Development Coordinator

The Position

Do you want to end overdose? Do you want to work for a dynamic organization committed to promoting the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by drug use? National Harm Reduction Coalition is seeking just that, an energetic, detail-oriented self-starter to support its Development team by advancing fundraising administration, database management, and donor stewardship.

The Development Coordinator will support the National Harm Reduction Coalition’s Development department under the direction of the Director of Development.

The ideal candidate is an individual who enjoys a fast-paced environment and who brings a willingness to review and improve our fundraising systems and processes. They are excited to mobilize resources for transformational change, can work both collaboratively and independently, and can prioritize and support multiple projects.

Organization Description

The National Harm Reduction Coalition is an advocacy and capacity-building organization that promotes the health and dignity of individuals and communities who are affected by drug use and structural violence. As a national organization we advance harm reduction policy and practice through six core programs:

  1. harm reduction policy and advocacy
  2. harm reduction resources including in-person and virtual trainings, self-paced online learning modules, publications, and maps to locate syringe service and naloxone programs
  3. national and regional convenings
  4. grantmaking
  5. fiscal sponsorship
  6. technical assistance on overdose prevention education, hepatitis C prevention and treatment, syringe access expansion, and the US opioid crisis

Our programs center racial equity as guided by our North Star: the National Harm Reduction Coalition creates spaces and dialogue that help heal the harms of racialized drug policies.


Fundraising Administration

  • Manage the gift acknowledgment process for donations
  • Work with Director of Development to prepare and execute donor campaigns and email appeals
  • Assist in development mailings/emails, including year-end fundraising communications
  • Assist with management of incoming/outgoing donor communications and emails
  • Provide logistical support to the Director of Development for the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and coordinate grant proposals to foundation and corporate sources

Database Management 

  • Maintain Salesforce donor data, including gift acknowledgements, donor contact information, and giving histories
  • Maintain up-to-date donor records and donor mailing lists, eliminating duplicates, and assisting with constant database clean-up
  • Support the department’s fundraising strategies by running queries, analyzing data, and producing reports
  • Work with Finance to reconcile and ensure accuracy of monthly income reconciliations via Facebook, Salesforce, Donorbox, etc
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and dashboards

Donor Stewardship

  • Support the stewardship of first-time donors and major donors as directed
  • Assist with donor mailings, including solicitations, stewardship reports, and merchandise distribution
  • Monitor foundation giving and philanthropy news sites for developments in grant giving
  • Assist with donor events, including pre-and post-event administrative activities including the production of the invitation mailings, email lists, and gift acknowledgment letters
  • Assist with all conference-related fundraising and sponsorship assignments for the Development team under the guidance of the Director of Development


  • Minimum of two years of nonprofit experience as well as but not limited to communications and fundraising/resource development experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with a CRM database(s), preferably Salesforce
  • Strong interpersonal/written/verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with donors, funders, Board Members, and staff of all levels
  • Initiative and independence in carrying out responsibilities
  • Detail-oriented, with strong organizational, analytical, and planning skills
  • Discretion, commitment to confidentiality, and excellent judgment in handling sensitive individual and organizational information
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a professional manner with people of diverse backgrounds and promote a positive working environment and spirit of cooperation
  • Demonstrated commitment to racial equity


Position requires light travel for fundraising events after it is safe to return to in-person gatherings