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Development Coordinator
Sunset Cultural Center

Carmel, CA

Job Title: Development Coordinator

Department: Development

Reports to: Development Manager


Major Responsibilities/General Purpose:

The purpose of this position is to assist with all operations of fundraising and development. This position reports to the Development Manager. The Development Coordinator will have responsibilities including, but not limited to, the following:


  • Assist the Development Manager in creating and managing all development materials that include but not limited to membership, donations, and fundraising.
  • Manage all donations/memberships and patron profiles in the Blackbaud Raisers Edge database
  • Create and distribute thank you letters to donors
  • Create mail merges for fundraising / thank you letters
  • Manage new membership and membership renewals
  • Create and distribute all membership program fulfillment packets and benefits
  • Assist in fundraising plans, campaigns, and annual gala
  • Assist in creating and basic design of brochures and development collateral
  • Assist in all VIP, Membership, and development events, receptions as well as the Member Lounge
  • Assist in managing hospitality partners

Volunteer Coordination:

  • Manage Volunteer Database
  • Work closely with the House Manager to oversee volunteers
  • Assist in annual volunteer training

General Administrative - as needed:

  • Open and close building to coincide with public office hours
  • Answer phones and greet visitors
  • Handle mail as needed
  • Order supplies as needed

The Development Coordinator will ideally have experience in and possess the following skills and/or abilities:

  • Knowledge of basic fundraising processes
  • Excellent patron, donor and presenter service skills and attitude
  • Quick learner and ability to work independently with minimum supervision
  • Experience in database management- particularly Raisers Edge development software
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Publisher, and Outlook

Ideal candidates for the Development Coordinator will display the following traits:

  • Professional and friendly demeanor
  • Positive and solution-oriented attitude
  • Direct communicator
  • Creative thinker
  • Enjoys involvement with the local community
  • Ability to multitask
  • Team player
  • Self-directed

Supervisory Responsibilities:

May be required to supervise volunteers, both in the office and at special events where required.


The Development Coordinator will have a Bachelors degree or higher and one or more years of professional experience in the arts, non profit or related fields.

To apply, please send your resume with cover letter including salary requirements to Barbara Davison at Please indicate where you saw the posting.


Contact:Barbara Davison

Deadline: 09-30-2013

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