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Development Coordinator

Location:Portland, ME
Employment Type:Full Time


The Development Coordinator is an organized, detail-oriented, multi-tasking team player who wants to make a difference for people with disabilities and behavioral health challenges. As part of our high-energy team, the Coordinator will contribute in a meaningful way to achieving our strategic advancement goals.



Serves as key member of the Development team as it works to increase support for Spurwink from individuals, corporations and foundations. Acts as first point of contact for many Spurwink donors via phone and email. Develops productive and professional working relationships with current and prospective supporters.

Manages all aspects of the Raiser’s Edge development database. Enters gifts, prepares reports, and updates donor contact information. Stays current with training and maximizes use of Raiser’s Edge database to support Development goals. Maintains and updates internal Raiser’s Edge Policies & Procedures Manual. Develops expertise in online technology and administers the online giving program.

Processes and acknowledges gifts according to agency policies and procedures and best practices. Serves as liaison to Finance Department re: gift processing. Prepares and updates all development reports, forms, and templates, including revenue reports, pledge forms, and activity reports.


Provides administrative support to the Development Department and Board Development Committee. Tracks and manages department invoices, expenses, registrations, licenses, and memberships. Performs administrative duties as needed, including scheduling, copying, filing, meeting minutes, and word processing. Coordinates logistics for special events, including guest lists (using database event module), sponsorship payments and benefits, in-kind donations, volunteer management, collateral, and other details.  Manages third-party event opportunities, including outreach and planning. 


Supports foundation relations by tracking grants received and reporting, and assisting in submitting grant proposals, RFP packages, and grant reports. 

Other duties as assigned by the Vice President of Development. Performs all of the above duties in accordance with agency values and CARE principles.


Candidates should demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills, keen relationship-management skills, superior computer skills (Word, Excel, Raiser’s Edge preferred), and a strong interest in a career in nonprofits. Candidates must possess superior organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility, the ability to multi-task, and the desire and ability to work with a team. Ideal candidate is a self-starter with enthusiasm, energy and the desire to make a difference for people with disabilities and behavioral health challenges. 

Spurwink is an equal opportunity employer.

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