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Development Director (Part-Time)

Wesselman Woods Nature Society seeks a part time Development Director to collaborate with the Executive Director and Board Development Committee to spearhead development efforts that will meet annual fundraising goals and lead to financial sustainability for WWNS.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute an annual fundraising plan
  • Develop donor stewardship processes, procedures and tools
  • Create and execute donor engagement opportunities
  • Conduct donor prospecting and present cultivation strategies
  • Manage appeals campaigns start to finish
  • Optimize SALSA CRM and ENGAGE implementation to its fullest capacity to process gifts, cultivate and engage donors, segment audiences, and collect data
  • Work with marketing professionals to create professional, high quality campaign collaterals
  • Provide the ED with reports, data, donor-specific information and stories
  • Collaborate with Engagement Manager on donor-specific engagement activities
  • Grant writing and proposal preparation

Qualifications:

Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a nonprofit development or fundraising experience; proficiency with donor management system (SALSA preferred), ability to build relationships and collaborate with team members. Love of nature and interest in environmental conservation a plus. Valid driver’s and ability to pass background check.

Part time, 20 hours per week, flexible with some weekend/early morning/evening commitments. Anticipated start date is April 1, 2019.

Application process:

Send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Levy Schroeder, Executive Director at by March 15, 2019. No phone calls, please.

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Visitor Services Representative (Part-Time)

Wesselman Woods Nature Society seeks a part time Visitor Services Representative to ensure that all visitors to the nature center experience gracious welcome to the nature center..

Key Responsibilities:

  • Greet everyone who comes through the door at Wesselman Woods with a welcoming “invitation” into the Center; extend a fond farewell to those leaving the Center
  • Provide admission and membership information, facilities and features information, directions, and other assistance as needed
  • Process admission fees and memberships
  • Maintain tidy, safe, clean and inviting reception area
  • Morning crew unlocks gates, doors, prepares for opening the Center; Evening crew secures the building, locks doors and gates
  • Clean restrooms, vacuum the Interpretive area, remove trash, re-stock restrooms with paper products daily
  • Answer telephones and direct calls to appropriate staff; provide information and resources to callers
  • Manage the lost and found collection
  • Be prepared for emergency medical and/or security situations—call 911 and alert appropriate management staff
  • Collect data for financial and program planning and evaluation

This is a 20-hour per week position that requires working alternate weekends (Saturday and Sunday), minimum high school graduate/GED, complete a background check, service-oriented viewpoint. Must be able to handle incoming groups (including small children), and solve problems with diplomacy. Interest and knowledge of nature, wildlife and wild spaces is a plus.

Application process:

Send cover letter and resume to Levy Schroeder at

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