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We are a non-profit environmental education center with an exceptional farm component that has been designated as one of the State’s Dairy Farms of Distinction. We are located in West Redding, Ct on 102-acres with rolling pastures, woodlands, and wetlands. The organization’s mission is On every acre, in all we do, we plant seeds for a lifetime of active engagement with the natural world. Our five primary areas of programming are environmental studies; farming and gardening (includes beekeeping); Native American lifeways; astronomy; and the arts (including Shakespeare programs, biannual art shows, and music).

We are a vibrant, fiscally sound organization. We pride ourselves in being small and personal, sharing unique and excellent programming with our 12,000 annual students and visitors. We are a membership organization with 800 member families.



Membership Coordinator

About this part-time position: The Membership Coordinator is responsible for the accurate recording of revenues generated through membership and donations using our CRM; sending out monthly renewals and subsequent reminders to general members; sharing monthly lists of donors to contact with the Executive Director; sending out acknowledgments and tax letters to all donors in a timely way; generating reports as requested; working with the Executive Director and Board/Membership Committee to cultivate major donors and to help with development events.

16-20 hours per week .

Responsibilities:

  • Be the point of contact for databases, including Neon CRM and MailChimp.
  • Support the creation and maintenance of accurate data integration and mapping betweenDevelopment and Finance.

Work with the auditor to verify major gifts and restricted gifts. Provide administrative and communications support for the Executive Director.

  • Staff member engagement / fundraising events and our programs
  • Serve as a member of the office team with general collaborative responsibilities including answering phone and emails, providing information to visitors, and giving brief tours of the learning center.
  • Track and maintain inventory of membership supplies and order new supplies when needed.

Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (e.g. BA, BS) or equivalent
  • Years of Relevant Work Experience: 3-5 years

Work experience in sales, customer service, or membership-based institution or non-profit Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Google Workplace, Neon CRM and

Mailchimp or similar Experience in gift processing and fundraising revenue reporting techniques

  • Must have great communication skills, be collaborative, motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible

Disclaimer: This document is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements, or working conditions. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, we reserve the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time, as determined by the needs of the organization.

As a condition of beginning and maintaining employment, this position is required to adhere to all policies of New Pond Farm Education Center, including any COVID workplace and vaccination policies adopted. In order to provide a safe environment when hosting in-person events, all staff and candidates with offers must show proof of vaccination and may be tested (prior to working at in-person events and meetings).

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
All visitors and staff are required to wear a mask indoors.

To Apply:
Please either apply through our post on indeed or by sending your resumé (as a pdf) to Ann Taylor (ann@newpondfarm.org)


There is always plenty of work to do and we are grateful for the wonderful volunteers who help us in so many ways.

Some of the many choices include:

If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions,
please email Ann Taylor or call the farm at (203) 938-2117.


Internships

Our 2022 internship opportunities have been filled, please think about us again in the future.

Each year we look for High School students interested in working 20-25 hours a week starting in May. For more details, please contact Ann Taylor, Executive Director ann@newpondfarm.org