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Development Coordinator

The Independent Institute seeks a Development Coordinator to build a stronger program of giving through cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors. This full-time position is responsible for coordinating development office operations with individual and foundation donors and maintaining data on development programs at Independent.


  • Coordinate application and reporting documents and calendars for individual donors and foundation proposals
  • Support annual fund growth through donor calls and stewardship
  • Demonstrate strong writing skills for compiling requests for proposals, program literature, and grant reporting documents
  • Coordinate and maintain donor campaigns records and reports
  • Research foundation prospects
  • Maintain timely written, telephone and personal contact with prospects and donors
  • Work closely with Vice President of Development, Development Manager, and staff
  • Other related duties as assigned

Desirable Credentials

  • One to three years in not for profit development work
  • Understanding of public policy and free market movement
  • Highly organized with ability to effectively manage varied projects at one time
  • Excellent verbal and writing skills
  • Basic knowledge of fundraising including prospect cultivation, solicitation, and donor relations

Founded in 1986, Independent is a non-profit, non-partisan, scholarly research and educational organization that sponsors in-depth studies of critical social and economic issues. The mission of the Independent Institute is to boldly advance peaceful, prosperous, and free societies grounded in a commitment to human worth and dignity.

Conveniently located near the Oakland Airport, Independent is an award-winning, academic, non-partisan, public policy research and educational organization. We publish books and a quarterly journal, produce forums about issues in the news, and increasingly offer our materials in digital and visual media.

Candidates may send resume, cover letter and relevant writing sample to:

Susan Mangels, Independent Institute, 100 Swan Way, Oakland, CA 94621, smangels@independent.org.