Start or grow your career helping children and families

Susie’s Place is hiring. This position helps further our mission to help children and families heal after an allegation of abuse.

Susie’s Place is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the recruitment, employment, promotion, or transfer of qualified personnel, or in the administration of personnel practices based upon age, sex, race, ethnicity, nationality, handicap, or religion.

Full Time positions earn generous paid time off, paid holidays, and a simple IRA retirement plan with up to a 3% match. Susie’s Place does NOT offer insurance at this time.

Now hiring a Development Program Coordinator

We are looking for someone to help us implement, develop, and grow our fundraising campaigns, activities, and grants and provide administrative support for our donor database.

  • You must be able to work towards goals and metrics related to donor acquisition, retention, and growth.
  • Engage in discussions and research funding opportunities such as public and private grants.
  • Coordinate relationships.
  • Promote our events and activities, such as fundraisers, and promote them through the media.
  • Ensure donors are updated about our work and thank them for their donations and support.

A full job description is listed below.

Please send resumes and inquiries to Associate Director Lynn Clinton at

Full Development Program Coordinator job description

Job Title: Development Program Coordinator                                                         

Reports To: Associate Director                                          

Agency: Susie’s Place Child Advocacy Centers

Primary Location: TBD

Salary: $40k annually             

Development Program Coordinator Definition: Reporting directly to the Associate Director.  Major responsibilities include assisting in the implementation of the development plan, monitoring and tracking fundraising campaigns/activities and grants, and providing administrative support in donor contacts and donor database.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the implementation of the comprehensive fund development plan.
    • Monitor progress toward development goals utilizing metrics related to donor acquisition, donor retention, and growth in annual giving in relation to the goals established each year.
    • Engage in discussions about current and future fund development needs
    • Research potential funding opportunities and follow through, as appropriate
    • Maintain ongoing contact with the agency’s staff regarding fund development program and plans
  • Facilitate and coordinate designated fundraising activities of the agency in keeping with the agency goals.
    • Coordinate relationships with both corporate and private donors
    • Provide administrative support to help execute plans and monitor details of the annual fund campaign
    • Assist in the planning and implement awareness and fundraising events
    • Maintain database and information for all donors and prospective donors
    • Coordinate promotion of agency events and activities through printed material, media relations, and social marketing  
  • Facilitate communication to seek new corporate and foundation funding sources and maintain relationships with current/past donors.
  • Draft regular updates on agency activities for corporate and individual donors
  • Track details of corporate gifts, including ensuring gifts are acknowledged appropriately throughout the period of the gift
  • Ensure appropriate and timely acknowledgement of all donations
  • Assist in the pursuit of new corporate and private donor relationships in collaboration with the TBD, staff, and board
  • Manage grant calendar and reporting.
  • Maintain a grant submission and management calendar
  • Track grant reports and facilitate their timely submission
  • Assist in grant prospecting research
  •  Assist with agency publications and electronic communication strategies.
    • Assist with newsletters and other printed materials
    • Ensure the agency website and other means of electronic communication are current, professional and engaging
    • Oversee maintenance of electronic communications databases and publication of mass e-mails
    • Assist with electronic and paper fundraising campaigns
  • Participate in operations of Susie’s Place that support and/or enhance fundraising efforts.
    • Tours of facilities with existing or prospective donors
    • Prepare facilities or venues for special events


A qualified candidate must be detail oriented with strong computer skills including experience with database management, data entry, word, and excel skills. Knowledge of fund development, special event planning, and marketing desired. Understanding or experience working with child welfare and/or criminal justice systems preferred. Must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be able to attend required trainings/meetings, have a valid driver’s license with proof of minimum state required auto insurance, and successfully pass a criminal history check. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience    

Bachelor’s degree in a related field (public relations, marketing or non-profit management) desired, but qualified work experience may substitute. Minimum of 2 years of experience in administrative assistance in nonprofit organizations, development, marketing or public relations. Proficient computer skills, communication skills, and organizational skills.                                         

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, climb stairs, or balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Work EnvironmentThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 

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