Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




112 Fifth Ave N.
United States


Position Title: Development Coordinator

Department: Philanthropy

Reports To: Director of Philanthropy

FLSA Status: Exempt – Full Time

Direct Reports: Volunteers and Interns

About this Company:

Over the past 25 years, Komen Puget Sound has provided over $28.8 million in grants to fund mammograms, patient treatment support and lifesaving breast health services in Western Washington. Our community programs foster partnerships with measurable health impact through education, outreach, advocacy and grants. We also contribute to the significant work that our national office funds in global research. By working together, we will continue to move towards fulfilling a promise of creating a world without breast cancer. It’s a promise, not just to ourselves, but to generations to come. Susan G. Komen Puget Sound is a separate corporation from the national organization and is governed by a local board of directors. This allows us to make significant impact on the needs of our constituents who live in our 16-county service area. We live here, We Save Lives Here.

Position Summary:

The Development Coordinator is a member of the development team and is responsible for providing administrative and event support to ensure the overall success in meeting the fundraising goals for the Affiliate. The Development Coordinator will assist in the coordination and production of annual Affiliate events. The Coordinator will also take a lead role in producing the Lunch for the Cure in tandem with the Development Director. The Coordinator will provide overall administrative support to the Development Director and serve as administrator for donor stewardship and cultivation programs. Important aspects of the job include working with staff, contractors, volunteers and donors to accomplish goals. The Development Coordinator will serve as liaison for third party fundraisers, and is the Affiliate’s point of contact for national cause marketing programs with local presence to ensure affiliate participation and payouts.

The ideal candidate is committed to the mission, and to working and supporting a wide range of events and activities to maximize the fundraising efforts of the organization. The candidate will be flexible, creative, committed and an excellent relationship builder.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

Major Functions:

  • Provides wide range administrative coordination and support to Philanthropy team.
  • Prepare updates and materials to support the cultivation and stewardship of individual donors and sponsors.
  • Oversee benefit administration of Circle of Grace Program for major donors.
  • Manage the department’s intern program and supervise the work of volunteers and interns.
  • Perform other duties as required

Event Coordination/Production:

  • Oversee event-related mailings and special projects/assignments necessary for event production and execution
  • Coordinate Grace Notes procurement process.
  • Utilize Greater Giving software program.
  • Oversee registration process for special events.
  • Oversee and coordinate all logistics for the Lunch for the Cure. Work with Development Director on every aspect of event production.
  • Attend and take notes at event committee meetings.
  • Participate in all Affiliate events serving in a flexible capacity to include logistics, communications, and programming.
  • Assist in communication with event committees.
  • Handle customer service inquiries, especially as they relate to Affiliate special events.

Third Party Events:

  • Coordinate with current and potential third-party event managers.
  • Coordinate Komen representation or personal attendance at key third party events.
  • Manage a third-party event stewardship plan to maintain contact and relationships with event organizers.
  • Ensure Affiliate participation in national cause marketing promotions.


  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent work/volunteer experience); with 2+ years applicable development and event experience preferred.
  • Solid knowledge MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Proficiency at managing and maintaining database systems, proficiency in Convio and Salesforce a plus.
  • Experience with donor software programs and/or auction software programs preferred. 
  • Excellent organizational skills with ability to manage multiple and diverse projects simultaneously. 
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, critical eye for detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with confidential information, show discretion and diplomacy. 
  • Maintain a professional appearance and comfortable with public appearances/speaking.
  • Be flexible, creative, solution oriented, and have energy and commitment  for periodic demanding schedule.
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter, as well as leading and working with volunteer committees and in a highly dynamic team environment.
  • Desire to support the mission of the organization.
  • A writing sample is required.
  • Position requires some travel within the Affiliate’s service area.
  • Ability to lift and carry 30 pounds, capable of standing for one hour or more.

How to Apply:

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements of the position to The hiring for this position will be a multi-step process. Qualified applicants will be contacted to schedule a phone screening.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree