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Development Associate

Reports to: Director of Community Outreach

This is a full-time position. May require some nights and weekend work. 

The purpose of this job is to implement the fundraising and development initiatives of Up With Trees – a Tulsa non-profit dedicated to planting trees and promoting urban forestry education. The Development Associate will assist with development of the fundraising plan and be responsible for implementation of Up With Trees fundraising activities, and donor engagement initiatives. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement and maintain systematic procedures for donor recognition through emails, phone calls and letters.
  • Coordinate all fundraising and donor outreach events, including communication with vendors, attendees, and managing allocated budgets
  • Retain current donors and expand donor base to meet development goals. 
  • Track existing and potential commitments, as well as all grant reporting requirements. 
  • Research foundation, city, county, state, federal, and corporate grant opportunities that align with the values and priorities of the organization.
  • Apply for grants and manage grant paperwork and fulfillment procedures in conjunction with the organization’s fundraising strategy
  • Work with the Director of Community Outreach, Development Committee, and Board of Directors to plan and implement fundraising initiatives, grant writing and management – focusing on higher dollar gifts from foundations, individuals, and corporations, as well as planned gifts. 
  • Maintain donor database information and comprehensive donor profiles, documenting correspondence with donors, meeting notes, proposals and background information. 
  • Continue working to improve the accuracy of donor information in the Database by updating contact information, merging duplicates, adding relationships, and adding notes for clarity.
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Program departments in the production of all fundraising materials and campaigns, including appeals and thank-you letters.
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Program departments to create donor and fundraising materials, including talking points and programmatic information. 
  • Market adoptable median sites to potential sponsors and secure  sponsorships.
  • Execute engagement plans and donor communications within sponsorship programs including extended site sponsorship, median sponsorship, downtown tree program, etc. 
  • Support the progress of the Planned Giving program.
  • Participate in community events on behalf of Up With Trees. 
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Community Outreach

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent nonprofit work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Demonstrated excellent writing ability. 
  • Strong inter-personal and relationship-building skills.
  • Strong event planning skills.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds, interests, and opinions to build effective teams in a nonprofit environment. 
  • Must be punctual and reliable. Position also requires a high level of energy, motivation, creativity, persistence and a positive attitude. 

To Apply For The Development Associate Position:

Email your resume, cover letter, and a submission of the below writing prompt to Shawn Davis, shawn@upwithtrees.org. Feel free to call (918) 610 - 8733 with questions.

As a sample of your writing, please submit one-two paragraphs describing our Tree Downtown Tulsa program and its impact on the community. You can find details at the below link and within our newsletters.

https://www.upwithtrees.org/trees-signs/downtown-trees-project/



OPERATIONS ASSISTANT

Reports to: Director of Operations

This is a full-time position. May require some nights and weekend work. 

The purpose of this job is to implement the Up With Trees’ mission by planting and maintaining Up With Trees’ trees.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plants, waters and maintains Up With Trees’ trees by pruning, mowing, weed-eating and spraying
  • Interacts with volunteers and sponsors
  • Participate in community events on behalf of Up With Trees
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Operations or the Executive Director

Minimum Requirements

  • Prefer at least one year experience in the field of tree care and maintenance.
  • ISA Certified Arborist Certification preferred but not required.
  • Familiarity with operating the following:
    • Stump grinder
    • Skid Steer
    • Chipper
    • Trucks with standard transmission
    • Chainsaw
    • Commercial mowers and weed-eaters
  • Ability to professionally interact with a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds, interests, and opinions to build an effective team.
  • Must be punctual and reliable.  Position also requires a high level of energy, motivation, creativity, persistence, and a positive attitude.
  • Clean driving record.   

To Apply For The Operations Crew Position:

Click here for application.

Email your application and resume to trees@upwithtrees.org. Feel free to call (918) 610 - 8733 with questions.