Senior Development Coordinator

Posted by
Equal Rights Advocates
San Francisco, CA
Published 7 days ago

Reporting To: Director of Development

Position Classification: Full-time, exempt

Position Location: San Francisco Bay Area; hybrid office-remote work environment as required due to COVID-19

Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv

The Opportunity

Equal Rights Advocates (ERA) is seeking a creative and detail-oriented Senior Development Coordinator to join our growing and dynamic Development team. This role plays an important role by 1) supporting the Development Director in implementing overall fundraising strategy and ensuring established goals are met, 2) Supporting in the creation of and implementing mid-level individual and institutional donor programs that increase overall organizational revenue, and 3) managing Development operations, including all aspects of donation pipeline management, reports, and tracking systems. This role will also collaborate with Development team colleagues and across departments on a variety of projects, including ERA’s annual gala and other events. This is an exciting opportunity for an emerging development professional to gain experience in all aspects of individual and institutional fund development at a leading gender justice non-profit.

The ERA work environment is entrepreneurial, fast-paced, and constantly changing, with quick turnarounds and pivots in response to people and events that need our engagement. We leverage technology and systems to operate in the cloud and paperless – we can work and connect from anywhere, anytime. We roll-up our sleeves and dive right in where we are needed and make a difference. If this seems exciting and interesting, join our passionate and vibrant team of gender justice champions as we work to transform our communities into places where all of us can lead!

The Organization

ERA is a national civil rights organization founded in 1974 to expand economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA embraces an inclusive and intersectional view of gender justice, inclusive of non-binary and gender non-conforming people. As we combat the patriarchy, we also challenge racist power structures and inequities compounded by ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, age, and other identities. Since its inception, ERA has been on the front-lines of advancing gender justice through a combination of impact litigation, policy advocacy, public education, and direct legal services, bringing visibility to the experiences and voices of the people we represent.

Our talented and fierce team includes litigators, policy reformers, and movement builders working at the state, multi-state and national level promoting gender equity and racial justice, expanding economic security, and growing community power. ERA’s legal initiatives include the Initiative to End Sexual Violence in Education (including a pro bono network of volunteer attorneys), and several campaigns chaired by ERA and led in partnership with 70+ partner organizations across the country driving gender justice reform and enforcement. These include the Equal Pay Today campaign, the Women’s Agenda Initiative, the Network of States to Stop Harassment, and the Stronger California Women’s Economic Security Campaign.

ERA’s home base is in the Financial District of San Francisco, California, with team members also located in Washington D.C. and other locations. Our annual operating budget is $3.7 million, and we have prioritized significant growth in the near future.

Job Responsibilities

Fundraising Program Implementation

  • Assist in the execution of the annual fundraising plan in collaboration with the Director of Development and the Executive Director.
  • Increase annual fund revenue through supporting direct mail campaign including list segmentation, in coordination with ERA staff around content and messaging. Work closely with the Communications team and Development Manager to create a cohesive online and social media campaign.
  • Retain and upgrade current donors at the mid-range through a well-defined moves management process, outreach and communication, and engagement. Draft written materials for renewals, donor proposals, acknowledgments, and other correspondence. Supports and implements sustainer strategy, donor circles, and other plans for engaging donors.
  • Ensure the highest quality donor stewardship Support stewardship of donor base and maintain updates in yearly stewardship calendar. Participate in meetings with institutional prospects and individual donors as needed.
  • Increase revenue through individual donor prospect research for fundraising team. Ensure that active and effective cultivation strategies are in place for all assigned prospects including a system for contact reports, next steps, etc.
  • Support management of timelines, research and identification of institutional funding opportunities- ensuring increased revenue from new and returning funders. Includes working closely with Development Manager to ensure tracking of all current grant agreements, new funding opportunities and corporate partnerships to ensure timely reports and proposals in coordination with other departments as needed.

Events Operations

  • Support 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 Gala, donor briefings, and other virtual events
  • Manage event related data, including registrations, donations, and pledges, and provide timely and accurate data reports to staff and committees as needed

Management and Administration

  • Serve as primary liaison with Finance and Operations staff to support accurate tracking of revenue and reporting, including monthly reconciliation process with Finance team
  • Manage the accurate gift processing, categorization, reporting, and acknowledgment system in ERA’s donor database.
  • Assist with Development and Gala Committee management and correspondence
  • Lead overall CRM database management. Create strategies for optimization of systems, including donor experience/integration with CRM platform, moves management tools in Raiser’s Edge, triggered donor communications, communications integrations, etc.


  • Minimum of 3 years in professional roles, experience in development roles preferred
  • Experience with CRMs and/or donor data management required; familiarity with nonprofit donor tracking systems, best practices, and reporting in Raiser’s Edge and/or Salesforce preferred
  • Able to deliver results, multitask and prioritize in fast-paced, quick turnaround environment; can work independently well even when in a hybrid remote work setting
  • Comfortable in a techy, paper-less environment and adeptness at navigating systems and apps: Microsoft 365 product suite, internal messaging (i.e. Slack), productivity and project management (i.e. Blackbaud, Salesforce, Adobe Pro DC, e-sign, Basecamp), expenses (i.e. Concur), time tracking (i.e. Hour Timesheets), virtual telecom and video meetings (i.e. RingCentral, Zoom), and cloud-based everything, etc.
  • Exceptional administrative and organizational skills
  • Self-motivated and curious; always wanting to grow and learn more
  • Strong interpersonal, collaboration, and influencing skills; inspires and motivates
  • High level of intuitive and critical analysis skills; “connects the dots”
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including with external parties such as funders, partners, and vendors
  • Exceptional work-ethic and sense of responsibility; detail-oriented, with focus on quality and accuracy; resourceful at getting to the root of problems and finding solutions
  • Flexible and able to pivot as circumstances require; embraces change
  • Committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism
  • Multi-language and multi-cultural capabilities are always a plus


  • Work is desk-based, typically performed during regular local Monday thru Friday business hours, with occasional, infrequent travel.
  • Laptop and required adapters and peripherals provided
  • This position is not subject to strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
  • Team members with differing abilities are provided reasonable work accommodations
  • ERA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy and adhere to the related regulatory requirements

Reporting To: Director of Development

Position Classification: Full-time, exempt

Position Location: San Francisco Bay Area; hybrid office-remote work environment as required due to COVID-19

Instagram and Twitter: @EqualRightsAdv


Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 29, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    October 22, 2021
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


USD 60,000 - USD 70,000
Dependent on experience and skill set level


  • 13 paid annual holidays
  • Up to 20 days of paid vacation/personal time earned in 1st year - up to 25 days annually post 1 year
  • Up to 15 days of paid sick time earned annually
  • Employer-paid medical and dental insurance for employees and child dependents, with option to add spouse at own cost
  • Employer-paid chiropractic/acupuncture benefit, long-term disability insurance, and $50K life/AD&D for employees
  • Optional vision insurance at own cost for self and dependents
  • Optional health and dependent care FSAs, plus pre-tax commuter employee accounts
  • Optional 403(b) qualified retirement plan – employer-matched up to 4% of compensation
  • Flexible, hybrid, work-life balancing, and friendly work-environment
  • Availability of maternity, parental bonding, family, and disability leave
  • Years of Service Awards: minimum 2 weeks additional paid vacation every 5-year incremental anniversary
  • 13 paid annual holidays
  • Up to 20 days of paid vacation/personal time earned in 1st year - up to 25 days annually post 1 year
  • Up to 15 days of paid sick time earned annually
  • Employer-paid…

Level of Language Proficiency

Multi-language and multi-cultural capabilities are always a plus

Multi-language and multi-cultural capabilities are always a plus


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near San Francisco, CA
Associated Location
611 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA

How to Apply

Are you ready to join the ERA team?

1) Submit your résumé and a cover letter combined in the same document attachment with attention to: Lara Morgan, Director of Development.

2) Tell us about:

  • Your interest in this particular position, and
  • Your interest in ERA’s work

3) Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

4) Applications will be accepted and reviewed by the ERA Search Team up to the application deadline of end-of-day Friday, October 22.

5) Applicants will be provided a status update by Monday, November 1.

6) Please note that final round candidates will be asked to provide professional references.

We look forward to receiving your application!

Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Equity, Inclusion, Diversity, and Anti-Racism

ERA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that will consider all applications equally without regard to sex, gender, gender identity, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, medical condition, religion, sexual orientation, differing ability, veteran status, marital status, arrest or conviction record, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants with differing abilities will be reasonably accommodated during the search process.

ERA’s Equal Opportunity Employer Policy applies to all aspects and phases of employment. Through this commitment, ERA strives daily to maintain an equitable and accessible work environment that is supportive to all and free from discrimination.

Are you ready to join the ERA team?

1) Submit your résumé and a cover letter combined in the same document attachment with attention to: Lara Morgan, Director of Development.

2) Tell us…

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