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LuMind IDSC Foundation Development Coordinator

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Positively Partners
Burlington, MA
Publicado hace 24 días

Do you want to be part of an organization that is making a difference in the lives of people living with Down syndrome?

If so, we want to hear from you! Throughout the past 30 years, life has improved for people with Down syndrome. Many enjoy an increased lifespan, benefit from therapies and inclusion in school and community, and daily realize new opportunities of independence. The last 10 years have seen a significant increase in momentum in Down syndrome research, but too many of the community’s medical and therapeutic needs continue to go unmet.

The LuMind IDSC Foundation envisions a world where every person with Down syndrome thrives with improved health, independence, and opportunities to reach their fullest potential. Founded in 2004 by two families seeking better futures for their children, today the organization accelerates research to increase availability of therapeutic, diagnostic, and medical care options, while also providing resources and support to a vibrant online community of individuals with Down syndrome and their caregivers. LuMind IDSC’s small, dynamic team is working across the U.S. to drive further improvements in the lives of people with Down syndrome through accelerated research and the empowerment of individuals and their families.

Since our founding, LuMind IDSC has secured $85M in total funding for Down syndrome research and has already awarded more than $20 Million in grants to academic institutions and biopharmaceutical companies focused on Down syndrome. Concurrent funding of more than $65M from the biopharmaceutical industry, the National Institute of Health, and other organizations has amplified the impact of our grants and has already led to 15 clinical trials.

To learn more about LuMind IDSC Foundation, please visit www.lumindidsc.org for information about our current projects and impact.


LuMind IDSC seeks an organized and self-motivated professional to help advance the fundraising effort of our organization. As Development Coordinator, you will play a lead role in the implementation and management of Salesforce as our new donor database, conduct gift processing and acknowledgements, manage our peer to peer fundraising program and support our annual giving and events efforts.

This position plays a key role in keeping the development team organized, aligned, and on track to achieve its fundraising goals. The Development Coordinator reports to the Chief Development Officer and works closely with the Development team. This role is a great opportunity for someone early in their professional career to develop skills and experience in nonprofit fundraising, database administration and event management, while being part of an innovative, supportive and results-oriented team.

This position is a hybrid role in which you are expected to be in our Burlington, MA-based office a few days per week and otherwise working at home.


Key responsibilities include:

Lead Database and Development Operations:

  • Provide administrative and logistical support for the operations of the Development office to achieve the goals of the organization, including act as first point of contact for donors
  • Partner with our Salesforce Consultant to support effective implementation and execution of our new donor database
  • Manage daily operations of Salesforce including maintaining data integrity and accuracy, mailing and donor lists, event attendance, pledges, gift records, constituent outreach and exports
  • Lead gift processing and acknowledgements, including checks, recurring gifts, credit cards, online gifts, payroll deductions, wire transfers/EFTs, in kind gifts and event purchases
  • Conduct donor and campaign analysis
  • Manage reconciliation process with our finance team
  • Partner with auditors to help complete timely and accurate financial audits

Oversee Peer to Peer Fundraising Program and Volunteer-led Events

  • In partnership with LuMind IDSC’s Senior Development Officer, manage programming and logistics for my321, our peer to peer fundraising program, as well as our charity marathon runners program
  • Serve as the lead relationship manager with outside vendors
  • Track giving, generate reports, and analyze annual giving and third party results

Support Annual Giving

● Provide support to three annual appeals, including both digital and direct mail campaigns

● Define and create donor segmentations to support appeals

● Work with Senior Development Officer to create strategies and implement programs to increase size, diversity and giving potential of LuMind IDSC’S annual giving donor base


LuMind seeks a professional with a strengths-based mindset who believes in our mission and is dedicated to fundraising within the nonprofit sector. You will be successful in this role if you are a hands-on development professional seeking an opportunity to help grow the development function in an established, caring nonprofit that values teamwork, innovation and trust.

We’ll be most excited about your candidacy if you can demonstrate prior success delivering results in a collaborative, mission-driven environment. We do not expect candidates to meet all of the criteria listed below. Reviewing the qualifications can help you to better understand the expectations of this role.

If you believe you have “what it takes,” please submit an application. We will be excited to hear from you and each application will be carefully reviewed and acknowledged by a member of our team. Below you will find key experiences and mindsets we seek:

  • Experience working in the development function of a nonprofit organization; experience with annual giving and special events preferred
  • High degree of comfort with technology, including customer relationship management, giving and data technology platforms. Experience with Salesforce, Sharepoint, MS Office, Excel Teams and Outlook preferred
  • Strong data analysis skills and the ability to define engagement metrics and assess donor data
  • Self-motivated with strong project management and organizational skills, excellent attention to detail.
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and high standards for accuracy and efficiency
  • Ability to handle confidential material
  • Work well both independently and collaboratively within a team setting.
  • Connection to, knowledge of, or experience with the Down syndrome community and an understanding of the LuMind IDSC mission preferred


This is a full-time position with LuMind IDSC with a salary of $55,000 commensurate with lived and professional experience.

LuMind IDSC offers a robust compensation and benefits package including health, dental and vision, employer contribution to your 401(k) plan, and Long-term Disability.


We are a hands-on team and seek employees who are passionate about our work and service to our community. LuMind employees enjoy a hybrid work schedule and are required to be fully vaccinated (unless a medical exception applies) if working in the Burlington, MA office or representing the organization at events.

Our office is located off of I-95 in Burlington, MA with easy access to restaurants and shopping. Free parking is available onsite.


We are driven by our core values of community, collaboration, trust, learning, excellence, innovation and focus. As a team, we strive every day to live by these values. To learn more about our values, please click here.

Do you want to be part of an organization that is making a difference in the lives of people living with Down syndrome?

If so, we want to hear from you! Throughout the past 30 years, life has improved for people with Down syndrome. Many enjoy an…

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Al menos USD $55.000
/ año


20 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803, USA
Suite 200

Cómo aplicar

Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through the online portal operated by our recruitment partner Positively Partners. All applicants will receive a response to their application within two weeks of submission. Our application process includes an initial phone screen with Positively Partners, a virtual interview with the Chief Development Officer, and for finalists, an onsite interview with LuMind IDSC staff.

LuMind IDSC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, cultural heritage, ancestry, political belief, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability or veteran status.

Interested candidates are encouraged to promptly submit their application through the online portal operated by our recruitment partner Positively Partners. All applicants…

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