Coordinator, Institutional Giving and Grant Development

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Boston, MA
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The Institutional Giving and Grant Development Coordinator supports the growing functions of uAspire’s development department including all donor stewardship, research, solicitation and grant management activities conducted by the development team. Working with colleagues throughout uAspire, the Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support for all donor relations activities including communications, recordkeeping and reporting.


  • Coordinate preparation for meetings with corporate and foundation donors, prospects and other stakeholders including preparing meeting briefings and materials
  • Maintain database of donor agreements, pledge documentation, standard attachments and other grant management documents
  • Draft communications to foundation and corporate partners, most notably acknowledgements
  • Provide excellent and timely fulfillment of data and information requests to relationship managers
  • Maintain an in-depth database via Salesforce including logging call reports, coordinating moves management, and managing relationship manager deadlines for the completion of follow up actions. Work with Fundraising Operations Team to develop and pull reports utilizing Salesforce and other fundraising software.
  • Create and maintain timely foundation and corporate partner reports
  • Collect and manage data from across the various internal teams including impact metrics, client stories, donor newsletters and social media campaign materials
  • Manage foundation and corporate inquiries, schedule and coordinate site visits
  • Recruit and manage a small portfolio of $10k and below donors through the entire donation cycle
  • Serve as the liaison to communications/marketing to ensure that all corporate and foundation donors are properly recognized on uAspire collateral, both printed and digital
  • Prepare and assemble materials for meetings and events such as donor site visit, senior Leadership meetings, industry specific events and others as they arise
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


We understand that people gain skills through a variety of professional, personal, educational, and volunteer experiences. We encourage candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications below. If you believe you have the transferable skills necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of this role, we encourage you to apply.

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 2 years of professional experience required, preferably in the non-profit sector
  • Excellent writing and organizational skills with high attention to detail and follow through
  • Ability to operate with purpose, urgency and accuracy in a fast-paced deadline driven environment
  • Superior organizational skills with exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent strategic thinker and goal orientation. 
  • Team player; track record of building strong relationships with various types of people and the ability to motivate colleagues and peers to meet ambitious goals.
  • Excellent computer skills including knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet and fundraising software.
  • Salesforce CRM experience preferred; experience with comparable fundraising database required

Anticipated start date: July 15, 2021

Compensation: The salary range for this position is $44,500 - $52,000. Salary commensurate with experience and education. All full-time employees receive a competitive benefits package.

Location: This position can be based out of our Boston, MA, New York, NY, or Oakland, CA offices.

About uAspire

Organization Vision: uAspire imagines a day when all young people have the opportunity to reach their full potential by graduating from college, regardless of their families’ financial resources or college experiences. 

Organization Summary:  uAspire is a national leader in providing college affordability services to young people, families, and college access and success practitioners. By 2022, uAspire’s strategic plan aims to impact the lives of 3,000,000 young people through:

  • Student Advising: In person and over text, we support students one-on-one to maximize financial aid, minimize loan debt, and make informed financial decisions about the best post-secondary option for them.
  • Training: Online and in-person we provide professional development for school counselors and college access providers, sharing our expertise so they can effectively support their students.
  • Policy & Systems Change: To level the playing field for young people from all economic backgrounds, we work to improve financial aid systems so everyone has a chance to graduate with a degree they can afford. 

uAspire is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace that embraces and encourages applicants of every background. The company’s policy regarding equal employment opportunity means that all decisions regarding recruitment, hiring, benefits, wage and salary administration, scheduling, disciplinary action and termination will be made without unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, citizenship status, pregnancy or maternity, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


The Institutional Giving and Grant Development Coordinator supports the growing functions of uAspire’s development department including all donor stewardship, research, solicitation and grant management…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 16, 2021
  • Education
    2-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


$44,500 - $52,000Salary commensurate with experience and education. 


All full-time employees receive a competitive benefits package.

All full-time employees receive a competitive benefits package.


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Boston, MA
Associated Location
Boston, MA, USA

How to Apply

Applicants should apply through uAspire’s website here.

Applicants should apply through uAspire’s website here.

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