Development & Operations Coordinator

Yamba Malawi
  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 08

Position description


Yamba Malawi uplifts vulnerable children by building businesses and by enabling investment in children’s care.

Founded in 2006, Yamba Malawi envisions a world where strong, self-reliant communities build brighter futures for children. Through holistic livelihood interventions centered on sustainable and scalable businesses, financial management, and coaching on childhood wellbeing, Yamba Malawi helps children and their communities move out of extreme poverty into livelihoods that empower them to improve food security, health, education, and their environments. Each year, Yamba Malawi’s livelihoods program touches the lives of over 100,000 children.

Yamba Malawi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with offices in Lilongwe, Malawi and Brooklyn, New York.



As Development and Operations Coordinator, you will have the unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of both fundraising and operations in a mission-driven, fast-paced, and growing international nonprofit. Yamba Malawi is seeking an energetic, detail-oriented self-starter to support the efficiency and effectiveness of the Organization as a whole. We are looking for a highly organized, creative problem-solver with a passion for social and economic justice. You should not be afraid to ask questions and should be able to thrive in an environment that encourages self-sufficiency and taking initiative. You should see opportunity in each challenge, and should be a team player that isn’t afraid to predict the needs of those you work with.

The Development and Operations Coordinator will report directly to the Development Manager and the Director of Operations and Finance, while working closely with the entire Organizational Team. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the effectiveness of the organization.  



  • Track all gifts, financial and in-kind, and coordinate acknowledgements

  • Assist with financial data entry, tracking receipts, liaising with bookkeeper

  • Assist with registrations, compliance and other clerical tasks

  • Assist in the creation of fundraising pages to drive crowdfunding efforts

  • Research and implement tools to increase efficiency in our day-to-day operations

  • Schedule internal and external meetings and assist with meeting preparation and follow-up

  • Support team with writing, research, and proofreading as requested

  • Provide support for special events and projects

  • Provide support with the Board of Directors, including the organization of meetings, compliance, and stewardship

  • Support Human Resources initiatives, including assisting with coordination of interns

  • Provide general administrative support to the NY office


  • Must be passionate about the mission of the Organization
  • Ability to be detail-oriented and efficient despite competing deadlines and projects

  • Ability to handle multiple time-sensitive tasks simultaneously and prioritize tasks appropriately

  • Persistence, patience, and a sense of urgency around each task and project

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficiency with Excel, Google suite; experience with Salesforce or other databases preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • One year combined work/intern experience preferred

Application instructions

Please send your cover letter and resume to [email protected] and include “Development and Operations Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

Yamba Malawi is an equal opportunity employer.

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