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Development Coordinator


  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: Tallahassee
  • Grade: Mid level - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation and Sustainable Development Goals
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date:

Job Overview:

The Development Coordinator serves as a member of the Resource Development Department and works closely with the Development Manager to leverage community, foundation, and public funding opportunities through proposal writing, grant tracking and reporting, and unrestricted fundraising. The Development Coordinator works to ensure the IRC in Florida has adequate resources to support programs and services and is responsible for raising an agreed upon annual financial goal. This is a full-time non-exempt position, reporting to the Development Manager in Florida.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals with a focus on grant funding
  • Assist in the development of an annual grants calendar with specific and measurable goals and objectives for development of restricted and unrestricted private and public grant funding 
  • Support the implementation of a strategy linked to the fundraising plan to solicit new sources of unrestricted and private institutional funding through the submission of proposals, letters of inquiry and other requests for funding
  • Research private and public funding opportunities and serve as the focal person for the development of new proposals with program managers
  • Coordinate the preparation of letters of inquiry, proposals, budgets and reports to local foundations and other potential institutional donors to solicit resources for programs in collaboration with program staff, the Development Manager, and the Finance Manager
  • Assist Resource Development staff, the Development Manager, and the Deputy Director in raising awareness about IRC and representing the office at meetings, conferences and public speaking engagements when needed
  • Maintain grants management tracking systems and regularly update the Resource Development staff, and the Deputy Director with accurate data
  • Ensure the effective maintenance of contract and grant files for each funded program with consistent documentation standards
  • Liaise with IRC HQ revenue, grants and business development staff on all new contracts, grants and sub-grants
  • Manage the proposal submission process via OTIS by coordinating with program managers and IRC HQ staff to ensure on-time submission of proposals
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
  • Certification or continuing education with grant writing, proposal development, and/or fundraising preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional work experience required with progressive levels of responsibility. Minimum of one (1) year experience writing grants.
  • Program management experience strongly preferred. People management experience a plus
  • Proven, superior organizational skills in a complex, multi-tasking environment
  • Outcome driven work style, establishing clear expectations and ongoing measurement of performance toward achieving targeted outcomes
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines, to work independently as well as in a team
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills and ability to learn new computer applications rapidly; experience with CRM/donor management databases and email content management platforms preferred
  • Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically with current and prospective institutional donors and volunteers, partner agencies, multi-cultural clients and colleagues on all levels
  • Experience working with refugees and immigrants, international work and/or non-profit experience is highly desirable.
  • Commitment to the mission of the IRC

Working Environment:

  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined responsibilities.
  • May require weekend and/or evening work.


COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementIn accordance with IRC’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards and our commitment to safeguard the health of our employees, clients, and communities, IRC requires new hires to furnish proof of vaccination against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any in-office or hybrid positions.  All IRC US offices require full vaccination to attend any in-office functions (e.g., meetings, trainings).

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits.  In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days depending on role and tenure, medical insurance starting at $120 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with immediately vested matching, disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles. 

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.