Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

New York, NY


As the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, GLAAD is at the forefront of accelerating acceptance to ensure fair, accurate, and inclusive representation that leads to cultural change. For over 35 years, GLAAD has been a dynamic media force rewriting the script for LGBTQ acceptance. Our work tackles tough issues that shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change. 

The work of GLAAD resembles a campaign-style work environment; there is always a high level of energy, excitement and activity for everyone in the organization; preparing for the next events/activities to accomplish our important media advocacy work, challenging anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and changing hearts and minds about our need for full equality. Staff members are expected to consciously and continuously promote the mission, values, programs, and impact of the organization when presented with opportunities for participating in membership development and reaching out to personal connections on behalf of GLAAD.


Reporting to the Chief Development Officer (CDO), the Development Coordinator provides key administrative and operational support of GLAAD’s overall fundraising efforts and programs. The Development Coordinator will be involved in coordinating multiple projects, using a variety of skills, to assist in the department's membership & major gifts program, grant and foundation reporting, special event planning, and marketing initiatives.


  • Coordinate the day-to-day activities of the Chief Development Officer including meeting set-up, calendar management, travel arrangements, correspondence, agendas and other administrative support as needed.   
  • Assist the Chief Development Officer with cultivation and solicitation of individuals, corporate partners and foundations through research, networking and the development of sponsorship opportunities.
  • Assist both the Chief Development Officer and CEO in managing their respective portfolios through donor tracking, research, scheduling, data management and follow-up.
  • Collaborate with the Executive Assistant to the CEO to coordinate Board driven development activity led by the CEO and Chief Development Officer.
  • Manage and track the master development budget & revenue trackers for each development line of business.
  • Coordinate the Department's Master Schedule of Activities and Campaigns.
  • Working across all functional areas of the development department, as directed by the Chief Development Officer:
    • Prepare reports and proposals including contacts, giving history and prospect research using constituency information database.
    • Assist in the writing and creation of letter of inquiry, concept papers, full grant and sponsorship proposals, website updates, brochures and editing and proofreading collateral materials.
    • Coordinate mailings, scheduling, outreach and creation of mass emails to GLAAD’s constituents; develop and maintain donor mailing lists.
  • Provide support at GLAAD events. This includes working with volunteer committees and working on-site at the days of the event.
    • Provide support to the GLAAD Leadership Councils including tracking and scheduling of monthly activities and goals.
  • Assist with data and gift entry and gift acknowledgement as needed.

Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Chief Development Officer.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in an administrative or similar role in a mission-driven nonprofit organization.


  • Ability to work independently with a high level of initiative as well as collaborate within a team.
  • Demonstrate drive, flexibility and the ability to work productively under multiple deadlines where unanticipated external and internal events can shift priorities.
  • Outstanding project management and administrative skills to effectively juggle and track multiple projects, tasks and deadlines.
  • Ability to remain calm and productive under pressure and changing priorities.
  • Superior writing, research and proofreading skills with strong attention to detail. 
  • Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgment, a sense of humor and respectful.
  • Technology fluency with MS Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint skills. Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge a plus.
  • Effective online research skills and knowledge of media-oriented sites.
  • Understanding of and/or interest in history and current issues concerning the full equality of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
  • Strong commitment and passion for GLAAD’s mission and core values.


  • Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer.
  • Willingness to travel within the city and nationally as necessary; and work alternative work schedules and remotely as needed, including nights/weekends. 
  • Ability to work outdoors and indoors in a variety of weather and temperature conditions.

Disclaimer:  This job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed in this job and is not intended to be inclusive of all the assigned functions, responsibilities, or aspects of the job. GLAAD may at its sole discretion amend this job description at any time with or without notice. 

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job satisfactorily and if requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable employees with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, absent undue hardship.  



GLAAD is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religious creed, color, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, height and weight, or other personal characteristics as may be protected by applicable law. We especially encourage members of historically underrepresented communities to apply, including LGBTQ people, women, people of color, and people with disabilities.


GLAAD was established with the premise that expanding diversity within the organization enhances the work experience and furthers the understanding of the entire mission that GLAAD is based upon. An atmosphere of civility and mutual respect towards difference is indispensable to the work process and enables the free interchange of ideas that is the basis of a successful organization. These differences may be cultural, ethnic, religious, intellectual, ideological or political. Each of these qualities is integral to the identity we form as individuals, and all are essential to creating a vibrant workforce here at GLAAD comprised of individuals with unique perspectives and backgrounds. GLAAD has committed itself to a workforce of inclusion, respect for difference, and fairness, and guarantees the same rights to all its employees to ensure the fullest degree of success within the organization.


Competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include 403(b) retirement plan participation; escalating vacation beginning with 17 days, paid sick and personal days and holidays; and organization-paid health benefits, including medical, dental, vison healthcare and dependent options; flex spending accounts, and life and long-term disability insurance. 


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to