What does a Development Coordinator do?

A development coordinator works within various organizations to secure funding and sponsorships. From assisting department leaders in developing fundraising plans, maintaining donor relationships and securing new ones, a development coordinator advances the company's initiatives through actively seeking partners. Additionally, a development coordinator will coordinate with various business partners and organize events. A development coordinator organizes with other members of the development team and plans ways to increase brand awareness and funding.

A high school diploma is required to become employed in the position. Many employees have a bachelor's degree in business management, public relations or related field. Successful development coordinators are proactive, self-motivated employees who perform well in a team setting. They consistently work to accomplish goals and increase their organization's revenue.

  • Establish a realistic budget for events and account for anticipated fundraising outcomes
  • Works with the advertisement and marketing departments to promote fundraising events using flyers, advertisements and digital marketing outreach
  • Assume full responsibility for various fundraising efforts including product sales, obtaining items for sale in auctions and acquiring donations
  • Assist in writing grant proposals and developing event opportunities
  • Research and identify prospective new donors and proactively initiate sponsorship and funding
  • Assists in helping management in the development of fundraising goals and works to achieve and surpass these goals
  • Coordinate all aspects of fundraising events and activities planning to execution
  • Work directly with management and development team to manage project workflow and oversee day to day milestones for projects
  • Foster positive relationships with current and potential business partners
  • Work closely with social media department to establish plans for marketing events and programs
  • Ability to work well with a team to promote company initiatives
  • 1-3 years' experience working in fundraising or project organization
  • Ability to prioritize and manage several milestones and projects efficiently
  • Professional written and interpersonal skills are essential when communicating with customers and sponsors
  • Experience planning large-scale events and fundraisers
  • Ability to generate interest in the company or program and reach out to appropriate business partners
  • Experience working with a diverse team and promoting a positive brand image

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
41%
2 - 4
48%
5 - 7
3%
8+
8%

Common Skill Sets

Microsoft Office Suite
Excellent Organizational
Microsoft Outlook
Database
Writing
Effective Communication
Meet Deadlines
Attention To Detail

Development Coordinator Seniority Levels

Training Manager
39% made the transition
HR Manager
22% made the transition
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Development Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

£25,717 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£18K
Median: £26K
£36K
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