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Development & Events Assistant

Marion Institute | Job Description

Founded in 1993, The Marion Institute (MI) is a non-profit that works to address the root cause of sustainability and social justice issues. Located in Marion, Massachusetts, the MI seeks to create deep, lasting and positive change at both a local and global level. See more at

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

Database Management and Reporting

  • Enter donations and create gift reports in Raiser’s Edge database for the Marion Institute and all programs under the organization’s fiscal sponsorship
  • Continually update and correct database records
  • Process donations and prepare tax acknowledgement/thank you letters and other correspondence Prepare timely reporting to Development Director and program leaders
  • Enter donor information into e-newsletter system (MailChimp)
  • Coordinate productions and mailing of all appeals and correspondence
  • Reconcile income with Financial Services Manager on a monthly basis

Event Coordination

  • Assist with planning and logistics for special events and fundraisers
  • Handle all administrative details associated with event registration including preparing materials/website ( and WordPress), maintaining guest lists, and reporting on attendance
  • Attend evening/weekend events, when necessary


  • Research grant opportunities for the Marion Institute and its programs
  • Assist with proposals and reporting

Assist Development Director with additional duties, as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Database management experience desired, but not required – Raiser’s Edge preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel with specific experience with Mail Merge functions
  • Extremely detail-oriented
  • Experience with and MailChimp desired, but not required
  • Participate as a team player, contributing a collaborative, flexible, reliable, creative and dedicated work ethic
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work
  • Highly skilled, confident, outgoing, courteous, and professional in all written and verbal communications
  • Able to learn new skills quickly and work in diverse environments
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required, as well as ability to travel by personal automobile to events and meetings

How to apply:

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Abigail Smith, Health & Human Resources Manager
Marion Institute
202 Spring Street
Marion, MA 02738

The Marion Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, military status, or status as a Vietnam­ era or special disabled veteran.

This position reports to the Executive Director.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE:  Part-time, 20hrs/week, potential for full-time

SALARY: Competitive non­profit salary, commensurate with experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 15, 2016.  We are looking to fill this position immediately and encourage you to apply before the deadline.

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