Careers at The Gardens

Careers at The Gardens

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer and accepts employment applications and/or resumes for currently open positions only. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.


Individual Donor Coordinator

Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens is seeking an Individual Donor Coordinator. 

Job Description:

•    Identify, cultivate and recruit new donor and membership prospects.

•    Develop and institute a plan for individual donors and members. 

•    Analyze and monitor current donor and membership categories, levels and benefits.

•    Produce renewal, new member and past member materials for promotion and solicitation.

•    Work with the Development Staff on Gift and Membership acknowledgements.

•    Assist in creating individual donor materials for events and donor campaigns.

•    Staff and promote membership booth and plan recruitment at BBG special events, in conjunction with education programs and any other events deemed appropriate.

•    Participate in market research and visitor survey.

•    Work with the Development staff in planning and implementing donor appreciation, cultivation events and donor/member activities and programs.

•    Prepare annual budget, goals and reports.

•    Create, prepare, monitor and produce monthly reports for publications and departmental meetings. Meet monthly goals and benchmarks; prepare and monitor monthly expenses.

•    Be an integral part of the Development staff and Birmingham Botanical Gardens team.  Participate in BBG events, functions and programs as requested.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of 4 years work experience at a similar position
  • Self- Starter with the ability to work well with the public and as a team player
  • Excellent organizational, people, computer, writing, editing skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills- willingness to make calls and follow up with donors
  • Experience with MS Office Software, Photoshop and Raiser’s Edge software preferred
  • Flexibility to work some evenings and weekends
  • Strong work ethics - timeliness, honesty, integrity, pride in your work product

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to


Thank you for your interest in Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens does not accept unsolicited resumes or applications.


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