EARTHDAY.ORG’s mission is to diversify, educate and activate the environmental movement worldwide. Growing out of the first Earth Day in 1970, EARTHDAY.ORG is the world’s largest recruiter to the environmental movement, working with more than 75,000 partners in over 190 countries to drive positive action for our planet.
All EARTHDAY.ORG staff are responsible for articulating and contributing to an inspired vision for the organization; taking projects from concept to lift-off to completion; learning and adapting from experience; listening and working as a team to generate and implement new ideas; building relationships to bridge differences and find common grounds with people inside and outside of the organization at all levels of society; communicating effective, orally and in writing; and demonstrating exemplary levels of personal integrity and leadership.
The Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Development.
In partnership with the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will play a critical role in supporting EARTHDAY.ORG’s development efforts. This opportunity is ideal for someone interested in gaining experience in all facets of nonprofit development and truly making an impact in their day-to-day.
Responsibilities and Duties
Perform prospect research to look for new funding opportunities
Assist in writing proposals and reports
Work with the Director of Development on creating an annual development calendar to ensure year-round engagement and stewardship of individual and institutional funders
Assist Director of Development in developing and implementing appropriate systems to ensure accurate processing and fulfilling of all donations and grants, the accuracy and management of individual and institutional donor records and files, reporting, and prompt donor acknowledgement
Help Director of Development to develop and implement standard operating policies and procedures for Development
Maintain accurate and up-to-date records in database and other files
Run reports and analyze data to share with the Director of Development
Generate and track acknowledgement letters for institutional and individual funders
Monitor external donation portals to ensure prompt acknowledgement
Ensure the appropriate follow-up occurs with institutional and individual donors
Help to develop content for communications with funders
Help with outreach to institutional and individual donors
Remain up to date on industry best practices for stewardship and cultivation of institutional and individual funders
Other duties in support of the environment
Bachelor’s Degree (BA, BS, etc.) and 1-2 years of relevant experience or 4+ years of experience in lieu of degree
Prior development experience is preferred
Experience with CRM databases, especially NationBuilder, a plus
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office software, especially PowerPoint, Word, and Excel
Any graphic design experience a plus
Passionate about the EARTHDAY.ORG mission
Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to representing EARTHDAY.ORG with enthusiasm, warmth, and professionalism
Superior tact, discretion, maturity, and judgment in handling highly sensitive, often confidential information
The ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to multitask and manage multiple projects and assignments often with competing deadlines
Able to work well on a team and individually
Ability to meet deadlines
Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, organizational skills, and attention to detail
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong editing and proofing skills
Ability to occasionally work during the weekend or evening
Currently this position is remote, post-pandemic this position would be in the EARTHDAY.ORG Washington, DC office. We welcome applications from qualified candidates located outside of the Washington, DC metro area provided that they will relocate to Washington, DC when we return to the office. Relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.
Equal Opportunity Employer
EARTHDAY.ORG is an Equal Opportunity Employer. EARTHDAY.ORG does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability status, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates should email a resume and cover letter in a single PDF (please name the document “LastName_Development_Coordinator”). Please use the subject line “Development Coordinator” in your email.