Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




District of Columbia
United States


The Development Coordinator will support the Development Department in external and internal fundraising, friend-raising, community and participant events and campaigns. S/he will support the Manager, Corporate Partnerships and Events in ensuring the success of all annual events and must pay particular attention to overall details, execution, record keeping and follow-through. Primary responsibilities include the administrative functions for executing recruitment, scheduling, retention, and relationship building of Mary’s Center volunteer program. S/he will oversee in-kind giving and solicitations, corporate service days, corporate prospect research and outreach and other duties assigned.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Volunteer Management 

  • Manage recruitment, orientation, placement, and communications relating to volunteers.
  • Oversee background checks of new volunteers and hold regular orientation sessions.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify volunteer needs and opportunities within the organization.
  • Manage volunteer groups, ensuring best utilization for organizational needs.
  • Provide meaningful and timely recognition of volunteers.
  • Implement/conduct evaluation system of current volunteer activities and processes.
  • Meet with community organizations, colleges, universities and participate in community meetings and fairs to maintain constant pool of volunteers.
  • Develop program goals and policies; create handbooks, training manuals and other program materials.



  • Plan/implement holiday donation drives (Thanksgiving Food Drive, Holiday Toy Drive); solicit all drive partners; create necessary collateral; coordinate logistics of collecting and distributing all donations; and oversee all communications to internal and external audiences.
  • Solicit and secure new sources of funding for holiday drives
  • Oversee/maintain corporate service day program; actively solicit for funding of corporate service days
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for all events, including but not limited to, Taste of Adams Morgan, Annual Gala, and Annual Golf Classic. 
  • Assist in the planning and production of all special events planned by the Department. 


Misc. Development

  • Conduct research, prospecting and applications for development team; create briefings as needed. 
  • Manage a budget for the volunteer program
  • Manage/coordinate all in-kind contributions; manage B-Thrifty donation program relationship
  • Enter in-kind donations to Raiser’s Edge; generate donor acknowledgements within 48 hours of gift receipt.
  • Oversee the cleanliness and organization of donation storage, distribution spaces and development storage.
  • Maintain volunteer records in Raiser’s Edge. Provide reports on the volunteer program as requested. 
  • Provide back up support on all functions performed by the Development team.
  • Supervise interns as necessary.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Teamwork – Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of the team above own interests; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed; Must be able to work well in multidisciplinary team setting.
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict in cooperative manner; Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Cost Consciousness – Contributes to profits and revenue.
  • Computer Competency- Shows ability to utilize technology to meet the requirements of the position.
  • Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.
  • Ethics – Treats people with respect.
  • Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures.
  • Professionalism – Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position.
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
  •  Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time, which is pre-determined between the employee and the person(s) s/he reports to.
  • Dependability – Follows instruction and responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to meet the needs of Mary’s Center’s clients and participants and is available for weekend events.
  •  Flexibility - Willingness to be flexible with work schedule to participate in weekend and/or evening schedules as determined necessary.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Education and/or Experience – Undergraduate college degree and a minimum of two years of development or related experience; a strong interest in the organization's mission; Non-profit and fundraising experience a definite plus; Experience in volunteer programs highly preferred; English-Spanish bilingual preferred, but not required; excellent writing and editing skills; the ability to work effectively in teams and across organizational lines; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Reasoning Ability – Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out moderately complex, multi-step instructions and make appropriate independent decisions as necessary. Strong organizational and time management skills; Use creative problem-solving skills and ability to adapt to change; Excellent planning skills and high attention to detail; Be a flexible, skilled problem-solver and self-starter.
  • Physical Demands – Regularly required sitting; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work Environment – Mostly in a typical office setting with quiet to moderate noise level.

Level of Language Proficiency

English-Spanish bilingual preferred, but not required.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree