Development Coordinator

The Resolution Project
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Jul 09

Position description

At The Resolution Project (Resolution), we believe that young people can—and should—be the change our world so desperately needs. Founded in 2007, Resolution’s mission is to develop socially responsible young leaders and empower them to make a positive impact today. Through our Social Venture Challenges and Resolution Fellowships, we identify, fund, mentor, and support undergraduate students starting social enterprises to solve some of the world’s most persistent and challenging problems, from healthcare access to climate change. We believe that by empowering young people to bring local, scalable solutions to their communities, we can create a generation of socially responsible leaders committed to building a more just and sustainable world. Today, over 500 Resolution Fellows, in over 80 countries and 20 U.S. states, are implementing over 300 social ventures in high-impact fields such as sustainable development, gender equality, healthcare, and humanitarian relief. Their efforts have benefited 2.9 million people and counting. We are now seeking exceptional talent to join our growing staff!



The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Director of Development and the Development and Communications team to support all aspects of Resolution’s fundraising and communication activities, including corporate partnerships, foundation support, major gifts, annual giving, community fundraising, external communications, and development-related logistical and administrative support. The candidate will contribute to the creative growth of Resolution and will help manage several key development and communications projects and processes; handle multiple projects and ensure deadlines are met; and develop a deep understanding of Resolution’s Fellows and programs to be able to effectively communicate our impact to donors. The ideal candidate is proactive, organized, detail-oriented, and inquisitive, and ready to jump into a variety of projects to support the fundraising goals of the organization.


The candidate must have a flexible schedule and be prepared to join phone and in-person (once offices reopen)meetings earlier and later than regular business hours, including some weekends, with appropriate schedule modifications and/or compensation.



Work collaboratively with organizational leadership, professional staff, and volunteers to support fundraising goals and organizational growth as follows:


Direct Fundraising Activities

  • Develop, draft, and edit letters of inquiry and proposals for potential and existing Resolution funders.
  • Draft slide presentations and grant reports for corporate partners, foundations, and other major donors.
  • Help manage the day-to-day activities of Resolution’s community fundraising, including Team Resolution (our peer-to-peer fundraising group), working closely with the Community Engagement Associate.
  • Generate targeted prospect research for individual, corporate, community, and foundation funding (training available).


Logistical and Administrative Fundraising Support

  • Help coordinate, draft, and distribute donor materials, including reporting on donation impact.
  • Collaborate with Development team members to ensure accurate donation entry in the Salesforce database.
  • In collaboration with Development and Finance, coordinate gift acknowledgments, tax receipts, and financial receivables.
  • Help to ensure that donor, prospect, and grant information is properly tracked in the Salesforce database.
  • Provide additional administrative and logistical support to the Communications and Events team, as needed.


Communications and Event Support

  • In close collaboration with the Director of Development and Communications Manager, help to create and coordinate the sending of email campaigns and other donor communications.
  • Working with the Development and Communications team, draft social media posts for fundraising campaigns and events.


Other Related Duties, As Requested



  • Minimum of one year of professional or strong internship experience.
  • Extremely organized with meticulous attention to detail and follow through.
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning and meeting high standards on a tight schedule.
  • Proactive self-starter with the ability to work well independently, as well as with staff, volunteers and external partners.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and good judgment.
  • Commitment to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Learning (outlined here in our DEI statement:
  • Passion for young people making an impact, and commitment to social change and social entrepreneurship.



  • Fundraising experience.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Application Suites with high level of general computer competency.
  • Experience with donor database software (Resolution uses Salesforce) strongly preferred. Training on our system is available.
  • Familiarity with social media channels, simple graphic design, and/or WordPress.



Resolution does our best to provide a competitive benefits package to our team. Full-time Resolution staff members have access to a range of health plans and for dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, covered at 100% for the employee. Full-time staff also have access to generous paid time off and robust professional development opportunities. In addition, employees may opt into FSA, HSA, transit check, and other voluntary insurance policies.


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