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National Office - Sausalito, CA
Fully Remote
$21.00 - $22.00 Hourly


Who We Are:

NatureBridge provides environmental science education experiences for more than 30,000 students and their teachers every year in the world’s best classrooms: our National Parks. Our mission is to connect young people to the science and wonder of the natural world, igniting self-discovery, and inspiring stewardship of the planet. 


What You Will Do:

The Development Assistant reports to the Director of Development Operations and will support NatureBridge’s fundraising efforts through data entry, research, department support, preparation of materials and donor stewardship. They are a critical member of a nine-person Development and Communications Team. This position provides opportunities to learn and develop skills across a broad set of development responsibilities including both individual and institutional giving. 


This position is fully remote for a person living near one of our established campuses in the Seattle or San Francisco Bay Area.

Your primary job will be to:

  • Perform, research and contribute to strategies for prospective individual, corporate and institutional donors as needed
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with corporate donors and prospects, including solicitations and stewardship
  • Provide logistical support for all events including fundraising and cultivation events including vendor management and venue arrangements
  • Prepare materials for donor meetings, draft donor communications; Support donor appeals plan and mailings
  • Draft grant renewal applications for some long-term NatureBridge funders under the direction of the Director of Institutional Giving
  • Assist the Director of Development Operations in board support. This includes administrative tasks, scheduling, logistics, standardizing board processes, list management and consistent data review; Support board governance with record keeping and reporting
  • Create and maintain donor records in the donor database; assist with gift processing and timely documentation filing
  • Assist with database administration, including data entry, database imports and routine analysis
  • Support donor stewardship projects
  • Assist with departmental communications, including assisting with updating the weekly gift log, informing staff of gifts, and sending tax acknowledgement letters to donors
  • Administrative responsibilities and other related job duties as assigned



  • $21-22/hr, depending on experience
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Option for a 403b retirement plan with employer match after six months
  • Generous paid vacation, training days and sick leave
  • Other benefits include Employee Assistance Plan (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and more


Who You Are:

We are looking for candidates who have:


  • Two to three years’ administrative experience, preferably in nonprofit or development related work 
  • Previous data entry and database experience, Raiser’s Edge experience a plus
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills for preparing reports and donor materials 
  • Able to track details in database management and production of donor materials
  • Ability to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Exceptional time-management and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize
  • Strong judgment and discretion, ability to maintain strict donor confidentiality
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite and Google Suite


*All NatureBridge Employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Final shot must occur 15 days or more before the start date. Here is the link to our full policy: NatureBridge COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You must also pass a background check in order to be eligible for employment.


Why should you join the NatureBridge team?

  • We are a mission-driven organization that values your contributions and supports you in making a positive impact on youth and the environment
  • You will get to work in a beautiful natural setting with other dedicated educators who are passionate about the environment
  • Work remotely in a flexible, collaborative and supportive environment, with occasional travel to our scenic National Park campuses and major donor hubs


NatureBridge is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate based on any protected category, including, but not limited to, race, color, religion, gender, gender expression (including transgender expression or pregnancy), political affiliation, age, immigration status or disability. We encourage qualified applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. Please let us know if you require any accommodation. 


How To Apply:

Submit your resume, cover letter and three references to our Online Career Portal (linked). Please address your cover letter to Jen Laughton (Ms.) and discuss how your skills and experience set you up to be successful in the role.


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NatureBridge connects over 35,000 students and 600 schools each year to the wonder and science of the natural world, igniting self-discovery and inspiring stewardship of our planet.