Development Coordinator


Position Summary

The Development Coordinator will be responsible for providing administrative support and assisting in the hands-on execution of the various fundraising efforts of the agency. Working 40 hours per week with a hybrid on-site/remote schedule, the Development Coordinator will assist in ensuring the success of various fundraising vehicles and helping to grow the profile and resources of Peaceprints of WNY.


Essential Functions

  • The Development Coordinator has the vision and passion to support the development, implementation, and growth of all aspects of the agency's fundraising efforts.
  • Maintain an up-to-date donor database and use this information to monitor and evaluate activities, grow our donor pool, move individuals through the donor pipeline, and produce reports for funders and stakeholders upon request.
  • Assist in finding and preparing grant proposals to various funding entities. Lead the follow up on successful proposals including reports and acknowledgements.
  • Conduct preliminary research and assist in attracting, retaining, and thanking donors through the annual appeal, acknowledgement letters, impact reports, proposals, and other donor correspondance.
  • Think creatively about new and effective ways to attract, engage, and thank donors across all levels.
  • Help organize profile raising events to attract new donors and raise funding.
  • Build partnerships with and serve as liaison to other community programs, employers, individuals, collaborative groups and agencies to boost the number of donors and Peaceprints image in the community.
  • Actively engage and energize staff members, volunteers, board members, committees, partnering organizations, donors, and grant funders to culitvate a culture of philanthropy.
  • All other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Minimum of a B.A. degree.
  • At least two years’ experience in fundraising, grant writing, human resource management, project management, customer relations, or other relevant field.
  • Passion for social justice, legal advocacy, prisoner reentry, and/or Fair Chance Hiring.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; the ideal candidate will be a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills.
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation.
  • Ability to think strategically about program and community linkages to Development.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people.
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed.
  • Excellent organization, time management skills, and the ability to think creatively.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and vehicle to use in performance of job. Position requires some travel within the City of Buffalo.


Physical Requirements

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work time may be evenly split between office settings, at Peaceprints properties or outside meetings.  Limited local travel is required.  Light physical effort in an office environment
  • Frequent computer use
  • Primarily sedentary work with occasional bending and reaching
  • Maintain a high energy level, comfortable performing multi-faceted projects in conjunction with day-to-day activities
  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word as well
  • Regularly required to read and write clearly




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