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Development Coordinator, Part-Time

Aspen Center for Physics
Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
May 24, 2022

The Aspen Center for Physics seeks a highly motivated development coordinator to join its team. This is a part-time appointment, and remote work arrangements with regular visits to the Center can be considered.

The development coordinator will work closely with the management of the Center (its Administrative Vice President, President, Chair of the Board of Trustees, and other Members of the Center) to cultivate existing and new donors and to increase donations to the Center overall. Outreach activities will include direct mail, electronic solicitations, conversations, and organized events that bring together physicists and potential donors. The development coordinator will work closely with the Friends of the Center committee and maintain a database of Friends and potential Friends and donors. Our priority in the next few years is to raise funds to increase the diversity of Center participants and to increase support for housing for our 500 summer program participants. Fundraising targets include both individuals and foundations.

The Aspen Center for Physics ( was established in 1962 to nurture cutting-edge research in physics and related disciplines by providing a unique physical and scientific environment ideally suited for stimulating interactions, collaborations, and innovation. Every year, more than 1,000 physicists from around the world come to the Center, located in Aspen, Colorado, to ponder, argue, and discover the new ideas that underlie advances in astrophysics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, high-energy physics, and mathematical physics and string theory. The Center is an independent non-profit corporation not affiliated with any university. It is operated by 75 volunteer General Members, Officers, and Trustees and a paid staff of 2.5 in Aspen. Because of its contributions to progress in physics, the Center was designated a Historical Site of the American Physical Society.

The ideal candidate for this position will have the following qualifications and characteristics:

  • Minimum two years prior experience with fundraising at non-profit organizations. Experience at universities or research institutes would be appreciated.
  • Strong initiative, organizational skills, and interpersonal skills to manage multiple projects and relationships.
  • Proven skills with databases.
  • Excellent English, writing, editing and proofreading skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and three references to

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