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Job Title: Annual Giving & Membership Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Development & Communications
FLSA Status: Exempt
Date Last Approved: March 2017

Summary: ECHO’s mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, science center and lake aquarium committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. ECHO employees are expected to contribute to a productive, respectful workplace by modeling humor, communication, collaboration and accountability to our colleagues, animals and guests that is consistent with the institution’s mission of promoting and enhancing stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin, and beyond.

The Annual Giving & Membership Coordinator will support the Development and Communications Department through the solicitation and stewardship of prospects, database management and report generation, social media and letter writing - all to ensure a growing and renewable base of support. The position requires a dynamic, creative and communicative person who confidently takes initiative and actively engages in building strong collaborative relationships with our staff, donors, members and community partners.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Development Intern/s

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  Manage membership communications, solicitations, and stewardship
  Coordinate annual giving program
  Oversee ECHO’s brand image on social media
  Create timely error free written and electronic communications to donor/member base
  Supervise a comprehensive schedule for direct mail and electronic solicitations
  Support Director of Development with report generation, cultivation and stewardship projects
  Oversee gift acknowledgements to ensure their accuracy and timeliness
  Maintain accurate tracking records for annual giving & membership
  Conduct prospect research
  Maintain prospect records in Blackbaud ALTRU
  Coordinate all aspects of engagement events and assist with staffing as necessary
  Represent ECHO at community events to cultivate and steward prospects and donors
  Coordinate all aspects of engagement events and assist with staffing as necessary
  Identifies and helps prepare grant requests to foundations and corporations
  Participate in institutional strategic planning
  Promote ECHO’s mission externally and internally
  Work across departments to ensure a seamless visitor experience
  Oversee ECHO’s Open Door Program, working directly with 40 regional social service agency partners
  Other duties as needed

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals who lack one or more of the following to perform the essential functions.

Essential Job Skills:
  Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, and exceptional organizational skills
  Articulate, professional demeanor with strong customer service orientation
  Sophisticated written and verbal skills, with the ability to use considerable tact and diplomacy
  Familiarity communicating and collaborating with dynamic cross departmental teams
  Flexible and adaptable team member who enjoys the challenge of setting and meeting professional goals
  Ability to handle sensitive personnel and fiscal issues in a confidential and professional manner
  Strong computer skills in Microsoft Word (reviewing/track changes, tables, mailings, etc.), Excel (pivot tables, formulas, data analysis, etc.), and databases; e-mail; internet research tools (e.g., LinkedIn, Google)
  Clear decision making and problem solving techniques to identify opportunities or unique ways to reach conclusions or find alternative solutions
  Enjoys working in a demanding, fast-paced environment, with additional hours when needed
  Demonstrated experience proactively and efficiently managing several projects at once to meet deadlines
  A clear understanding and appreciation of the role of a Science Center, STEM education, and commitment to its philosophy, mission and objectives
  Valid Driver’s License

Education and/or Experience:
  Bachelor’s degree
  Minimum two to four years experience in fundraising
  Database management and reporting (ALTRU/BlackBaud experience a plus)g
  Experience soliciting individuals for personal or corporate donations

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The duties of the Annual Giving Coordinator are performed both in, and not in, a regular office setting. The position should expect to attend off site meetings, work some weekends, holidays, and weekday after-hours.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and professional growth opportunities

Application Instructions: ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diversity. Send resume and cover letter to ECHO Job Search. Please put Annual Giving & Membership Coordinator in the subject line of the email and send to: jobs@echovermont.org.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Job Title: Early Childhood Science Center Educator
Reports To: Youth Programs Manager
FLSA Status: Part-time Non-exempt
Date Last Revised: February 2017
Hourly Rate: $16/hr

Summary:

ECHO’s mission is to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO is a dynamic learning and teaching community committed to engaging diverse public audiences in hands-on learning; providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences to guests; and inspiring environmental stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO employees are expected to contribute to a productive, respectful workplace by modeling humor, communication, collaboration and accountability to our colleagues, animals and guests that is consistent with the institution’s mission of promoting and enhancing stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin, and beyond.

The Early Childhood Science Center Educator supports the Youth Programs Manager to develop and deliver programs for the remaining 18 months of a two-year, grant funded Early Science Learning Initiative. The Assistant Educator is responsible for delivering science programs to preschool groups at ECHO and coordinating materials and logistics related to early childhood programs. The position includes performing regularly for preschool groups, managing systems and materials related to  preschool programming, and working collaboratively to develop and implement early science learning curricula.

Schedule: Twenty-four hours per week, scheduled as needed per teaching schedule. This is a temporary position with a flexible starting time (April-June) with job completion at the end of grant period September 30, 2018.

Supervisory Responsibilities: None

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  Deliver, hands-on science programming to preschool groups visiting ECHO.
  Assist with curriculum development for early science programs, professional development workshops, and family science festivals.
  Coordinate logistics for early science programs, professional development workshops and annual family science festival, including materials, refreshments, and cross-department communication.
  Assist with purchasing and managing program materials, training materials, and curriculum kits.
  Work with ECHO’s registrar to schedule and coordinate Classroom Field Trips and Science Programs at ECHO.
  Greet and orient preschool groups as well as other school groups arriving at ECHO.
  Maintain participant database and communicate with program participants and partner organizations regarding program information.
  Coordinate grant-related data, such as contact lists, program evaluations, and online analytics.
  Assist with grant report writing, as needed.
  Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
  Minimum of Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.
  At least 2 years preschool teaching experience.
  Content background in STEM preferred.
  Curriculum development experience preferred.


Essential Job Skills & Abilities
  Excellent customer service skills, including positive attitude and willingness to put the visitor experience first.
  Familiarity with Vermont’s Early Learning Standards and Framework.
  Passion for supporting early science learning and/or school science readiness.
  Comfort and skill engaging preschool groups in interactive, hands-on science programming.
  Comfort with technology and ability to integrate media into program teaching.
  Excellent team player able with strong collaborative and communication skills.
  Strong work ethic and organizational skills, dependable and punctual.
  Highly flexible and able to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Work is performed partially in a regular office setting and in classroom spaces throughout the science center. The Assistant Teacher for Early Childhood must be able to work at a computer for several hours at a time. The position also requires the individual to effectively communicate subject matter in various classroom and education settings.

Application Instructions: ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diversity. Send resume and cover letter to ECHO Job Search. Please put Early Childhood Educator in the subject line of the email and send to: jobs@echovermont.org.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Job Title: Part Time Development Associate
Reports To: Director of Development & Communications
FLSA Status: Part Time, Non-Exemptt
Date Last Approved: February 2017

Summary: ECHO’s mission: to educate and delight people about the Ecology, Culture, History, and Opportunity for stewardship of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO is a dynamic, nationally acclaimed, science and nature center committed to engaging diverse public audiences and providing experiential, relevant and lifelong educational experiences for all our guests. ECHO employees are expected to contribute to a productive, respectful workplace by modeling humor, communication, collaboration and accountability to our colleagues, animals and guests that is consistent with the institution’s mission.

ECHO seeks a part time administrative associate in assist the fundraising and outreach efforts of our Development and Communications Department. The position will be responsible for providing administrative services in order to ensure effective, efficient operations and consistent data entry. The position requires a detailed, organized and communicative person who confidently takes initiative to assist and support the department to ensure a growing and renewable base of support.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Support Board meetings:
  Set up and attend meetings, management of invites, record minutes, and produce reports
  Oversee the logistics of the Board meetings and the annual Board retreat
Assists Development & Communications:
  Assist the Director, fellow staff and department in reaching annual goals
  Gift entry, tracking, and generates acknowledgement letter
  Review, edit, and coordinate grant documentation
  All aspects of mail and email donor correspondence, thank you letters, and personal notes
  Coordinate large fundraising appeal mailings
  Oversees production of invitations, event mailings, nametags and event logistics
Stewards Membership:
  Print and mail out donor membership cards and renewals
  Coordinate renewal of memberships and database updates
  Email monthly newsletter
  Adopt-a-Turtle gift packages
Reporting and Altru Database:
  Database, donor, and member record clean up
  Report tracking
  Coordinate all aspects of engagement events and assist with staffing as necessary
General Support/Other Activities:
  Process and manage In Kind donations
  Process gifts
  Answer general email and direct to departments as needed
  Other responsibilities as assigned

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:
  Associate degree and/or administrative training degree required. Bachelor's Degree preferred
  Minimum of two years of administrative experience
  Proven ability to perform clerical duties such as bulk mailings, database management
  Demonstrated experience providing extraordinary customer service to diverse clientele
  Experience working in a fast paced, guest driven work environment
  Knowledge or interest in the ECHO mission

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  Superior analytical, phone, and written communication skills
  Excellent organizational skills
  Ability to manage a variety of projects, and attention to detail are key
  Directed and self-starting attitude; ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  Strong computer skills and competency in Microsoft Excel and pivot tables, mail merge, MS Word and Google Suite products
  Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet strict deadlines and bottom line goals
  High degree of confidentiality must always be exercised
  Professional demeanor with ability to build strong relationships to collaborate with guests, staff, suppliers, vendors and community partners
  Excellent customer service skills to respond to inquires or complaints from customers, or members of the community
  Ability to draft and compose written correspondences


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The duties of the part time development associate are performed both in, and not in, a regular office setting. The position requires working in an open office setting at a computer for multiple hours at a time. This position should expect to attend off site meetings, work some weekends, holidays, and weekday after-hours.

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and professional growth opportunities

Application Instructions: ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes resumes from individuals who will contribute to our diversity. Send resume and cover letter to ECHO Job Search. Please put Development Associate in the subject line of the email and send to: jobs@echovermont.org.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 19, 2017.