Development Coordinator (Full Time)

Organizational Mission

Established in 1959, Raritan Headwaters (RHA) is an award-winning, independent, grassroots nonprofit made up of scientists, educators, advocates, and volunteers. As a conservation leader in the country’s most densely populated state, we are committed to making a difference in the health and well-being of our watershed communities and to being a nationally recognized model for clean water protection. At this time, we have embarked on three ambitious goals related to our science, education and advocacy programs, to promote and enhance our ability to preserve and protect the 470-square-mile Raritan Headwaters region. Learn more at www.raritanheadwaters.org.

Position Description

The Development Coordinator leads a team of staff, consultants and volunteers to complete the various tasks related to funding RHA’s $1.7M annual operating budget, plus various fundraising campaigns. We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed, organized individual who is excited to join a hard-working, mission-driven team. The jobs requires creative planning as well as highly detailed and organized project management and execution.

The Development Coordinator is responsible for internal management of all RHA funding activities including:

  • Maintain, implement, and track an annual Development Plan
  • Supervise a grants consultant and oversee the grant application and reporting calendar
  • Coordinate RHA’s communications staff and production including social media, media relations, monthly newsletter, annual report, blog, press releases
  • Work with Development team to roll out rebranding campaign and materials
  • Create and supervise the execution of donor solicitations, including annual appeal mailings and corporate engagement
  • Create and update gift acknowledgement letters
  • Create individual donor reports and provide analysis of donor trends
  • Support the work of our Executive Director and Major Gifts Consultant as needed
  • Provide supervision of the membership/database manager and revenue reporting
  • Schedule regular meetings with the Development team and participate in Development Committee meetings
  • Maintain events calendar: provide coordination of fundraising and cultivating events including RHA’s annual Country Fair, membership meeting, State of the Watershed conference and legacy lunch
  • Supervise outside event consultants for large scale events (galas)
  • Supervise development/event volunteers


  • Exceptional writing and excellent oral communication skills
  • Highly organized, thorough, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several projects at once
  • Solid professional computer experience with Word, Excel and internet tools
  • Two years’ experience in a non-profit Development Office
  • Desktop publishing experience, especially with InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator
  • Supervision experience and skills
  • Project management experience
  • People management experience
  • Donor database experience
  • Event management experience
  • Communications experience
  • Professional/personal experience with environmental protection or related field
  • College degree

Additional Information

Based at scenic Fairview Farm in Bedminster, NJ, this full-time position offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Candidates should submit a resume and cover letter by email to future@raritanheadwaters.org. In the body of your email message, briefly describe your non-profit development experience and why you want to work for RHA.

Environmental Educator (Paid)

The Raritan Headwaters Association (RHA) is a non-profit conservation organization located in Bedminster, New Jersey. RHA is on a mission to protect clean water in the 470 square-mile North and South Branch watersheds of the Raritan River.

About the Position

  • The Raritan Headwaters Association is seeking confident, enthusiastic and motivated individuals to teach a traveling stream ecology program called WaterWays
  • Part-time, flexible schedule – programs are mainly held in the fall and spring during regular school hours, with some programs occurring during the summer.  (Option to participate in monthly family programs, summer camp, etc.)
  • Must have own reliable transportation.


  • Schools and stream field sites within the Raritan Headwaters Region (Morris, Somerset and Hunterdon).
  • Occasional meetings, training, and equipment pick-up and drop-off (from RHA’s offices in Bedminster or Flemington).


The following qualifications are preferred; however, any combination of these will be taken into consideration:

  • Experience working with children in an educational setting and outdoors.
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, environmental science, life sciences or other related majors.
  • Strong knowledge of natural resources, especially relating to water and watersheds.
  • Good organizational skills and time management.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong interest and enthusiasm for the natural environment and desire to share it with others.
  • Strength of cooperation and teamwork.


  • Teach environmental education programs to school groups both in the classroom and at stream field sites. Programs are scheduled for you.
  • Home study of lesson materials and equipment, all of which are provided.
  • Attendance at occasional meetings and trainings.
  • Clean up and organize equipment after each use.
  • Pick-up, drop-off, and/or transfer equipment as required.
  • Be reasonably available as a substitute in case another educator calls in sick.

How to Apply: EMAIL ONLY. Please e-mail cover letter and resume to Lauren Theis, Director of Education.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

For more information please email ltheis@raritanheadwaters.org or call 908-234-1852 x314