Employment Opportunities

Working for Science Central means working with dynamic people and doing meaningful work towards our mission. All applicants must submit a completed application, along with a resume and cover letter, via e-mail, fax or mail.

Development (Fundraising) Coordinator



POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Science Central, a hands-on science center (physical, natural and applied sciences), located within a large historical building, is currently hiring a knowledgeable, self-motivated, self-directed, highly organized fundraiser. This person will research funding sources; develop sponsorships for programs, projects and exhibits; assist with fundraising events, annual appeals and estates, write some grants; communicate with associated staff; coordinate appropriate reporting and record-keeping; and assist with other development, operational and strategic activities.

REQUIRED SKILLS:  Ability to research funding sources; develop, schedule and coordinate special events; develop new fundraising opportunities and events; ability to keep detailed notes and records; professional in attitude and practice; outgoing and articulate; meet with funders/donors; attend internal staff and committee meetings and external community meetings; meticulous and time- and detail-oriented; strong research skills; grasp of language with exceptional communication, writing and spelling skills; comfortable in an exciting and fast-paced environment; able to handle high stress, multi-task activities and deadlines; must have flexibility and capability to adapt to changing priorities and schedules; comfortable working with people of all backgrounds, team-oriented, sense of humor; skilled with Microsoft Office programs; comfortable with and familiarity with databases; experience with administering donation database software a plus; college degree preferred; experience in the nonprofit field a plus; successful completion of Criminal Background Check.

SCHEDULE:  20-25 hours per week, flexible schedule, but will include weekdays, weekends, and evenings.

SALARY:  $12/hour; non-exempt

NOTE:  Send examples of successful grants, sponsor records, event planning schedule, etc. (minimum of 3).