Date Posted: November 1, 2018
Who We Are: Savannah Riverkeeper serves as the primary guardian of the Savannah River striving to respect, protect, and improve the entire river basin through education, advocacy, and action. The workplace culture is collaborative, dynamic, flexible, and dedicated. Savannah Riverkeeper makes an impact in the watershed, region, and beyond. We protect our most important natural resource and we improve people’s lives in the process. The organization believes in following a strategic path forward, and in ensuring the mission and our integrity are foremost in all that we do.
Who We’re Looking For: Savannah Riverkeeper’s mission requires well-functioning processes to stay abreast of multiple issues and campaigns. That’s where we need your help! To thrive in this fast-paced field, we need someone who is productive, organized, and professional, but also adaptable, quick-thinking, and a problem-solver. This person should have the ability to execute initiatives set by the Executive Director/Riverkeeper with minimal oversight. This is not a traditional work environment. One morning for example might be spent navigating waterways to respond to a pollution complaint, then attending a meeting with legislators that afternoon, all with TV interviews in between. It’s hard work, but exciting, and very rewarding. Do you have what it takes to be the Riverkeeper’s sidekick?
The Job We Need: (Major duties will include but are not limited to those below.) Administrative and Executive Support: The Executive Assistant will join the core team to support the efforts and responsibilities of the Executive Director/Riverkeeper. You will direct calls and calendars and provide assistance in managing a varied and busy schedule of engagements. You will help build and maintain relationships with sponsors, supporters, board members, community leaders, and more. You will collaborate with the rest of the staff (finance, communications, and advocacy) to ensure programs and initiatives are carried out efficiently.
Fundraising and Grants: You will aid the Executive Director/Riverkeeper in successful fundraising efforts to meet our annual budget and strategic growth goals. Coordinating communication with current donors and grantmakers, researching new prospects, drafting proposals and letters of intent, and meeting grant and report deadlines are all crucial.
Event Coordination: You will play a major role in planning, organizing, and delegating for our various fundraisers and outreach events throughout the year. You should be able to maintain relationships with the community and sponsors, have and work with Volunteer Coordinator to oversee an effective event team. Experience serving on directing a committee is valuable.
What Qualifies You: Bachelor’s degree or higher, or equivalent military service. Two or more years of administrative and/or nonprofit experience. Expertise, traits and skills matching the job responsibilities, proficiencies, and attributes listed above. Professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills. Proven event planning experience. Computer skills, including the ability to operate donor/membership databases and social media. Campaign strategy experience is a plus. Progressive mindset and passion for clean water and a healthy environment. Valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and ability/willingness to travel extensively using your own transportation.* Ability/willingness to regularly work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends as needed.
Job Type: Full-time (40+ hours/week); some nights, weekends, and travel are required.
Start date: To train ASAP; official start January 2, 2019
Compensation: $22k-$32k commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position that includes 401k, a generous vacation package, modest healthcare stipend, an encouraging and flexible work environment, training, and career growth opportunities. *Travel expenses are reimbursed.
To Apply: Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT. The email should include a single PDF attachment that contains a cover letter, resume, and list of references.
Application deadline: November 15, 2018
Savannah Riverkeeper is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any race, religion, color, sex, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying disability, veteran status or other basis covered by law. All employment and promotion is guided by qualifications, merit, and need. We believe there is strength in diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills.