Development Assistant

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Description

PeaceTrees Vietnam is a Seattle-based humanitarian organization working in Central Vietnam to assist those whose lives and livelihoods are threatened by the explosive remnants of war through humanitarian mine action and post-clearance development. We also invite people to travel to Vietnam through our Citizen Diplomacy Program to promote people-to-people connections and cultural understanding in Vietnam and the United States. PeaceTrees has four staff in Seattle and nine program management staff in Dong Ha, Vietnam.

Job Summary
PeaceTrees Vietnam seeks a full time Development Assistant to join our small Seattle team. The ideal candidate will have at least a year of professional experience, past exposure to nonprofit fundraising, and be great with details. Candidates must generally be available to arrive at 8:30am and stay until 5pm, 5 days a week. This position will require occasional weekend or evening hours (4-5 times/year).

Primary Responsibilities of the Development Assistant:
General Office Support:
• Share reception duties including answering the phone, responding to caller inquiries, monitoring general email inbox, greeting visitors, receiving and distributing mail, and answering e-mail correspondence
• Assist with general office administration, including ordering supplies, requesting and mailing checks, going to the Post Office, etc.
• Provide administrative support within the organization including coordinating logistics for Board and ED, outreach, board meetings/activities, etc.
• Provide administrative support to Citizen Diplomacy program
• Assist with large mailing projects as needed

Fundraising:
• Manage fundraising administrative work, including gifts acknowledgement, data entry, and local check deposits
• Coordinate event logistics, including the Annual Luncheon. This requires a high level of detail and organization
• Provide administrative assistance as needed to Executive Director and Board in support of fundraising efforts

Communications:
• Maintain and update website content
• Create online, social media, and print content consistent with communications plan for various platforms (Social media accounts, print and online newsletters, annual report, etc.)

Essential skills and qualities:
• Enthusiasm for PeaceTrees’ work in Vietnam
• Knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, experience with or the ability to learn other applications as necessary
• Ability to work independently and proactively in an often-quiet office, prioritize and handle simultaneous assignments with success and accuracy
• Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills
• Strong writing skills
• Sense of humor
• Experience with CRM software and social media platforms is a plus

Salary and Benefits:
The annual salary for this position depends on experience and will be in the range of $37,500. In addition to base salary, PeaceTrees Vietnam provides full time employees with paid vacation and sick leave, an annual benefit stipend to assist with the payment for non-covered benefits (e.g., health insurance), and support for professional development.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@peacetreesvietnam.org. Initial phone screenings will occur the week of June 10th.

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