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 advancing socially just public policy to ensure the lowest-income people in America have decent, accessible, and affordable homes. 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 all non-corporate foundations.
  • Track progress on current grants and reports due, as well as other requirements for each non-corporate funder, and draft reports and proposals. Coordinate calls and meetings with current and new funders.
  • Coordinate/manage NLIHC’s end-of-year fundraising campaign, including Giving Tuesday and holiday appeal – drafting language (postcards, emails, etc.), creating outreach list, mailing them out, etc.
  • Handle inquiries about individual giving, particularly end-of-year requests to contribute stocks or other donations, and cultivate individual donors as needed.
  • Collaborate closely with operations manager on all event coordination for the Annual Housing Policy Forum.
  • Develop and maintain registration pages for the Housing Policy Forum.
  • Enter registrations for complimentary Housing Policy Forum attendees where necessary (special members, event sponsors, AG authors, VIP/invitees, etc.)
  • Coordinate/manage NLIHC special members renewals, invoicing, provision of benefits, procurement of ads and complimentary event registrations, and efforts to recruit additional special members. Track progress on special member benefits (ads needed for the annual Leadership Awards Celebration, publications to be mailed, etc.)
  • Coordinate uploading of new lists secured from partners into Salesforce/Mailchimp. Monitor incoming data to Salesforce for any irregularities.
  • Ensuring all grant agreement and follow-up information is up-to-date and accurate in Salesforce database.
  • Coordinate with contracted agency (currently Cogency Global) on state charitable registrations, ensuring annual registrations for all states in which registrations are required.
  • Using NLIHC’s Program Summary report, prepare first draft of Annual Report narrative for review by COO. Produce list of previous year donors and their giving levels for Annual Report.  
  • Monitor NLIHC’s various webpages that recognize donors for any missing logos, ensure updates are made.
  • Maintain files of copies of all acknowledgment/grant letters.
  • Assist in the coordination of other events and activities for which fundraising is involved, such as NLIHC’s anniversary events.

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.

Qualifications: 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 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 a plus. 
  • An ability to work in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

Compensation and Benefits: 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.  

Job Application Process: Send a cover letter, resume, and two writing samples to: Bairy Diakite, Operations Manager, NLIHC, 1000 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20005 or via email 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. (NLIHC will not contact references before consulting with the candidate.)