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WildCare Staff

WildCare is run by a dedicated staff of less than 30 part-and full-time employees supported by a volunteer corps of over 250.

Vision

WildCare envisions a future in which humans are committed stewards of the natural world and transform conflict with wildlife into coexistence.

Core Values

  • Dedication to Wildlife and the Environment
  • Care, Compassion and Inclusion
  • Pursuit of Learning
  • Sustainability

Open Positions

Job Title: Stewardship Associate

Supervisor: Development Manager

FSLA Status: Part-time, non-exempt; 20 hours per week

Location: Remote and in person as needed

Compensation range: $20-$22 per hour

Description

The Stewardship Associate will play an integral role in a dynamic team of professionals who are working to maximize philanthropic participation in WildCare’s annual giving efforts.

The Stewardship Associate will provide support to the Development Manager and Director of Development for the implementation of WildCare’s strategic donor stewardship plan, facilitating the expansion of dollars raised, increasing the donor base and grants pipeline, and providing opportunities to foster and strengthen a sense of connection between WildCare and the members of our community. 

Essential Functions

  • Provide both project-based, and on-going research support;
  • Maintain the integrity of donor records and ensure data quality;
  • Monitor public touchpoints for WildCare supporters (hospital, social media, education);
  • Help identify current and potential donors to increase resources, retain donors and build the donor base;
  • Assist the Stewardship Manager with timely gift acknowledgements and expressions of gratitude to donors;
  • Assist the development team with long-term, cross-departmental projects that advance key stewardship objectives;
  • Write and distribute special correspondence to donors as requested;
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of program priorities throughout WildCare;
  • Event support and special projects as needed.

Position Requirements

Education:  Bachelor's degree preferred.

Experience: Two or more years of experience in Development or in a professional field in which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired. 

Competencies — The ideal candidate:

  • Is thorough and detail-oriented
  • Is able to work with multiple deadlines under minimal supervision and respond quickly to shifting priorities.
  • Has demonstrated accuracy and reliability.
  • Is self-motivated and committed to teamwork
  • Is motivated to learn. 

Required:

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Highest standards of confidentiality and discretion.
  • Strong personal commitment to WildCare’s mission.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications: Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including Word and Excel. Knowledge of database management and reporting systems. 

Working for WildCare

WildCare offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. 

WildCare is an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

To Apply

Send a cover letter and resume via email to Nicole Trautsch, Director of Development, at nicole@discoverwildcare.org

Please no phone inquiries.