The Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC), the Midwest’s leading environmental legal advocacy organization, is hiring a full time Development Assistant to work in our Chicago office. The position is an excellent opportunity for a dedicated person to be a key contributor to ELPC’s development team, gain fundraising experience and learn about the Midwest region’s environmental, clean energy and natural resources preservation issues.
The Development Assistant will support ELPC’s development program in all fundraising activities. The Development Assistant reports to the Chief Development Officer and works as part of ELPC’s development team to raise funds from foundations, individual donors and through events. Job responsibilities include: (1) managing development database records, processing donations and producing internal development reports; (2) assisting with submission and tracking of foundation grant proposals/reports and direct mail appeals; (3) conducting foundation and major donor prospect research; and (4) direct solicitation of contributions and helping to coordinate donor events.
QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires at least one year of relevant work experience, ideally in a nonprofit or environmental advocacy organization; a Bachelor’s degree; solid information gathering and writing skills, and a high level of familiarity with Microsoft Office and databases. Prior development experience is a significant plus. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, detail-oriented, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and demonstrate a personal interest in environmental issues and nonprofit fundraising. He or she must be able to work productively with a team of skilled professionals in a fast-paced deadline-driven environment where attention to details and follow-through are critically important.
Internal Number: 3127953723
About Environmental Law & Policy Center Of The Midwest
The Environmental Law & Policy Center is the Midwest’s leading public interest environmental legal advocacy organization and among the nation’s leaders. ELPC develops and leads successful strategic environmental advocacy campaigns to improve environmental quality and protect our natural heritage. ELPC’s multidisciplinary staff of 45+ talented public interest attorneys, M.B.A. environmental business specialists, policy advocates, and communications specialists, brings a strong and effective combination of skills to solve environmental problems and improve the quality of life in our communities. ELPC is headquartered in downtown Chicago and has eight additional offices across the Midwest and in Washington, D.C. For more information please see elpc.org.