Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $50,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



2719 East Madison Street
Suite 304
United States


Development Coordinator

Position Description


Hours:                        Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Job Classification:     Exempt Position

Reports to:                Deputy Director

Work Location:         Seattle, WA



Hanford Challenge is a non-profit organization whose mission is to create a future for the Hanford nuclear site that secures human health and safety, advances accountability, and promotes a sustainable environmental legacy.  

Located in southeastern Washington along the Columbia River, Hanford is the most contaminated and dangerous nuclear waste site in America. Under strict military secrecy, Hanford produced plutonium for atomic weapons which will take another 50-75 years to clean up. For more than a decade, Hanford Challenge has worked to transform the Hanford nuclear site into a model of safe and effective cleanup by advocating for Hanford workers, exposing nuclear safety threats, and promoting reforms to protect human health, safety, and the environment.


Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Deputy Director, the Development Coordinator is responsible for carrying out all aspects of the fundraising and development communication strategies of Hanford Challenge, including updating the annual Fund Activities Plan; managing and updating databases reflecting development and donations; drafting and managing appeal letters, e-appeals, portions of newsletters and reports; working with fundraising consultants; and managing fundraising events.


·        Fund Activities Plan: Assist with implementing and updating the Fund Activities Plan.

·        Major Donor Gifts Program: Coordinate with the Executive Director on the major donor gifts program, including providing logistical support, attending meetings, tracking progress, maintaining existing major donor relationships, and implementing strategies to identify potential new major donors.

·        Development Budget: Under the direction of the Deputy Director, manage the development budget and operate within budget.

·        Donor Communications: Under the direction of the Deputy Director, lead effort to create scheduled fundraising appeals, direct mail, email, and other fundraising communication resources as defined by the Fund Activities Plan.

·        Grants: Support Deputy Director and development consultants with grant acquisition process.

·        Board of Directors: Work with the Development Committee, Executive Director, and other key board members to encourage a culture of philanthropy.

·        Donor Data Management: Accurately input and manage donor data and provide reports as needed.

·        Events: Under the direction of the Deputy Director, manage all Hanford Challenge fundraising events, including the annual auction.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, marketing, or related field.
  • Nonprofit fundraising professional with at least one year of Development experience.
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with staff, potential and current funders, and community members.
  • Understanding of fundraising/donor database management and reporting (Salesforce experience a plus).
  • Strong technical skills and literacy in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience leading and planning events (large events of 100+ attendees a plus).
  • Experience working with publishing and graphics software.
  • Grant Writing.
  • Supervisory or team lead experience.

·        Previous knowledge of the Hanford nuclear site.

·        Ability to supervise and manage people.


·        Work independently and take initiative to learn about issues.

·        Passion for and demonstrated commitment to Hanford Challenge’s core mission and values.

·        Emphasize accuracy and integrity in work efforts.

·        Demonstrate independent judgment and initiative.

·        Attentive to detail and focus on the job.

·        Clearly communicate goals, responsibilities, expectations, and feedback.

·        Give and receive feedback to enhance quality of work.

·        Work as part of team within Hanford Challenge, foster teamwork, consensus, and participation.

·        Contribute to a work place characterized by high trust, openness, and participation at all levels.

Compensation: Salary DOE ($45,000-50,000), plus sick leave and health insurance.

Start Date: November 5, 2018


Equal Opportunity: Hanford Challenge is committed to creating a diverse environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

Application: To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume by September 21, 2018 to No phone calls, please.


Health care provided

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Cover letter required, with resume, emailed to