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Development Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: SVP, Advancement


The Development Coordinator is a key member of the NYAS Development team and is responsible for leading a range of activities that support fundraising. This includes assistance with maintaining donor relationships; prospect research & management; database management; fundraising events; and general department administration.


  • Conduct research on potential donors: research gift opportunities for existing donors and help create strategy for new funders
  • Identify new prospects and share opportunities with appropriate Development and Program staff; prepare donor briefings
  • Process gifts, pledges and pledge payments
  • Assist with the donor acknowledgement process
  • Input info into Development pipeline document and other group resources
  • Data entry for own work and other gift officers into NYAS’ CRM - Raiser’s Edge; run reports
  • Research corporate sponsorship opportunities for events including conferences


  • Assist with planning and executing fundraising events or other activities
  • Prepare solicitation materials and provide support with mailing
  • Work closely with SVP and AVP of Advancement and Director of Development to assist in the preparation of proposals and reports
  • Organize donor files and Development documents
  • Draft correspondence on donor appeals and send out Annual Report
  • Develop website updates related to Development
  • Organize effort to develop new sponsorship benefits (CVENT)
  • Oversee Membership fulfillment on new funding received.




  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • 2 years related experience required
  • Research and internet skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Development databases (Raiser’s Edge or others), and Google Docs
  • Capacity to work independently and take initiative on own projects
  • Experience in development/fundraising is a plus
  • Maturity and diplomacy with an outgoing personality to engage with multiple audiences
  • Interest in Science, STEM, and the mission of the Academy.


The Academy operates during standard business hours Monday through Friday from 9am-5pm. Standard work week is 35 hours, unless otherwise noted.

Academy employees will be offered an option to work remotely, however employees must be based in New York.

This is a largely sedentary role.


The New York Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer, adhering to the laws which prohibit discrimination in the terms, conditions and privileges of employment.  Academy policy expressly prohibits discrimination in employment because of any legally impermissible classification, including but not limited to actual or perceived race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


The salary range for this role is $24.73- $30.22 per Hour ($45,000- $55,000 Annual equivalent). This is Full-time, non-exempt position.

In addition to salary commensurate with experience, the Academy offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes affordable health insurance, retirement plan with matching employer contribution, personal & career development stipend as well as liberal paid time off policies.


Applications must include a resume, cover letter and desired salary.