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Finance Assistant

Seacoast Science Center

The Seacoast Science Center is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3), science learning center located within Odiorne State Park in Rye, New Hampshire. We provide educational experiences on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks and have been connecting people to the wonders of our coast since 1992. Our live animal exhibits feature the amazing creatures that live in the rapidly changing Gulf of Maine ecosystem. Our engaging programs make learning about the ocean fun for everyone, from pre-K to senior rediscovery. Our hands-on science exhibits motivate families to become caretakers of our blue planet.

We are the home of New Hampshire’s Marine Mammal Rescue Team, responding to marine mammals along New Hampshire’s coast. Our rescue work creates coastal communities that are safe for both people and seals. Each seal-side conversation is an opportunity to educate people about the animals and their coastal ocean habitat. One of just 100 federally authorized response organizations, our rescue work contributes critical data for research on the status of these protected species, considered the early warning system for ocean health.

We envision an abundant, sustainable, healthy world ocean. To achieve that end, we are building a blue community in which everyone is an ocean steward who cares for the future of the sea. Through programs, exhibits, marine mammal rescue, and interpretation of Odiorne Point State Park, we teach people, from toddlers to grandparents, about why a healthy ocean matters. We educate to motivate. Because ocean health impacts our daily lives, our goal is to inspire people to make everyday choices that will have a positive impact on the health of the ocean.


The Finance Assistant provides critical support for the Seacoast Science Center’s finance and fundraising departments. The Finance Assistant is responsible for allocating revenue and depositing funds, allocating and processing credit card transactions, as well as processing and acknowledging donations and memberships. This person is also responsible for providing database and data entry support. The Finance Assistant assists with data analysis and populating fundraising reports. This is a 24 hour per week, benefits eligible position reporting to the Director of Finance.


Includes but are not limited to the following:

  • Processing new and renewing membership transactions, donations, sponsorships, and camp registrations. This includes allocation of funds, entering transactions in the NEON CRM, and preparing gift acknowledgments
  • Ensuring that membership and donation acknowledgement letters are updated as appropriate
  • Providing reports from the,  NEON CRM, the point of sale system (Clover), and 3rd party credit card processors as required
  • Assisting with troubleshooting database issues
  • Implementing and tracking fundraising promotions where appropriate

A highly qualified candidate will:

  • Execute their job responsibilities in a timely manner, recognizing that member, donor, and client transactions are often time sensitive and critical to fostering ongoing relationships
  • Perform their tasks in a way that is at all times accurate and precise
  • Be capable of identifying discrepancies then researching and recommending solutions
  • Possess basic professional writing skills
  • Be able to work independently, follow instructions, and proof their own work
  • Have a minimum two years of experience with computer data entry
  • Must have experience with cash handling and have an extreme attention to detail
  • Have experience with MS Office, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and point of sales software required
  • Must be familiar with a variety of computer and data base systems, and be willing to learn new systems
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with diverse staff in a fast paced environment

Physical Requirements:

The Finance Assistant must be able to work in a shared space and work at a computer for an extended period of time.  A candidate must also be able to lift moderate to occasionally heavy weight above his/her shoulders and the ability to climb stairs.

How to Apply:

Please send resume, cover letter, and references to by February 1, 2019. Please note “Finance Assistant” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls please.

The Seacoast Science Center is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Salary Range:

$14-$16 per hour

Job Location:


Date Added: January 2, 2019

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