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We’re Hiring A Development Coordinator

May 22, 2023   |   Alliance for Aging Research Team   |   Who We Are

Note: Applicant must live in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

The Alliance for Aging Research (Alliance) is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the pace of scientific discoveries and their application to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health. For more information about us, please visit,

The Alliance seeks a detail-oriented and driven full-time Development Coordinator to work collaboratively with the Vice President of Development and other internal departments. The Development Coordinator will support the Alliance’s overall fundraising efforts and will provide logistical support for the Alliance’s programmatic events. The Development Coordinator will report directly to the Vice President of Development.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    Development – 75%

  • Drafting development communications, including appeals, grant proposals, and website copy.
  • Conducting prospect research for individual and corporate donors.
  • Entering gifts and producing invoices, acknowledgments, and tax receipts.
  • Producing donor reports, annual reports, and other collateral materials.
  • Conducting monthly reconciliation of billable revenue with the Finance department.
  • Entering data and managing donor information within Salesforce database.
  • Troubleshooting and performing other related duties and special projects as assigned.

  Events – 25%

  • Overseeing logistics for programmatic events organized by the Alliance and other internal departments.
  • Assisting the Development department with the execution of the annual Heroes in Health fundraiser.
  • Managing the handling of all necessary meeting materials (such as signage, speaker PowerPoint presentations, name tags, handouts, etc.)
  • Developing invitation lists, sending event communications, and managing registrations.
  • Providing technical support for event facilitators, speakers, vendors, and attendees.
  • Troubleshooting and performing other related duties and special projects as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in development or related fields.
  • Minimum of two to three years of fundraising experience. Experience with events management is a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and fundraising software/reporting tools. Experience with Salesforce is a plus.
  • Proficient with email marketing platforms. Experience with Salesforce Marketing Cloud (formerly Pardot) is a plus.
  • Proficient with webinar software. Experience with Zoom Webinars is a plus.
  • Excellent attention to detail, with strong oral and written communication and organizational skills.
  • Self-motivated, service-oriented, enthusiastic, with the ability to prioritize, take initiative, and work independently or on a team with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to apply successful fundraising techniques and development best practices.
  • Ability to respect and maintain confidences with donor and financial information.
  • Good judgment and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment and ability to articulate the mission of the Alliance for Aging Research.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States.
  • Applicants should live in the DMV area. Employees will be required to attend in-person staff meetings, board meetings, the annual Heroes in Health Celebration and external business meetings (if applicable). Additionally, employees are encouraged to participate in team-building activities. The frequency of in-person meetings is subject to change and may vary depending on position held. 
  • The Alliance for Aging Research is an organization that works to address vaccine hesitancy, encourage vaccination, and promote public health. We strongly encourage all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in accordance with the most current CDC guidance.

The Alliance for Aging Research offers excellent benefits, including employer‐paid health, dental/vision insurance, life insurance, long and short-term disability, paid maternity/paternity leave, flexible spending account, qualified transportation benefit, 401K retirement plan with matching, free gym access, monthly cell phone allowance or company issued cell phone, employee assistance program, annual holiday bonus, fourteen (14) days of paid health and wellness leave, and four weeks of paid vacation. Salary $55-$63K. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Alliance for Aging Research is an equal opportunity employer that strives to be a place where inclusion lives, individuals grow, and diverse talent is retained. The Alliance does not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy or any other basis protected by law.

To Apply: Please email cover letter, resume, and at least one writing sample to [email protected] with subject line “Development Coordinator”. No faxes or phone calls please.

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