Senior Development Coordinator

About the Organization

Heal the Bay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1985.  They use science, education, community action, and advocacy to fulfill their mission to protect coastal waters and watersheds in Southern California with a particular focus on public health, climate change, biodiversity, and environmental justice.  Learn more about us at and follow @healthebay on social media.

About the Role

Heal the Bay is seeking a full-time Senior Development Coordinator to support the organization’s fundraising strategy.  The position requires approximately 70% Administrative and 30% Fundraising.  Under supervision of the Vice President of Development, the Senior Development Coordinator will assist in increasing fundraising and ensure proper reporting of gifts in support of the organization’s mission.

Expectations & Responsibilities

  • Ensure Suits on the Sand (SOS) program meets corporate revenue goals. In coordination with Beach Programs Team schedule and ensure goals of corporate partners are met.
  • In cooperation with the Development Team, prepare reports and stewardship plans for SOS corporate partners.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with corporations who could likely serve as donors for Heal the Bay’s clean water mission and other priorities. Steward a personal portfolio of companies for outreach to maximize giving.
  • Maintain accurate reporting of all donations and soft credits (Give/Get) for Board of Directors are reflected in Salesforce.
  • Ensure the timely acknowledgement and stewardship of donors with information captured in Salesforce.
  • Coordinate ticketing, recording, fulfilment, and guest registration for Heal the Bay events including Bring Back the Beach gala, Golf Tournament, and others.
  • Engage staff and other donors in procurement of in-kind donations for annual gala silent auction.
  • Review and provide updates on external, third-party events.
  • Support the organization’s execution of fundraising plan, which includes measurable goals, metrics, and specific strategies for expanding both levels and sources of support.
  • Consistently use Salesforce, OneCause, Docusign, Classy, donor search engines, and other software critical to recording, researching, prospecting, and cultivating relationships and donations.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to upholding and advancing Heal the Bay’s justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI).
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.

Preferred Experience & Skills·

  • Exceptional interpersonal and writing skills, possess strong attention to detail, demonstrate excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities, and will ideally be proficient in Salesforce and Emma (or similar email platform).
  • Comfortable working independently as well as in collaboration with a team and across departments.
  • Four-year college degree preferred.
  • Ability to complete assigned tasks with accuracy and minimal direction.
  • Strong computer skills, data entry and Microsoft Office, including advanced skills in Microsoft Excel are required.
  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM/donor tracking.
  • Experience with Once Cause or similar event fundraising software.
  • Ability to establish and maintain tracking systems.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly preferred.


$20-$22.49/hour depending on experience with appropriate state and federal taxes withheld. This position is a nonexempt and full-time. Full benefits package includes dental, vision, health, and vacation as part of employment.  Heal the Bay covers 90% of the benefit package.


Full-time, 40 hours per week.  Must be available for some weekends, evenings. Heal the Bay works on a hybrid schedule of 2-3 days in the Santa Monica office.  Heal the Bay offers a dynamic work environment with highly motivated staff and volunteers.

How To Apply  

Application Deadline: 2/20/23 Position start day ASAP

Please submit cover letter and/or brief introduction and resume/CV or list of qualifications online HERE.

Heal the Bay is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status and we strongly encourage applications from individuals that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles County. 

Heal the Bay complies with AB 1008, the Fair Chance Act, during the hiring process. Once a conditional job offer has been made the candidate will be asked to complete a Live Scan criminal background check. A thorough assessment of conviction history will be considered including: the nature and gravity of the criminal history, the time that has passed since the conviction, and the nature of the job the candidate is seeking.