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Development and Fundraising Coordinator

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Oakland, CA

The Development and Communications Coordinator will be the primary person responsible for administrative support of EBMC’s fundraising for our annual campaign and for coordinating the organization-wide communications strategy.  The Development and Communications Coordinator works collaboratively with and under the direction of the Development Director.  This is a full-time salaried position at 35-40 hours per week. Interested applicants should submit their materials to Cassandra (at) eastbaymeditation (dot) org. Share widely with your skilled sangha friends! Position open until filled. 

Areas of Responsibility: 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities


  • Primary stewardship of the Friends of EBMC monthly giving program (tracking and communicating with donors via EBMC database, sending thank you letters, communicating with lapsed donors, etc.)

  • Development and implementation of seasonal fundraising campaign strategies: e.g., monthly donor sign-up drives, matching campaigns, fundraising events (as part of a team)

  • Stewardship of new potential Sangha member/donors in collaboration with Development Director

  • Administrative and data management of donor information for Annual Campaign and Building Campaign. 

  • Implementation and management of our new Salesforce database (some experience necessary, advanced training provided) 

  • Support of EBMC’s grant work by prospecting, preparing and submitting grants in collaboration with Development Director 

  • Co-creation and implementation of strategic and savvy marketing for fundraising campaigns, including on social media, that are in alignment with EBMC’s mission and vision, in coordination with Program & Events staff 

  • Coordination of organization-wide communications strategy and scheduling, including social media, in partnership with Community Director and Program & Events staff 

  • Promotion of Gift Economics (developing creative Gift Economics educational materials, organizing trainings on Gift Economics and communicating with teachers and practice group coordinators about promoting Gift Economics, and recruiting volunteers to assure that every event has an effective Gift Economics talk)

  • Analysis and evaluation of fundraising campaigns

  • Other duties as assigned


Overall Qualifications

  • Multicultural awareness, sensitivity, and competence in working and communicating effectively with people across lines of cultural difference and ability

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills and ability to work with people

  • Considerable experience and ease with technology, including Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Canva/Photoshop, Google Apps, Dropbox, social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), Constant Contact (or other mass email platform)

  • Highly organized, detail oriented, and efficient; ability to proofread and check their own work for accuracy and completeness

  • Ability to complete work according to fixed deadlines

  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team in a shared leadership work environment and culture  

  • Comfortable with receiving feedback

  • Comfortable with responding quickly and flexibly to changing conditions and situations

  • Comfortable asking for support and/or training as needed, and with offering support where possible, within the EBMC staff's shared leadership structure 

  • Familiarity and experience with EBMC, through participation in practice groups and/or attendance at EBMC retreats or classes

  • History of meditation practice and familiarity with the Dharma, especially as it applies to generosity, including the generosity of service

  • Experience with capital campaign design and implementation is highly desirable

Working conditions:

  • EBMC Development and Communications Coordinator will work in a Buddhist center environment

  • Will be required to work some evenings and weekends; must have at least 15 weekday, 9am-5pm, hours available, including for staff meetings every other Monday afternoon

  • Must be able to produce time-sensitive work on a regular basis

  • Must be available to work onsite at EBMC when needed, when we return safely to the Center

  • Must be able to physically lift 25 – 30 lbs and set up event space as needed for programs

  • Must have reliable internet connection to support remote working; an EBMC laptop is available if needed

  • Position is salaried at 35 hours per week, but hours are averaged and may require additional hours or less hours at various times. There is potential for the position to go up to 40 hours a week. Compensation: $31.88 per hour. EBMC staff compensation is based on a flat scale and increases annually with seniority, and cost of living increases as approved by the Leadership Sangha.

  • Benefits: This position accrues sick and vacation hours. EBMC offers health insurance coverage, retirement contributions and 8 paid holidays per year. EBMC staff periodically takes Collective Rest, a paid week off, to rest and release the stress of working during a global pandemic 

How to Apply: 

Please send Resume & Cover Letter / Letter of Interest to: 

Cassandra Shaylor, Development Director

[email protected]

Organization Info

East Bay Meditation Center

Oakland, CA
Annual Budget : 
1-10 employees
About Us

Founded to provide a welcoming environment for people of color, members of the LGBTQI community, people with disabilities, and other underrepresented communities, the East Bay Meditation Center welcomes everyone seeking to end suffering and cultivate happiness. Our mission is to foster liberation, personal and interpersonal healing, social action, and inclusive community building. We offer mindfulness practices and teachings on wisdom and compassion from Buddhist and other spiritual traditions. Rooted in our commitment to diversity, we operate with transparent democratic governance, generosity-based economics, and environmental sustainability.


East Bay Meditation Center: A Diverse Community Sharing Wisdom Teachings And Social Engagement. We offer meditation training and spiritual teachings from Buddhist and other wisdom traditions, with attention to social action, multiculturalism, and the diverse populations of the East Bay and beyond. Our programs include meditation classes, daylong retreats, sitting groups, workshops, and classes.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Oct 15 2021
Active Until: 
Nov 15 2021
Hiring Organization: 
East Bay Meditation Center