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Development Coordinator

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Golden, CO


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Apr 29, 2021

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Development Coordinator at The American Alpine Club

Reports To: AAC’s Chief Advancement Officer

Classification: Coordinator

Location: Golden, Colorado (not remote)

FLSA Code: Exempt

Salary Range: $40,000 DOE plus a generous benefits package

Development Coordinator Job Summary

The Development Coordinator is the key support staff for duties and responsibilities under the Chief Advancement Officer (CAO). You are expected to learn about and contribute to every aspect of the Club’s fundraising and, in some cases may be the sole manager of key functions. This position is responsible for supporting the Advancement Department in all activities related to fundraising, including, but not limited to, donor prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship; project management, and administrative requests from the department members. The Development Coordinator is also responsible for the administrative tasks, preparation, planning, and execution of quarterly Board of Directors (BOD) meetings and monthly committee meetings. Additionally, this position acts as a steward of the AAC’s donor data by ensuring that departmental systems are structured and utilized in a manner that supports the work of the Club.


Functional Area/Responsibility

· Works directly with the CAO & Major Gifts Officer (MGO) to conduct research and implement strategic plans to identify and cultivate major donor prospects

· Works directly with the CAO and MGO to support them as the external fundraising leaders of the organization

· Establishes professional working relationships with a diverse array of constituents that include, but are not limited to, staff, CEO, donors, corporate representatives, community partners, and vendors

· Engages with donors and prospects to fulfill requests, answer questions, and provide support and stewardship

· Assists with writing donor communications and gift proposals used for cultivation, stewardship, and asks

· Assists with managing all annual giving campaigns

· Functions as the liaison to the BOD; tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing presentations, planning board and committee meetings, and all administrative tasks associated with the BOD

· Manages tracking and coordination of prospect and donor outreach nationwide for the Advancement Team and as requested by programmatic team members

· Collaborates with the Operations Manager on database administration ensuring the integrity of donor data

· Conducts data maintenance activities for the development department

· Manages a variety of platforms to run routine and ad hoc reports that provide key information and metrics for the development team and Fund Development Committee of the Board

· Oversee gift processing, acknowledgment systems, and donor segmentation procedures

· Provides support to the MGO to plan events for stakeholders in target markets

· Manage multiple priorities and projects and monitor goals in support of the Department

· Other duties as assigned

You are a strong fit for this role if you:

· Believe in and espouse the AAC vision and mission

· Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills

· Have 1 - 3 years’ experience working in fundraising or project organization/administration

· Have a strong desire to learn the ins and outs of a nonprofit advancement department

· Have the ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders

· Have the ability to work well with a team toward organizational goals and initiatives

· Have exceptional professionalism and a high degree of confidentiality

· Enjoy taking the initiative and problem solving

· Have previous experience in fundraising and/or business development

· Have experience and proficiency with technology solutions, Microsoft applications, Google Workspace, project management, and video-conferencing tools

· Love the outdoors


The AAC currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including Club-paid medical, dental, vision, life, and AD&D insurance and an HRA medical reimbursement plan, a wellness program, a matching 403(b) retirement plan, flexible schedule, pro deals, an AAC membership, generous paid time off, and maternity/paternity leave. Benefits are reviewed annually, may change as needed, and team members are notified when they occur.

Reporting Relationship

The Development Coordinator will report to the AAC Chief Advancement Officer, Maria Gonzales.

Additional information: This role will collaborate with just about every single AAC employee, particularly the AAC programs, membership, operations, and leadership teams, and numerous external service providers such as corporate partners and vendors.

How to Apply

All who love the AAC mission are encouraged to apply, including people of color and Black, Indigenous, transgender and non-binary people.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Use “Development Coordinator - [Your Last Name]” as the subject line – no phone calls please. Only potential interviewees will be contacted. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

The AAC is an equal opportunity employer. Your gender, religion, sex life, skin color, first language, and size and ability of your body do not factor into employment decisions here. Neither do your friends in high places. If you love our mission and are good at what you do, come as you are.

About the AAC

Founded in 1902, the American Alpine Club (AAC) envisions a united community of competent climbers and healthy climbing landscapes. For more than a century, the AAC has built relationships with conservation-minded organizations and government agencies, funded and documented some of the world’s most significant climbs—including historic expeditions to K2 (1938, ‘39 and ‘53), the first ascent of Hidden Peak (‘58), the first American summit of Mount Everest (‘63), and Antarctica’s Mount Vinson (‘66)—and connected climbers from a variety of backgrounds.

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