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Donor Services Assistant

The Good Food Institute

The Good Food Institute

United States

Fundraising or development







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About the Role

How You Will Make a Difference 
In this role, you will have the opportunity to provide strategic support to the Development team by assisting key projects and initiatives and coordinating essential support tools and processes.

The Donor Services Assistant will be responsible for:

* Serving as a central support for Donor Services projects including developing and maintaining timelines and calendars, managing and scheduling projects in Asana and Google environments, and providing administrative support for development projects.
* Serving as a Development team support lead for key technologies including Pardot, Asana, Google tools, etc.  
* Pulling and maintaining lists and reviewing template communications for accuracy.
* Acting as the internal point of contact and support for team members working with charity evaluators and fundraising affiliate partners, including managing all documentation and reconciling donation information, pushing updates out to frontline fundraisers, and coordinating the completion of partner requirements.
* Performing other duties as assigned.

Who We’re Looking For 

The Donor Services Assistant must have:
* At least 2 years experience in a support/assistant role. 
* Prior experience in fundraising/development, donor services, and/or membership services.
* Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
* A background in project management; knowledge of Asana and of Salesforce or a similar CRM a plus.
* A creative, enthusiastic, and positive personality.
* The ability to acquire understanding and absorb information rapidly.
* Exceptional organization and efficiency.
* Exceptional attention to detail.
* The ability to work well independently and under pressure, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and meet deadlines.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Word and/or Google Workspace.
* A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to building an inclusive workplace where everyone feels like they belong.
* Comfort working remotely and in a rapidly growing and evolving organization.
* Strong support for GFI’s philosophy and mission; demonstrated interest in plant based & other alt proteins, public health, environmentalism, climate change, animal protection, or hunger relief.
* A commitment to GFI’s values: believe change is possible, do the most good we can, share knowledge freely, act on evidence, and invite everyone to the table.

We want the best people and we don’t want biases holding us back. We are testing a third-party anonymizing tool to redact personal information from submitted applications — including name, location, contact details, and several other factors — to reduce bias and increase fairness in our process. We strongly encourage people of every race, color, orientation, age, gender, origin, and ability to apply. Because we value a diverse workplace, we prioritize an inclusive climate absent of discrimination and harassment during the application process and after you join the team. 

Research indicates that men tend to apply for jobs when they meet just 60% of the criteria, while women and people from other marginalized groups only apply if they are a 100% match. If you are passionate about GFI’s mission and think you have what it takes to be successful in this role even if you don’t check all the boxes, please apply. We’d appreciate the opportunity to consider your application. 

The Fine Print
* Terms of employment: Full-time, non-exempt
* Reports to: Megan Kellums, Development Project Manager
* Location: Remote; United States 
* Travel: Up to two weeks per year for organization retreats.
* Benefits: Working from home, full medical coverage, optional dental and vision packages, a 401(k) plan with employer match, flexible holiday and vacation plans, opportunity for advancement, respectful managers, and supportive colleagues. More information here: 
* This is a U.S.-based position: In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 
* COVID vaccination policy: GFI requires all US employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be requested before the start of employment. GFI will consider requests for accommodations or exemptions from this policy on a case by case basis, in accordance with applicable laws.
* Salary: $63,824.59
Application Deadline: June 16, 2023

About the Organisation

The Good Food Institute is a nonprofit think tank working to make the global food system better for the planet, people, and animals. Alongside scientists, businesses, and policymakers, GFI’s teams focus on making plant-based and cultivated meat delicious, affordable, and accessible. Powered by philanthropy, GFI is an international network of organizations advancing alternative proteins as an essential solution needed to meet the world’s climate, global health, food security, and biodiversity goals.

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