Development Coordinator

  • Full Time
  • Baltimore, MD
  • $50 - $60K USD / Year

Website Neighborhood Design Center

The Neighborhood Is Yours!

Development Coordinator
The Neighborhood Design Center seeks a motivated and detail-oriented individual to coordinate fundraising and development initiatives at our Baltimore City office with occasional travel to our Prince George’s County office.

The compensation range for this position is $50,000- $60,000, commensurate with skills and experience. This is a full time position, offered at either 32 or 40 hours a week. Benefits include PTO, health insurance and other benefits.

About NDC
The Neighborhood Design Center, founded in 1968, provides access to low cost and pro bono design services in disinvested communities in Maryland, primarily in Baltimore City and Prince George’s County. In collaboration with neighborhood groups, local government agencies, and fellow nonprofits, we support locally driven initiatives for neighborhoods pursuing improved quality of life within their built environments. More about NDC:

About the Position
The Development Coordinator responsibilities support the organization’s development department, with a focus on grant administration, individual and corporate donor stewardship, and donor database management. Development responsibilities include coordination of core fundraising functions including donation processing, donor/funder communications and correspondence, managing CMS software, researching funding sources and prospects, grant submission and reporting, and board led development support. All areas require report preparation, clear and timely communications, and attention to detail. The Development Coordinator will have occasional additional tasks as assigned in support of organizational development, which may include support for marketing, events, strategic initiatives, and events.

At NDC, you’ll be part of a team of passionate, mission-driven staff from varied design backgrounds. The position is immediately supervised by the Deputy Director and tasks include collaboration with members of the Executive and Finance Teams and Board of Directors.

Qualifications and Expectations:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • 5+ years of development experience in a nonprofit or comparable experience
  • Grant administration experience, managing multiple concurrent operating grants of $5,000-$40,000.
  • Proficient with donor management software (Neon preferred).
  • Proficient with Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and various cloud-based software.
  • Experience with project management software (Wrike or equivalent) desirable.
  • Excellent communicator (including strong writing skills for correspondence and grant writing) and relationship builder
  • Able to prioritize responsibilities and tasks quickly and work efficiently, bringing tasks to completion
  • Ability to process and track complex information and to systematize processes
  • Critical thinker and problem solver who is able to adapt quickly

A successful candidate will:

  • Have a positive approach, and enjoy working not only as a self-starter but as part of a team;
  • Be a self-motivated, and self-aware individual who independently drives their work;
  • Commitment to applying an anti-oppression lens to development work;
  • Have a personal commitment to community health, design, and social justice;
  • Have the ability and desire to work flexible hours and to work in-office.

Working Conditions, Physical Requirements, Benefits:
This is a full time, salaried position. This position has core hours, and a flexible schedule, and will entail occasional evening or weekend time for events support. Must be able to sit at a desk and utilize a computer for extended periods of time. Occasional physical tasks may include lifting up to 15 lbs.

NDC has an open office environment. Extra care and consideration are required to ensure that the open office is a productive place for all team members. As this is a small nonprofit work environment, tasks are varied. A flexible mindset and willingness to ‘pitch in’ are highly valued. The Neighborhood Design Center is a team-oriented and creative work environment.

Submission Materials

  • Resume with three professional references.
  • Cover letter: within your cover letter please share a brief statement of how your experience (lived and/or professional) orients you to supporting racial justice, social equity, and/or design justice.

Direct Reports None

Closing Date
Open until filled. Next round of applicant reviews will take place the week of June 6, 2023.

Equal Opportunity Employer
NDC is an equal opportunity employer. Black people, indigenous people, people of color, LGBTQ individuals, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. We believe that having a board, staff, and membership with diverse identities and backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission and creates a creative and vibrant environment where individuals can learn, grow, and thrive. To that end, we are committed to fostering a workplace culture where all employees are equally included, valued, and supported.

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