Development and Volunteer Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time



Start Date


Application Deadline



United States


Organization Description: DASH is an innovator in providing access to safe housing and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms. We seek to strengthen and expand the local safety net for survivors by providing high quality, voluntary services that are responsive to their individual needs and by engaging lawmakers, community members, service providers, and survivors in the movement to make safe housing more accessible in the short-term and less necessary in the long-term.


Position Summary: The Development and Volunteer Coordinator will provide support for all development related activities to carry out and achieve success set forth in the annual fundraising plan of the organization. This position is also responsible for coordinating all volunteer activities, maintaining relationships with volunteers and outreach in the community. This position reports to the Director of Development, works closely with all staff, and helps support the Board’s Development Committee.


Report to: Director of Development


Responsibilities: Specific duties include but are not limited to:


Development Coordination


  • Conduct research on donor prospects from corporate and charitable foundations and government grant opportunities for DASH operations and programs
  • Work with a portfolio of 20 grants and draft grant letters of intent, proposals, and reports to prospective and current funders for review with Director of Development
  • Maintain grant calendar and tracker to ensure up-to-date information on grant deliverables, report deadlines, funding, and funder contacts and notes
  • Research relevant local and national stats, articles, and content for applications
  • Meet with program staff to gather program metrics, quotes and stories for grants

Donor Management:

  • Operate donor database to keep records up-to-date, build reports, and match monthly development reports with finance team
  • Manage donor and gift acknowledgement process sending timely thank you and acknowledgement letters
  • Produce and query monthly progress reports from donor management system for review with Director of Development to be presented to the board development committee
  • Assist planning and implementing solicitations of donations from individuals, including the end-of-year appeal, Giving Tuesday, Mother’s Day appeal, matching-fund challenges, etc and contribute to the achievement of Annual Fund budgeted revenue targets.

Fundraisers and Events:

  • Coordinate the planning of special events and fundraisers such as the annual Dash-for-DASH 5K including drafting flyers and invitations, soliciting sponsorships, engaging staff and volunteers
  • Maintain list of media opportunities and identify new partnerships to promote fundraisers and events

Social Media and Website:

  • Monitor news and research sources for articles and other content that could be used in social media, staying up to date on related domestic violence topics and safe housing news and trends
  • Develop communications such as blog posts, e-newsletters, draft and schedule content for social media platforms
  • Prepare quarterly reports on social media and website analytics
  • Maintain website through regular updates in WordPress

Volunteer Coordination

  • Enhance DASH’s volunteer base by connecting with new groups and individuals and maintain a volunteer database
  • Check in with program staff to assess organizational needs and recruit and train volunteers for such activities
  • Provide orientations and tours for individuals and groups, including speaking about our mission and programs and providing a domestic violence 101 training
  • Coordinate in-kind drives with program staff and donors for urgent needs, holiday gift giving, wish list items, back-to-school, and Thanksgiving shop and coordinate item pickup and distribution, and
  • Attend fairs and other tabling events to recruit volunteers and provide public awareness about DASH’s mission 


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Two to three years’ of development, fundraising, nonprofit, relevant work experience in the field are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to collaborate and work effectively with a diverse group of donors, volunteers and staff.
  • Strong organizational skills, detail-oriented and ability to manage multiple projects at one time.
  • Demonstrated experience in funder research and cultivation, proposal and report writing, and fundraising appeals strongly desired.
  • Self-starter and proven ability to work in a collaborative environment as a team player as well as working independently.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, proficiency of Microsoft Office and donor database systems.
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekend hours for fundraising events and opportunities. 



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter via email to, including “Development and Volunteer Coordinator” in the subject line.