Disability Rights Washington is seeking a Development Coordinator to work in either our Seattle or Spokane office, or remotely in Washington State with travel to Seattle occasionally.

People with disabilities, African American, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and those from other oppressed groups and all protected classes are strongly encouraged to apply. All employees are expected to participate in DRW’s race equity work. Disability Rights Washington looks forward to reviewing all applicants, including applicants who have concerns about how accepting this job could affect their eligibility for Medicaid or other programs.

The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Strategic Partnerships to meet DRW’s fiscal accountability and fundraising goals. The Development Coordinator will work with the Director of Strategic Partnerships, Communications Coordinator, and DRW’s volunteer Development Committee to execute DRW’s fundraising plan and activities.

If a candidate based somewhere in Washington other than Seattle, there will be travel to Seattle required, especially before and during events, such as our annual Breaking Barriers fundraiser.

Development Coordinator Job Functions:

Includes assisting with the following functions as assigned by the Director of Strategic Programs:

  • Donor correspondence and acknowledgement
  • Planning, logistical support, and other duties as assigned for fundraising events
  • Development Committee support
  • Database maintenance for individual, foundation and corporate relationships
  • Production of fundraising reports and other reports from other giving platforms
  • Conducting preliminary research on prospective corporate, foundation and individual donors.
  • Coordinating productions and mailing of appeals.
  • Prepare materials for distribution. (i.e. design postcards, sponsor descriptions, program and invite; manage order and dissemination)
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Strategic Partnerships.

Skills Required:

  • Self-motivated, focused, positive attitude, flexible, and proactive
  • Ability to collaborate and work well with people from various backgrounds and identities including people with disabilities, people of color, members of the LGBTQ community, adults, youth, people with varied educational and lived experiences.
  • Ability to identify creative solutions for problems that arise
  • Ability to multitask in fast paced environment
  • Ability to develop, organize, and implement office procedures and systems
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to initiate and complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Exceptional attention to details
  • Excellent organizational, communication, composition, and prioritizing skills
  • Advanced computer skills in Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Zoom, Adobe Creative Suite, and preferred experience with giving platforms, and donor management systems
  • Ability to present information and data concisely and effectively, verbally and in writing

Education and/or experience:

  • 2 years of development experience
  • Data entry/analysis experience
  • Event planning
  • Experience regularly working with people with disabilities or other systemically oppressed populations
  • Effective interpersonal skills

Working conditions:

  • Continual exposure to new tasks
  • Multiple projects and timeframes occur at once
  • Standard work week is 20 hours, flexible schedule is needed during certain time periods surrounding events.
  • Work will be mainly remote, in-person for events and as needed

Salary and Benefits:

A successful applicant will make $27.65 per hour if they meet the minimum qualifications for the position but have no direct experience in performing the job responsibilities of the position. A successful applicant will make $31.75 per hour if they have five years of direct experience performing the job responsibilities of the position.  Up to 20 hours per week.

DRW offers a transit benefit for all employees.

About DRW:
Disability Rights Washington is an equal opportunity employer. We value a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture. Disability Rights Washington encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including individuals from all race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability, and veteran status backgrounds.

Disability Rights Washington is a private nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of people with disabilities across Washington. We are designated by the governor as the independent federally-mandated protection and advocacy system for Washington State. As such, Disability Rights Washington promotes, expands, and protects the human and civil rights of people with disabilities. For information about us, please visit http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/ 

To Apply:
Please fill out the online application below. Requirements are a cover letter, resume, and three professional reference contacts to verify employment. You may also mail your application to: Disability Rights Washington, 315 Fifth Avenue South, Suite 850, Seattle, WA 98104 Attn: Jodi Rose. Reasonable accommodations for any portion of the application or interview process are available by request. You may email accommodation requests to Jodi Rose or call 206.324.1521. We would like to fill this position as soon as possible. Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis and will be accepted until the position is filled. Priority will be given to submissions received by September 16, 2022.

  • Position Title: Development Coordinator
  • Reports to: DRW’s Director of Strategic Partnerships
  • Company Name: Disability Rights Washington
  • Location: Based out of our Seattle or Spokane Office
  • Posted: September 7, 2022
  • Education and Experience required: Administrative support experience, bookkeeping, communications, development, data entry/analysis
  • Job Category: Program / Support

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