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YOUR POSITION WITH TNC
The Nevada Development Program Specialist I will work as part of a functional team of organizational priority within a development program. The Nevada Development Program Specialist 1 will be responsible for providing resources such as research, gift processing, prospect tracking, stewardship efforts, and event support.
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The Nevada Development Program Specialist I will work towards meeting the strategic priorities of the team by implementing tactics for approved plans and completing and organizing varied tasks and activities. They will identify day-to-day priorities based on needs of the program. They will manage, track, and report on key data related to the team scope and priorities. The Specialist will perform independent analysis on key program data, which includes donor and gift information. They will be responsible for processing gifts. They will provide support and targeted training related to the functional area of the team. The Specialist I must maintain advanced skills with the systems and resources utilized by the team in order to execute tasks. They will implement processes and practices in order to improve effectiveness based on their in-depth understanding of related policies and procedures. The Specialist I will effectively communicate or distribute information to assist staff in making decisions, solving problems, and improving workflow. The position will be based in Reno, Nevada.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
• Act independently on assigned tasks and exercise independent judgment based on analysis and experience. • Coordinate projects with several variables, work within a defined timeline and budget. • Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise interns, volunteers, and/or temporary staff. • Ensure compliance with TNC policies and procedures, and external (donor/legal/IRS) requirements. • Financial responsibility includes working within a budget, processing invoices and transfers, and contracting with vendors. • If required to provide centralized support to chapters or programs, will work with a minimum of three chapters or programs. • Provide input through project teams for the improvement of existing programs. • Refer difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor. • Travel and work flexible hours. • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain. • Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines. • Work within scope of program’s strategic goals.
• Bachelor’s degree and 2 years’ experience or equivalent combination. • Experience building relationships with staff, customers or similar. • Experience generating reports and interpreting data. • Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading. • Experience working across teams. • Experience, coursework, or other training in principles and practices of relevant field.
• Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience are appreciated. • Ability to analyze information for the purpose of coordinating and planning activities, as well as solving problems. • Ability to use existing technology to achieve desired results. • Ability to work under pressure and perform repetitive data entry tasks. • Experience interpreting guidelines to achieve desired results. • Experience with databases and spreadsheet software. • Knowledge of current trends in the specific field. • Strong organization skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Internal Number: 47684
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