Senior Development Coordinator

Organization:  Atlantic-Midwest Province of the School Sisters of Notre Dame

Office Location: 6401 North Charles Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21212

Classification: Full-time, Salaried/Exempt

Reports To: Director of Development

About the School Sisters of Notre Dame

The School Sisters of Notre Dame are members of an international congregation of women religious, which was founded in Bavaria in 1833. The first sisters arrived in North America in 1847. The School Sisters of Notre Dame, now living and ministering on five continents, have their Generalate in Rome, Italy. Their mission is to proclaim the good news, directing their entire lives toward that oneness for which Jesus Christ was sent.

The Atlantic-Midwest Province is one of the ten units in the international congregation. School Sisters from this province minister in Canada, England, Italy, South Sudan and the United States, with administrative and health care centers in Baltimore, Maryland; Chicago, Illinois; Waterdown, Ontario; and Wilton, Connecticut.

Position Summary

The Senior Development Coordinator is a member of the development team, which is responsible for fundraising activities and building meaningful relationships throughout the Province.

Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Senior Development Coordinator will conduct prospect research, perform donor relation tasks and oversee day-to-day development operations in the Baltimore office.

Primary Duties

Prospect research: Undertakes research, preparation for solicitation and follow-up:

  • Research and gather information on individuals, corporations and foundations to determine funding potential to support the Province.
  • Record all prospect date in Raiser’s Edge and assist with execution of moves management strategies.
  • Prepare donor profiles (briefs), which include biographical, financial and historical giving information; potential for philanthropic support; areas of interest and affiliations.
  • Create proposal documents including: cover letters, requests for funding, brochures and funding lists.
  • Prepare talking points and pitch.
  • Conduct follow-up communications: oversee appropriate acknowledgements to the prospect; make sure that appropriate parties (leadership, staff) are briefed on meeting/solicitation.

Donor Relations:

  • Under the supervision of  the Director of Development, maintain relationships with donors through calls and organized visits that may include the Director of Development and/or an SSND.
  • Raiser’s Edge Database: input data and generate queries and reports, as needed and in coordination with the Database Coordinator.
  • Process and acknowledge charitable gifts for events and mailings as needed.
  • Oversee the organization and implementation of donor celebrations and fundraising events.
  • Support OktoberFest raffle volunteer committee.
  • Administer the Tree of Life program.
  • Assist with planned giving program/marketing, as requested by the Director of Development.


  • Correspond with various departments regarding development projects/tasks.
  • Assist Director of Development with fundraising administration and leadership logistics as needed including: setting meeting schedules, developing meeting agendas, maintaining minutes of internal meetings and other general management tasks.
  • Review and submit invoices for payment.


  • College degree required; masters degree or CRFE designation a plus.
  • Minimum of five years of fundraising experience in Greater Maryland/Washington, D.C. area.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of fundraising – able to participate in all aspects of the gift cycle: (1) prospect research of current and potential donors; (2) donor cultivation strategies; (3) moves management (4) preparation of solicitation materials; (5) personalized ongoing donor stewardship.
  • Demonstrated leadership and the ability to successfully multi-task and implement new initiatives.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit; a self-starter with ability to work independently and as member of a fast-paced development team.
  • Ability to serve as trainer to leadership and colleagues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; sophisticated interpersonal and relationship-building skills; strong organization and management skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others and create unity in working with donors, volunteers, sisters, staff and colleagues.
  • Competent with Microsoft Office Suite and Raisers Edge.
  • Ability to travel distances in the United States; attend off-site conferences and meetings.
  • Ability to distinguish and honor confidentiality and communicate information as needed.
  • Experience with religious life and organizations a plus.

Application Process

Please submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to .