Development Coordinator

Full Time

Position Description:

Join a dynamic team dedicated to supporting the mission of Nurses for Newborns of Tennessee (NFN), an organization committed to providing crucial care and support to newborns and their families. As a Development Coordinator, you will play a vital role in facilitating fundraising efforts, ensuring the sustainability and growth of our impactful programs.


Key Responsibilities:

Development Support:

  • Collaborate closely with the Development Director and team to strategize and execute fundraising initiatives, including events, appeals, and campaigns.
  • Assist in planning and executing fundraising events, ensuring seamless coordination and participation.
  • Maintain the integrity of our development database by accurately documenting constituent information, event attendees, and donations.
  • Work alongside the Accounting Coordinator to reconcile incoming revenue and donations, ensuring accuracy and alignment with financial systems.
  • Ensure timely acknowledgment of donations and effectively manage memorials and honorariums.
  • Uphold the highest standards of confidentiality and integrity in handling proprietary information.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to inquiries, visitors, and meeting participants, reflecting our organization’s values.

Grant Writing:

  • Conduct research to identify potential sources of grant support, aligning with NFN’s mission.
  • Review and interpret grant guidelines to determine compatibility with our goals and objectives.
  • Maintain a comprehensive calendar of grant prospect submissions within our database/CRM.
  • Prepare and submit grant letters of intent, applications, and reports under the guidance of the Development Director.
  • Update and maintain our Giving Matters site to showcase NFN’s impact and initiatives.

Job Requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field is required.
  • 1-3 years of fundraising/development or related experience.
  • 1-3 years of experience in grant writing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for effective interaction with various stakeholders.
  • Ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion and professionalism.
  • Strong planning and organizational abilities to manage multiple projects efficiently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and database software in a Mac environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Strong team player with the capacity to work independently when necessary.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, resume and application directly to:

NFN is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship, or any other protected status. Nurses for Newborns offers equal opportunity and treatment to all who apply and is committed to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism practice and is built on a foundation of widely shared values that include respect, integrity, justice, stewardship and excellence.