Make Balboa Park a Better Place

At the Balboa Park Conservancy, your job becomes part of your legacy.

When you join our team, you have the opportunity to sustain and enhance San Diego’s crown jewel and one of the Best Parks in the World. As a small nonprofit, we are collaborative, data-driven and start-up minded. Together, you can help us advocate for the greater good of Balboa Park.

Only applications for current job openings are considered. We are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit the needs of the open positions—please, NO phone calls. Balboa Park Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Balboa Park Conservancy
Human Resources
1549 El Prado, Ste. 1
San Diego, CA 92101

Cover letter and resumes to:

Open Positions

We’re looking for people to join the team who are community-driven and passionate about Balboa Park.

Philanthropy Coordinator

Job Summary:

The Philanthropy Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Balboa Park Conservancy’s philanthropy initiatives, including the mission-driven Sustainable Giving Program, donor stewardship and cultivation, gift tracking, grant activities, and related communication efforts.

The Coordinator is a highly organized, detail-oriented individual with excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. The Coordinator thrives in the dynamic, metrics-driven culture of a start-up organization—they are professional, dependable, and accountable for their work. They must have reliable transportation and be able to travel to as required.

Reports to: Director of External Relations

Department of Labor Classification: Full-time, exempt

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Director of External Relations and the Philanthropy Team (with relevant support to the Board of Trustees and CEO) as it relates to the Sustainable Funding Program and as directed.
  • Manages pipeline development for the Sustainable Funding Program that meets or exceed established metrics of success. Including but not limited to tour logistics, ambassador recruitment and coaching, database entry and maintenance, events planning and execution.
  • Initiates agendas and actively participates in regular coaching calls and education workshops related to the Sustainable Funding Program.
  • Coordinates tours, the annual stewardship event, and related cultivation experiences. The Philanthropy Coordinator assists in the development and implementation of donor engagement strategies.
  • Effectively communicates with internal and external audiences in an engaged, respectful and knowledgeable manner.
  • Assists with donor communication efforts as requested. Initiatives include but are not limited to donor correspondence, email marketing, website content, event invitations and social media.
  • Coordinates and drafts acknowledgment of gifts (cash, stock, in kind, pledge) by donors in a timely and correct manner, in accordance with all gift policies. Accurately maintains complete donor records and related reports as requested. Stays abreast of best practices and software updates.
  • Effectively utilizes available resources and initiates problem solving to benefit the impact of the team and organization.
  • Maintains and helps guide the hospitality efforts of the Conservancy for exceptional guest and donor experiences. Includes ordering and stocking of supplies, and maintaining a clean and orderly environment.
  • Utilizes interns and volunteers in collaboration with other team members to support mission-driven initiatives.
  • Assists with department budget and fund management (revenue and expense) by submitting expense reports and receipt reimbursements timely and accurately.
  • Support grant acquisition and timely reporting with tasks such as research assistance, and coordination of application materials and deadlines.
  • Working closely with the office of the CEO, the Coordinator helps ensure the success of all Major Gifts initiatives.
  • Position may include other duties or responsibilities as determined by the organization.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2-3+ years of nonprofit work experience.
  • Experience managing a mid-high level donor portfolio.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in database management.
  • Able to remain professional and make sound decisions under pressure or in difficult situations.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting written material or data in order to make informed recommendations and/or take appropriate action.
  • Proven initiative and ability to manage a project from conception to completion.
  • Ability to work professionally and collaboratively in a team setting and open office environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and G-Suite (word processing, file management, spreadsheets).
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 30 lbs
  • Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Ability to stand/walk for 1.5 hours continuously
  • Ability to sit at a desk and view a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Able to speak into and use a telephone for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend, stoop and reach

Benefits: Benefits include Medical/Dental and a 403B plan.

Salary: Competitive Salary based on experience.