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Development Associate - World Forestry Center

10 Aug 2021 8:43 AM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

Job Title: Development Associate
Location: Portland, OR
Duration: Permanent
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Expected Start Date: September 20, 2021
Position Type/Hours: Full-Time
Annual Salary Range: $50,000 - $55,000

World Forestry Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and inspiring champions of sustainable forestry (www.worldforestry.org) seeks a dynamic, detail-oriented individual to join our fundraising team as Development Associate. This is a new position created to help meet the growing needs of World Forestry Center. The Development Associate will plan, support, and coordinate annual fund fundraising initiatives. The ideal candidate should be a detail-orientated, mission-driven development
professional who is looking to deepen their expertise and grow with us as there is potential to take on additional responsibilities to advance within the growing fundraising team.

Annual Fund

  • Maintain the annual fundraising calendar and organize the pipeline of prospective donors to ensure timely activity and progress toward goals.
  • Manage and execute the annual fund solicitations.
  • Produce communications, appeals, events, program collateral associated with Forestry Leadership Hall.
  • Schedule donor cultivation, briefing, and solicitation meetings on behalf of senior staff, board members, and key volunteers.
  • Plan and execute meetings, tours, and special events to engage prospective and current donors.
  • Assist with logistics for fundraising and stewardship events including, but not limited to, small gatherings, major donor events, and large-scale fundraisers.
  • Draft fundraising materials, including letters to current and prospective donors, individualized proposals, briefing memos, talking points, and other preparatory or follow-up correspondence.
  • Process all gifts, generate acknowledgements in a timely and consistent manner, and record gifts and other donor activity in the database.
  • Conduct research on prospective individual, corporate, and foundation donors.


  • Coordinate internal fundraising meetings, managing logistics, materials, and communications with staff and volunteers.
  • Assist in drafting protocol and procedures for the fundraising department.
  • Manage the CRM/donor database. Input data, produce reports, and ensure data integrity. Research, develop and implement best practices and new solutions for data maintenance and donor engagement.
  • Active participant and support of organization wide Strategic Plan implementation and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Maintain the grant tracking system including deadlines, contacts, submissions, report dates, and deliverables.
  • Support department in other grant activities as assigned.

Find out more.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 8604, Portland, OR 97207
Contact: connect@oregonmuseums.org 
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