Colorado Nonprofit Association

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will play an active role in supporting a wide range of fundraising

activities, with special emphasis on grants administration, database management, donor stewardship,

and fundraising support for our growing team. You’ll frequently be tasked with problem-solving and/or

providing customer support to donors, and will tackle a variety of tasks, from routine to complex. We

are looking for a flexible self-starter who enjoys working in a dynamic team environment and

embraces the value of community and cultivating relationships with people from a variety of

backgrounds and lived experiences.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES

This position reports to the Sr. Director of External Affairs.

Grant Administration Support – 40%

○ Accurate and timely tracking of deadlines, applications, and reports using a

comprehensive grants calendar and Salesforce database

○ Support the grant application process by gathering necessary documents and ensuring

timely submissions

○ Maintain organized and up-to-date electronic grant files

○ Manage small (<$10,000) grants from prospecting to final submission

○ Work with Finance staff for smooth data-sharing between the donor database and the

accounting system

○ Submit grant applications and reports using online portals and/or other methods

required by funders and follow up with funders, as necessary

○ Research and vet funding opportunities using grant guides, online resources, and

recommendations from staff and partners

● Fundraising Support – 40%

○ Manage development data in Salesforce to ensure data integrity and quality; work with

IT Manager and Salesforce contractors on updates, integrations, and troubleshooting

○ Ensure accurate and timely entry of gifts (opportunities), payments, and contacts

○ Work with staff to ensure all in-kind gifts are accurately tracked, entered in Salesforce,

acknowledged, and provide monthly in-kind reports detailing usage to Finance

○ Manage donor stewardship activities, ensuring that donors are quickly and

appropriately acknowledged, and supporting staff/board with assigned stewardship

tasks

○ Provide ongoing support and communication for members of DUG’s monthly donors

○ Generate lists, exports, and reports using routine and custom queries

○ Work with team to create gift entry processes and procedures and update, as needed

○ Train and support staff on database use as needed

○ Ensure accurate and timely handling and acknowledgement of gifts

○ Assist with the implementation of fundraising activities and campaigns, including

revenue tracking and reporting

○ Assist with funder and partner proposals and presentations

○ Coordinate logistics and lists for physical mailings and email campaigns/outreach

● Event Support – 15%

○ Assist events manager with planning and logistics for a variety of fundraising and

stewardship events, including supporting live and silent auctions by soliciting/tracking

items, providing day-of support, assisting with RSVPs and guest lists, etc.

○ Support event data entry, ensuring that invites, attendance, costs, related gifts, etc., are

tracked accurately

○ Assist with event evaluations and reporting

● Other – 5%

○ Provide backup support to office manager, answering phones and greeting guests as

needed

○ Provide administrative and data support for other programs and special projects as

needed/assigned

○ Engage in professional development opportunities to gain knowledge of the nonprofit

sector and the field of fundraising

○ Administrative tasks as needed and required of all roles (tracking and submitting hours,

spending reports, mileage, etc.)

REQUIRED SKILLS, EXPERIENCES + QUALIFICATIONS

● Two or more years of experience with fundraising databases and/or grants administration in

either a paid or volunteer capacity

● High level of attention to detail and accuracy

● Excellent project management skills, including ability to work with others to meet deadlines

● Excellent written and verbal communication skills

● Strong problem solving skills with a high degree of flexibility and adaptability as a self-starter

● Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to effectively and respectfully work with and interact with

diverse community members

● Experience with Google Workspace and Excel

● Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development,

modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias

● Schedule flexibility, with occasional attendance at evening and weekend events required

● Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality, as needed

● Qualifying pre-employment background check

PREFERRED SKILLS

● Salesforce (NPSP) experience