Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator is an essential member of The Washington Center’s Development team, providing critical support for the department which cultivates and raises funds from and with individuals, corporations and foundations, and in support of the organization’s goals and mission.

The position demands a love for data, keen research/internet sleuthing skills, strong writing ability, the highest attention to detail, the ability to work autonomously in a fast-paced multi-function environment, a desire to work efficiently and improve systems and processes, and a passion for internal and external customer service.

The position is a multi-faceted role, providing expertise in Salesforce to manage the department’s data, and moves management system. Additionally, this position conducts research and analysis of donors, alumni and prospects, and may be asked to draft select funder appeals, proposals and reports. The position also manages many of the administrative functions for the departments including gift acknowledgements, data reports and meeting minutes.

This position is currently remote through the end of the year but will likely need to be in the Washington, D.C. Metro area in early 2022.

Key Job Responsibilities

Donor and Alumni Research

  • Utilize iwave, foundation center and other donor databases to identify new prospects or opportunities for gift increases, and to conduct prospect research and wealth screens.
  • Monitor the prospect pool and provide support to the Moves Management process including identifying prospects who need to be reviewed, preparing reports and other materials for review meetings, preparing follow up materials and reports.
  • Develop prospect lists in support of various campaigns, projects and events and serves as a resource to front line fundraisers, providing information as needed.

Data Entry and Management

  • Manage/oversee donor database in Salesforce including the accurate entry of all donor opportunities and gifts (manual and automated).
  • Create and ensure accurate dashboards, reports, and campaign structures in Salesforce.
  • Generate customized prospect lists/reports for annual communications campaigns, donor invites, or special projects.
  • Analyze and synthesize accumulated donor data with the goal of broadening the prospect pool, i.e. evaluating financial capacity, philanthropic tendencies, giving propensity and linkages to TWC if any. 
  • Work proactively with the Finance and Financial Aid departments to ensure accuracy in donation records and scholarship balances, including assistance with reconciliations.

Outreach and Stewardship

  • Draft initial outreach and correspondence on behalf of the front-line fundraisers, executive leadership, and Board of Directors.
  • Draft content for donor communications including Scholarship Profiles, news articles, and outreach campaigns. 
  • Generate and customize donor acknowledgement letters and other correspondence to ensure timeliness of communications to donors.
  • Assist with the content creation of solicitation materials, presentations, funding proposals, and annual reports. 
  • Provide support for scholarship or donor programs and events with students/alumni, as needed.

Required Education and Experience

An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be considered. 

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in a non-profit development office required.
  • Experience with Salesforce or another CRM like Raiser’s Edge required.

Preferred Education/Qualifications and Experience

  • Research and/or data analysis experience highly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Desire to collaborate to build a robust development program.
  • Strong interpersonal, communications and writing/editing skills.
  • Ability to maintain privacy and confidentiality of constituent information.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and solution oriented. 
  • Comfortable working remotely – engaging in video conference communications, including with supervisor and other team members.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to identify and rectify errors.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

Equipment Used to Perform the Job

Which may be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position.

  • Standard office equipment including a facsimile machine, photocopier, and telephone system
  • Personal Computer, job-related software and printer

Physical Abilities

Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform described essential functions of this job. These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision to work on a computer. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work on a computer, use repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement, and talk or hear. 

Application Instructions

To apply to this position, please do so via our online application form.

This job description no way states or implies that these are the only duties preformed by the employee occupying this position. Employees may be required to follow instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested, subject to all applicable state and federal laws.

Certain job functions described herein may be subjected to possible modification in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.

Please note that we participate in E-Verify and upon hire, will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.