Development Coordinator

Salary Range: $50,000.00 To 52,000.00, Annually

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 requires experience in 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 acknowledgments, data reports, and meeting minutes. 

TWC is a majority remote organization: for most employees, employment with TWC will not be contingent on physical presence in an office space. TWC does have some physical space in Washington, D.C., and the individual in this role would be expected to work in person as and when the need arises. 

Essential Functions

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, and preparing to follow-up materials and reports. 
  • Develop prospect lists in support of various campaigns, projects, and events and serve 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 acknowledgment letters and other correspondence to ensure the 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 
  • 1+ years experience in a non-profit development office 
  • Experience with Salesforce or another CRM like Raiser’s Edge 

Preferred Education/Qualifications and Experience

  • Research and/or data analysis experience is highly preferred. 

Competencies Required to Perform the Job Successfully

  • Communication/Interpersonal Skills
  • Teamwork/Collaboration
  • Initiative
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Self-Awareness

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Desire to collaborate to build a robust development program. 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, 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, and ability to identify and rectify errors. 

Supervisory Responsibility

  • This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

The Washington Center’s Values

Values which guide our mission work in every regard – internally and externally:

  • Equity & Inclusion
  • Learning
  • Connection & Collaboration
  • Integrity
  • Impact

Equipment Used to Perform the Job 

May be representative but not all inclusive of those commonly associated with this position:

  • Cloud-based technologies
  • Standard office equipment including a computer, job-related software, and printer  

Physical Abilities 

Commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. 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 for this job include close vision to work on a computer.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use repetitive wrist, hand, and/or finger movement, reach with hands and arms 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 performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees may be required to follow other job-related 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. 

The Washington Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of The Washington Center to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the organization where appropriate.

The Washington Center stands in solidarity with all marginalized communities. We believe communities are strengthened by the inclusion of and equity for all people. Racism, hate, and violence have no place in our society, and we condemn all such acts. We are committed to becoming an anti-racist and anti-hate organization.

We commit to continuously striving for diversity, equity and inclusion through ongoing education and self-awareness. At The Washington Center, each person brings unique and varied experiences which inform our thoughts, actions, and decision-making processes. Our mission is to create an inclusive, safe environment for our staff and our students, where everyone’s differences are celebrated, every perspective is valued, and everyone feels safe to bring forth their authentic selves.