Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will support the implementation of a strategic fundraising plan for Tracy Aviary. This person will assist the Development & Marketing Director in planning, organizing and writing grants. They will help in the search for major gifts, the planning of annual and capital campaigns. Additionally, they will support and seek sponsorship of special aviary-wide programs and events.  This position will also provide oversight of the membership and bird adoption programs.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Develop and manage grant calendar and fundraising strategies
  • Write, edit, and submit grants and grant reports as assigned by Marketing & Development Director.
  • Assist Development & Marketing Director with cultivating major gifts, capital campaigns, etc.
  • Manage annual fundraising events such as Ready to Hatch, Breakfast with the Birds, etc.
  • Support individual donor cultivation, recognition, stewardship, planned giving programs
  • Cultivate corporate sponsorship for fundraising events, programs, exhibits
  • Oversight of Tracy Aviary’s donor, sponsor and membership and bird adoption data base
  • Creation of sponsorship benefit packages for various events and/ or exhibits, plus follow through coordination with other departments (marketing, facilities for signage, etc.) ensuring sponsorship recognition meets benefits promised
  • Other duties as applicable and requested by Development & Marketing Director and CEO

Essential Functions:

% of time  Description

50%  Grant organizing,cultivation of donors and corporate sponsors

20%  Creation of donor/ sponsorship presentation materials, follow-up and research

20% Oversight of fundraising events, membership program

10%  Administrative tasks

Job Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Public Relations, English, or equivalency;  extremely organized  problem solver, three years’ experience in fund-raising, sales, business, public relations, annual corporate or foundation giving which includes two years of budgeting and supervisory experience. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in grant or proposal writing, public speaking, an understanding of fund-raising best practices is preferred.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interested as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of any employee assigned to this job.

COMPENSATION 14 - $15 an hour, full-time position, benefited position. 

COMMITMENT  40 hours a week, M - F, 9 - 5 typically, but can include weekend and evening events. In which case, schedule can adjust during the weekdays to accommodate event hours. 

HOW TO APPLY  Please email your resume and cover letter to and copy .