Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator
Organization Name: 
L'Arche Greater Washington DC
Job Description: 

Development Coordinator

Role Description


L’Arche Greater Washington, DC provides housing and support services to adults with intellectual disabilities in a community life of mutual transformation and joy! L’Arche GWDC serves hundreds of people in the wider community, of many different backgrounds, by offering a place of belonging and growth. Our Development Coordinator will be an innovative thinker and task-driven person who holds a wide range of fundraising responsibilities. A successful Development Coordinator will seek to enrich relationships while communicating L’Arche’s mission and raise the resources needed to further L’Arche’s impact.


Supervised by: Director of Development and Communications

Supervises: Interns and volunteers as applicable


Key Responsibilities: 

  1. Gift-processing and database management 30%
  • Daily management of fundraising record keeping and documentation in CRM system, and collaboration with finance team for coding and reconciliation.
  • Preparation and distribution of all gift acknowledgements and tax receipts.
  • Processes all general inquiries via phone, email, and physical mail.
  1.  Coordination of fundraising activities 60 %
  • Manage annual giving program:
    • Execute campaigns and appeals through various media (mass mailings, email marketing, etc.).
    • Collaborate with Communications and Outreach Manager on messaging and strategy for digital fundraising campaigns, annual reports, etc.
    • Develop fresh tools to connect with new audiences of potential supporters.
  • Donor cultivation and stewardship:
    • Manage donor experience and stewardship plans for current, prospective, and lapsed donors to  them in the work of L’Arche and grow their annual giving.
    • Create innovative ways to acknowledge and show donors the impact of their gift; exceed donor expectations with creative ways to show our appreciation.
  • Lead corporate sponsorship strategy
    • Design and implement strategy and solicit gifts to support spring fundraising event.
  1. Development and Communication team coordination 10%
  • Coordinate development team meetings and board development committee meetings.
  • Co-work with Friendship Builder to extend the L’Arche community through friend-raising.
  • Manage relationships with third party fundraising organizations, event coordinators, and other development and communications vendors.
  • Create and collaborate on key website functions


Other Development and Communications duties as assigned, based on needs, skillset and interests!



  • Experience and desire to work with people with disabilities.
  • Ability to communicate the mission of L’Arche with passion and integrity.
  • Ability to thrive in a donor-driven environment.
  • Optimistic and proactive approach to detail-oriented work.
  • Motivated by creating new relationships and meeting strategic financial goals.
  • Effective time management, prioritization with strong initiative and independence; a self-starter and idea generator.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital marketing and communications systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising and experience making direct fundraising solicitations.
  • Solid understanding, or ability to learn of CRM system.
  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 2+ years of experience in Nonprofit development, preferred.


Salary & Benefits:

  • Meaningful, mission-based, and community-focused work.
  • Excellent Medical, Dental and Vision coverage, 5% matching 401k contributions after 1 year.
  • Professional Development Opportunities with inclusion focus.
  • Flexible schedule 60% virtual, 40% in person, with some evenings and weekends.
  • Hourly rate between $18-$28, based on experience.
  • Local travel within the DMV occasionally required.


L’Arche Greater Washington, DC is an equal opportunity employer.