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San Diego Administrative Coordinator Job Opening

Careers – Marketing & Development Coordinator – Job Opportunity

New Job Opening:


San Diego Police Foundation
444 West Beech Street, San Diego, CA 92101
Call: (619) 232-2130 Ext. 103


The San Diego Police Foundation, a 501(c)(3) independent nonprofit organization whose work includes fundraising, grantmaking, and program delivery, is looking for a creative and detail-oriented Marketing & Development Coordinator. Reporting to, and working closely with, the Director of Development & Communications, this position will play a key role in expanding the Foundation’s fundraising and digital communications capabilities. As an integral part of a small, collaborative team you’ll implement new strategies to build support utilizing digital and social media channels and other traditional forms of fundraising. This position provides an opportunity for professional growth over time.


Fundraising Support (40% of time)
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties to support fundraising, donor stewardship, annual giving circle renewals, monthly online giving, and relationships with corporate partners.
  • Maintain donor, prospect, and gift records in customer relationship management (CRM) software. We use Donor Perfect.
  • Ensures all donors are properly recognized through appropriate acknowledgment, including but not limited to, drafting and processing thank you letters.
  • Use Mail Merge to create thank you letters, labels, name badges, etc.
  • Gradually develop working relationships with donors, board members, and volunteers.
  • Provide occasional project support to the Director of Events & Programs.
  • Provide onsite support at special events. We typically plan and host 3-4 major fundraising and donor recognition events per year.
  • Assist with special projects, as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Marketing & Communications Support (40% of time)
  • Perform a variety of administrative duties to meet the Foundation’s marketing and communications goals.
  • Promote events, news, and programs through multimedia marketing platforms (i.e., social media, newsletters, print collateral, etc).
  • Maintain e-marketing platform, to include managing distribution of e-blasts per the established schedule, update contact lists, and download reports.
  • Maintain and update the Foundation’s social media profiles and digital presence, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, and additional channels that may be relevant.
  • Maintain, publish, and share content to the Foundation’s website, including blog/news posts, event photos, success stories, and educational videos.
  • Review print and email marketing drafts for clarity, spelling, and grammar.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Assist the President & CEO with Donor Meetings (10% of time)
  • Oversee the calendaring of internal and outside appointments.
  • Confirm appointments and provide information regarding parking and directions.
  • Retrieve information about donors and prospects from the donor database.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Office Concierge (10% of time)
  • Serve as the Foundation’s first point-of-contact in the front office and on the phone.
  • Greet donors and other guests who visit the office. Guests come to our offices by appointment only; there are no drop-in visitors.
  • Reserve parking for guests and send email communications regarding onsite meetings.
  • Utilize a multi-line phone system.
  • Open, sort and distribute incoming mail and deliveries.
  • Copy, scan, file (electronic and hard copy) and shred documents.
  • Help maintain inventory of supplies, order supplies, and manage the storage room.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Excellent writing, editing and general communication skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using CRM software such as SalesForce, Network for Good, Altru, etc.
  • Proficiency in social media platforms.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills, including with colleagues, donors and stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently, think strategically, and overcome challenges.
  • Ability to recognize and handle confidential information with a high degree of discretion.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to multi-task successfully.
  • Demonstrated respect and inclusiveness for all employees; embracing differences.
  • Capable of lifting objects up to 30 pounds.
  • The Foundation is a drug-free environment. A final offer of employment is contingent upon the candidate passing a drug test and background check
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required.


  • 2-3 years of experience in a marketing, fundraising or membership department within a non-profit organization, or commensurate experience.
  • Excitement about the organization’s mission, and ability to communicate the mission and values to external and internal audiences.
  • Experience with e-marketing software.
  • Experience with Donor Perfect CRM software.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suites.
  • Valid driver’s license, insurance, and daily access to a vehicle.


The San Diego Police Foundation offers a great work environment including an enviable location and supportive work culture that values teamwork and collaboration. Located in Little Italy within walking distance to San Diego Bay, the Foundation’s spacious offices are situated in a secure building that boasts ample natural light.

Our pay and benefits package are competitive and include:

  • 11 paid holidays plus one floating paid holiday
  • 85% of health insurance paid by employer, plus free dental and vision (after 3 months employment)
  • Safe Harbor 401k plan with 3% match (after 6 months employment)
  • Free parking for employees in a gated lot adjacent to the office
  • Compensation for this position is $27-29/hour (40 hours per week)

We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace for all. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

For the safety of employees, we maintain strict compliance with all applicable public health orders.


The San Diego Police Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides the San Diego Police Department (SDPD) with resources, training, and equipment needed to enhance the work of law enforcement. The Foundation is proud to:
• Fund critical needs and shortages that shrinking budgets no longer cover.
• Advocate for better safety measures and practices in our communities.
• Highlight ascendant best practices in law enforcement including diversity initiatives.
• Strengthen the mutually beneficial relationship between SDPD and the public it serves.

We are at an exciting stage in our organizational growth. Exceptional leadership and support from partners and the public have enabled the Foundation to emerge from the Covid pandemic with a collaborative and committed team, an exciting slate of programs and events, and the potential for meaningful growth.


Interested and qualified candidates should email a resume and brief cover letter that explains why you are a great fit for this role to Please include Development Coordinator in the subject line. Due to the volume of responses, phone inquiries will not be accepted.

Last Updated 06.30.2022