Adventure Cycling Association seeks a creative, well-organized, and detail-oriented person to fill the role of Development Coordinator in our Development Department. This is a unique opportunity for a self-starter with initiative to join a fast-growing development program. The ideal candidate will be a team player who works well in a fast-paced environment, meets deadlines and works well under pressure. The candidate will ideally have some experience in development or communications and marketing as well as an enthusiasm for cycling and bicycle travel. The position is based at Adventure Cycling’s headquarters in beautiful and bike-friendly Missoula, Montana.
The Development Coordinator reports to the Development Director and is primarily responsible for drafting all types of donor correspondence, from direct mail appeals to thank you letters with the occasional drafting of grant materials. The Development Coordinator assists with and maintains the day-to-day activities of the Adventure Cycling Development Department such as ongoing donor fulfillment and gift stewardship, updating the development calendar, coordinating donor outreach activities, and fielding phone calls with Adventure Cycling members and donors. This person interacts frequently with Adventure Cycling members and donors, and should have a pleasant and empathetic phone demeanor as well as exemplary interpersonal skills.
Candidates should have completed a four-year degree program from a college or university. Candidates with professional backgrounds in communications, marketing, development, and/or fundraising will be considered. Candidate should have 1-2 years previous experience in one or many of these fields. Bicycling and bicycle touring experience preferred.
The position will be competitively compensated in the Northern Rockies region. Excellent benefits include paid time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, an additional fully-paid one week bike vacation, full medical and dental coverage, life insurance, and retirement plan. We have a wonderful office in downtown Missoula, with a friendly and committed staff. Adventure Cycling Association is an equal opportunity employer.
Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. The writing sample will preferably be business correspondence such as an appeal letter, thank you letter, or personal correspondence with a client/donor. Short grant proposal samples will be accepted but individual correspondence such as letters are preferred for the focus of this position.
Application deadline: The position is open until filled. We will begin reviewing resumes and requesting interviews on December 9, 2013.
Adventure Cycling's mission is to inspire and empower people to travel by bicycle. Adventure Cycling was founded in 1974 and is the largest bicycling membership organization in North America, with over 46,000 members. Our work includes producing the best bicycling routes and maps in America, publishing Adventure Cyclist (one of the top recreational bicycling magazines anywhere), managing more than 80 bicycle tours and leadership trainings, and promoting more bike facilities through advocacy at the federal, state and local levels. For more information, go to www.adventurecycling.org.