Gift Processing Associate

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

 

We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.

 

Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?

Location

New York, NY

 

Overall Function

The Gift Processing team processes over 180,000 gifts annually, provides support to multiple departments and performs analysis on all revenue-related data, in addition to many other tasks.

Reporting to the Senior Manager, Gift Processing, the Gift Processing Associate will be required to assist with database (containing approx. 3 million records) maintenance and coordination of associated projects. They will also work closely with staff from Development, Membership and Finance departments.

We are seeking an individual who has a strong work ethic, is flexible and a team player.  The successful candidate should have fundraising software, query reporting and database systems management experience.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Collect daily donations received by EDF and evaluate, sort and total all donations to create daily gift batches
  • Execute daily gift processing - receiving, verifying, identifying donors, depositing, keying, and batching of all types of gifts. These include cash, checks, credit cards, wires, outright gifts, recurring, matching gifts, stock gifts, among others.
  • Review and update demographic information in Salesforce
  • Scan supporting documentation and attach to gift records
  • Oversee matching gift websites/portals and key gifts in Salesforce
  • Review and process mass importing of multi-donor gifts from third-party portals/platforms such as Benevity, Network for Good, Facebook, PayPal, Donor Advised Funds, etc.
  • Perform adjusting entries as requested by the Membership team
  • Produce and or run various reports pertaining to the gift entry process for the purpose of gift entry validation
  • Create Membership campaign codes
  • Assist with administrative duties as requested (create monthly logs and folders, notify team of daily gift intake, etc.)
  • Participate in advancing EDF DEI goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with EDF values 

Qualifications

  • Four years of experience or college degree plus one to two years of experience
  • Familiarity with relational databases
  • Ability to learn complex data entry codes and procedures quickly
  • Intermediate proficiency with Excel (Formulas, VLOOKUP & CSV)
  • Familiarity with nonprofit revenue accounting a plus
  • Previous experience working with donor databases; Salesforce experience a plus
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines, multi-task and work well under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds

Hiring Range

We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.

The pay range for this role is 52,000 - 57,000 USD which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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