Emerge Seeks Development Coordinator

  • Aug 16, 2023
  • Emerge Staff

Emerge is seeking an organized and detail-oriented Development Coordinator to join our team. This entry-level position is the perfect opportunity for the right person to gain development experience in fundraising, donor relations, communications, and events management. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for both high-level and low-level tasks, administrative operational support, and task coordination within the Development Department. This position will report to Emerge’s Director of Development. Join the Emerge team and contribute to our mission of increasing the number of Democratic women in public office.


The Development Coordinator can be based in the San Francisco or Washington DC areas. Some evening and weekend work may be required.

About Us

Emerge is changing the face of politics to create an inclusive democracy. We are the nation’s premier organization that recruits, trains, and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office. Since 2002, Emerge has trained 5,500 Democratic women to run for office and there are more than 1,200 Emerge alumnae currently in elected office.

Our Core Values:

• Belonging
• Empowerment
• Transformation
• Excellence

At Emerge, diversity, equity and inclusion are at the heart of our mission. We want our team to reflect the incredible diversity of the political power we seek to build. Therefore, we especially encourage applications from people of color, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities and members of other groups who are underrepresented in our political system.


Development Support:

• Provide logistical and operational support to fundraising team;

• Ongoing data entry including entering contributions, pledges, and relevant donor information;

• Perform mail merges and ensure all gifts are acknowledged within the designated timeframe;

• Pull contribution reports and contact lists from NGP/EveryAction;

• Assist in creating and disseminating annual appeals and other fundraising mailings;

• Provide support for events which includes creating and managing materials, drafting outreach language, keeping event documents updated with amount raised, pledges, and other pertinent information;

• Assist with donor research as needed;

• Answer phone and email inquiries regarding contributions, acknowledgments, and events.

Administrative Support:

• Provide administrative and project support to the Chief Development Officer and other members of the Development team; assist in all organizational tasks, as needed;

• Retrieve, open, and prioritize mail;

• Support maintenance of computer filing systems;

• Perform basic accounting tasks, such as documenting and submitting deposits, reimbursements, and receipts;

• Create and maintain excellent filing and administrative systems;

• Other tasks as needed.


• Excellent interpersonal and relational skills, including competency working cross culturally and in diverse teams to create an equitable and inclusive environment

• Enthusiasm for the advancement of Democratic women in politics;

• Proven track record of excellent follow-through and accountability;

• Outstanding organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail;

• Ability to prioritize tasks and keep track of multiple projects;

• Ability to create and maintain friendly and professional relationships with staff, key stakeholders, and donors;

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

• Ability to think creatively and work independently;

• Excellent time management skills;

• Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;

• Proficient with Google Docs and Google Sheets;

• Excellent web and technology skills and comfort troubleshooting with technology;

• Comfortable learning new technical/computer skills, as they arise.


Emerge offers a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability, life insurance, and 401k retirement plan. We also offer an unlimited PTO plan and the opportunity to work with a dynamic team of mission-driven people.

Salary: $52,500

This position is included in a union-represented collective bargaining unit, and specific employment terms are subject to collective bargaining.


Please send a resume and cover letter with the email subject “Development Coordinator” to search@emergeamerica.org. In your cover letter, include a description of how your background aligns with this position and an explanation of your interest in women in politics. Emerge will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.