• Equal Rights Advocates
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Mar 15, 2018
Full time Legal Services Non-profit-Social Services Admin-Clerical Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Position Overview
Reporting to the Director of Development, this position is a frontline fundraiser who works closely with the DD, Executive Director, and Board of Directors to support, implement and manage key aspects of the annual fundraising plan, with a focus on cultivating, stewarding and soliciting low to mid-level donors as well as spearheading revenue-generating and cultivation events. The Development & Events Coordinator position manages the direct mail campaign and coordinates online and digital fundraising with the Communications team. This position also oversees the budget reconciliation process. The ideal candidate is a creative, entrepreneurial team player with exceptional administrative and organizational skills with the ability to prioritize as well as multi-task. A commitment to ERA’s mission and values is a must.

Essential Functions

Development Fundraising (60%):

  • Assist in the execution of the annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the Director of Development and the Executive Director.
  • Develop/oversee the direct mail campaign including list segmentation, communication with mail house and coordination with ERA staff around content and messaging. Work closely with the Communications team to create a cohesive online and social media campaign.
  • Create and implement strategies for retaining and upgrading current donors at the low-mid range through a well-defined moves management process, outreach and communication, and engagement. Draft written materials for renewals, donor proposals and other correspondence.
  • Ensure the highest quality donor stewardship. Respond quickly and effectively to all donor/ potential donor requests; create and implement stewardship strategies and maintain yearly stewardship calendar. Participate in face-to-face meetings with Annual Fund supporters.
  • Assist with prospect research, qualification and solicitation. Ensure that active and effective cultivation strategies are in place for all assigned prospects including a system for contact reports, next steps, etc.

Events (30%):

  • Create, implement and manage ERA’s cultivation and stewardship events throughout the year in collaboration with other Development staff.
  • Actively participate in the planning of timelines, execution of logistics and solicitation of ticket sales and sponsorships of ERA’s major annual events; including ERA’s Annual Luncheon, Fall Benefit Concert and Holiday Party.

Management and Administration (10%):

  • Supervise the accurate gift processing, categorization, reporting, and acknowledgment system in ERA’s donor database.
  • Manage workflow of the Development team to ensure effectiveness and efficiency in generation of monthly income reports.
  • Serve as primary liaison with Operations staff to support working interdepartmental relationships, especially in regards to tracking revenue.
  • Oversee/report monthly status of annual fund budget to Director of Development.


Event Planning-Coordination


55,000 to 60,000


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in a development department, specifically with an individual giving program.
  • Knowledge of development principles, fundraising strategies and ethics, and familiarity with donor tracking systems and best practices.
  • Superior interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Experience with writing for digital marketing a plus.
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • High energy, personal initiative, results oriented and a sense of humor.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Excellent user of office technology and information systems (including Microsoft Office suite) and database management systems.
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as necessary. 

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in this particular position, connection to ERA’s mission, where you found the job posting, and attach your current résumé to Please list “Development & Events Coordinator” in the subject line of your e-mail message. Incomplete applications will not be considered. No telephone calls, please.


ERA offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical and dental coverage for staff and dependents; FSA plan; generous vacation and paid sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; and an optional a 403b retirement plan with employer matching. 


Full-Time; Salary, Exempt

Other Considerations

This will be a full-time, office-based job in San Francisco that will require some out-of-office travel and occasionally can be performed remotely. This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.