Arts/Cultural/Humanities, Community, Social Services, Nonprofit, Religious
4 Year Degree
The Development Coordinator provides administrative support to the Development department. The position is responsible for the administrative operations of the department, including the day-to-day services that support the team. The Development Coordinator also provides support for the Chief Development Officer (CDO). The position will interact with donors, volunteers, and senior level staff and is expected to exercise care, discretion, diplomacy and tact.
Among the duties assigned to the position are the following:
As first point of contact for many donors, volunteers and staff, represent the department in a professional, hospitable and responsive manner. Handle requests and issues, as appropriate, and/or forward to appropriate person for follow-up.
Support Chief Development Officer by scheduling meetings, proactively flagging potential conflicts and rescheduling as appropriate; handling follow-up on assigned actions, including preparing correspondence and updating donor database.
Work closely with Executive Assistant to the Dean and Assistant to the Provost to ensure coordination and communication between Dean and Provost’s offices and Development department.
Coordinate departmental administrative activities including ensuring timely submission of timesheets, credit card and reimbursement requests; processing invoices through Anybill; assisting with budget tracking; ordering office supplies.
Support the Development Committee, including scheduling meetings, preparing materials, coordinating logistics and taking meeting notes.
Provide support for donor services and engagement activities including record updates, research, events and mailings.
Assist Development staff with special projects and performs other duties as deemed necessary.
Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Two to three years’ experience in an administrative position, preferably in a nonprofit development office.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience drafting and preparing business correspondence.
Acute attention to detail.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative, team environment.
Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
Ability to maintain composure under pressure.
Ability to work independently with little supervision.
Affinity with Cathedral’s mission; enthusiasm for the role; and a positive outlook.
Proficiency with all aspects of Microsoft Office Suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as mail merges.
Proficiency with donor database; Raisers Edge preferred.
Experience with InDesign helpful.
This position requires work outside normal business hours, including evenings and weekends, for special events or to meet deadlines.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
Internal Number: C19-09
About Washington National Cathedral
Grounded in the reconciling love of Jesus Christ, Washington National Cathedral is a house of prayer for all people, conceived by our founders to serve as a great church for national purposes. The Cathedral holds a unique place at the intersection of sacred and civic life. As the Cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, we strive to serve God and our neighbors as agents of reconciliation, a trusted voice of moral leadership and a sacred space where the country gathers during moments of national significance. To learn more visit our website: https://cathedral.org.