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Position Title: Development Coordinator I
Department: Development/ Fundraising
Reports To: Development Director
Position Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt, Non-Supervisory
Hourly Rate: DOE: $17-$19 DOE
Location: Irvine, CA 92612
Schedule: M-F 8 am – 5 pm, with some flexibility in schedule, including some weekends and evenings as required by events.
Employee Benefits included but not limited to paid time off, paid sick time, paid holidays, medical, dental, LTD, STD, and Life insurance, 403b

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Position Overview:

Our non-profit organization is currently searching for a Development Coordinator I for our Foundation office located in Irvine, CA. This position reports directly to the Development Director. The Development Coordinator I will collaborate with department leaders in developing and supporting fundraising plans. A major focus of this role will also provide administrative, secretarial project support and coordination for the organization’s development efforts. Additional duties will include but are not limited to: e-news support and coordination and of online fundraising campaign platforms. This position requires a high level of attention to detail and the ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple job duties. It is also the responsibility of this role to consistently convey and adhere to our organization’s mission. In this position, you will interface and collaborate with administrators, support personnel and management on a regular basis.


Essential Functions

  • Assist and collaborate with the Development Director in the planning, organization, reporting and implementation of all special events & fundraising campaigns.

  • Establish and oversee high volumes of event mailings including save-the-date cards, invitations, thank you letters, etc.

  • Produce and coordinate various types of correspondences, donor thank you letters and acknowledgement letters in a timely manner as directed. Examples of correspondences included but not limited to: general donations, event sponsorships and donations, In-kind donations, major donor donations and grant donations.

  • In partnership with the Development team, work with the Ante Up for Autism volunteer committee and produce committee meeting minutes.

  • Manage Development Department supporter records in Salsa CRM including but not limited to: creating and maintaining Development Department groups and creating and maintaining mailing lists.

  • Support the Development Department-wide administrative functions, including but not limited to: maintaining department records, updating fundraising reports, event and meeting coordination, gift acknowledgement and assist the team with other departmental needs.

  • Provide general administrative support to the department as directed. Examples of support include, but not limited to: email/letter correspondence, mailing and mail merge preparation, excel spreadsheet management, document copying, scheduling, scanning and filing, meeting preparation and clean up, department errands, secretarial support to the Development Director and team, etc.

  • Working with Development and Program Directors to oversee and set-up online fundraising/registration platforms for all fundraising events/campaigns.

  • Partner with internal design team on the design, editing and production of specific event collateral material, such as but not limited to: proposals, letters, solicitations and marketing materials for special events or fundraising campaigns.

  • Perform other reasonably related business duties or projects as assigned by the Executive, Finance and the Development Directors as required.



  • 1-2+ years of proven nonprofit experience in fundraising and event planning, as well as the ability to work independently.

  • Working knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures.

  • High level of proficiency in basic computer programs and relevant software applications; including proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and general donation platforms.

  • Marketing proficiency and strong customer relations ability.

  • Understanding of Autism preferred, but not required.


Key Competencies:

  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and competency to present information, answer questions and talk informatively.

  • Professional personal presentation, customer service orientated with positive attitude.

  • Works patiently, professionally and cooperatively with excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Deadline driven with an ability to multitask and ability to work multiple projects concurrently.

  • Highly motivated, able to work independently and capable of working well with staff, teams, high-level volunteers and others.

  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment and flexibility in response to changing priorities.

  • Must have a valid California’s driver’s license, current automobile insurance and reliable transportation as driving to events and other traveling as needed is a must.

  • Ability to work an extended event day with the capacity to stand and walk for long periods.

  • Must be able to lift and move up to 40 pounds.

  • Must pass employment background test.


About the Autism Community in Action (TACA):

The Autism Community in Action (TACA) is a national nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2000 by Glen and Lisa Ackerman with the mission to provide education, support and hope to families living with autism. Headquartered in Irvine, CA with staff and volunteers working across the country. TACA offers: Coffee Talks – free educational meetings, webinars, parent mentor program, an online Hope and Help support group, two annual National Autism Conferences hosted on the west and east coasts and a free 200-page Autism Journey Guide given to new families at events. TACA has a strong social media presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube Channel. For more information visit


To apply for this position:

Please email your resume and a brief description of why you feel you are the best candidate for this position to and


TACA is an equal opportunity employer.