Emerge America Seeks a Project Coordinator

Project Coordinator

May 1, 2018

San Francisco, CA

Emerge America and the Emerge affiliates share one mission: to increase the number of Democratic women leaders from diverse backgrounds in public office through recruitment, training and providing a powerful network. Our vision: to change the face of power, politics and leadership in this country in order to have policies that are responsive to all. 

As the national umbrella organization, Emerge America’s role is to:

  • Elevate the importance of electing more Democratic women at every level of the ballot;
  • Empower our current alumnae and affiliates with support and capacity-building;
  • Expand our impact by replicating our success in new states.

Emerge America is seeking a person with high energy, ability to multi-task and incredible attention to detail to assist with our mission.  This position contains both high level and low level tasks and requires a sense of humor, absolute professionalism, and a high ‘good sport’ quotient.  This position will report to Emerge America’s Director of Development. All of the duties described below will contribute to our mission in an essential way. 


Development Support:

  • Provide support on fundraising tasks;
  • Maintain call sheets and ensure that NGP is updated with all relevant donor information;
  • Acknowledge donations and maintain accurate records of all giving;
  • Pull contribution reports and contact lists from NGP;
  • Assist in creating and disseminating annual appeals and other fundraising mailings;
  • Organize fundraising event logistics and prepare necessary materials;
  • Keep track of amount raised and pledges for events; create final fundraising reports;
  • Assist with donor research as needed;
  • Help communicate with and follow up with donors as needed;

Administrative Support:

  • Provide administrative and project support to the President of the organization; assist in all organizational tasks, as needed;
  • Assist in preparing President for all meetings, develop briefing materials, research, and presentations etc.;
  • Assist with hiring and supervision of undergraduate interns;
  • Maintain office supplies;
  • Open and prioritize mail;
  • Answer main Emerge telephone;
  • Support maintenance of computer filing systems;
  • Perform basic accounting tasks, such as documenting and submitting deposits, reimbursements, and receipts;
  • Create and follow up on invoices as needed;
  • Create and maintain excellent filing and administrative systems;
  • Other tasks as needed.


  • Enthusiasm for the advancement of Democratic women in politics;
  • Proven track record of excellent follow-through and accountability;
  • Outstanding organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and keep track of multiple projects;
  • Ability to create and maintain friendly and professional relationships with staff, key stakeholders, and donors;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to think creatively and work independently;
  • Excellent time management skills;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Excellent web and technology skills and comfort trouble-shooting with technology;
  • Comfortable learning new technical/computer skills, as they arise.

Preferred but not required:

  • A minimum of one year of full-time work experience in a professional setting;
  • Experience working in non-profit development;
  • Experience with the database NGP.

The Project Coordinator must be based in the Emerge America headquarters in San Francisco. Some evening and weekend work will be required.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

Please use this form to apply and submit your resume and cover letter. In your cover letter, include a description of how your background aligns with this position and an explanation of your interest in women in politics.

Emerge America will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted. NO CALLS PLEASE.

Emerge America is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate in its hiring practices and, in order to build the strongest possible workforce, actively seeks a diverse applicant pool.

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