Position Announcement
Development Coordinator



About The Open Hearth

The oldest continuously operating housing program for men on the East Coast, The Open Hearth was founded in 1884. Our mission is to help homeless men enhance their capacity for self-help, self-respect and dignity. 

About the Opportunity 

The Hearth seeks an enthusiastic, organized and experienced development coordinator to support our development program. We want to hire someone who will be passionate about our mission and will welcome learning and tackling new challenges.

Reporting to the executive director, the development coordinator implements donor-centric fundraising that includes cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship. The coordinator manages and implements activities including appeals, online giving, events, donor appreciation, and social media and website communications. Additionally, this position is responsible for the fundraising database, including troubleshooting, collecting and inputting data, producing reports in a timely, consistent and accurate manner, and reconciling fundraising records with the finance department.  

The coordinator attends board development committee meetings, relates to an external development consultant, and provides administrative support to an off-site grant writer. Additionally, the coordinator assists the executive director with administrative tasks as necessary.


    • Two-five years of fundraising experience that includes a range of responsibilities from implementing donor appeals and supporting events to managing the administrative aspects of fundraising
    • Ability to meet deadlines, juggle multiple tasks effectively, and handle unexpected interruptions and events with grace and humor
    • Commitment to working in a human services environment with diverse staff and clients
    • Demonstrated experience with donor databases, preferably Abila, is required
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, G Suite, Constant Contact
    • Ability to keep sensitive information confidential
    • Detail-oriented; ability to create organizational systems
    • Excellent time management and written and oral communication skills

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and benefits commensurate with skill and experience.

Please send a resume and a cover letter (Word or pdf versions only) that describes how your qualifications and experience are aligned with this opportunity and provide evidence of your written communication skills.

E-mail to:

Janna Pedersen, Search Consultant

Ampersand Consulting


All applications will be acknowledged; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The Open Hearth is an equal opportunity employer. We have a diverse staff and actively seek diverse applicants for this position.