Development Programs Coordinator


Classification: Full-time; Exempt

Location: Mountain View, CA

Department: Development


The Computer History Museum seeks an energetic and qualified professional to serve as its Development Programs Coordinator. The Coordinator acts as project manager for a number of key Development initiatives and provides administrative support for the department as a whole. The position reports to the Vice President of Development and Chief Development Officer and participates actively in collaborations with staff throughout the Museum. CHM is a collaborative culture; as with all staff, the Development Programs Coordinator acts to support teamwork, open communication, trust, and respect among peers.

The Computer History Museum is a unique, world-class collecting, exhibiting, interpreting, and teaching institution, exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. This is an excellent opportunity for a developing or established professional, as it will play a key role in the growth of a rapidly expanding department and institution.


  • Responsible for assuring accuracy of data in the database – currently Raisers Edge – and retrieving accurate reports as requested
  • Contribute to organization, project management and execution of development initiatives, projects, and events
  • Coordinate development activities with internal CHM teams and stakeholders as well as external contractors, partners, supporters, and others
  • Responsible for information tracking, reporting, organization, and evaluation
  • Assist with communication, follow-up and feedback
  • Participate in development outreach efforts in coordination with Museum team
  • Track expenses and assist with reimbursement
  • Prepare documents and presentations, from draft to formatting and editing, as needed
  • Develop research and attendee briefings for high capacity prospects/donors/influencers
  • Provide administrative support to Vice President, such as organizing meetings, calendaring, preparing documents
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Preferred Attributes and Skills

  • Bachelor's degree plus 2-3 years' related experience including administrative or operational support, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Fundraising and computing history expertise not required, but interest in the Museum's content and mission strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with project management
  • Extremely organized; reliable, punctual, accurate, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and manage time effectively to administer multiple complex projects and meet deadlines on time
  • Able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Integrity, honesty, judgment. Respect and discretion in communications with constituents and stakeholders at all levels
  • Able to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Creative and enthusiastic self-starter with excellent follow-through on projects and assignments
  • Ability to learn new topics and technologies quickly
  • Flexible; able to adjust and adapt as projects change and develop
  • Knowledge of Excel, Google Apps for Work, Outlook required
  • Database experience and working proficiency, preferably with Salesforce or Raiser's Edge
  • Ability to work occasional weekend or evening hours
  • Current, valid driver's license and access to a reliable vehicle

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter, resume, and a list of 3 professional references to: Include the position title on the subject line.