Development Coordinator

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The Water Conservation Garden
June 25, 2021
Job Type
Type of Pay
Contact Name
Janelle Wallace
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Position: Development Coordinator

Classification: This is a part-time position (20-30 hours per week) at $17-$19 per hour without benefits over 3-5 days per week.

Primary Responsibilities:


  • Manage the Salesforce database, including data entry, gift processing, creating reports, analytics, maintenance, user accounts, and data clean-up projects. Responsibilities also include administrative support to keep Salesforce records updated.
  • Coordinate the selection of data for direct mail appeals.
  • Pull data lists for print newsletter, InBloom, for donor/member recognition section and for membership renewal dates highlighted on the back-cover of each quarterly issue.
  • Pull reports to update contact lists in Constant Contact, including adding new members and donors.
  • Manage Salesforce consultant for additional Salesforce support as needed.
  • Works closely with the Finance department to ensure accurate and current record keeping for all development data, including reconciling reports on a monthly basis.


  • Assist with organization of Development Committee meetings including set up, minutes and collection and collation of reports, graphs and other materials for the meeting.
  • Send monthly membership renewal emails through Constant Contact.
  • Coordinate Membership table at special events.
  • Coordinate member-specific events in collaboration with the Event Manager, such as Member Appreciation Day and quarterly New Member Breakfasts.


  • Ensure The Garden’s donor wall information is updated on an annual basis.
  • Coordinate with vendors to complete recognition gifts (e.g. pavers, bench plaques, Friends of Butterflies program). Work with Facilities Department to complete requests.
  • Distribute certificates when needed (e.g. Adopt-a-Tree Program).


  • Provide excellent customer service by responding to donor/member inquiries by phone and email.
  • Respond promptly, accurately, and cordially to inquiries made by donors/members, staff and other stakeholders.
  • Assists with special projects and performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Commitment to The Garden’s mission and goals
  • Great customer service with a high degree of responsiveness
  • Strong administrative skills, including planning and organizing
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and verbal communication
  • Strong writing, grammar and editing ability
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and data entry
  • Discretion with donor information required
  • Professional, courteous and service-oriented communications style
  • Careful attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and independently
  • Evening and weekend hours may be required on occasion

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with Salesforce or other donor database system
  • Experience with Constant Contact or similar email marketing system
  • AA degree or Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • One to two years of experience in development preferably in a nonprofit organization.

About The Water Conservation Garden

The mission of The Water Conservation Garden is to educate and inspire through excellent exhibits and programs that promote water conservation and the sustainable use of related natural resources.

The Water Conservation Garden has nearly six acres of displays that showcase water conservation through a series of beautiful themed gardens, such as a native plant garden and a vegetable garden, as well as how-to displays such as mulch and irrigation exhibits. The Garden also features a native butterfly pavilion that is open spring and summer each year. Please visit our website for more information:

Employment at The Water Conservation Garden:

We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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