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21 Jul 2023

Full-Time Development and Communications Coordinator

Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming – Posted by CFrattellone Cold Spring, New York, United States

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Job Description

The Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming is an equal-opportunity employer. 

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

About Glynwood

Glynwood Center for Regional Food and Farming (Glynwood) is a nonprofit organization directly serving local food and farming changemakers and is one of the only nonprofits in the country working at a regional scale to transform our food system. Glynwood’s mission is to cultivate just and resilient regional food systems so that communities, farmers and the land thrive. 

As an organization, we believe that Glynwood has a role to play in addressing racism and inequity in our country’s food system, and commit ourselves to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in our organization, and in all of our work. We are committed to proactive learning, orienting ourselves towards healing racism and oppression, and expanding spaces for those who have not been historically included. 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Vice President of Communications, Development & Strategic Partnerships, and working closely with the Director of Development and Outreach, this position will oversee management of the donor database, coordinate specific communication and social media initiatives, and provide administrative support for the Development & Communications team. This position is full-time, primarily onsite, and may include some remote work to be determined.  Our offices are in Cold Spring, NY.  We provide all technology to support your work and onboarding process, including norms for working and building relationships among our team.

Essential Job Duties


  • Coordinate institutional fundraising and grant lifecycle administration including: application submissions and deadlines, development database management, tracking, and reporting of grant awards
  • Coordinate database and records management of funders including maintaining careful records of all interactions and correspondences with funders, prospects, board members, etc. 
  • Provide donor/prospect research and fundraising reports as requested
  • Annotate registration lists for all development-related events 
  • Create meeting prep sheets for donor meetings and annual board check-ins
  • Facilitate gift acknowledgment process including gift entry for all contributions to Glynwood, creation of acknowledgment letters and tax receipts for donors
  • Manage tracking systems for fundraising progress towards monthly and annual goals, and consistently report progress; 
  • Assist the development team as needed to fundraise for specific programs or projects
  • Assist team in all development-related events
  • Communicate with visitors, constituents and supporters
  • Schedule tours with funders, donors, and supporters


  • Act as archivist for Glynwood’s thousands of media assets and collateral 
  • Assist with the production of annual appeals (segmented direct mail, digital appeals, and all associated social media and collateral)
  • Measure and report on the effectiveness of communications activities
  • Assist in writing, updating, and publishing website, social media, blog, event pages, and newsletter content
  • Assist with other external and internal communications duties as needed.
  • Collect required data from program participants and work with participants to complete administrative requirements such as signing photo release forms

Required Qualifications and Experience: 

  • College degree or equivalent professional experience
  • Three to five years of experience 
  • Demonstrated ability to work productively with diverse demographics 
  • Utilize relevant visualization and storytelling technology and tools, including Adobe Suite (Lightroom, Photoshop, Indesign), Canva, social media schedulers, and more. 
  • Database acumen, including Content Management Systems, spreadsheets, etc
  • Familiarity with  grant writing and reporting
  • Must be able to multi-task and respond appropriately to deadlines.

Travel and Weekend Work:

On occasion, fulfillment of this role will require travel and weekend work. At most, this will happen once monthly.

Compensation:  Salary Range: $54,000 to $75,000 depending upon experience.  Robust benefits package including: medical, vision, life and short-term disability insurance, flexible spending account, healthcare reimbursement account, farm store discount, retirement savings account and paid time off including vacation, sick and holiday pay.  This position is eligible for an annual bonus.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

How to Apply

Email a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and contact information for three references to [email protected] with "Development and Communications Coordinator” in the subject line. The writing sample can be a  professional writing sample that you feel best demonstrates your writing ability. Applications are only accepted electronically. No calls please. 

Job Categories: Sustainable Agriculture / Food. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.

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