Development Coordinator

Human Rights First
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jun 23, 2021
Jul 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
JOB TITLE:                            Development Coordinator DEPARTMENT:                      Development
LOCATION:                            New York or Washington, DC REPORTS TO:                       Sr. Vice President of Development JOB CLASSIFICATION:        Full-Time; Non-Exempt; Union

The Development Coordinator provides critical administrative support to the entire Development team, with a special emphasis on supporting the foundation team. S/he will work with the full Development team to drive the day-to-day functions of fundraising efforts and will work with the Director of Institutional Giving to maintain a solid and growing base of support from institutional funders, including helping to meet all application, renewal, and reporting criteria for foundation-related fundraising. This is a tremendous opportunity for an ambitious professional to learn how a high- impact fundraising operation functions and to help raise the money needed to tackle the biggest human rights issues of our time.

  • Provide critical support to the Foundation team, including:
    • Supporting the application, renewal, and reporting processes established by donors/prospective donors.
    • Working with the Director of Institutional Giving to draft proposals and reports.
    • Working closely with program staff to remain updated on organizational goals, objectives, and activities.
    • Conducting prospect research based on programmatic initiatives to build the organization’s foundation pipeline
    • Supporting timely communication and follow-up with foundation contacts
    • Maintaining the Foundation team’s calendar and database records
    • Other writing assignments, as requested, based on department and/organizational need.
  • Provide general administrative support to the Development team, including:
    • Processing all acknowledgement letters, including honorary and memorial gifts, matching gift forms, federated campaign documentation, etc.
    • Executing accurate data entry and updating of constituent information, change of address, etc. in department database.
    • Producing daily gift reports and weekly reports on fundraising and cash flow year to date
    • Managing the pledge-collection process for the Development team
    • Working closely with Finance team to create and maintain processes and reports for reconciliation of income, pledges, and campaign donations.
    • Maintaining Development department files and materials
  • Provide administrative support in planning and executing the annual fundraising events (in June and October) and other special events.
  • Create agendas, take notes, and track action items and deadlines from weekly meetings.
  • Other duties, as requested, based on department and/or organizational need.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and at least 1-2 years’ relevant experience; foundation experience preferred.
  • Exceptional writing ability
  • Highly organized, superior attention to detail and follow-through
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Strong “managing up” skills.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve common goals.
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, especially Excel and Word, as well as Web-based research
  • Experience with database management; Raiser’s Edge or Virtuous preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Capacity to take initiative, be proactive, prioritize duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team.
  • Creative, energetic thinker, willing to jump in as a team member on diverse efforts.
  • Dedication to Human Rights First’s mission

Human Rights First is committed to equal employment opportunity and recruiting talent from across all diverse groups. We do not discriminate against any person because of the individual’s race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, affection preference, gender identity, marital status, national origin, citizenship status, disability, status as a war veteran, status as a victim of domestic violence, or on any other basis prohibited by law.  Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. 

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