Maryland Legal Aid has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Donor Relations Coordinator to join its development office. The Donor Relations Coordinator provides creative and administrative support to the Development Office for all fundraising activities, with primary responsibility for donor communications, coordination of United Way and online giving campaigns, support of the Equal Justice Associates group, and donor research. The Coordinator is also responsible for assisting with special events and the Major Gifts Program, as well as additional support for the development program as needed. The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer who is exceptionally detail-oriented and tech-savvy.
Duties and Responsibilities
Draft, coordinate and execute direct mail solicitation appeals and timely acknowledgment letters
Draft other donor communications including e-newsletters, event invitations, appropriate sections of Maryland Legal Aid’s annual report, and related correspondence
Schedule and conduct interviews with attorneys and clients in preparation of drafting client success stories
Draft and submit United Way Campaign applications, coordinate and conduct United Way Campaign outreach
Manage website donations, online giving campaigns
Utilize donor database in the preparation and analysis of donor reports, entry of donor prospects, and moves management tracking
Provide support to Equal Justice Associates, a volunteer group of young lawyers advocating and fundraising on behalf of Maryland Legal Aid
Assist in planning, organizing, marketing, and implementing donor cultivation events to build awareness and raise individual support for Maryland Legal Aid
Represent the organization at partner and community events throughout the year
Grant Research and Writing
Assist the Director of Development with researching, drafting and submitting corporate and foundation grant proposals; manage grants following awards
Work with appropriate staff to complete and submit timely grant proposals and reports
Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field
Two years of experience in not-for-profit development preferred
Excellent written/oral communication skills
Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database management experience
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Send cover letter, résumé, one writing sample and three professional references to email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Internal Number: 1724
About Maryland Legal Aid
Maryland Legal Aid is a private, non-profit law firm providing free legal services to low-income people statewide. We serve Baltimore City and Maryland’s 23 counties from 12 offices. Support for our services come from federal, state, and local governments, foundations, law firms, the United Way, and from private donors.