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Development Coordinator

Vital Communities

About Vital Communities

Founded in 1993, Vital Communities cultivates the civic, environmental, and economic vitality of the Upper Connecticut River Valley of Vermont and New Hampshire. We bring people together, bridging boundaries and engaging our whole community to create positive change.  Climate change mitigation and adaptation are at the heart of our work. Vital Communities helped create and now coordinates the nation’s first rural Transportation Management Association to reduce vehicle miles traveled in our region. Our energy team has a 10-year track record of reducing energy use and expanding renewable energy generation across all sectors. In 2017 we stepped forward to coordinate the Upper Valley Adaptation Workgroup, seeking to expand our role as a regional and national leader in developing community-based climate solutions.

Vital Communities, a regional nonprofit located in White River Junction, VT, seeks a full time (32-40hr/wk) Development Coordinator. With an anticipated annual budget of $2.3 million in FY 2023, a rapidly expanding staff, and ambitious revenue goals moving forward, Vital Communities has a growing need to expand our fundraising and development team. The Development Coordinator will support the Development Director with a broad array of fundraising responsibilities, including donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals, foundations, and corporate donors.

Vital Communities is a highly collaborative organization wherein many of our staff are involved in fundraising. In addition to working with the Development Director, the Development Coordinator will work closely with the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Manager and the Finance & Administration team to support gift recording, acknowledgement, and reporting processes. The best candidate for this position will function well in a team setting, is an excellent communicator (both in internal and external-facing contexts) and will have a high level of attention to detail.


Desired Skills and Qualifications • Accuracy and attention to detail • Oral and written communication skills • Persuasive communication skills • Ability to build collaborative relationships • Project management skills • Timeliness and organization • Basic understanding of nonprofit fundraising and accounting principles/revenue recognition requirements • Judgement, discretion, maintenance of confidentiality 3 of 3 Experience & Education The equivalent of a bachelor's degree and 2 to 4 years of related experience


In collaboration with the Development Director, the Development Coordinator will support all aspects of fundraising operations at Vital Communities, including content, format, and logistics. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: • Recording and tracking income in the CRM, including commitments (pledges, grants) and payments (gifts, dues, fees) • Managing and generating routine and ad hoc development reports • Generating donor acknowledgements and coordinating the donor acknowledgement processes • Tracking donor and partner updates through media and networks, and keeping donor records up to date in the CRM • Creating and maintaining development forms • Coordinating donor meetings and donor engagement opportunities • Coordinating logistics for semi-annual appeals and other fundraising campaigns • Supporting Vital Communities’ Board Level Development Committee with logistics, reporting, and other tasks • Assisting with Vital Communities’ corporate giving program, bundled asks, and other proposals

How to Apply:

Email resume and cover letter to

Salary Type: Hourly
Salary Minimum: 20.00
Salary Maximum 25.00
Job Location:

White River Junction, VT

Date Added: June 8, 2022

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