NLIHC Seeks Development Coordinator

NLIHC is seeking a development coordinator to manage all NLIHC fund development activities to enable the Coalition to obtain the necessary resources to fulfill its mission of achieving socially just public policy to ensure the lowest income people in the U.S. have decent, affordable homes. The development coordinator researches potential new donors, develops foundation and corporate grant proposals and reports, tracks and fulfills grant requirements, and manages the Coalition’s fundraising appeals and events.


Foundation and Corporate Grants and Special Members

  1. Identify prospective funding sources, including NLIHC special members, conduct research on past funding and foundation priorities, coordinate opportunities for contact, set up meetings and calls, and work with the CEO and COO on project concepts that would appeal to funders.
  2. Prepare grant applications and proposals for review by the NLIHC president/CEO and chief operating officer (COO). Work with program staff and COO to determine proposal elements. Submit final proposals for consideration.
  3. Maintain hard copy and electronic records of funders solicited, proposals submitted, and grants received. Ensure all contact and follow-up information is up-to-date and accurate in Coalition customer relationship management (CRM) database.
  4. Oversee grant report schedules and alert responsible staff at least three-to-four weeks in advance of reporting due dates. Compile and draft funder reports for review and finalization by the COO. Ensure all reporting requirements are met.
  5. Monitor NLIHC special member dues, send invoices, and follow up regarding payments.
  6. Conduct regular check-ins with foundations, corporate funders, and special members to ensure strong fund stewardship and funder/special member relationships.

Annual Forum, Leadership Awards Reception, and other Fundraising Events

  1. Plan and fundraise for the annual Policy Forum and Leadership Awards Reception. Coordinate activities of the NLIHC board and Leadership Awards host committee members, reach out to existing sponsors, identify potential sponsors, and produce event materials.  Coordinate the Leadership Awards Reception program, including agenda, the event program, speaker talking points, honoree videos, and other event logistics in coordination with the COO.  Contribute to the achievement of budgeted event-revenue targets.
  2. Staff the NLIHC Fund Development and Leadership Awards Reception Host Committees. Help Board and host members send solicitation letters and make follow up phone calls to past and new potential sponsors.
  3. Seek new and repeat corporate sponsorships for Policy Forum and Leadership Awards Reception.
  4. Maintain hard copy and electronic records of Forum and Leadership Reception sponsor contributions, including special members. Ensure all contact information is up-to-date and accurate in the Coalition’s CRM database.
  5. Produce regular reports on the status of pledges and receipts and follow up until all pledges are received.
  6. Maintain Policy Forum and Leadership Reception registration through online forms and CRM database.
  7. Coordinate other events and activities for which fundraising is involved like NLIHC’s anniversary events.

Fundraising Appeals

  1. Plan and implement solicitations of donations from individuals and non-profit organizations, including the end-of-the-year appeal, Giving Tuesday, Leadership Awards Reception appeal, matching-fund challenges, etc. Contribute to the achievement of budgeted revenue targets.
  2. Research untapped sources of giving, including individual gifts, online giving, bequeaths, planned giving, etc.
  3. Work with communications and outreach teams to research and implement online and social media fundraising. Ensure the Coalition website maximizes fund development potential and lists donors prominently and accurately.
  4. Serve as back-up to executive assistant for production of acknowledgment letters.

Organizational/Operations Support

  1. Attend and report at all meetings of the NLIHC Board of Directors and before Board committees, as needed.
  2. Provide all necessary materials and information for annual state charity registrations as required to third party vendor and ensure that charity registrations are up to date and on time.
  3. Participate in staff meetings, retreats, trainings, and all Coalition events and perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: To receive serious consideration for this position, an applicant should have the following attributes and background:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • A demonstrated, clear commitment to the alleviation of poverty and social justice (affordable housing knowledge/experience a plus).
  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communications skills, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience successfully building and maintaining professional partnerships and relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in funder research and cultivation, proposal- and report-writing, and fundraising appeals strongly desired.
  • Experience in event coordination a plus.
  • Experience using Salesforce CRM a plus. 
  • An ability to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

Compensation and BenefitsAn equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC.