The mission of Science Moab is to uplift Southeast Utah by engaging community members with the science happening here. Our vision is that Southeast Utah be recognized for its contributions to scientific knowledge and its longstanding Indigenous knowledge. We work to ensure that local communities benefit educationally, economically, and environmentally from the science being done in the region.
Science Moab seeks a Development Assistant VISTA to support the development, execution, and refinement of various nonprofit fundraising initiatives. Specifically, the VISTA will assist with: ordering and promoting merchandise; researching, writing, and managing grants; raising small and large individual gifts; pursuing corporate sponsorships and partnerships; developing, tracking, and maintaining effective donor relationships; creating and marketing a membership program; and generally building organizational capacity.
The Development Assistant will split time raising funds for each of Science Moab's three programs (Outreach, School to Science, and Science Certified) as well as for the organization as a whole. Importantly, the Development Assistant will help to strengthen the financial stability of programming aimed towards low-income and underrepresented youth and adults.
While broad tasks and timelines have been developed for these initiatives, the Development Assistant will be responsible for breaking down these milestones into more detailed, manageable components and schedules. With a great degree of independence, this position is dynamic, strategic, and creative, offering the unique opportunity to shape a popular local nonprofit for years to come.
Experience: Fundraising (required); Grant writing (preferred); Program management/support; Graphic design, including Adobe Creative Suite; Marketing or communications; Undergraduate degree or equivalent skills and experience
Qualities/Abilities: Dependable, organized, self-directed and self-motivated, resourceful, adaptable, strong writing and editing skills, ability to work in teams, comfortable moving between big picture and detail-oriented thinking, ability to structure complex, long-term projects into component tasks; intentional collaborator with team members and partners; professional communicator across diverse audiences; strong interest in science and science education; passion for Science Moab's mission and programs, and ability to communicate our vision and values in clear, engaging, and inspirational way.
Apply on the AmeriCorps website: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=107079