Development Coordinator

Department Development

Reports to Director of Individual Giving

FLSA Non-Exempt

Position Summary

The Development Coordinator performs a variety of administrative tasks essential to Natural Lands’ priorities for raising philanthropic revenue and advancing donor relations. An integral member of the Natural Lands’ Development team, the position also incorporates assignments associated with broader departmental and organizational functioning, including Board of Trustees support.

Primary Responsibilities

Support for the President and Vice President, Development

  • Provides administrative support to the President and the Vice President, Development, including scheduling, other correspondence, filing, and special projects, as assigned;
  • Arranges lunches and other catered meetings on- and off-site;

Support for the Board of Trustees and other Leadership

  • Prepares and sends routine email correspondence to the Board of Trustees; prepares and sends special communications, upon request;
  • Prepares for quarterly Development and Governance Committees, special Campaign committees, and biannual President’s Council meetings, and Board of Trustees meetings, including orchestration of the board packet, taking and producing meeting minutes, and routine board communications and special communications, as requested.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact for Board member and donor inquiries;

Development Department Support

  • Produces outgoing department mailings, including acknowledgement letters, proposals and donor reports, emails, member and donor premiums, and large project mailings;
  • Serves as the initial contact for all Development-related calls; ensures a positive experience; ensures an appropriate department connection is made;
  • Assists with preparation for high-profile development events including generating registration lists, gathering event materials, event set-up and clean-up, performing event roles, as assigned;
  • Maintains inventory of member and donor premiums and printed promotional items;


  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum one to three years of experience performing administrative tasks, preferably in a fundraising setting and in supporting a Board of Trustees;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills,
  • Exceptional customer services skills
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment; affinity for learning about and assisting with other Development Department fundraising and relationship advancement priorities
  • Proficiency in word processing and computer databases; ability to learn specific database software and to analyze and utilize database information; experience with Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge or similar fund-raising software preferred; experience with the Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • A strong interest in conservation, the outdoors, and Natural Lands’ mission, and a strong desire to forge lasting relationships that support that mission.
  • Excellent organizational skills, thoroughness, and attention to detail, particularly in data entry.
  • Valid Pennsylvania Driver’s License and access to car

Physical Requirements/ Working Conditions

  • Primarily in-office job; Position requires hiking hills and walking uneven terrain in addition to reaching, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling for placement and setup of event support items up to 20-35 pounds (tables, chairs, signs, displays, etc.).
  • Ability to travel throughout the region (eastern PA and southern NJ) for meetings, events and project-related errands.

To Apply

Click here to apply using our online application system. Follow the application instructions to submit your resume and letter of interest. Address correspondence to Jeni W. Albany, Director of Human Resources.