NLIHC Seeks Development Coordinator

NLIHC seeks a development coordinator who will have prime responsibility for a portfolio of development/fundraising activities for the Coalition. The activities, along with those of a second development coordinator with a separate portfolio, will ensure the Coalition secures the necessary resources to support its mission of achieving racially and socially equitable public policy that ensures people with the lowest incomes have quality homes that are accessible and affordable in communities of their choice. The individual will also support NLIHC with other key operational and event-management needs. The coordinator will report to the NLIHC chief operating officer.


  • Coordinate/manage reports, proposals, relationship management, and research/prospect development for corporate and non-corporate foundations (divvied up between the two coordinators).
  • Track progress on current grants and reports due, as well as other requirements for each funder. Draft reports and proposals; coordinate calls and meetings with current and new funders.
  • Lead on all activities connected to the Leadership Awards event. Manage development of and mailing to outreach lists for LR/LAC, tracking progress on incoming pledges, etc. Identify new potential sponsors; submit applications for sponsorship online where necessary.
  • Act as lead contact on LR/LAC sponsorships; collect supplemental LR/LAC program materials (quotes on honorees, bios, photos, etc.). Ensure all sponsors are recognized in the program and all sponsorship benefits reach the sponsor.
  • Develop and maintain registration pages for LR/LAC.
  • Lead on program tracking and compilation of Program Summary Report.
  • Keep Major Donors spreadsheet sheet up to date (in coordination with second development coordinator and COO).
  • Provide monthly and year-end summary of incoming grants and their allocations to auditor.
  • Along with second development coordinator, produce a list of previous year donors and their giving levels for Annual Report.
  • Prepare all fund development reports for board meetings (with assistance from second development coordinator).
  • Monitor NLIHC’s various webpages that recognize donors for any missing non-corporate logos and ensure updates are made.
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters for non-corporate grant payments as they are received by NLIHC (in coordination with senior executive assistant). Update acknowledgement letter language as necessary for general contributions, LR/LAC sponsorships, grants, special memberships, etc.
  • Maintain files of copies of all grant acknowledgement letters and grant agreements.
  • Assist in the coordination of other events and activities for which fundraising is involved, such as NLIHC’s anniversary events.

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)

  • Develop and maintain other donation forms in MobileCause (donations, sponsorships, publication purchases, etc.) and ensure these forms are landing in Salesforce.
  • Be an expert administrator of, and make ongoing improvements to, Salesforce infrastructure for all aspects of the development team. Examples include moving LR/LAC solicitation tracking to Salesforce, finding better ways to track pledged vs. received contributions, finding ways to replicate the Major Donors spreadsheet via reports, ensuring that MailChimp and Salesforce are communicating to each other, and exploring other applications within Salesforce that could streamline our work.
  • Work with Salesforce Premier Success support team for troubleshooting issues as they arise; reevaluate Salesforce license usage and adjust as needed.
  • Coordinate uploading of new lists secured from partners into Salesforce/Mailchimp.
  • Monitor incoming data to Salesforce for any irregularities.
  • Ensure all grant agreement and follow-up information for foundation and corporate funders is up to date and accurate in Salesforce database.

Organizational/Operations Support

  • Support COO with various operations activities.
  • Ensure successful NLIHC business licenses and Good Standing reports with DC government.
  • Attend all meetings of the NLIHC Board of Directors and Board committees, as needed. Participate in staff meetings, retreats, trainings, and all Coalition events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


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

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • A strong commitment to the alleviation of poverty and to 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.
  • Experience in funder/donor research and cultivation, proposal- and report-writing, and fundraising appeals. 
  • Experience in event coordination.
  • Experience using Salesforce CRM; strong Salesforce-administrator experience highly desired. 
  • An ability to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC, though candidates residing outside the DC area may be considered and telework is being implemented during the pandemic.  

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: Bairy Diakite, Operations Manager, NLIHC, 1000 Vermont Avenue, N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 at [email protected]. The cover letter should describe the candidate’s interest in and relevant experiences for the position and include salary requirements and the names and contact information for at least three people serving as candidate references, at least two of whom should be current or former supervisors. (NLIHC will not contact references before consulting with the candidate.)