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Job Opening: Development Coordinator, MADRE

MADRE is seeking an experienced, passionate, highly organized development professional to serve as our Development Coordinator.


  • Work with Executive Director to implement organizational fundraising strategy
  • Coordinate and further develop Major Donors Program; generate communications with major donors.
  • Cultivate new funding sources
  • Research, write and submit funding proposals
  • Communicate with funders on behalf of organization
  • Generate and adhere to calendar of deadlines for soliciting grants
  • Track pending proposals, grants received and declinations
  • Update and maintain database of existing and potential funders
  • Generate narrative and financial reports for funders
  • Expand planned giving program and generate materials for donors on giving strategies
  • Conduct outreach to secure speaking engagements for MADRE and coordinate logistics, including travel, accommodations, budget oversight
  • Help create public event plans as needed
  • Special projects related to fundraising, as assigned


  • Commitment to women's rights and knowledge of the human rights framework
  • Knowledge of and commitment to MADRE's vision and programs
  • Familiarity with MADRE's networks and funders
  • Demonstrated success procuring grants from foundations, corporations, and religious and community organizations
  • Ability to represent MADRE and communicate effectively and sensitively with major donors and other funders
  • Strong research, writing and editing skills
  • Database management skills and professional knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail, and ability to manage many distinct areas of work at once
  • Ability to work under pressure with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Spanish helpful but not required

Start Date: mid-July

Location: New York, NY

Compensation and Benefits: Commensurate with experience

Link: /page/jobs--internships-6.html#DevC

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Executive Director Vivian Stromberg at No phone calls please. 

MADRE, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

May 26, 2010