Development Coordinator

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The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation organization that protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science, advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state, regional, national, and international programs, nature centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate of us all.


Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss, leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends in biodiversity loss.


Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity, effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the hemisphere.

Position Summary

The Development Coordinator will play an important role in Audubon’s fund development program in Nebraska. This position will report to the National Audubon Society’s Director of Development, Audubon Nebraska and will work closely with Audubon Nebraska leaders and with development staff throughout the Central Flyway. This is a full-time position located in Omaha, Nebraska.

Essential Functions

  • Manage preparation of proposals, reports, strategies, special donor correspondence, and donor/prospect meeting briefings, event briefings, and donor mailings.
  • Under guidance of the Development Director, assist in preparation of key staff for fundraising related meetings. This may include preparing briefs, providing research, and compiling information and print pieces that align with the donors’ interests.
  • Conduct personalized stewardship through thank you calls and personalized invitations to special events in the area for unassigned donors.
  • Coordinate accurate donor and prospect data collection and management in Salesforce.
  • Oversee the gift acknowledgement, pledge acknowledgement, and pledge reminder process for all managed donors for Audubon Nebraska and it’s two nature centers in accordance with Audubon policies and procedures. Support center staff in developing quality acknowledgements for unmanaged donors.
  • Prepare development reports for regular state and center board meetings as directed by Development Director.
  • Conduct research on donors and prospects and create custom profiles as requested.
  • Provide support to center managers in planning and executing annual in-person and online fundraising and stewardship events. At discretion of the Development Director, this support may include pulling invitation lists, recording attendance in Salesforce, managing community giving day pages, day-of implantation, etc.
  • Work with the Communications Coordinator to manage and implement the donor communication plan, including drafting articles and social media posts when development related.
  • Support electronic and direct mail appeals for Audubon Nebraska’s two nature centers by assisting with mailing lists and the editing process.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the Development Director including scheduling travel for donor meetings, organizing meetings, printing, and preparing materials and processing expense reimbursements.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned by the Development VP, Central and Mississippi Flyways, and state development leads.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years’ experience supporting development, marketing/communications, or equivalent experience required.
  • A self-starter, problem solver, and team player with a can-do attitude. Must be able to juggle multiple projects with overlapping deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills also a must.
  • Highly organized with a keen attention to detail.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience working with online databases/donor management systems desired.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, while exercising discretion and personal judgment where appropriate.
  • Interest, understanding, and commitment to the mission of the National Audubon Society, and ability to communicate Audubon’s mission, goals, and programs effectively.
  • Flexibility with hours, with availability to work occasional weekend or evening events, when needed.
  • Willingness to accommodate episodic travel, most commonly to Lincoln and Kearney, Nebraska areas, occasionally overnight.
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License.

This position is a union eligible position and is represented by the Communications Workers of America (CWA).

EEO Statement

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

Accessibility Statement

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COVID Policy

All staff must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than January 31, 2022, unless they are approved by Human Resources for a qualified exemption. Those unvaccinated after January 31st will be required to follow a weekly testing protocol.


All unvaccinated staff are required to wear masks or other approved facial coverings while working indoors at all times or outdoors when social distancing cannot be maintained. Further, effective December 13th, any unvaccinated staff person entering an Audubon building must submit a negative Covid-19 test that has been taken within 72 hours. 


This policy is effective through February 27th and may be changed due to changes in the law and/or changes to Audubon policies such as the Return to Work/Hybrid Work policy.


All new hires must be fully vaccinated prior to their start of employment unless they are pre-qualified by HR for exemption.


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