Job Description

Requisition Number
21-0041

Post Date
11/2/2021

Title
Development Coordinator

City
Washington

State
DC

Description

Title: Development Coordinator
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC

What we do and offer our team

AGU is a global community of 130,000 Earth and space scientists, advocates and experts. As the Development Coordinator, you will support a dynamic association that publishes peer-reviewed journals and scientific books and convenes the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Through our initiatives, such as mentoring, professional development and awards, AGU upholds and fosters an inclusive and diverse scientific community.

AGU offers our employees great benefits, including flexible work schedules, retirement savings options, as well as health, dental, life and disability insurance. AGU also provides exciting opportunities for professional development and tuition support.

AGU’s Workplace Values

We believe in accountability and ownership of work, by taking responsibility for decisions and results. We believe in member and customer service, and that they come first through providing high quality service.

We believe in excellence and giving it our all, through striving to be outstanding. We believe in integrity by doing the right thing, we achieve this by being honest and fair.

Our teams believe that with teamwork together we achieve more, we achieve this through collaboration. We believe in respect, that you earn it and give it, by open communication and collaboration.

What the Development Coordinator does

The Development Coordinator position is key in assisting AGU to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity by being operational in focus. The purpose of the position is to provide daily back-end support to AGU’s Development program ensuring that management of the department in focusing on the larger objectives of the group, satisfying the needs of donors, volunteers, and internal departments of AGU.

The incumbent in this role will hold responsibility for a wide array of back-end processes and will assist the Development team including work supporting individual and major giving, foundations and government grants, and corporate philanthropy.

This position reports to the Assistant Director, Development.

* Responsible for the maintenance of Development department’s records, system needs, and donor gifts in the netForum association management system, as well Development’s presence on agu.org.
* Oversees gift entry and recurring gift processes.
* Responsible for accurate gift receipting and timely acknowledgment letters and other correspondence.
* Compiles monthly and weekly reporting on the activity, donor, funding stream and department level - i.e., the Weekly Accomplishment Reporting, Individual Giving Comparison Report, Development Revenue Reporting, Development Activity Reporting, etc.
* Assists on special projects such as:
 Coordinating and compiling individual and major donor reports
 Benchmark research and reporting, such as organizational trending reports
* Responds to donor inquiries and maintain the department email inbox in a professional manner while always keeping a mind to moving them into the development pipeline.
* Coordinates prospect research requests.
* Coordinates quarterly AGU Impact donor newsletters utilizing information and news from across AGU.
* Coordinates logistics for donor events and other meetings - restaurant identification, invitation lists, RSVPs, etc.
* Assists in the planning of stewardship events at various AGU offsite meetings, including logistical needs, schedules, invitations and other needs from various departments so that goals are met.
* Supports Foundation & Government Grants Manager in research for funding opportunity and impacts, preparing reports, establishing and maintaining filing systems with grants teams across departments, etc.
* Maintains AGU base-line information required by prospective funders - individuals and foundations.
* Represents the Development Team at bi-weekly Social SCRUM and Editorial Center meetings and other meetings as needed.
* Other duties as assigned.

What the Development Coordinator brings to the team
* Bachelor’s degree with 3+ years of experience in admin support; Development admin support preferred.
* Experience with an association management system, content management systems, and database programs; fundraising database platforms preferred.
* Experience with Microsoft Office - including Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
* Demonstrated initiative and sound judgment, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
* Ability to communicate and present information clearly, easily and effectively with coworkers, scientists, researchers, and donors.
* Ability to work within the scientific community and communicate science to a non-scientific community.
* Exceptional skills in Microsoft Office - including Teams, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.
* Exceptional experience with database programs; fundraising database platforms preferred
* Ability to work as a member of a small, interconnected team
* Ability to project a professional demeanor while interacting with people having diverse backgrounds and professional levels.
* Thoughtful and dynamic; solution-oriented problem solver; self-starter.
* Ability to multitask, effectively prioritize and work well under pressure to meet sensitive project deadlines.
* Demonstrated strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
* Ability to demonstrate accuracy and quality of work in a fast-paced work environment.
* Must be capable of exercising highest level of discretion on both internal and external confidential matters.
* Ability to travel.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

AGU proudly offers a casual work environment, excellent compensation, generous work-life opportunities, and an outstanding benefits package.

AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.



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