Development Coordinator

Silver Spring, Maryland
May 04, 2018
Jun 08, 2018
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

The Development Coordinator participates in the development and execution of fundraising campaigns and programs promotions targeted at existing or potential donors and prospects.


•Support Director of Development to coordinate fundraising activity including direct mail, special events (conferences), personal solicitations. 
•Drafts communications, delivers messaging, and coordinates marketing activities that extend across multiple channels such as internet, mail, telephone etc.  Performs work under general supervision. Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.  Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter.

General Administrative Support:  
•Provides primary administrative support to staff including:   management of inventory, financial records, correspondence, and management of the Foundation website.
•Sets up and coordinates full range of activities for meetings and events including the board of trustees, conferences, research grant awards selection.  Specific responsibilities include agenda; logistics, and all related correspondence.   Provides administrative support during meetings including preparing and distributing timely minutes.

Project Coordination:      
Nursing Research Grants
•Primary public contact for external customers (200-300) scholar applicants, recipients and reviewers); coordinates award budgets, financial reporting and applicant communication, independently develops and updates public presentations and volunteer orientations; directs vendor on new content and reports. 
•Administers a program plan that aligns with organizational objectives, facilitates interaction with internal and external departments and organizations including updating website.  Tracks program progress including adoption or performance and provides timely reports to leadership/program sponsors.
•Performs work under general supervision. Handles moderately complex issues and problems, and refers more complex issues to higher-level staff.  Possesses solid working knowledge of subject matter. 

Scholarship Program
•Coordinates applications; awards and reporting for recipients and donors.


Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Relevant Work Experience
1-3 years’ executive level administrative and project support experience.

•Advanced knowledge and skill in secretarial and administrative support tools, techniques, and best practices, and ability to apply, adapt, and use this knowledge and these skills in the assigned work environment.
•Skill and ability to adapt to change and to be self-directed in learning new technologies.
•Skill and ability to translate concepts and ideas into presentation quality output using a variety of media such as letters, memos, reports, minutes, executive summaries, PowerPoint, charts, and basic spreadsheets. Skill and ability to independently compose correspondence, memos, and executive summaries.
•Interpersonal skills and political sensitivity with ability to interact with and influence a variety of internal and external consultants, vendors, volunteers and customers to recognize and address sensitivities
•Strong organizational and project management skills
•Flexibility in dealing with changing priorities and demanding workload.
•Demonstrated ability to recognize and appreciate cultural differences and meet the needs of individuals and organizations from different cultures.
•Exceptional customer service skills.
•Graphic arts experience preferred.

Preferred Skills & Experience  

Experience working in a fundraising environment and/or sales.

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