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Arizona Land and Water Trust
Position Description

Position Title: Development Coordinator
Supervisor: Executive Director

ALWT Mission: The Arizona Land and Water Trust is a nonprofit organization committed to protecting southern Arizona’s vanishing western landscapes, its heritage of working farms and ranches, wildlife habitat and the water resources that sustain them. Since 1978, we have protected over 44,000 acres.

Position Summary:  The Development Coordinator is responsible for managing the Trust’s development program.  The Coordinator will: 1) assist the Executive Director in managing the annual giving program, major donor program, foundation program and corporate giving program, 2) coordinate annual appeals, annual report and other bulk mailings, and 3) organize donor field trips and other Trust events. The Coordinator will also staff the Philanthropy Committee of the Board of Directors.  The Coordinator provides substantial support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors with a wide variety of development work.  The Coordinator reports to the Executive Director, and may also supervise interns and volunteers.

Position Duties:

  1. Manage the annual giving program, including membership recruitment and retention, and monthly giving.
  2. Manage the major donor program, including donor research and support to the Executive Director and volunteer leadership in soliciting gifts and thanking donors.
  3. Assist with capital campaigns including donor research and providing support to the Executive Director, campaign chair and Board members.
  4. Manage the foundation giving program, including foundation research, proposal development, reporting and evaluation.
  5. Manage the corporate giving program, including research, proposal development, reporting and evaluation.
  6. Manage donor mailings including appeals, annual reports, invitations to Trust events, and other communications as needed.
  7. Plan, execute and evaluate development events including house parties and field trips.
  8. Serve as liaison to the Philanthropy Committee of the Board of Directors.  Assist the chair in developing agendas, creating and publishing minutes, and providing data and information to the committee as necessary.
  1. Establish and maintain the development calendar to track and meet all development deadlines.
  2. Supervise volunteers and interns as appropriate.

Entrance Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Management, Marketing or similar.
  1. Two to three years’ experience in non-profits preferred, fund development work, including annual giving, major donor giving and foundation giving a plus.
  1. Superior organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  2. Familiarity with database management, donor software and research a plus.
  3. Ability to work well with senior executives and leadership volunteers.
  4. Commitment to the mission of Arizona Land and Water Trust.

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To apply, please email or mail a cover letter, resume and 3 references to:

Liz Petterson
Executive Director
Arizona Land and Water Trust
3127 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
Email: lpetterson@alwt.org

Contact:
Liz Petterson
Executive Director
Arizona Land and Water Trust
3127 N. Cherry Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719
www.alwt.org

 

The Development Coordinator is full-time, exempt, position (40 hours/week).
Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications. 
Benefits available.
Arizona Land and Water Trust is an EEOC employer.

 


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