The National Audubon Society is a nonprofit conservation
organization that protects birds and the places they need, today
and tomorrow. We work throughout the Americas using science,
advocacy, education, and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s
state, regional, national, and international programs, nature
centers, and chapters have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches
millions of people each year to inform, inspire, and unite diverse
communities in conservation action. As a sentinel species, we
recognize that the fate of birds is inextricably tied to the fate
of us all.
Audubon has more than 700 staff working across the United States
and seven countries in 17 state and regional offices, 41 nature
centers, and 23 wildlife sanctuaries. Together as one Audubon, we
aspire to alter the course of climate change and habitat loss,
leading to healthier bird populations and reversing current trends
in biodiversity loss.
Audubon is committed to a culture of workplace excellence, where
our talented and diverse staff are deeply engaged, with a strong
sense of belonging. The birds Audubon pledges to protect differ in
color, size, behavior, geographical preference, and countless other
ways. By honoring and celebrating the equally remarkable diversity
of the human species, Audubon will bring new creativity,
effectiveness, and leadership to our work throughout the
The Senior Development Associate will play an important role in
Audubon’s fund development program in the Pacific Flyway, which
consists of California, Pacific Northwest, and Alaska. This
position will report to the Senior Director, Major Giving and
Campaigns, Pacific Flyway and will work closely with development
staff throughout the Pacific Flyway. This is a full-time position
based out of Oakland, CA with potential for remote.
- Provide administrative assistance to the Senior Director and
state development leads including scheduling travel, arranging
meetings, printing, and preparing materials and processing expense
- Help staff the Executive Director, VP and Senior Director of
the Pacific Flyway in matters related to fundraising.
- Conduct personalized stewardship through thank you calls and
personalized invitations to special events in the area for
unassigned donors, may carry a small portfolio.
- Coordinate accurate donor and prospect data collection and
management in Salesforce.
- Track development department progress towards annual goal,
benchmarks and prepare regular (weekly, monthly, and quarterly)
reports as directed by Senior Director and state development
- Manage preparation of proposals, reports, strategies, special
donor correspondence, and donor/prospect meeting briefings,
- briefings, and donor mailings related major donor
- Conduct research on donors and prospects and create custom
profiles as requested.
- Coordinate implementation of fundraising, cultivation and
stewardship events for the Pacific Flyway including tracking
attendance and executing follow-up strategies.
- Work with the Director of Development to implement an
electronic and direct mail appeals for the Pacific Flyway, this
- Helping draft appeal letters.
- Identifying and creating lists for each scheduled appeal.
- Managing and maintaining appeal donation records and providing
reports of performance for each appeal.
- Other duties and special projects as assigned by the VP, Senior
Director, and development leads.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years experience supporting
development, marketing/communications, or equivalent experience
- A self-starter, problem solver, and team player with a can-do
attitude. Must be able to juggle multiple projects with conflicting
- Strong oral and written communication skills; excellent
interpersonal skills also a must.
- Highly organized with a keen attention to detail.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; experience
working with online databases/donor management systems desired.
Ability to maintain confidentiality, while exercising discretion
and personal judgment where appropriate.
- Interest, understanding, and commitment to the mission of the
National Audubon Society, and ability to communicate
Audubon’s mission, goals, and programs effectively.
- Flexibility with hours, with availability to work occasional
weekend or evening events, when needed. Must have a valid Driver’s