Development Coordinator

National Domestic Workers Alliance
New York, United States
$71,070.00 - $74,316.00
Closing date
Feb 28, 2024

National Domestic Workers Alliance / Care in Action


Job Title: Development Coordinator
Position: Full-Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Deputy Development Director
Salary: $71,070 - $74,316
Start date: March 4, 2024
Work Location: Flexible

Position Summary:

The National Domestic Workers Alliance is a 501c3 nonprofit that organizes domestic workers in the United States to advance respect, recognition, and labor standards. We work to guarantee labor protections for domestic workers by winning legislation at the state level, pushing for regulatory changes at the national level, through the International Labor Organization at the global level, and elevating domestic workers as key leaders in building a powerful movement for social and global justice. The Alliance formed in 2007 at the US Social Forum and currently represents 70+ affiliates and chapters in 20 states, as well as a growing digital network of 400,000+ workers nationally.

Care in Action is a 501c4 nonprofit group dedicated to fighting for dignity and fairness for the millions of domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women of color. Founded in 2016, Care in Action provides the tools, training, and community that working families need to make their voices heard, and organize and advocate for respect, recognition, and inclusion in labor protections.

We seek a highly organized, resourceful, and relationship-driven Development Coordinator to serve in this newly-created position as a member of the Development team. A consummate project manager, the Development Coordinator will bring an existing foundation of development experience to the team and provide essential support to ensure NDWA and our sister entities are able to reach our ambitious fundraising goals. This role will be integral to intra- and cross-team coordination and communication. The Coordinator will drive new systems to support donor engagement, retention, and prospecting; provide logistical and project management support for fundraising campaigns and events; and help compile key information for external communications, including grant proposals, grant reports, concept notes, briefings, and individual donor updates. The Development Coordinator must be able to integrate with the team, assess needs, prioritize multiple time-sensitive tasks, and interact with a wide variety of internal and external constituencies at varying leadership levels.

Primary Responsibilities:

Systems Creation and Project Planning

  • Work closely with Deputy Development Director to translate high-level annual team goals into individual work plans
  • Maintain and update project plans for team-wide projects, including ensuring input from the team in design, tracking key progress milestones and deadlines, clarifying a division of responsibilities (including when and how decision-makers need to be brought in to the project), and flagging risks or delays for Development leadership
  • Working closely with the Senior and Deputy Development Directors, create and drive implementation of new systems to ensure:
    • A robust and regular process for sourcing, assessing, and cultivating new prospects who can support programmatic bodies of work across all entities
    • A programmatic content collection and organization system to streamline development team members’ access to up-to-date information for use in donor cultivation and stewardship
    • A robust cross-entity donor engagement calendar that serves to streamline donor engagement and maximize giving across entities
  • Ensure that new systems are implemented and regularly reviewed and improved

Prospect Management

  • Provide logistical support to the Individual Giving team in managing and tracking prospect pipeline and moves management processes in Salesforce, including by leveraging iWave wealth screenings and giving history
  • Create prospect profiles for both individual and institutional prospects, including assessment of wealth and philanthropic interests, grant-making criteria, and propensity to support NDWA and our sister entities
  • Develop assessment and measurement strategies and methods to report on the effectiveness of prospecting activity

Donor Engagement

  • As needed, assist other team members with compiling key information for external communications, including grant proposals, grant reports, concept notes, briefings, and individual donor updates
  • Support with logistics associated with virtual and in-person fundraising briefings and events, including the creation of invitation lists, mailings, registration management, vendor communication, special guest management, event promotions, and post-event follow-up

Internal Coordination

  • Attend select development and cross-team strategy meetings and serve as primary note-taker to log and identify next steps
  • Provide support to the development team regarding all aspects of meeting management including: research, preparing materials, drafting strategies and talking points, coordinating meeting confirmation and follow-up activities, and capturing meeting downloads
  • Evaluate existing and new research and project management tools to ensure that the most effective resources are available and utilized.


  • Participate in other activities as needed, including organization-wide activities such as retreats, monthly meetings and staff study
  • Travel requirement, when safe and the organization resumes travel: 10%
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Highly organized and self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, manage time, evaluate progress, and adjust activities to complete tasks within established time frames, while producing high quality work
  • Excellent and compelling writing skills, including a strong grasp of English grammar, punctuation, copy editing, and proofreading skills
  • Excellent project organizing skills with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including a demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a team, as part of an organization, and with other organizations and other professionals; accepts, acts upon, and offers constructive criticism; and approaches situations with a sense of humor
  • Acute attention to detail
  • At least 3 years previous employment experience in nonprofit development
  • Experience in c4 and PAC fundraising contexts preferred, but not required.
  • Demonstrated success identifying, cultivating, securing, and growing a portfolio of donors
  • Demonstrated success in creating effective messaging and materials for donors and funders, including digital appeals, direct appeals, grant proposals, and grant reports
  • Proficiency in Google Docs and Google Sheets
  • Knowledge of CRM operations; Salesforce experience a major plus
  • Alignment with NDWA’s vision and values
  • Understanding of issues facing low-wage workers, immigrant communities, and other communities of color
  • Belief in the leadership and political power of women of color, especially Black and Indigenous women
  • Able to work flexible hours as needed

NOTE: This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by a labor union, and specific employment terms and conditions may be subject to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.

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