The Development Coordinator position will be located in the San Diego office and provides administrative and transactional support for philanthropy staff located in Orange County and San Diego. The position is also responsible for working on special projects for the California Development Team.
The Development Coordinator overseas available fundraising management systems to produce donor reports, perform analyses and research, and track prospects and donors. Tasks include data entry, tracking and performing donor acknowledgment; scheduling and managing logistics of meetings; manages production, distribution and filing of donor correspondence, gift documentation, fundraising reports, and other written materials as assigned. Works closely with development staff, event staff, program staff and marketing staff to assist in the pre-planning, production and execution of special events for prospects and donors such as donor cultivation trips. May assist in arranging travel, purchasing, and assisting with prospect research. Frequent interaction with staff throughout the California and Worldwide program, and with vendors and staff in other Conservancy offices. Monthly travel to Orange County and Los Angeles is required. Approximately 25% of this position time will be dedicated to special projects as assigned by Development Leadership.
RESPONSIBILITIES & SCOPE
- Does not supervise any staff, but may supervise volunteers, interns, or temporary staff.
- Duties are performed under general supervision and established guidelines.
- Financial responsibility may include working within a budget, purchasing, processing invoices, contracting with vendors, and assisting with budget tracking.
- Refers difficult questions and unusual problems to supervisor.
- Serve as a team member for assigned projects.
- Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain.
- Work overtime as needed.
- Experience in business writing, editing, and proofreading.
- Experience managing diverse activities to meet deadlines.
- Experience working and communicating with a wide range of people.
- Experience developing and applying computer & research skills on an ongoing basis.
- Experience in MS Office, Word, and Excel.
- Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated.
- Ability to analyze information for the purpose of preparing reports, coordinating efforts and solving problems.
- Ability to apply research skills.
- Ability to write and edit written materials for use with donor solicitations, member communications, and special events.
- Experience, coursework, or other training in fundraising principles & practices.
- Experience working with databases, including managing and tracking data.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
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.