Development and Event Coordinator

Application Deadline:
August 31, 2017

 Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy (MRC) seeks a Development and Event Coordinator to join our team and help fulfill our mission to protect and restore our rivers and the living resources they support. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, outgoing individual who is enthusiastic about the environment and the communities we serve.  The position is located in our Easton, Maryland office, soon to be located at the Eastern Shore Conservation Center.

To learn more about Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy, visit

Areas of Responsibilities (Job Duties):

Fundraising (20%)

  • Help Compile and Execute Annual Fundraising Plan
    • Annual Appeal—create annual end of the year appeal mailing
    • Maintain Calendar of Events
  • Membership and Funder Giving
    • Stewardship Plan—phone calls, thank you letters, renewal letters, annual appeal
    • Manage the Donation Engagement Calendar
    • Support Regional Directors—fundraising and outreach activities
    • Database management
  • Help Manage Special Interest Groups
    • Advisory Council—events, meetings, and communications
    • Board of Directors—work with Executive Director and Board Chair on board engagement, reports, and stewardship
    • Development Committee—planning meetings and agendas, engage committee members to help expand MRC’s programs and initiatives

Grants (20%)

Track and help develop proposals and reports—research and coordinate with other staff

  • Private Grants
    • Private Foundations
    • Family Foundations
  • Corporate Giving
    • Corporations
    • Businesses
  • Local/State/Federal Government—programmatic giving

Events (45%)

Host several community events for fund raising and to communicate our mission. Such as:

  • Ride for Clean Rivers
  • Wild & Scenic Film Festivals—Easton and Cambridge
  • Shaw Bay Raft-Up Concert
  • Cinco de Miler
  • River Caucus
  • State of the Rivers—St. Michaels and Cambridge

 Communications (15%)

  • Help Develop Media Plan
  • Manage MRC’s Social Media—Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Assist with Media Relations and Content of Press Releases
  • Assist with Website
  • Review Monthly E-newsletter
  • Review Semiannual Printed Newsletter
  • Review Annual Report

Experience required:

  • College degree and 2 to 3 years of experience in a nonprofit organization or other similar position
  • Event planning and community outreach experience
  • Computer programs: Microsoft Office—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., and database experience

The Development and Event Coordinator will work with the Executive Director and other staff to complete his or her responsibilities. The successful candidate will be a personable, outwardly social self-starter who is creative and enjoys interacting with the diverse community groups we serve.

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits package offered.

If you are interested please email your resume to:

Jeff Horstman


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