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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
all Mass Audubon fundraising web pages, ensuring they are current and accurate.
and enter donor data into Philanthropy database that relates to events, donor
interactions, and account updates.
minimum of 3 years of fundraising and/or event planning experience.
Ability to relate well to staff, donors, and volunteers
and handle confidential information with discretion.
Proven ability to handle multiple
responsibilities and prioritize work independently a must.
analytical, planning, and organizational abilities.
Experience using a variety of software, including
Word, Outlook, Excel, InDesign, and Photoshop.
verbal communication skills; proven ability to write clearly and persuasively.
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.
with membership and fundraising databases.
and ability to travel on one’s own within New England.
to work occasional weekends and evenings.
degree or higher.
knowledge of, and experience working with, the Boston philanthropic community.
experience with community-based and/or conservation organizations.
with email marketing tools, including peer-to-peer fundraising.
HTML knowledge helpful.
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.
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.).
About this Organization:
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 massaudubon.org