Development Coordinator

Organizational Overview:

350PDX’s mission is to build a diverse grassroots movement to address the causes of climate disruption through justice-based solutions by inspiring, training and mobilizing people to act. We are a relatively young, dynamic, volunteer-driven grassroots organization with thousands of supporters. We regularly engage hundreds of people to volunteer and/or take action. Our work is significant — the nation and world need compelling examples of communities that are addressing climate disruption head-on through bold and creative measures that bring diverse people together at a time of divisiveness and insufficient state and federal action.

Position Summary:

350PDX is seeking a Development Coordinator to assist and organize our fund development efforts, supporting the Development Team and Executive Director in raising the financial support necessary to sustain our growing organization.

Oversight: This position reports to the Executive Director.  

Location: This position will work primarily out of the 350PDX office in NE Portland, Oregon.

Compensation: This is a part-time (20 hours/week), non-exempt position. Pay range is $18 – $20 per hour DOE. Benefits include generous PTO, flexible work hours, and a wellness stipend.

Start date & duration: This is a temporary contract position, planned for September 12, 2018 through February 15, 2019. (Dates are somewhat flexible). There may be an opportunity for a longer-term contract and/or an increase in hours after that time, depending on a number of factors.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Assist in planning and coordination of fundraising events and house parties
  • Support the Development Team in raising funds from individual donors
    • Plan and coordinate year-end appeal, in collaboration with Development Team
    • Generate periodic reports on campaign progress
    • Coordinate donor appreciation and sending of thank you letters
  • Work with the Development Team to secure business support for fundraising events and campaigns, including sponsorships and in-kind donations
  • Ensure that all contributions, donors, and development activities are recorded and tracked in our database
  • Work with staff to recruit and engage volunteers in fundraising activities as necessary
  • Participate in staff meetings, Development Team meetings, and regular meetings with supervisor
  • Additional duties that may be included as time allows:
    • Assist with grant-seeking and grants administration
    • Assist in strategic planning for fundraising
    • Develop process/procedures manuals where appropriate
    • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience or relevant training in fund development, preferably with a small non-profit
  • Detail oriented, with strong organization and project management skills
  • Ability to plan effectively, meet deadlines and work collaboratively within a dynamic and fast-paced setting
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills including the ability to quickly learn new software and technology platforms
  • Resourceful, flexible and self-motivated
  • Positive, creative attitude; strong interpersonal skills and high level of professionalism
  • Demonstrated Interest in climate justice, and commitment to the mission of 350PDX

Desired Attributes:

  • Experience coordinating or supporting an individual donor campaign(s)
  • Skill and experience with digital organizing and communications
  • Proficiency in web content management, social media, e-marketing tools
  • Experience in grant writing and reporting
  • Familiarity with the local philanthropic communities        
  • Experience with databases and information tracking, especially donor database experience

Application Instructions:

Send a detailed resume and cover letter (not exceeding 2 pages each, or 4 pages total) in pdf format to Please use the subject line “Development Coordinator” when applying. Applications received by August 28th will be given priority consideration.

350PDX is committed to being an inclusive and collaborative group that values bringing a diversity of approaches and perspectives to the work we do. We try to build a workplace where everyone is treated fairly and enjoys working together. Women, people of color, LGBTQ people, and members of communities on the frontlines of climate change are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

If you have suggestions for us, we really value your input and strongly encourage you to write to us at with the subject line ‘Hiring Feedback’.