Development and Communications Coordinator

The Netherland-America Foundation
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jul 16, 2021
Aug 14, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Development and Communications Coordinator

The Netherland-America Foundation

Founded in 1921 by Franklin. D. Roosevelt, the Netherland-America Foundation (NAF) is the leading bilateral foundation initiating and supporting high-impact exchange between the Netherlands and the United States, including the NAF-Fulbright Fellowships, a student loan program, and programs in the arts, business, public policy and historic preservation.

NAF activities provide donors and recipients with access to a broad network of educational, cultural and business organizations that exemplify Dutch and American excellence in a number of disciplines. The NAF raises funds through special events, membership contributions, grants, and general donations to support its mission and growing programs.

Now in its centennial year, the NAF is looking to hire an enthusiastic Development and Communications Coordinator. The coordinator is responsible for a wide variety of cross-functional activities. The coordinator will help support the NAF in fulfilling its development and communications goals and achieving its long-term vision. Specifically, the coordinator will support the effective implementation of the NAF’s programmatic, communications, development, and fundraising strategies across all segments of the organization.

This is an opportunity for a motivated self-starter with a strong commitment to data integrity, who enjoys working collaboratively with a close-knit, small team, but who also craves taking the reins on initiatives. There is enormous potential to create meaningful and far-reaching impact in this role by supporting and communicating the breadth and depth of the NAF’s programming to our donors, members, and audience.


Development and Membership (60%)

  • Support the Development Director in executing plan for increasing membership and donor base
  • Manage and implement all membership activity communications ​
  • Coordinate the planning and execution of donor and member cultivation events and communications through a range of strategies including annual appeals, membership drives, major donors, grants, corporate and individual appeals, and special events
  • Maintain an accurate CRM database (Donor Perfect) and related functions, including data entry, gift processing, contact records, lists, reporting, and analysis. 
  • Correspond with current and potential donors and members, including generating donation acknowledgments
  • Serve as main point of contact for the NAF Friends Funds donors; record and process Friends Funds donations, ensure donor advised forms are received, notify the Funds of donations through quarterly reports, and as requested
  • Attend community, donor, and other related events, representing the NAF
  • Assist with preparation of Annual Review​
  • Perform other duties as requested

Communications (40%)

  • Support the organization by coordinating monthly newsletter; both generating content and gathering content from staff and NAF volunteers
  • Serve as point of contact for NAF Website​; responsible for keeping the website content up to date (WordPress)
  • Develop and execute social media strategy to grow the NAF audience and network; generate content and effectively communicate the breadth of the NAF’s work to our external audiences
  • Develop social media marketing plans for all NAF programming
  • Compile and share monthly communication metrics reports
  • Perform other duties as requested


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Minimum three years of professional work experience required with progressive levels of responsibility in fundraising or marketing/communications
  • Experience with database management (Donor Perfect, Constant Contact or similar preferred)
  • Proven commitment to data integrity
  • Excellent communication skills; outstanding writer, fast, detail-oriented editor, impeccable accountability
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills
  • On occasion, ability to work some evening and weekend hours for events
  • Fluency in English, written and spoken required, some understanding of Dutch is beneficial though not required
  • Problem-solver with excellent planning and organizational skills; ability to set and adhere to strict deadlines; comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to embrace and incorporate direct feedback
  • Outcome-driven, self-starter, and proactive with the capacity to work both independently and with the team
  • Comfortable operating in a small (4-5 person) office

Application Deadline: Ongoing until filled

Location: Mid-town Manhattan

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience. This is a full-time position. Additional medical and retirement benefits are available after tenure.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit both a cover letter and resume outlining your interest in the NAF in a single pdf to:

The Netherland-America Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer: the NAF provides equal access and equal opportunity in employment and services and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, ancestry, national origin, pregnancy, age, political affiliation, disability, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, or physical ability.


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