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Philanthropy Operations Specialist

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Washington, DC


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Published Date

Aug 12, 2022

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American Forests is a national non-profit organization committed to creating healthy and resilient forests from cities to wilderness, that deliver essential benefits for climate, people, water and wildlife. We advance our mission through forestry innovation, place-based partnerships to plant and restore forests, and movement building. We envision a world in which the significant environmental, societal and economic benefits of forests are fully realized and equitably available to all people. Established in 1875, American Forests is the oldest national non-profit conservation organization in the U.S. working to restoring urban forests and forested landscapes for nearly 150 years.


American Forests is proud to be a diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible workplace. These are our shared values. We welcome individuals who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to be a part of our team to help make a difference individually and collectively as we work toward achieving our mission. We are committed to fostering an environment that is welcoming and respectful and provides opportunities for advancement and professional growth for every team member.



This newly created position, Philanthropy Operations Specialist, will provide key assistance in data maintenance and integrity. Working under the direct supervision of the Director of Philanthropy Operations, this position will focus on data entry and data cleanup, and participate in the stewardship of more than 20,000 active donors.



- Entering and processing donations in CRM database

- Reviewing caging company files for accuracy and quality control

- Assisting with data cleanup

- Pulling queries and reports

- Responding to general donor inquiries via phone and email

- Providing certificates for Gifts of Trees and Memorial Trees

- Assisting with in-house mailing, filing and scanning as needed



Candidate must have excellent organizational skills, keen attention to detail, experience with CRM database technology (Raiser’s Edge/Luminate preferred), firm understanding of Boolean logic, proficiency with Microsoft Office (including advanced knowledge of Excel functions and formulas), and a passion for environmental causes. In addition, candidate will have experience processing and importing caging files with 100% accuracy.



Bachelor’s degree or at least four years of directly related experience.



American Forests’ headquarters is in downtown Washington, D.C., walkable to multiple Metrorail and Metrobus lines as well as Capital Bikeshare docks. This position can be fully remote or based in Washington, D.C.

Subject to applicable laws, American Forests requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process. Any requested accommodations must be reviewed and approved (if applicable) in advance of your start date.


American Forests is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to provide access to all individuals along the continuum of human ability and experience.




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