ShoreRivers seeks an Events & Development Coordinator to join our team and help fulfill our mission to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways. The position manages ShoreRivers’ events and assists with other development activities. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, outwardly social self-starter who is organized, detail-oriented, and enthusiastic about the environment and the communities we serve. This position offers a competitive benefits package and a salary range between $40,000 and $50,000 commensurate with experience. Position begins as soon as possible.
The position reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the Membership Manager as part of a team of three that works out of both the Easton and Chestertown offices. This is a full-time position; the employee must be flexible to work weekends, evenings, and longer hours with appropriate compensatory time, and to travel when necessary. The employee must live in, or be willing to relocate to, the communities where we work. The position is exempt salaried and “at-will.”
To apply, send a one-page cover letter and resume to Lori Ireland at firstname.lastname@example.org by August 31, 2023 with “Events & Development Coordinator” in the subject line. In your cover letter, please address the following question: How will your skills and experience help empower volunteers and raise funds? Share a specific example if you have one!
Events (75%) – Manage ShoreRivers’ fundraising and donor stewardship events such as, but not limited to, the annual State of the Rivers series, Solstice Celebration, Shaw Bay Raft-Up Concert, Ride for Clean Rivers, Expeditions series, and Rendezvous:
• Organize event logistics (date, schedule, location, supplies, food, equipment, etc.).
• Solicit and steward event sponsorships.
• Manage and apply event budget.
• Recruit, deploy, and steward event committee volunteers.
• Secure partner and vendor commitments (contracts, invoice and payment agreement).
• Proactively coordinate and communicate volunteer, board, and staff’s event participation.
• Facilitate event promotion with Communications Specialist.
• Execute thoughtful, mission-driven events that positively reflect the organization’s values.
• Creatively and critically review event success and future event opportunities.
Development (25%) – Actively participate in the Development team:
• Cultivate constituent relationships to foster community partnerships.
• Understand and apply ShoreRivers’ annual fundraising strategy.
• Effectively utilize ShoreRivers’ membership database, Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT.
• Conduct grant research as assigned.
POSITION REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
The employee must have a strong commitment to environmental protection and subscribe to representing ShoreRivers’ mission and statement of inclusion.
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
• 3+ years’ work experience in a relevant field of event coordination and/or development is ideal. An associate or bachelor’s degree is a plus but we welcome applicants from traditional and non-traditional education pathways.
• An understanding of environmental issues that affect water quality, and knowledge of ecology and ecosystem functions preferred.
• Experience with Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred.
• Experience with managing budgets and volunteers a plus.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
• Ability to work as a team player and collaborate effectively with staff and volunteers.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including for print, web, and social.
• A proactive mindset and collaborative spirit.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
• Comfort with Adobe Suite, SquareSpace, Canva, and Zoom preferred.
ShoreRivers believes that swimmable, fishable, clean, and safe rivers are for everyone in our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome all applicants. This position uses a wide variety of skills; we encourage you to apply if you think you would be a good fit, even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications.
ShoreRivers seeks to protect and restore Eastern Shore waterways through science-based advocacy, restoration, and education. We have a dedicated staff of Riverkeepers, educators, scientists, restoration specialists, and advocates focused on policies and projects that will improve the health of our rivers. Our staff are a strong, collective voice for Eastern Shore waterways.
ShoreRivers believes that diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in our staff, board, supporters, and programs is critical to achieving our mission of clean water. We believe that access to waterways fuels environmental stewardship; inclusion of diverse communities is essential to long term success; and diverse representation in our membership, staff, and board makes us stronger.
WORKING AT SHORERIVERS
ShoreRivers offers an energetic and fast-paced work environment with bright, fun coworkers. We cultivate a supportive, regenerative work culture where hard work, innovation, and collaboration are valued; time off and balance are elevated; and teambuilding and professional development are priorities.
• Medical coverage, with 100% of premiums for the employee covered by ShoreRivers.
• Retirement plan, with ShoreRivers matching up to 3% of an employee’s salary.
• 15 paid days off during the first two years of employment; 25 paid days off for employment over two years.
• 12 paid federal holidays, plus the week off between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. (17 paid holidays total.)
• 5 weeks paid parental leave; option to add 7 weeks unpaid.
• Professional development opportunities.