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TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineNovember 15, 2020
College Degree Required?Yes
Salary Range35-48,000 (est.)


The Southern Environmental Law Center is seeking a detail-oriented Gift Processing and Data Entry Specialist to join our successful development team. This is an opportunity to dedicate your talents to a mission you care about during a pivotal period that will determine the environmental health of our region, our nation, and our planet. With our law and policy expertise, effective place-based approach, and 35-year track record, SELC has a central leadership role to play in reducing our region’s impact on climate change while ensuring healthy air and clean water for all.

This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Development, Operations based at SELC’s Charlottesville headquarters. This position may be performed on a remote basis through the COVID-19 pandemic, but is expected to be full-time, onsite as our Charlottesville office reopens.

Job Duties

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the processing and acknowledgment of donations in Salesforce according to established protocols.
  • Communicates with donors by phone and email. Also communicates directly with SELC’s broker about stock transfers. Demonstrates exemplary customer service in all exchanges.
  • Reconciles monthly and annually with accounting department.
  • Maintains electronic files for donors and prospects.
  • Assists with data entry as assigned including mailing address updates.
  • Partners with Salesforce Administrator to ensure data integrity.
  • Partners with the Creative Director and the Graphic Designer on mailing lists and manages interaction with mailing house.
  • Assists the Development Information Systems team with other tasks as assigned.

Skills Required


  • A Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum one year of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience with Salesforce NPSP and familiarity with nonprofits strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs including Word and Excel.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity, integrity, and accuracy.
  • Reliability, responsiveness, and courtesy in all team and donor interactions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented. You are self-driven and have excellent time management skills. You feel confident shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. You have a genuine interest in and commitment to helping SELC create and foster a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. You engage in ongoing personal learning and are eager to contribute to our organizational efforts to be a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace.
  • Collegial, collaborative team player. You enjoy learning together with your teammates and helping others to succeed in their work as well. You bring a collaborative attitude to engaging with other team members and external stakeholders alike.

Work Schedule

This is a full-time position located at SELC’s headquarters in Charlottesville, VA. SELC’s core office hours are 8:30am – 5:15pm Monday through Friday.

Additional Info

To Apply: Applications should include a resume and a cover letter directed to the Director of Development, Operations. The initial deadline for receipt of complete applications is November 15, 2020. However, applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Please submit your application materials in one email to: Please include “Gift Processing and Data Entry Specialist” in the subject line.

Compensation: SELC offers salaries competitive with other leading environmental nonprofits nationally, and provides an excellent benefits package. For more details, please visit our Careers page.

About SELC: With nine offices across the region (Charlottesville, VA; Chapel Hill, NC; Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Washington, DC; Birmingham, AL; Nashville, TN; Asheville, NC; and Richmond, VA), SELC is widely recognized as the Southeast’s foremost environmental organization and regional leader. SELC works on a full range of environmental issues to protect the South’s natural resources and the health and well-being of its people. Although its regional focus is the Southeast, much of its work is national in scope and impact.

SELC works in Congress and state legislatures to inform environmental laws; in regulatory agencies to implement environmental laws and policies; and in the courts to enforce the law, stop the worst abuses, and set important precedents. The organization works collaboratively with more than 100 national, state, and local groups to enhance their efficacy and achieve common conservation goals. It currently has a staff of more than 130 individuals, with 80 attorneys, including some of the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields. Additional information is available at

SELC believes that a broad range of ideas, life experiences, and backgrounds enriches our workplace, drives innovative thinking, and attracts highly talented people who seek a work environment that values the unique contributions of individual team members. We are eager to welcome new team members who share this belief. We still have much progress to make, but our goal is to create and maintain a staff that, at every level, reflect the rich racial and cultural diversity of the communities where we work and the clients that we serve. SELC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to fostering a transparently inclusive workplace environment. We are looking for people to join us in this effort. Persons of all backgrounds—including people of color, women, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ candidates—are strongly encouraged to apply.