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Tennessee Aquarium

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator
At the Tennessee Aquarium, our mission is to connect people with nature and empower them to make informed decisions about water and wildlife. We are passionate about a number of values which include respect for research and conservation, a mindset of lifelong learning, and a diverse, collaborative and learning-based work environment.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for financial fulfillment and oversight of state and federal grant awards. This position serves as a resource for staff of grant funded programs for fiscal and programmatic compliance matters. The position also provides administrative and analytic support for the Development office.

Key Responsibilities

Work with the Development   Strategy Officer, Director of Finance, and grant program staff to manage and oversee grant revenue status and reconcile grant budgets between program staff and finance monthly.

Prepare reimbursement requests for state and federal grants.

Establish and maintain electronic files for each grant-funded project to be used for tracking and reporting purposes.

Conduct routine compliance reviews of grant programs.

Prepare monthly solicitation and renewal letters, weekly acknowledgement letters, and additional correspondence when needed.

Provide backup support for data entry.

Analyze giving trends for annual fund donors and work with the Director of Development to identify moves management strategies.

Provide prompt and courteous service for internal and external contacts.

Support the team during occasional special events.

Maintain effective organization and communication.

Execute and maintain core values and service standards of the Tennessee Aquarium.

Other duties as assigned.

Key Requirements

Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of three years of work experience in development or grant operations, finance, or a related field

Demonstrated experience with project management

Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail; written and oral communication skills; and budgeting and spread sheet skills

An effective team player who communicates seamlessly with different departments at various levels within the organization and maintains confidentiality as appropriate

Proficient in MSWord, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat

Ability to work independently and support multiple projects

Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods of time

Full-time, hourly: Please submit a resume and cover letter with application.

The Tennessee Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive environment that values and supports diversity and equality among staff, volunteers and all of its audiences.





Experience Required

3 years of work experience in a related field


$35-40k annually - Hourly

How to Apply

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Tennessee Aquarium
1 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402

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