Administrative and Development Assistant

Conservation Resource Alliance
Job Description
Conservation Resource Alliance (CRA), a small but powerful conservation leader serving up-North Michigan for more than four decades, is seeking a capable, energetic professional to join our support team.  The Administrative/Development Assistant will support CRA’s respected on-the ground conservation programs, restoring and protecting rivers, habitat, and watersheds, providing data management and administrative support for the organization’s development and project teams.  CRA offers flexibility, a casual environment, full employee benefits, and super-rewarding work, all from our headquarters in spectacular Traverse City, Michigan.  Our office, in the Bayview Professional Centre, is perched on the shores of Grand Traverse Bay and offers a coffee shop, executive conference room, and exercise facility.  Our staff and members drive CRA; they include the most avid anglers, hunters, paddlers and recreationists in the Great Lakes. 

The Administrative Assistant/Development Assistant requirements:

  • Must be thoroughly proficient with Windows, Office, Outlook and Adobe applications;
  • Experience with contact management software such as Salesforce;
  • Must be conscientious and detail-oriented;
  • Must maintain confidentiality and exhibit professionalism at all times;
  • Must be thoroughly proficient in English, grammar, and written communication; and
  • Must be comfortable juggling multiple tasks and deadlines.
Some preferred qualities:
  • Previous development experience;
  • Editing, writing skills - including press release, grant-writing and copy writing;
  • Event planning.
Application deadline:  June 1, 2017. 

Please apply in confidence with full resume and cover letter telling us why you make an outstanding candidate and what it is about this opportunity that most excites you.  Please send your materials to using the subject line “Administrative/Development Assistant Application,” or mail materials to CRA’s address:  10850 E. Traverse Hwy., Suite 1180, Traverse City, MI 49684.  No phone inquiries please.  Selected candidates will be required to provide references and transcripts.

See the full job description on the CRA website.

Position is full-time, hourly, with full benefits.  CRA is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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