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Development Coordinator

Human Rights First
New York, NY 10004

JOB TITLE:                       Development Coordinator

DEPARTMENT:                 Development

LOCATION:                       New York or Washington, DC

REPORTS TO:                  Sr. Vice President of Development

JOB CLASSIFICATION:   Full-Time; Non-Exempt; Union




The Development Coordinator provides critical administrative support to the entire Development team, with a special emphasis on supporting the foundation team. S/he will work with the full Development team to drive the day-to-day functions of fundraising efforts and will work with the Director of Foundations to maintain a solid and growing base of support from institutional funders, including helping to meet all application, renewal, and reporting criteria for foundation-related fundraising. This is a tremendous opportunity for an ambitious professional to learn how a high-impact fundraising operation functions and to help raise the money needed to tackle the biggest human rights issues of our time.



  • Provide critical support to the Foundation team, including:

    • Supporting the application, renewal, and reporting processes established by donors/prospective donors

    • Work with the Director of Foundations to draft proposals and reports

    • Working closely with program staff to remain updated on organizational goals, objectives, and activities

    • Conducting prospect research based on programmatic initiatives to build the organizations foundation pipeline

    • Supporting timely communication and follow-up with foundation contacts

    • Maintaining the Foundation teams calendar and database records

    • Other writing assignments, as requested, based on department and/organizational need

  • Provide general administrative support to the Development team, including:

    • Processing all acknowledgement letters, including honorary and memorial gifts, matching gift forms, federated campaign documentation, etc.

    • Executing accurate data entry and updating of constituent information, change of address, etc. in department database

    • Producing daily gift reports and weekly reports on fundraising and cash flow year to date

    • Managing the pledge-collection process for the Development team

    • Working closely with Finance team to create and maintain processes and reports for reconciliation of income, pledges, and campaign donations

    • Maintaining Development department files and materials

  • Provide administrative support in planning and executing the annual fundraising event (in October) and other special events

  •  Create agendas, take notes, and track action items and deadlines from weekly meetings

  • Other duties, as requested, based on department and/or organizational need


  • Bachelors degree and at least 1-2 years relevant experience; foundation experience preferred

  • Exceptional writing ability

  • Highly organized, superior attention to detail and follow-through

  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion

  • Strong managing up skills

  • Ability to inspire and motivate others to achieve common goals

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications, especially Excel and Word, as well as Web-based research

  • Experience with database management; Raisers Edge preferred

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Capacity to take initiative, be proactive, prioritize duties, and work independently while functioning as a member of a team

  • Creative, energetic thinker, willing to jump in as a team member on diverse efforts

  • Dedication to Human Rights Firsts mission

  • Interest in Development

Human Rights First provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.



Posted: 2020-09-16 Expires: 2020-10-16

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