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Development Coordinator: Leverage your Writing for Social Justice


The Development Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Development Director, and will play a critical role contributing to the fundraising work of a vibrant, innovative nonprofit, positioned for greater visibility and reach in the years ahead. The Development Coordinator will provide critical support for all elements of the Institute’s fundraising efforts including foundation, individual, and corporate giving.

This position is ideal for a skilled writer who is ready to deepen their fundraising skills or leverage existing experience to enter the development field. This role requires strong attention to detail, the ability to work quickly, exceptional communication skills and comfort with ambiguity as the Institute for Nonprofit Practice grows and evolves.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the Development Director in creation and execution of INP’s annual fundraising plan for individuals, foundations, and corporations.

  • Grants Management: Manage grant calendar including researching new prospects, building a grants pipeline, writing proposals, and reports for foundation, corporate, and individual prospects.

  • Individual Giving: Support the implementation of individual giving strategy including managing various appeal processes, managing donor database including gift entry, and providing support for acknowledging gifts and stewarding donors.

  • Communications: Support implementation of communication strategy.

  • Data Management: Maintain detailed records of grant submissions, cultivation and stewardship activities.

  • Administrative: Provide fundraising administrative support for CEO and Development Director (e.g., scheduling meetings, preparing materials, and organizing travel).

  • Serve as an ambassador of the organization's mission to external constituents.

  • Support ad hoc special projects that support and respond to organizational growth and development.


The successful candidate will demonstrate: 

  • 2-4 years of professional experience, preferably with a nonprofit organization. One to two years of experience in development or related field strongly preferred.

  • Excellent and proven communication skills, in person, in writing, and on the phone.

  • Ability to meet shifting deadlines with a commitment to producing high-quality work.

  • Comfort working independently and taking initiative to solve problems creatively.

  • Excellent organizational skills and familiarity with database management.

  • High levels of professional effectiveness, collaboration, integrity, optimism, and energy.

  • Interest in and ability to articulate the mission of INP.

  • Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in a growing, entrepreneurial, mission-driven environment.

  • Eagerness for more responsibility and exposure to new challenges.

  • Valid driver’s license and regular access to a vehicle; willingness to travel to sites for program activities.

To Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to; materials may be addressed to Audrey Gillis, Development Director. Please include “Application for Development Coordinator” in subject line.


INP is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer.

We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.