Mass Audubon

208 S Great Rd
Lincoln, MA 01773

Date Posted:
August 09, 2018

Eastern Massachusetts



Development Events and Communications Coordinator


Reporting to the Development Director, Statewide Initiatives, the Development Events and Communications Coordinator will be an integral part of the Mass Audubon fundraising team. This person will provide support to Development Directors and Sanctuary Directors across the state to successfully implement special events and member/donor outreach materials pieces to further donor relationships with Mass Audubon.


1. Manage Mass Audubon’s annual statewide fundraiser, Bird-a-thon. Tasks include the development of materials, coordination of and outreach to team leaders across the state, working with IT and Marketing departments for publicity, management of the peer-to-peer giving platform, and income monitoring.

2. Design and implement sanctuary and program fundraising communication materials, including direct mailings, case statements, brochures, annual reports and other special projects. Ensure adherence to Mass Audubon’s branding standards in these and other development-related communications devices.

3. Manage logistics and attend select fundraising and donor stewardship events across the state. Tasks will vary by event, and may include invitation design, guest list development, catering arrangements, attendee tracking, and budgeting.

4. Serve as internal resource for event standards and best practices, and work closely with Development Directors and sanctuary/program staff to develop and run events that engage donors and members.

5. Monitor all Mass Audubon fundraising web pages, ensuring they are current and accurate.

6. Update and enter donor data into Philanthropy database that relates to events, donor interactions, and account updates.


Minimum Qualifications

1. A minimum of 3 years of fundraising and/or event planning experience.

2. Ability to relate well to staff, donors, and volunteers and handle confidential information with discretion.

3. Proven ability to handle multiple responsibilities and prioritize work independently a must.

4. Strong analytical, planning, and organizational abilities.

5. Experience using a variety of software, including Word, Outlook, Excel, InDesign, and Photoshop.

6. Strong verbal communication skills; proven ability to write clearly and persuasively.

7. Ability to communicate Mass Audubon’s mission and work with passion and conviction.

8  Ability to relate to a diverse range of people and exercise cultural competence and inclusion.

9. Familiarity with membership and fundraising databases.

10. Willingness and ability to travel on one’s own within New England.

11. Willingness to work occasional weekends and evenings.

12. B.A./B.S. degree or higher.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Solid knowledge of, and experience working with, the Boston philanthropic community.

2. Development experience with community-based and/or conservation organizations.

3. Familiarity with email marketing tools, including peer-to-peer fundraising.

4. Basic HTML knowledge helpful.

Physical Demands

The physical demands listed are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to talk, hear, sit, stand, and walk. Occasionally the employee is required to bend/stoop, carry, reach, push/pull, and walk over uneven terrain. Employee is required to apply limited manual dexterity in combination with eye-hand coordination, such as basic keyboarding, basic hand tools and instruments, filing, and operating office equipment. Employee must have good vision to read documents for general understanding and for analytical purposes. Occasionally the employee is required to review non-written materials for general observation purposes and for analytical, detailed purposes. It is necessary for the employee to differentiate between colors.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that the employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Routinely work is performed within a typical office setting. Employment requires successful completion of CORI and SORI and driver’s record checks.

Tools and Equipment Used

The employee is required to use a personal computer and general office equipment (e.g., telephone, calculator, adding machine, copier, facsimile, etc.).
How To Apply:
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September 04, 2018
About this Organization:
Mass Audubon protects 36,500 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts’ largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state’s natural treasures for wildlife and for all people–a vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women. Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 125,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today’s and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at