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    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 25 Dec 2022
    • New Jersey Future (NJF)

    New Jersey Future

    Development and Administrative Associate

    ABOUT US:  At New Jersey Future, we believe that great places help build great lives. To help create and preserve our great places, we promote sensible and equitable planning, redevelopment, and infrastructure investments that foster vibrant cities and towns; protect natural lands and waterways; enhance transportation choices; support a strong economy; and provide access to safe, affordable, and aging-friendly neighborhoods for everyone. We do this through original research, innovative policy development, coalition-building, advocacy, and hands-on strategic assistance. Embracing differences and advancing fairness is central to our mission and operations, and we are firmly committed to pursuing greater justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in our work and culture. New Jersey Future is located in downtown Trenton, NJ. For more information, visit  New Jersey Future.

    POSITION SUMMARY:  New Jersey Future seeks a skilled, organized, and motivated individual to provide support for activities in development (fundraising/marketing/events) and administration (finance/human resources). The Development and Administrative Associate will work within a collaborative team environment on a variety of tasks, including fundraising, sponsorships, database management, event support, basic bookkeeping, human resources, and administrative functions. This position will jointly report to the Director of Development and Outreach and the Manager of Finance and Administration.


    The Development and Administrative Associate will be engaged in two primary areas of work. The primary areas and specific responsibilities are:

    Development/Marketing (50%):

    Fundraising/Donor Relations: Assist with outreach and follow-up with donors including event sponsors, funders, and individuals; tracking and updating donor-tracking documents. Event Support: updating planning and financial documents, coordinating speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and vendors, on-site event set-up (occasionally outside business hours), virtual event portals, etc.

    Coordinate sponsor benefits and recognition with communications colleagues. Communications Materials:

    Assist with the preparation of print and digital content, update existing materials as needed. Databases: Developing and maintaining accurate and current databases and email lists using assorted technologies including donor, contacts, and email management systems, as well as meeting/event platforms.

    Websites: Assist with website updates as needed.

    Research: Support in the area of fundraising, marketing, and communication as needed. Meeting Attendance: Participate in regular meetings as part of the communications/development team as well as full-staff meetings and assigned work groups.

    Administrative (50%) Financial:

    Enter and process donor invoices, vendor invoices, deposits, and vendor payments.

    Human Resources: Process and file onboarding, timesheet, termination, and request paperwork. Recordkeeping: Record, document, and process updates to organization policies and procedures.

    Board of Trustees Support: meetings (scheduling, invites, logistics, materials, notetaking, on-site support), onboarding, and maintaining related documents. Office Supplies: Maintain, organize, and order general office supplies to ensure teams have everything they need to succeed.


    Associate’s degree required.

    Minimum of two years of related work experience with a demonstrated track record of working well in a team environment.

    Commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion by employing these values in all aspects of their work.

    Solid organizational skills, including ability to organize multiple project tasks, manage multiple contact lists, and ability to work independently.

    Excellent computer skills (e.g., database, word processing, spreadsheet, Google Workspace, and Microsoft Office)

    Knowledge and experience working with an email provider (such as Constant Contact); design software (such as Adobe or Canva); and database software.

    Strong attention to detail and level of typing accuracy.

    Strong verbal and written communications skills.

    Ability to learn quickly and work well in a fast-paced team environment.

    Motivated by the organization’s issues and a strong mission-driven work ethic. Demonstrated track record of interacting and coordinating with a diverse group of individuals.

    Ability to maintain the highest levels of integrity, ethics, and confidentiality. Ability to periodically lift, carry, and move up to 25 pounds.


    The full-time salary for this position is in the range of $38,000-$48,000 and depends on the candidate’s experience and skills. Salary is negotiable. This is a full-time position with benefits, including health, dental, vision and life insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, short and long term disability, and commuter benefits.

    APPLICATION: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to HR@njfuture.orgIf selected, relevant references will be required. Writing samples may be required.

    New Jersey Future is currently hybrid, which gives employees the opportunity to work remotely up to three days per week.

    • 3 Nov 2022
    • 3 Jan 2023
    • Trenton, NJ

    Development Intern

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mercer County seeks a talented, focused Development Intern to work with an energetic, high-volume but small development staff. Reporting to the Director of Advancement, this position offers the right candidate an opportunity to contribute in meaningful ways to all aspects of fundraising. This position reports to the Director of Advancement.

    Day to Day:

    * Significantly assisting with coordination of BBBSMC’s October 20, 2022, Autumn Culinaire. This may include managing the silent auction, raffles, and online components, managing invitation lists, RSVPs, generating various acknowledgements, and assisting with all event planning;

    * Working with the Director of Advancement to draft inquiry letters, acknowledgement letters, proposals, and other donor correspondence.

    * Researching potential and existing individual, foundation, corporate and government funders;

    * Providing some administrative support including coordinating large mailings, organizing and maintaining donor database, filing, copying, writing, and editing.

    About You

    ·Must work with a high degree of flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail

    · Highly proficient skills in researching, writing, editing and communication

    · Familiarity with Salesforce, Microsoft suite, computer competency

    · Strong organizational and time management skills with ability to continuously improve systems, procedures, and protocols

    · High School degree, some college coursework from accredited university or equivalent experience in marketing, communications.


    The full-time salary for this position is in the range of $38,000-$40,000

    APPLICATION: Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to Lgoodman@mercerbbbs.org

    • 22 Nov 2022
    • 22 Jan 2023
    • Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

    Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

    Communications Manager

    TASK's mission is to feed the people of the Trenton area and provide programs and services to help enhance self-sufficiency and improve quality of life.

    The Communications Manager for TASK will have responsibility for the execution of the organization’s external communications. S/he will collaborate with staff to develop a strategic communications plan and create and disseminate all associated materials. The Communications Coordinator reports to the Director of Development & Marketing. This is a full-time, salaried position.

    Note: TASK is committed to ethical storytelling. We aspire to tell stories that are truthful, nuanced, educational and empowering. Our stories shape our humanity and our world. This position will require a professional who is experienced in culturally-responsive communications and has familiarity with (or is willing to learn more about) trauma-informed reporting.

    Job Functions: 

    ·Develop and execute a print and digital marketing strategy that will drive donation revenue, volunteer engagement and build brand awareness across the greater Mercer County area

    · Work closely with the Development & Marketing team, TASK leadership and marketing consultants to develop marketing campaigns that support revenue goals and fundraising

    · Manage TASK’s suite of external communications including: Create and design TASK newsletters and e-blasts Create and post TASK stories on social media platforms Manage TASK website Manage Google AdWords and other direct marketing/pay-per-click Create press releases for TASK events and other announcements

    · Use digital analytic tools to effectively monitor, track and report results

    · Monitor trends to keep informed of developments in the fields of print and digital fundraising and promotion

    · Guarantee the consistent use of brand identity and messaging across the agency and all external communications

    · Represent TASK at community outreach events

    · Other related tasks as assigned by Executive Director and the Director of Development & Marketing

    To apply :

    Send cover letter and resumé to melisar@trentonsoupkitchen.org

    Salary range for this position is  from  57,000 - 65,000,  commensurate with skills and experience. 

    • 30 Nov 2022
    • 30 Jan 2023
    • New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark NJ


    Activities & Organizations

    Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations

    Office of Development & Alumni Relations

    New Jersey Institute of Technology's Office of Development & Alumni Relations seeks an Assistant Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. This position works closely with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations to build, maintain and expand relationships with corporations and foundations for the benefit of NJIT's strategic priorities.

    Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Prepares, or assists in the preparation of, letters of interest, grant proposals, and progress and impact reports, identifies and qualifies corporate and foundation prospects, maintains prospect lists, collates research, and compiles research profiles.

    • Coordinates, and prepares briefing materials for, visits and meetings (virtual or in-person) between corporate and foundation representatives and the President, Provost, deans, department heads, faculty, and others.

    • Maintains and updates data on top prospects, institutional priority projects, faculty grant activity, rankings, institutional designations, corporate engagement activity, etc.

    • Establishes, cultivates, and manages relationships with a portfolio of corporate and foundation prospects capable of making grants in the range of $5,000-$50,000.

    • Solicits corporations, foundations, and other institutional funders for grants and gifts of up to $50,000.

    • Works closely with the Director to establish and manage long-range strategies and goals of the Corporate & Foundation Relations department.

    • Collaborates with the Director and other colleagues in the Office of Development & Alumni Relations to ensure effective, efficient, and coordinated fundraising strategies.

    • Participates in other projects as needed; provides support for office-wide fundraising campaign and events, as needed.


    • Bachelor's degree or higher and at least three or more years of related experience, preferably in a higher education or non-profit setting.

    • Knowledge of institutional giving, and experience in corporate and foundation research and prospect development.

    • Demonstrated ability to work productively as a team member collaboratively in an academic setting with a wide range of university and external representatives, including deans, faculty, staff across departments and disciplines, and institutional giving officers

     • Demonstrated record of successful grant solicitation.

    • Ability to adjust to changing priorities and to manage multiple, deadline-driven responsibilities. • Excellent computer, database, and research skills.

    • Very strong relationship-building and communication skills, both written and verbal.

    This is a full time position with a salary range between $60,000 - $70,000. 

    To apply:

    Submit cover letter and resume at https://apptrkr.com/3659508.

    • 5 Dec 2022
    • 2 Jan 2023
    • The Watershed Institute, Pennington, NJ


    Special Events and Rentals Coordinator

    The Watershed Institute is dedicated to keeping water clean, safe, and healthy, and pursues its mission through programs in environmental advocacy, science, education, and land conservation. The organization is headquartered at the LEED-Platinum Watershed Center on a 950-acre natural reserve near Pennington, New Jersey.

    We are seeking an experienced Special Events and Rental Income Coordinator to manage the Watershed Institute’s events, fundraisers, and rental income from outside groups. The Watershed Institute is committed to building a culturally diverse organization and strongly encourages applications from people of color.

    Roles & Responsibilities

    Manage all aspects of event planning from conception to post-event.

    Work collaboratively with multiple departments to produce small and large-scale events that include a large fundraising gala, community events, conferences, and professional gatherings.

    Serve as point person for all rental inquiries including meeting with clients, promoting the venue, and working with vendors.

    On-site management of events for rental clients. Coordinate and collaborate with Watershed departments to establish needs for events and serve as a liaison among departments throughout the planning process.

    Coordinate with several volunteers and staff committees to deliver three signature Watershed events – Trail Run, Butterfly Festival, and FEST gala.

    Plan and facilitate the organization of all events, including contract negotiations, venue preparation, catering, entertainment, equipment, and décor.

    Oversee guest experiences from conception through post-event, managing on-site preparations, production, and event breakdown, ensuring consistent, high-level service throughout all phases.

    Nurture and build relationships with vendors to craft and implement creative and logistical aspects of all events.

    Troubleshoot and manage any challenges and opportunities that arise before, during and after an event.

    Ensure all post-event details are completed.

    Core Competencies

    Proven success as an event planner or coordinator.

    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    Knowledgeable and familiar with the local and regional catering industry.

    Experience in building/maintaining vendor relationships.

    Excellent organizational skills, including multitasking, time management, and meticulous attention to detail.

    Ability to work, adjust, and make swift decisions under pressure.

    Flexibility to work nights and weekends.

    Ability to collaborate with diverse needs, personalities, and work styles with optimism and a solution-discovery mindset.

    Comfortable with technology and able to manage and use different software platforms for events.

    Education & Training

    We encourage all candidates to apply, even if they do not currently meet all the requirements. Intuitive knowledge and transferable skills from other relevant work experience matter. Previous experience working within the hospitality and catering industry is highly desired. Associate’s or bachelor’s degree in a relevant field desired (previous professional experience can substitute for education).

    This is a Full-time Exempt Position (Tuesday-Saturday) 40 hrs./wk. Benefits: Health Insurance, Life & LTD Insurance, PTO (Paid Time Off), and Retirement 403B Plan. The salary range for this position is between $40,000- $45,000.

    How to apply

    Please send a letter of interest and resume to Kevin Walsh, Chief of Finance & Administration at kwalsh@thewatershed.org with the subject line: Special Events and Rentals Coordinator and your last name. 

    Application Deadline: 12/23/2022

    The Watershed Institute is an equal-opportunity employer.

    Learn more at : The Watershed

100 Campus Town Circle | Suite 103 #2050 | Ewing, NJ 08638  

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