Development Coordinator

The National Women’s History Museum (NWHM) seeks a highly motivated, creative, and detail-oriented professional to provide coordination and support for all aspects of development-related activities. Specifically, this role includes prospect research, donor acknowledgement and stewardship, data entry and management, membership engagement, and special event coordination. The Development Coordinator will report directly to Director of Development and work closely with the Communications and Marketing, Education, Finance, and Membership and Events teams in support of general organizational and strategic efforts. The person in this role will field general inquiries with prospects and donors while providing high-quality interactions to help foster long-term engagement.
This position is in Alexandria, VA and will be partially virtual. Applicant must have reliable access to internet.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Prospect Research: Research and prepare confidential corporate, foundation, and individual prospect briefs utilizing internal and external resources for use in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospects and donors.
  • Donor Acknowledgement and Stewardship: Coordinate the day-to-day acknowledgement and stewardship process, facilitate donor inquires and requests, write donor correspondence, and maintain accurate gift reporting. Donor acknowledgement and stewardship includes processing gifts, ensuring prompt gift recognition and tax receipting, coordinating acknowledgement letters and signatures, and updating and managing the donor database to ensure data integrity.
  • Membership Coordination: Effectively manage and grow Council XIX membership base while ensuring data is accurate, engagement practices are adhered to, and membership needs are met. In coordination with the Director of Membership and Events, create the activation, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategy for the Council XIX membership. Support the Director of Membership and Events with duties as assigned to ensure membership success.
  • Special Events: Support the Director of Membership and Events with the execution of NWHM’s Signature Events and assist in planning and execution of smaller-scale events. Assist with the creation and finalization of guest lists, support event execution, and coordinate post-event follow-up with sponsors and guests.
  • Administrative Duties: Provide administrative support to the Director of Development.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree;
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential material with discretion;
  • Strong planning and organizational skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet stringent deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently, as well as with colleagues in a team effort;
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and writing/editing skills;
  • Experience using the Microsoft Office Suite, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Experience with fundraising database software (DonorQuest, Raiser’s Edge, Donor Perfect);
  • Local to the Washington, D.C. metro area.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • General knowledge of museum practices
  • General knowledge of nonprofit administration preferred
Please note, this is a hybrid position (virtual/in person) that requires some routine in-person work in our Alexandria, VA administrative offices, as well as in other Washington, D.C.-area locations as needed. To that end, we can only consider candidates local to the Washington, D.C. metro area.
To be considered for this position, please fill out this application form and submit a resume and letter of interest (in Word or PDF) that outlines your qualifications for this position. Incomplete applications will not be considered. This position will be open until filled. No phone calls, please.
The National Women’s History Museum considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran in accordance with federal law. In addition, the National Women’s History Museum complies with applicable state and local laws prohibiting discrimination in employment in every jurisdiction in which it operates. The National Women’s History Museum also provides “reasonable accommodations” to qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws. All interested individuals, regardless of background, are encouraged to apply.