Gift Processor - Part-time
Lisle, IL
Part Time

The Morton Arboretum is a world-renowned nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and growing trees locally and globally. We are seeking a gift processor to join our team to add and update information in our constituent relationship management platform, Salesforce. The successful candidate will have prior experience working in an advancement/development office, comfortable working in a fast-paced setting, able meet deadlines, work independently and as part of a team.  You’ll be part of a great team working together to make the Arboretum exceptional.


Position Summary:

Responsible for timely, accurate, and confidential entry of donor and membership gifts; event registrations and constituent updates, within the constituent relationship management platform, Salesforce. Use advanced functions to export and import data from several third party platforms.


Essential Functions:

  • Accurately enter/update constituent information, including gift transactions, memberships, demographic information, and other related data in Salesforce. 

  • Assist with database integrity through continual audit of data, including the identification and merging of duplicate contact records, updating membership card data, and other related data. 

  • Responsible for donor event entry and related reporting.

  • Assist with departmental special events and projects as required.

  • Other duties as assigned.



High school diploma required, some college experience preferred. Demonstrated computer and data entry proficiency and accuracy required. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Google applications, and experience using a fundraising database software preferred. Strong oral and written communication skills required. High degree of confidentiality required. Knowledge of basic accounting principles preferred. 


Success Factors:

Ability to take direction, yet work independently, while working in a team environment. Ability to remain focused with attention to detail. Ability to learn new technology and processes.  Dependability, accuracy, flexibility, and problem solving skills. Ability to embrace and align with the Arboretum’s employee core values to be inclusive, take ownership, work together, keep learning and make the Arboretum exceptional.


Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: Requires some physical activity: limited lifting and carrying (up to 20 lbs.).

  • Work Environment: Fast-paced office environment, with prolonged periods in front of a computer screen. 

  • Equipment: General office equipment.


All Arboretum employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of that status in order to maintain their employment.

The Morton Arboretum is a champion of diversity, supporting a culture of inclusion that attracts, inspires, and engages people to achieve success. The Arboretum is committed to hire and develop employees based on job-related qualifications irrespective of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or veteran status. To increase diversity in professions related to the public garden realm, we encourage applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans.  

The Morton Arboretum is dedicated to complying with our obligations as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All applicants are guaranteed equal consideration for employment. 

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