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Young Invincibles

Development Coordinator

Development – Washington DC, District of Columbia
Department Development
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About Young Invincibles:

Young Invincibles (“YI”) is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization working to expand economic opportunity for young people ages 18 to 34 and to amplify their voices in the national political conversation and policy arena. Founded by and for young adults in the summer of 2009 during the debate over health care reform, YI has quickly grown into a leading voice for young people on the issues of healthcare, higher education, pathways to jobs/workforce and civic engagement. The organization has achieved major successes in areas ranging from the regulation of college health plans to Pell grants and has successfully engaged hundreds of thousands of young adults online through a network of over 100 partner organizations. Our regional offices (California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, and Texas) have increased grant aid for low-income college students, expanded funding for community colleges, and ensured undocumented students can access in-state tuition.

Principal Responsibilities: 

The Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting and assisting with all organization-wide development activities. Specifically, the Development Coordinator will work on prospect research, proposal writing, grant reporting, database entry and management, planning and administering fundraising events,, processing gifts and sending acknowledgements as well as providing administrative support and other work as needed. 

The Development Coordinator must be able to work efficiently and with a positive attitude and attention to detail in a fast-paced environment that requires adaptability to shifting priorities, a sense of urgency, and a commitment to excellence.  They must be comfortable in a start-up style atmosphere requiring organization, creativity, and initiative, ability to “roll with the punches,” and a sense of humor.  

Supervisor: Development Manager

Duties include:

  • Coordinate and support all fundraising operations

  • Support development team with research and drafting of briefings on foundations, individuals, and other resource development-related matters.

  • Work with development team with drafting and editing of concept papers, letters of inquiry, applications, proposals, reports and other written documents in support of fundraising efforts

  • Process foundation grants and individual checks through online banking system

  • Prepare and promptly process acknowledgment letters, or other documentation required by funders

  • Support event planning for development-led events

  • Manage and maintain project management on behalf of development team

  • Own maintenance of Grants Calendar, including office-wide electronic calendar and organization-wide document.

  • Administrative functions including calendaring and scheduling as related to fundraising activities.  This includes on behalf of any individuals supporting fundraising with a priority for Executive Director, Senior Director of Development, program directors, and YI Board.

  • Coordinate with Finance and Operations staff regarding financial reporting of grants.

  • Coordinate with Human Resources regarding demographic information for grant applications and proposals.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Exceptional ability to work independently and produce results in a timely manner independently

  • Strong and demonstrable problem-solvers

  • Detail oriented with above-average organizational and verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong project management skills are essential

  • Report to staff including track results

  • Experience and interest in nonprofit development, fundraising, and/or operations

  • Understand marketing and sales practices as beneficial to organization

  • Experience with Google Suite and Asana, preferred


Competitive salary based on relative experience. YI will provide salary information to applicants invited for the first round of interviews. Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, & vision coverage, company funded HRA plan; 401K retirement, life insurance, generous vacation, etc. 

How to Apply: 

To apply, please complete the job application on the Young Invincibles job page. 

Applicants will need to provide the following documents and information through the online portal. 

  • Cover letter to the attention of Aylia Naqvi, Director of Human Resources and Operations, explaining how your qualifications match the needs of the position and your interest in Young Invincibles. 

  • Current Resume 

  • Any salary requirement

  • Three references, including at least one former supervisor. (YI will not contact references without first checking with the applicant.) 

Young Invincibles is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. YI does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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