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Development Program Coordinator

Guide Dogs for the Blind
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jul 8, 2023

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Bring your passion to support a life-changing mission.


The largest guide dog school in North America, Guide Dogs for the Blind, is looking for a detail-oriented professional to join us at our San Rafael, CA campus as a full-time Development Program Coordinator. In this wide-ranging role, you will have the opportunity to assist our friendly Development team with fundraising events, planned giving, and general development duties. All funding comes from generous donors, and this role helps to support the amazing efforts of our development team.


What You’ll Love:

  • Contributing to a mission that makes every day fulfilling
  • Playing a wide-ranging role that taps into many skillsets and offers plenty of variety
  • Being a critical part of our talented Development team
  • Working on our beautiful campus in San Rafael, California
  • The option to bring your own dog to work!

What You’ll Do:

  • Assist with donor visits and our signature events by providing logistics, scheduling, and administrative support
  • Address communication needs within the department and serve as a liaison for all development activities
  • Coordinate, manage, and execute assigned projects and activities, such as giving societies, team sponsorships, capital acknowledgements, donor gatherings, and Puppy Center tours
  • Communicate directly with donors and volunteers, supporting their questions and needs and documenting in Salesforce
  • Cross train as a Planned Giving Specialist, where you will learn about donor relations, event management, and marketing list management

What You’ll Need:

  • Associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or equivalent experience  
  • 5+ years of experience in administrative positions requiring project management, staff backup, collaboration, and teamwork
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, and database programs with experience in Salesforce preferred
  • Willingness to work occasional weekends and/or evenings


Guide Dogs for the Blind

At Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB), we believe that everyone deserves to move through the world safely and confidently – to live the life they want to live. As the largest guide dog school in North America, we have graduated more than 16,000 guide dog teams from across the U.S. and Canada since our founding in 1942. GDB not only improves mobility for our clients, we further inclusion. Join our team of more than 300 employees and share your passion for our mission.

At Guide Dogs for the Blind, we respect, value, and appreciate all differences. We welcome all qualified candidates irrespective of your race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Individuals with disabilities, especially those who are blind or visually impaired, are encouraged to apply.  If you have a disability and need assistance and/or accommodation with applying for a job, please feel free to contact our Human Resources department.

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