Development Coordinator-Planned Giving

$47,900 yearly
  • Union of Concerned Scientists
  • Oct 07, 2019
Full time Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Development Coordinator-Planned Giving 

Development Department

Union of Concerned Scientists

Cambridge, MA

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), the leading science-based advocacy organization working for a healthy planet and safer world, is looking for a committed, and organized person with strong relationship-building skills to help implement planned gift strategies and provide support to the Planned Giving team. The Coordinator will work closely with donors, staff, internal partners, and vendors to ensure the ongoing success of the Planned Giving program at UCS.

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Excellent writing, editing, organizational, and problem-solving skills are required. Ability to prioritize a variety of tasks in a deadline-driven environment is needed. 3-5 years of development or nonprofit experience is preferred. Familiarity with fundraising is preferred. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are needed. An interest in UCS’s work and a personal commitment to diversity and racial equity is desired. Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team. Position requires superior judgment, strong written and oral communication skills, superior attention to detail. Previous work with donors, clients, or constituents; administrative support; and familiarity with databases strongly preferred.


Little or no physical exertion is required, though this position may require extended periods at a computer. Travel is required for visits with donors for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship; anticipate mostly local (New England) travel although may travel to other areas as determined by the Director. Approximately 15 to 30 days of travel required per year.


At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.


UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

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