Development Coordinator

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Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 




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

Beginning September 15, 2021: Audubon requires all staff either to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or, if they cannot provide such proof for any reason, to wear a mask while working indoors, including in all Audubon facilities and offsite, and while working outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing. In addition, at this time and until CDC recommendations change, all staff in counties the CDC identifies as having “substantial” and “high” COVID transmission ratesmust wear masks indoors (unless alone in a closed office) and outdoors in situations where they cannot maintain social distancing regardless of vaccination status. 


This policy covers national and state offices, centers, and sanctuaries, as well as Audubon employees working offsite. Should you be selected for this position, you will be asked to acknowledge you have read the above policy and provide your vaccination status.


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