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Development & Event Coordinator: Full-Time

Seatuck Environmental Association’s staff has a deep commitment to the conservation of Long Island wildlife and the environment, as well as a positive, entrepreneurial spirit. The organization is committed to building and supporting a diverse team of caring and dedicated people. We are excited to welcome a Development & Events Coordinator who thrives in a fast-paced setting and genuinely enjoys working independently & concurrently on multiple projects. Candidates should bring a can-do attitude along with excellent project management skills and some experience in nonprofit fundraising.

The coordinator will report to the development director in managing individual donors and will be the point person for fundraising & stewardship events. We are seeking a self-starter with 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or event planning.

• Responsibilities:


  • Assist in and support the development director in overall fundraising operations
  • Manage and cultivate relationships with existing donors while engaging potential donors in creative ways
  • Utilize CRM to run reports for donor outreach and event invitations
  • Assist with planning and executing donor follow-up after events
  • Assist in maintaining the accuracy of tracking systems and database entries while maintaining the confidentiality of information
  • Identify and coordinate volunteer intake for all aspects of Seatuck’s work


  • Manage the planning, coordination, and execution of all fundraising & stewardship events aimed at increasing revenue and visibility
  • Identify and solicit new and repeat sponsors
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive event project plans, budgets and timelines in consultation with development director
  • Manage a hands-on volunteer committee that helps to plan events by securing sponsorships, vendors, and auction items; lead discussions around event details and brainstorm ideas with committee members
  • Secure and collaborate with event-related vendors to ensure event success
  • Manage all event-related print and design products
  • Work with development director to organize and facilitate event communications including creating and publishing content on Seatuck’s social media platforms

  Other Responsibilities:

  • Attend quarterly staff meetings & other organization wide events
  • Work in collaboration with colleagues in other programs
  • Other duties as assigned by the Development Director and Executive Director

• Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising and/or event planning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to establish solid relationships with donors and colleagues
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Experience using a donor database
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Creativity, curiosity, and self-motivation to undertake diverse responsibilities
  • Ability to work in an environment involving multiple tasks and priorities

• Schedule/Benefits:

  • This is a full-time position, typically Monday through Friday daytime hours; some evening and weekend hours required for various events and donor cultivation
  • Work is primarily on-site, with some options for remote location
  • Benefits include paid vacations, employee health benefits, family medical leave plan and availability of 503(b) plan for employee contribution

Download Job Description Here

To apply, please sent letter of interest and resume to Carolyn Foster at 


School Year Opportunities

Seatuck offers volunteer opportunities for college and high school students throughout the school year. These can be ongoing year- or semester-long arrangements, or short-term participation with various projects. For more information please reach out to


Summer Internships

Seatuck hosts several college students each summer for a variety of internship opportunities.  These positions, which focus on different aspects of the organization’s work, are intended to last for 8 to 12 weeks, with interns working a weekly schedule that can vary depending on availability. Seatuck interns are tasked with substantive projects within their area of interest, but are also expected to wear multiple hats in contributing to the various work of the organization. 

All positions are unpaid, with the exception of the Laskowski Fellowship, which includes a small stipend. This internship is based at the South Shore Nature Center in East Islip and is focused on improving/maintaining a native pollinator garden (the Laskowski Garden), as well as serving as a public ambassador and assisting with Seatuck’s summer educational programming.

To apply for a summer internship, please send a letter of interest and a resume (late winter or early spring) to with “Summer Internship” in the subject line. In the letter, please indicate your field(s) of interest.