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Development Coordinator
Category: Clerical

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden
Shoreline, Washington

Posted: Monday, June 9, 2014

Development Coordinator

Kruckeberg Botanic Garden 

KBGF is soliciting resumes for a Development Coordinator. This position is located at the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden with primary responsibilities of coordinating the solicitation of up to $100,000 in donations, sponsorships and grants, recruiting new members, and coordinating events. The position is half time and is compensated with hourly wages of $18/hour.

Job Title: Development Coordinator
Category:  Exempt
Location:   Shoreline, WA
Date: January 2014
Reports to:   KBGF Executive Director


  • Donations
  • Implement strategies for cultivation of new major donors;
  • Develop and implement strategies to enhance major donor giving to the garden;
  • In partnership with the Executive Director, prepare and submit grants; and
  • Generate gift acknowledgments (with support from volunteers), identify candidates for mailings, and ensure timely submissions of required documentation.
  • Membership
  • Implement strategies to attain the Garden’s annual membership goals; and
  • Implement strategies for cultivation of new major donors
  • Sponsorship
  • Coordinate the production of a range of materials for sponsor solicitation; and
  • Meet with sponsors and maintain sponsorship program.
  • Event Support
  • Take responsibility for assigned tasks for major events, including GardenParty (dinner and auction event),  Annual Membership Meeting (lecture and meeting), Mother’s Day Sale (membership outreach at nursery),  and other events;
  • Take responsibility for coordinating with board members and major donors to organize small dinner party fundraisers; and
  • Coordinate one “fun” fundraising event per year (e.g., bowl-a-thon, restaurant fundraiser)
  • Other Duties
  • Meet regularly as needed with the Executive Director and Development committee members.
  • Represent KBGF as staff at special events.


  • Proven experience in fundraising strategies.
  • Proven experience in coordinating fundraising events.
  • College graduate or equivalent relevant experience.
  • Self-starter who can work independently on concurrent projects and meet deadlines.
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and strong communication skills.
  • Creative and strategic thinker with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Consistent in matters of accuracy, presentation, and attention to detail.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with databases preferred.
  • Required to work occasional evenings and weekends at special events.

To apply, submit a cover letter and resume by June 30 by email to: 

Brianne Zorn,

Questions? Contact Brianne at 206-546-1281 x20

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