Development Coordinator

Accountability Counsel


  • Location: San Francisco
  • Contract Type: Full-time
  • Rolling application

Accountability Counsel seeks a Development Coordinator to execute fundraising strategy at a highperforming legal nonprofit that amplifies the voices of communities around the world to protect their human rights and environment. Our approach pays particular attention to women, girls and other marginalized groups. Founded in 2009, our team operates in expanding global locations and with a $1.5 million budget. Position

The Development Coordinator will be based out of Accountability Counsel’s San Francisco office and will report to, and work in close collaboration with, the Executive Director. We seek to grow Accountability Counsel’s budget substantially over the coming years. As a new role in a growing organization, the Development Coordinator position offers the opportunity for professional development and growth.

Specific Responsibilities

Among other duties as may be required, the Development Coordinator:

A. (85%) executes Accountability Counsel’s fundraising strategy, including to:

 support a comprehensive fundraising plan and calendar, including production of a monthly development dashboard;

 ensure the Executive Director’s effective written, telephonic, and in-person engagement with current and potential donors (including foundations, individuals, law firms, and attendees at events);

 organize and execute events such as Executive Director-donor meetings, fundraisers, and speaking engagements;

 coordinate with and support the Board Finance Committee’s fundraising efforts;

 coordinate grant tracking, reports, and proposals;

 manage incoming donations;

 maintain electronic donor management systems;

 send thank you and tax letters to donors;

 manage and update mailing lists;

 conduct relevant research;

 participate as a team member in Accountability Counsel staff meetings to understand and communicate Accountability Counsel’s mission, values, and work; and

 continually seek to improve Accountability Counsel’s development systems and outcomes.

B. (10%) collaborates with all staff on communications. As a growing organization, with the plans to hire communications staff as we grow, the first 12 months of the position is likely to also include occasional, defined communications support as a member of Accountability Counsel’s team.

C. (5%) undertakes minor administrative duties relevant to the position.

Skills and Abilities Required

The Development Coordinator is required to have:

 a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred);

 3-5 years of relevant work experience;

 a positive and friendly attitude, collaborative demeanor, and a sense of humor;

 superb interpersonal and written communication skills;

 honest, direct and transparent communication style;

 attention to detail and proven organizational skills;

 strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills;

 demonstrated ability to multi-task, prioritize workload, and make decisions in a fast-paced, deadline sensitive environment;

 commitment to professionalism and high level of concern for providing exceptional work product;

 ability to understand the need for and to maintain sensitive and confidential information;

 an understanding of the particularities of working in a non-profit, public interest environment;

 interest in and commitment to the mission of Accountability Counsel.

Compensation and Benefits

Accountability Counsel offers comprehensive and competitive compensation and benefits packages commensurate with experience.

Application Process

To apply, please fill out the application form on our website and upload a cover letter (stating your qualifications as they relate to the stated responsibilities and including whether you are legally eligible to work in the U.S.) and your resume.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Position to be filled as soon as possible, so please apply right away. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted regarding further steps in the application process.

Accountability Counsel is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, disability, gender, nationality, ethnicity, sexual orientation or other prohibited category. We strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and all qualified persons to apply for this position.