Event Setup Attendant

Position Description

The event attendant performs a range of event support tasks including cleaning, room set up and customer service. This is a PT and flexible on–call position and reports directly to the Sales and Events Manager.

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Assistant Program Manager

Position Description

The Assistant Program Manager is responsible for providing high–quality, meaningful outdoor education experiences to youth in the communities The Mountaineers serves and to help volunteers connect youth groups to The Mountaineers. This position will provide oversight for Mountain Workshops and Mountaineers Adventure Club.

To find out more and apply, go to this job posting on idealist.org.



Summer Camp Program Lead Staff

Position Description

The Summer Camp Lead Staff are directly responsible for the daily supervision of a group of 8-12 youth ranging in age from 6-13. Summer Camp Lead Staff have a range of responsibilities during the summer camp day, including leading games and activities, providing support and encouragement for each camper, resolving camper conflicts, supervising activity transitions and behavior management. Summer Camp Lead Staff are directly responsible for keeping each youth in their group safe and facilitating a fun and rewarding summer camp experience.

To find out more and apply, go to this job posting on idealist.org.



Summer Camp Director

Position Description

The Summer Camp Director performs a range of summer camp tasks, including training staff and volunteers, coordinating daily schedules, leading large group activities, and working closely with parents. This position has primary responsibility for the delivery of a safe and successful summer camp program. Additionally, the Summer Camp Director ensures that volunteers and staff understand and follow Mountaineers Youth Policies and Procedures.

To find out more and apply, go to this job posting on idealist.org.



Summer Camp Program Coordinator

Position Description

The Summer Camp Program Coordinator has primary responsibility for the safe and effective execution of educational and recreational programming for summer day camp. This includes managing the set-up, safety and take-down of the climbing wall, providing counselors the tools and training needed to run other curriculum-based programs, and facilitating large group programs.

To find out more and apply, go to this job posting on idealist.org.



Development Associate

Position Description

The Mountaineers is seeking a Development Associate to join our team. This extremely organized and personable individual values the details of data and information management, has exceptional customer service skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to manage several projects at once in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Associate plays a vital role in the execution of fundraising campaigns and operations and provides ongoing support in the day-to-day activities of the development program. This key member of the team is uniquely positioned to interact with both internal and external stakeholders including donors, Board of Directors, key volunteers and staff. He/she contributes to the shaping of the overall strategy, tracking and reporting progress, evaluation, and goals of the development department and will contribute meaningfully in the success of the organization.

Key Responsibilities

Database Management and Reporting

  • Develop comprehensive understanding of donor database and donor contact management system.
  • Manage the donor database, including donor gift receipt, gift entry, and gift acknowledgment including the posting of all gifts on the donor contact management software system, generating gift acknowledgment receipts and appropriate correspondence, generating queries and reports.
  • Coordinate and manage all aspects of the donor contact management software system. This includes ongoing training and coordination of communication with staff and other users regarding system questions and all forms of trouble-shooting issues.
  • Accurately and continually update donor/prospect information and donor “moves” on a regular basis.
  • Maintain foundation, corporation, and individual donor files and donor mailing lists in central electronic and hard-copy filing system.
  • Research and verify information to ensure accuracy and reliability of the data.
  • Effectively create spreadsheets, compose documents, enter and retrieve database information, and create presentations and reports.
  • Provide regular status updates and reports to the Director of Development and Executive Director on matters and metrics related to donors and campaigns.
  • Create campaign solicitation letters using complex word processing skills, e.g. merging, sorting, integrating text and graphics, spreadsheet and database files.

Fundraising Campaigns

  • Coordinate donor communications, including creation and distribution of fundraising appeals. Assist with writing and editing solicitation letters, thank you letters, stewardship reports, and recording in donor management system.
  • Support and implement policies and procedures to increase the effectiveness of corporate matching campaign activities. Ensure appropriate stewardship of corporate matching donors. Gather performance metrics and prepare progress and impact reports. Draft communication pieces about corporate matching and workplace giving.
  • Act as the first point of contact for calls from donors. Contact donors about donations when necessary

Board of Directors and Advisory Council

  • Maintain Board and Advisory Council calendars and collect and organize bio-sketches, ensuring that information is current and complete.
  • At the direction of the Executive Director, schedule, coordinate and organize Board and Advisory Council meetings and conference calls. Organize and prepare meeting notices, agendas, reports, packets, and meeting minutes.
  • Accurately prepare presentations, special reports, memos, spreadsheets, charts, tables, graphs, business plans, and other documents as needed in support of Board and Advisory Council activities.

Foundations and Grants

  • Conduct research on prospective corporate and foundation donors.
  • Assist in the preparation and writing of proposals, introductory letters, and cover letters for prospects, donors, foundations and corporate prospects.
  • Under general direction, coordinate the preparation and development of grant proposals and progress reports; provide fiscal process review, effort management, closeout and reporting oversight, and maintenance of grant management tracking systems.
  • Maintain calendars of proposal progress, due dates, gift agreements, recognition commitments, and annual reports.

Events

  • Assist in the planning and coordination, logistics, and mailings of cultivation, recognition, and stewardship events. Responsibilities may include maintaining guest lists, processing invitations, tracking RSVPs, gathering and preparing registration materials, supporting volunteer recruitment, and assisting with day-of event logistics. Assist with logistics for other community outreach activities.

Other

  • Positively represent The Mountaineers in the community.
  • Assist in answering department phone and respond to in-person inquiries from the general public; resolve problems, route calls, respond to inquiries.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Development and Executive Director.

Candidate Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Passion for the mission of The Mountaineers and ability to exemplify the organization’s values.
  • Two years nonprofit fund development experience. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Superior attention to detail with strong follow-through.
  • Ability to work independently while managing multiple projects. Can prioritize multiple tasks, organize work, and follow through independently. Self-motivated and takes individual initiative. Sets and follows through on priorities. Holds self and others accountable for performance.
  • High level of professionalism with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to interact with internal/external customers, donors, volunteers, and Board Members with tact and diplomacy.
  • Highly motivated, dynamic self-starter who is well organized with demonstrated success in planning, organization, time-management, and problem-solving.
  • Proficient in compiling, organizing, and preparing reports to present in an effective and professional manner.
  • Collaborative, hardworking, resourceful, and creative
  • Ability to perform under pressure in a deadline-driven environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Proficient (intermediate to advanced skills) with a variety of computer software applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook, Adobe) and experience using donor management software (such as Raiser’s Edge or Salesforce).
  • Must have an aptitude for learning new software programs and using online information systems. Proficient using email marketing applications (i.e. My Emma and Constant Contact.)
  • Experience managing donor databases.
  • Possession of a valid Washington State driver’s license and maintenance of a satisfactory driving record consistent with The Mountaineers policy.
  • Ability to use discretion and judgment in the handling of confidential and sensitive information.
  • Must be available for occasional early morning, evening, and weekend meetings and events, with appropriate notice.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit and perform extensive keyboard work. The employee is occasionally required to bend for storing and retrieving files, and to use stairs.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is for full–time, salaried employee. Varied schedule 40+ hours/week, including some early morning, evenings, and weekends. Compensation depends on experience. Benefits include membership in The Mountaineers; medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance; and paid sick, vacation, and holiday time. A 401(k) retirement plan is available after one year of employment.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of The Mountaineers appeals to you. Send all information to jobs@mountaineers.org. Full consideration is assured for letters and resumes received by April 4, 2014.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The Mountaineers provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.




Accounting Assistant

Position Description

The Accounting Assistant performs a range of general accounting tasks, including processing accounts payable, accounts receivable, and bank deposits. Additionally, the Accounting Assistant ensures that volunteers and staff understand and follow policies that ensure strong controls and accurate reporting. This position provides assistance to the Accounting Manager and Chief Operating Officer.

Key Responsibilities

Accounts Payable

  • Ensure accuracy of invoices from vendors and check requests from staff and volunteers.
  • Code expenses and assemble voucher packages for approval by appropriate managers.
  • Input data to accounting software.
  • Process payment checks.
  • Perform other basic clerical duties, including filing.
  • Respond to questions from vendors, staff, and volunteers regarding payments.
  • Maintain and ensure accuracy of accounting records, maintain proper internal controls, and ensure compliance with all relevant company policies.
  • Perform transaction reclasses when necessary.
  • Record EFT and ACH transactions.

Deposits and revenue tracking

  • Perform daily batch closing for the membership system.
  • Perform daily batch closing for the bookstore point of sale system.
  • Prepare daily bank deposits for the membership receipts.
  • Prepare other bank deposits, as needed.

Other

  • Work with vendors, staff, and volunteers to meet the above requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the goals of the organization.
  • Suggest and implement process and organizational system improvements.

Requirements

  • Post-High School Degree or Certificate required.
  • Minimum one year of accounting experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
  • Passion for the mission of The Mountaineers, and ability to exemplify the organization’s values. Strong desire and ability to work in a diverse, team-centric goal-focused environment.
  • Experienced user of Microsoft Office Suite and any accounting software. Familiar with or able to learn Microsoft Dynamics SL Accounting and FRX Reporting software, and PayPal credit card processing system.
  • Self-motivated and well organized with creative problem solving abilities, analytical thought process, demonstrated ability to take initiative and prioritize tasks, and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels and to build and maintain strong internal and external customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency.
  • Experience working with volunteers preferred.
  • Retail sales or customer service experience, including use of point of sale software, preferred.

The successful candidate will possess the following competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a sense of humor.
  • A passion for the outdoors.
  • Collaborative, hard working, resourceful and creative.
  • Desire to work in a small nonprofit work environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal day-to-day supervision while managing multiple projects. Can prioritize multiple tasks, organize work, and follow through independently. Self-motivated and takes individual initiative. Sets and follows through on priorities.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit and perform extensive keyboard work. The employee is occasionally required to bend for storing and retrieving files, and to use stairs.

Compensation and Benefits

This position is for a part-time non-exempt employee. Regular schedule will be 20-25 hours a week. Benefits include membership in The Mountaineers, and paid sick, vacation and holiday time. A 401(k) retirement plan is available after one year of employment.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email a resume and a cover letter explaining 1) what experience, skills and personal characteristics qualify you for this position and 2) why the mission and work of The Mountaineers appeals to you. Send all information to jobs@mountaineers.org. Full consideration is assured for letters and resumes received by March 28, 2014.

Disclaimer: The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The Mountaineers provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.







The Mountaineers Organization

The Mountaineers was formed in 1906 to explore the wild areas and peaks in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. With 10,000 members and branches from Olympia to Bellingham, The Mountaineers enjoys an outstanding reputation in its field and in the community. Our dedicated staff, members and volunteers are deeply committed to successfully accomplishing our mission. Each year 500 volunteers deliver outdoor skill courses to 2,500 students and lead over 2,000 recreational trips and courses. In addition we advocate for access and protection of recreational lands. Last year we helped protect 30,000 acres of public land in Washington State. The organization also publishes more than 500 outdoor recreation and conservation advocacy books via its Publishing Division. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people by helping them explore, conserve, learn about, and enjoy the wild lands and waters of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The Mountaineers has a staff of 30 employees (14 employees at the Program Center where this job is located) and an annual operating budget of four million dollars. Please visit the other pages on our website for in-depth information about our organization, activities, programs, and mission.

The Mountaineers provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law. Please feel free to visit this page in the future for any openings that may occur.

Disclaimer: The above information for all open positions above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the particular classification. It is not designed to contain or to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the particular job.