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Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator is responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining a fundraising program to support and enhance the mission of the Foundation to include the following areas: the major gifts program, grants, annual fund, planned giving, corporate and foundation fundraising and special events.  This position works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Trustees in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Classification: Full-time (exempt)

Department: Administrative

Reports to: Executive Director

Specific Responsibilities

  • With the Executive Director, create an annual fundraising plan.
  • Research availability of grants and coordinating the completion of grant applications.
  • Assist the Board of Trustees and the Executive Director in the cultivation of donor relationships.
  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.
  • Identify, develop and track proposals and reporting requirements for all fundraising.
  • Organize and coordinate the planning and management of the annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards and other fundraising events.
  • Manage the annual fund campaign.
  • Work closely with the Marketing Manager on fundraising collateral and communications to build support for the NRF.
  • Research prospects, qualify major donors and strategize requests.
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures manual for gifts and data entry in accordance with fundraising principles.
  • Maintain and manage fundraising database.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs and donation acknowledgements.
  • Attend Foundation events and create and implement strategies to cultivate/steward prospects and donors.
  • Attend community events, networking events, and conferences to further fundraising goals.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business, Public Humanities or relevant field.
  • Prior nonprofit development experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Grant writing experience preferred.
  • Strong computer and database knowledge.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of work related information.
  • Self-motivated individual with creative problem solving skills, and ability to organize and prioritize work and meet critical deadlines.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license and dependable car for use in various tasks.

To apply, please submit cover letter and résumé to by 06/01/18.  Full benefits package.  EOE.


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