We’re Hiring a Development Admin Support Consultant

Job Opportunity: Part-time Development Administrative Support Consultant

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Part-time Development Administrative Support Consultant

About Schuylkill River Greenways

Encompassing 1.2 million acres over 1,700 square miles, Schuylkill River Greenways NHA links 3.2 million people across five Pennsylvania counties – Schuylkill, Berks, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia – to the unparalleled opportunities afforded by the Schuylkill River, the Schuylkill River Trail and the surrounding watershed.

The mission of SRG is to connect residents, visitors and communities to the Schuylkill River and the Schuylkill River Trail by serving as a catalyst for civic engagement and economic development in order to foster stewardship of the watershed and its heritage.

More About SRG

The mission is realized by leveraging the River and the award-winning Schuylkill River Trail – both the land and the water trails – as platforms for revitalization of surrounding communities, for stewardship of natural resources, for improved public health through recreation, and for greater appreciation of the region’s cultural heritage.  The Schuylkill River Trail is SRG’s signature project – today, there are about 65 completed miles of the planned 135-mile land trail working to connect Frackville to Philadelphia. The Trail also provides connection for the three National Park sites within the Heritage Area.

SRG works with over 140 different formal and informal partners to achieve its vision of the Schuylkill River watershed as a thriving and economically revitalized region, whose residents and visitors understand, value and are fully committed to the stewardship of the river and its heritage.  SRG has recently completed a ten year strategic plan, which provides an aspirational and achievable roadmap with a detailed action plan for the next three years and overarching goals for the next decade.

Founded in 1974 as the Schuylkill River Greenway Association, the organization focused on the preservation of the riverfront in Berks and Schuylkill Counties. SRG has grown in its mission and geographic scope over the years and today is a non-profit organization guided by a Board of Directors and supported by a staff of nine.  SRG is supported in executing its work through federal (NPS) and state (DCNR) budget appropriations and also through grants and donations from foundations, corporations and individuals committed to advancing SRG’’s mission.

The economic benefits derived by the region from SRG’s work are real and significant. The findings of a recent comprehensive economic impact study conducted by Tripp Umbach were impressive: the natural and historical features of SRG generate $589.9 million in economic impact, support over 6,000 jobs, and generate $37.7 million in tax revenue.

Learn more about SRG, its programs, leadership and history by visiting www.schuylkillriver.org.

About the Position

SRG is undertaking a multi-year fundraising campaign to raise a Stewardship Fund to pay for large scale maintenance projects on the Schuylkill River Trail. We have conducted a thorough and thoughtful feasibility study and have a detailed implementation plan. The fundraising effort will be spearheaded by the Resource Strategy Committee, made up of board members, staff members and volunteers. We are seeking administrative support for this effort, including data management, event planning and support, meeting coordination, task management, mailings, and other development-related administrative tasks. The position will report to the Executive Director and Administrative Manager but will also work collaboratively with other staff professionals and the Resource Strategy Committee.

This is primarily a work from home or remote location position, although periodic in-person meetings and consultations will be required in our Pottstown location and potentially on location in communities surrounding the Schuylkill River Trail.

Compensation 

SRG is seeking to fill this position with a part-time consultant with experience in fundraising and development, and strong administrative and data management skills. Time commitment will average 20 hours per week, with some weeks demanding more and others less. Pay will be in the $20 to $25/hr range, depending on experience. Successful applicant will be paid as an independent contractor on an hourly basis.

Required Qualifications:
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to organize and manage meetings, both online with Zoom and in-person.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel and Microsoft Access.
  • Experience with a variety of data management software systems.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Experience in organizing fundraising events.
  • Must be able to work independently, but also be comfortable with collaborative working relationships, relating well with people and partners at all levels and from all communities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team in a fast-paced environment.

How to Apply: 

Email cover letter and resume with the subject line “Development Support Opportunity” to:
Elaine Schaefer, Executive Director,
eschaefer@schuylkillriver.org

All submissions must be received by 4 PM on July 23, 2021.