Development Position

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Membership Development Coordinator

The Coordinator is a full-time position (40 hours). The position requires excellent constituent and team relations, organizational and communication skills. The Membership Development Coordinator is an events-heavy position with significant opportunities to assume responsibilities across a wide range of fundraising, relationship building, marketing, and communications activities. Consistent efforts to significantly increase revenue and strengthening the Adopt a Raptor and Membership programs.

REPORTS TO: Development Director

JOB LOCATION: VINS Nature Center, 149 Natures Way, Quechee, Vermont

Primary Responsibilities

  • Maintain and build the membership program to a viable source of income for the organization
  • Manages the organization’s constituent database using the Front Stream-Giftworks fundraising software, including creating queries, preparing management reports, and analyzing data to increase memberships and responsiveness to constituents
  • Create an annual Membership drive to promote new members
  • Create specific events for Members to enhance the benefit program
  • Consistently promote and refresh the Adopt a Raptor Program in support of the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation
  • Retain current members and seek an annual member survey for their opinions to adjust the benefit program
  • Overseeing initiatives on corporate partnership and sponsorship
  • Cultivates and stewards’ relationships with current supporters, members and individual donors
  • Participates appeal and gift processing and assists with all development and marketing administrative functions
  • Process donations and memberships, generate and track tax-receipts and acknowledgement letters
  • Help ensure the smooth operation of the office and other duties


The successful employee must be proficient at using standard Microsoft Office applications – including Excel, Word, and Outlook – as well as the donor-based software. Experience in raising funds from diverse sources, including major gifts from individuals, foundations, and corporations.

  • Understanding and belief in the organization’s mission, vision and values
  • Good marketing choices and creativity to enhance all fundraising and membership efforts
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Detail-oriented and proactive approach to managing time-sensitive workload
  • Good sense of accountability, and strong dependability
  • Responsive to direction and coaching, open to feedback
  • Strong and sound judgment, professional, and a positive attitude
  • Creative, practical problem-solving skills
  • Flexible schedule and a willingness to work some evenings and weekends
  • Highly ethical, particularly in working with confidential or sensitive information

Compensation & Work Schedule

Commensurate with experience.


To apply for this position, send by E-MAIL ONLY a cover letter, résumé, and a list of at least three employer references to:

Mary Davidson Graham, Assistant Executive Director
Subject title: Membership Development Coordinator Application

Position post date: June 2022

VINS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Vermont Institute of Natural Science is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supported by membership dues, admission and program fees, donations, and grants.