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Assistant, Individual Philanthropy

About the Rainforest Alliance:

We are building an alliance to create a better future for people and nature by making responsible business the new normal.

The Rainforest Alliance works at the intersection of business, agriculture and forests. By bringing diverse allies together we are making deep-rooted change on some of our most pressing social and environmental issues. Together, we amplify the voices of farmers and forest communities, improve livelihoods, protect biodiversity, and help people mitigate and adapt to climate change in bold and effective ways.

Our alliance needs you, whoever you are and wherever you stand. By joining forces with producers, businesses and consumers, we can transform our relationship with the land and forests we rely on. We can make that relationship work better for all.

Together, we can achieve our vision of a world where people and nature thrive in harmony.

Position summary:


The Individual Philanthropy Assistant, under the supervision of the Senior Manager, provides support across the Individual Philanthropy Department functions, which include cultivating and soliciting donors contributing $1,000 or more annually to the Rainforest Alliance, executing Special Events, processing gifts and maintaining the donor data base.


  • Support and coordinate gift mailings, processing and data entry, event planning and other support functions including department meeting organization, scheduling and other duties;
  • Work with all IP staff to provide support to the functions as described above;
  • Engage with Fundraising Operations team to ensure consistent and high-quality donor date entry;
  • Coordinate with other Assistants and colleagues to schedule team and other meetings;
  • Work with Program colleagues to help gather program information for reports and donor collateral, as needed;
  • Assist in managing donor mailings and solicitation campaigns, including pulling database reports and preparing mailing lists;
  • Assist in event planning and execution for gala and smaller cultivation events;
  • Regularly process gifts, send out acknowledgements and stewardship pieces;
  • Maintain the donor database across Individual Philanthropy and Special Events, and update records with gifts, correspondence, strategy and moves management information;
  • Schedule Department and other meetings and maintains the agendas and notes;
  • Perform other administrative tasks, such as invoice preparation and payment.


  • College degree required;
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in fundraising assistance preferred;
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience with Development databases, preferably Salesforce;
  • Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.


Commensurate with experience.


Only candidates authorized to work in US will be considered for the position.


Deadline Aug 16. Application: Please apply online. Combine resume and cover letter in one single document and upload.