Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator
Organization Name: 
Joseph's House
Job Description: 

Joseph’s House is a residential respite care home in NW Washington, DC that serves primarily previously homeless men and women with advanced HIV disease.  For most of these residents, some combination of mental illness, stigma, isolation, substance abuse, poverty and/or domestic violence have prevented them from successfully managing their HIV disease.

Once medically stabilized, many Joseph’s House residents transition to post residential case management.  These services can include medication management, housing, counseling, life skills training, advocacy, transportation and community activities.

Commitment to Justice, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our organization is dedicated to eliminating racial inequities and we seek to create a diverse workforce that shares in this commitment to justice. Joseph’s House will not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, age, national origin, religious beliefs, physical handicap, marital status, ancestry, past incarceration unrelated to job responsibilities, or liability for service in the armed forces of the United States.

Contemplative Care

Joseph’s House was founded upon the values of justice for the poor and friendship with the outcast. Our mindfulness and awareness practices help us turn toward suffering, rather than hurry past it. Applicants must have a desire and readiness to deepen their spiritual and personal growth through their service and interactions with all members of the Joseph’s House community.

Job Summary:

The Development Coordinator provides crucial support for Joseph’s House fundraising efforts. The Coordinator partners with the Executive Director to develop and cultivate relationships with donors and foundations to secure the needed funds and/or grants to support Joseph’s House’s mission and programs. This position allows a Development Coordinator to work off site up to 16 hours a week, provided that you have been determined “eligible” by the Executive Director.



  • Input and update accurate donor and prospect information in our donor management system, Bloomerang
  • Run reports in Bloomerang
  • Organize and maintain donor information in Google Drive and Bloomerang
  • Produce donation reports and analyses on fundraising and cultivation events
  • Establish a system to code and enter information into the donor base.

Donor Support

  • Draft donor correspondence, including acknowledgement letters, templates, receipts and customized donor correspondence for the Executive Director's signature
  • Track donor correspondence and update donor records in Bloomerang
  • Track follow-up letters from meetings with funders, potential donors, board members, and other supporters
  • Assist in preparing and mailing donor appeal letters
  • Create and update mailing lists for mass mailings (Example: Appeal letters)


  • Manage the organization's Social Media accounts
  • Assist with preparing the Joseph’s House newsletter
  • Develop a communication outreach calendar
  • Assist with updating organization’s website


  • Assist with the production of cultivation and fundraising events including, but not limited to: drafting invite lists, creating invitations or e-blasts, coordinating with vendors, assisting in producing event materials, and other tasks as needed 
  • Conduct research on prospects, guests, donors, foundations and any groups that would be of interested to support a Joseph’s House event
  • Manage/develop Joseph’s House fundraising events, including promotional/informational events

Grantwriting and Reporting

  • Assist with identifying new foundation and corporate prospects
  • Assist with pulling information required in grant applications (foundations, corporate, and government)
  • Draft or assist with drafting grant applications
  • Collect and analyze background information to support grant proposals and reports  


  • Strong organizational skills with a proven track record of collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral; and outstanding attention to detail
  • Flexible and adaptable style
  • A professional and resourceful style; the ability to work independently and as a team player, to take initiative, and to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time
  • Meet deadlines

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree or minimum of two years of experience of relevant fundraising experience
  • Knowledge and experience with database systems.  Experience with Bloomerang a plus
  • Ability to multitask
  • Strong writing skills
  • Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19

Salary and Benefits:

  • Salary is $40,000 - $45,0000 annually
  • Hybrid remote and in-person work schedule
  • Health Insurance
  • Vacation, sick leave


To be considered for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:  Kowshara Thomas, Executive Director  at

Applications received by May 31, 2022 will receive priority consideration.

Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, May 31, 2022