Job and Volunteer Opportunities

The Healing Garden has committed to increasing our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for people of under-represented communities within our organization, staff, Board, Advisors, and clients. Our goal is for everyone to feel welcomed, respected, valued, and heard.

Administrative Assistant/Development Associate

Date posted: September 21, 2021

The Administrative Assistant/Development Associate is a part-time, hourly position that will average 15-20 hours per week. The Administrative Assistant/Development Associate will report to the Director of Development and will support the fundraising and administrative activities of the organization. Hours may include on-site and off-site hours.


The ideal candidate will have a highly developed ability to be a flexible team player, while multi-tasking a multitude of administrative functions related to fundraising and general operations.

The Administrative Assistant/Development Associate will be responsible for:


  • Enter checks and credit card donations into the donor database
  • Conduct data entry and maintain data integrity for the donor database
  • Generate and disperse weekly gift report to Executive Director, Director of Development, and Board
  • Manage gift acknowledgment process and produce donor letters and emails
  • Research donors of interest as notified by Director of Development or Executive Directors
  • Other special projects as assigned from time to time

As needed:

  • Assist Director of Development in two signature fundraising events per year
    • Support management of fundraising online platform
    • Support management of website content for event
    • Support management of crowd fundraising for participants
    • Create print and online promotional content
  • Assist Director of Development in creating quarterly Donor Newsletter
  • Assist Director of Development in creating Annual Appeal letters, segmenting donors

Qualifications:  Skills and Education

  • Exceptionally skilled at data management
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Self-starter and self-motivated
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint) WordPress) DonorPerfect, WordPress, Constant Contact is a plus.
  • Outstanding communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree preferred.
3-5 years of administrative experience.

 Employment Type: Part-time                  Professional Level: Administrative

Compensation: Commensurate with experience

On-site Location: Harvard, MA

To apply send a cover letter and resume to

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