The Nature Conservancy Oak Leaf Auction Assistant in United States


Chester, New Jersey, USA NJ201


The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact for people and nature around the world in 69 countries, all 50 United States, major US cities and in your neighborhood. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we are committed to a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Visit to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.


The Oak Leaf Auction Assistant is a part-time, temporary position providing operational support for the Oak Leaf Auction fundraising event. Other general duties may also be assigned. Flexible start date in June. Hours are 2 days/week from June through August. In September, the need is anticipated at 3 days/week, with advancement to daily support for the month of October. All day coverage for event day, October 28, is expected. Post event coverage is expected for 1 week afterwards for approximately 2 days. 7 hour day. $18/hr.


The Oak Leaf Auction Assistant will support event preparation activities as directed. Significant time will be spent canvassing for auction items at store fronts, on the phone and through online outreach. Will be responsible for tracking auction items received and needed, and recording merchant, item donated, item value, etc. when auction items are secured. S/he may handle recording and reporting of RSVPs, tracking ticket and donation payments, preparing and printing name tags, preparing event day supplies. S/he will have frequent interaction with Philanthropy staff and may interact with donors. Experience with fundraising events preferred.


  • Does not supervise any staff.
  • Duties are performed according to instructions or established practices; supervisor will resolve any problems or questions.
  • May purchase equipment and supplies as provided for in budget and in consultation with supervisor;
  • May serve as a team member for assigned work teams.
  • Occasional local travel to fulfill duties
  • Work environment involves only infrequent and minor physical exertion and/or strain.


  • High School diploma
  • Experience with MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook.
  • Experience meeting deadlines and managing multiple tasks.
  • Valid driver’s license. Please indicate this certification in your resume.


  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to solicit for auction items both in person and virtually
  • Ability to learn procedures and follow instructions.
  • Associates Degree or higher
  • Experience working as a member of a team or committee.
  • Fundraising event experience.
  • Work experience in an office environment.
  • Ability to work independently and track and report progress.


This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.


To apply to position number 45342, submit resume (required) and cover letter separately using the upload buttons. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of *The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.*

Job Title: Oak Leaf Auction Assistant

Location: New Jersey

Job ID: 45342

Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Full/Part Time: Part-Time