Development Coordinator

Location: Lincoln, MA
Sanctuary: Lincoln Headquarters

About Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at

About This Position

New leadership and an unveiling Action Agenda are prompting a much more active fundraising and membership program for Mass Audubon.  As a result, the Philanthropy team is growing and taking new directions.  The Development Coordinator will be a key partner to the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO) that while new in the staff position, has been a consultant to Mass Audubon over the last two decades.  It is a very exciting time to join this leading nature and conservation organization, with wonderful options for growth and finding your passion.  

The Development Coordinator (DC) to the CPO provides high level administrative support and coordinates special projects across all functions in the Office of Philanthropy, which at Mass Audubon encompasses Fundraising and Membership.  In some cases the development coordinator will partner closely with the CPO, and in others will manage projects on their own.  Most important will be “keeping things flowing and getting things done.”

The successful candidate will display initiative, confidence, creativity, and a strong ability to juggle multiple things while keeping all balls in the air.  The DC for Philanthropy will partner closely with the Executive Assistant for the President, Senior Directors and Directors on the Philanthropy team, and with leadership of the Board of Directors and the Council. 


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Shadow the CPO in launching new philanthropy initiatives, taking aspects of these initiatives as projects to see through for design, execution, and progress monitoring. 
  • Manage work flow of the CPO through scheduling, meeting preparation, receiving and sending correspondence, and project management.
  • Support the CPO and the President’s donor meetings by conducting research and gathering all pertinent information. 
  • Manage a complex calendar for the department to ensure meeting agendas, participant readiness, and follow through by the CPO and others.
  • Carry out special projects that have cross-team implications or are highly important to staff and volunteer leaders who are responsible for significant fundraising goals. 
  • Create an exceptional experience for high level donors and members of the Board, Council and eventually the President’s Cabinet as it relates to the Philanthropy team. 
  • Write notes and letters, donor profiles, and other written pieces.


  • Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent.
  • An interest in nature and conservation.
  • Minimum of five years of progressive experience, including project management.
  • Extraordinary attention to detail in writing, financial documents and others with a high dose of data and analysis.
  • Demonstrable appreciation for confidentiality and professional integrity.
  • Ability to handle important relationships with respect, diplomacy and follow through.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to be nimble and adaptable and to balance multiple projects at a time.
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure; check work to ensure accuracy and completeness; track and follow up with others to ensure that commitments are fulfilled.
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in a highly visible and important environment based on knowledge of the organization and the CPOs interests and priorities.
  • Display balanced intellect that combines analysis, experience, and perspective in making decisions and solving problems.
  • Superior skills with Microsoft Office software and CRMs, and facile with presentation software and issues.

Compensation & Benefits

Salary Range is $60,000 - $65,000, commensurate with experience and includes a full benefit package.

Additional Information

COVID-19 Considerations

Mass Audubon requires that all staff, regardless of their work location, disclose their vaccination status. Proof of vaccination status will be required immediately upon hire. This should also include a booster shot if it has been 5 months since you were initially vaccinated.

Mass Audubon's Commitment To Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Justice

Mass Audubon's mission is to "protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife" by building a strong coalition of employees, volunteers, and community members. We recognize that the environmental movement and field of conservation have been affected by societal systems that have limited opportunity and access for many people. As a result, Mass Audubon is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. We are engaged in an ongoing process of organizational assessment and change, designed to remove barriers and create a workplace where all forms of diversity are recognized and valued.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Mass Audubon is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees and applicants. Mass Audubon prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

Victoria Jones, Chief Development Officer
Job# 3512