Development & Communications Assistant

Wild Seed Project

Opening posted: 02/06/2020 | Expires: 02/28/2020

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About Wild Seed Project:

Wild Seed Project (WSP) promotes the use of native plants in all landscape settings in order to conserve biodiversity, encourage plant adaptation in the face of climate change, safeguard wildlife habitat, and create pollination and migration corridors for insects and birds. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Wild Seed Project sells seeds of locally grown native plants, publishes an annual magazine, Wild Seed, and educates the public so that a wide range of community members can participate in increasing native plant populations.

About the position:

Wild Seed Project seeks a part-time (32 hours/week) Development & Communications Assistant to support and advance our organizational operations, including programs, development, and communications.

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing of online sales (e.g., magazine and seed order processing and fulfillment)
  • Development support (e.g., donation and membership processing, preparing items for mailing, database entry, and assisting with the annual appeal)
  • General administration of databases and other office systems to ensure up-to-date, efficient, and organized operations, including keeping office supplies stocked and ordering them as necessary
  • Assisting with managing and updating WSP website
  • Working closely with the Director of Operations & Development to develop and implement eNewsletters and social media campaigns that promote Wild Seed Project’s mission and programs
  • Serving as the first point-of-contact for customers and public inquiries
  • Assisting with event scheduling, publicity, planning, and volunteer coordination
  • Support with invoicing, fulfillment, and distribution of our annual magazine, Wild Seed


  • A degree, some higher education, and/or experience in office administrative work, philanthropy, and communications
  • Impeccable attention to detail and follow-through
  • Highly organized and self-motivated with the ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills, and enthusiasm for engaging with our supporters on a daily basis
  • Familiarity with working in software such as Microsoft Office, Google apps, Shopify, Salesforce, Mailchimp, Wordpress, social media platforms, and Adobe Creative Cloud, or the willingness and comfort level with technology to learn
  • Familiarity with and an interest in website editing and maintenance, social media, and event logistics
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Reliable and dependable, with a willingness to work on occasional nights and weekends for WSP event support
  • Interest in and knowledge of native plants, landscape design, horticulture, ecology, and/or natural history not required but a bonus

How to apply:

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Jen Rowland, Director of Operations & Development, at . Please submit all materials by 4pm on Friday, February 28, 2020. Review of applications will begin on February 19th and will continue until the position is filled.