracking responses, managing on-site logistics).
While this position is not responsible for staff supervision, the effective coordination of volunteers is vital. The liaison will have latitude in carrying out assigned tasks, requiring considerable discretion and poise. The liaison reports to the Director of Development, but supports the Executive Director as well. This position is required to work special events and trustee meetings, which vary, but include approximately 10 weekends a year. Other duties per the needs of the Executive Director and Director of Development will be assigned.
Necessary Abilities Include:
Ability to easily navigate a database and accurately generate reports and lists; ability to import, export and sort data in various file formats; attention to detail and organization; an understanding of customer service practices; ability to work independently as well as cooperatively; availability to work evenings and weekends. Skills in both written and oral communications are a must, as well as demonstration of a professional, positive and approachable demeanor.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution and one year of related office experience or an associate’s degree and three years of related office experience required.
Experience using databases and spreadsheets required. Prior knowledge of software specific to fundraising such as DonorPerfect or Raiser’s Edge is preferred. Basic understanding of fundraising practices and principles or experience engaging with a board of trustees will be highly regarded.
Send cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator, The Dawes Arboretum, 7770 Jacksontown Road SE, Newark, OH 43056. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Membership & Trustee Liaison. Deadline to apply is November 15, 2013. Benefits are available.