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Development Coordinator

Job Snapshot: 
Money, money, money! We all know it won’t buy us happiness, but unfortunately, it’s a necessary part of running an organization. Many non-governmental organizations and charities rely solely on public and private funding to run their programs. As a Development Coordinator, you will be a key player in helping these organizations grow and carry out their important work. Your savvy communication skills will help secure both long and short-term funding to support important environmental initiatives. Some environmental organizations have been around for decades, while others are emerging as new concerns arise. If you're a born networker and passionate about communicating big ideas, this may be the career for you!
Roles & Responsibilities: 
Your main responsibility will be to communicate the importance of your organization’s project to potential funders, and convince them that it is worthy of their financial support. Specifically, your duties will include developing a fund raising strategy, soliciting individual and corporate donors, researching available grants, and writing proposals.
Environmental Understanding and Essential Skills: 

Understanding: various environmental issues as determined by organization's agenda and goals

Skills: English, writing, communication, research, organization, analysis, problem solving, decision making, critical thinking.

Education and Recommended Courses: 
A university degree in communications, public relations, or related field is a standard qualification. Relevant courses include English, sociology, political science, philosophy, and geography.
Potential Earnings: 
$40,000-$80,000 (varies with experience)
Employment Atmosphere: 

Relationships: As you will be interacting with a variety of people, you must be adaptable to each situation. You may be applying to government agencies, foundations, or businesses. It is very important to maintain good working relationships with potential donors and grant providers, so having a solid professional attitude will be key.

Atmosphere: Most of the time, you will be in an office, though some travel may be required for meetings and presentations.