• Grants & Development Coordinator

    Job Locations US-MA-Boston
  • Overview

    Are you are a smart, talented, mature and creative individual who wants to join an organization committed to improving human services policy and practice? Do you have the necessary interpersonal skills, work ethic, and experience (or ability) to contribute significantly to an organization committed to growth and excellence?


    At Community Resources for Justice we change lives and strengthen communities by advancing policy and delivering individualized services that promote safety, justice, and inclusion.


    CRJ is a unique, 140-year-old Boston-based organization that provides direct care as well as research and consulting services in the areas of criminal and juvenile justice and intellectual/developmental disabilities. Our three divisions, the Crime and Justice Institute, Community Strategies, and Social Justice Services are recognized for their effectiveness and contributions to this important work. More information is available at 




    The Grants & Development Coordinator will provide organizational support in the areas of fundraising, donor relations, grant research/writing, special events to our CEO and Director of Innovation, Implementation, and Development.



    • Provide support for grants program including researching grant opportunities and submitting applications; ensuring revenue goals are met, meeting grant deadlines and reporting
    • Assist with writing grants and maintaining proposals/RFP's, and cultivation calendars
    • Support, create and manage effective strategies and giving opportunities to increase fundraising and increase individual donor database including: special events, direct mail, online giving, donor identification and cultivation.
    • Logistics support associated with 6-10 special events annually; including creating of invitation list, mailings,registration management, vendor communication, name cards, sponsorship solicitations, catering order, and post event follow up
    • Conduct prospect research on individual, foundation, and corporate donors
    • Establish long-term relationships with businesses, corporations, foundations, and donors in the community to build new partnerships and funding opportunities.
    • Support strategic community outreach to educate stakeholders, raise funds, and create strategic partnerships.
    • Support the management of the donor database and infrastructure to effectively manage donations, which includes data entry, acknowledgements, queries, report building, and assessing donor trends and analytics.
    • Assist with public relations efforts including: social media, media relations, and marketing activities.
    • Supports CEO in administrative tasks and special projects as assigned.



    The ideal candidate is a forward thinker who anticipates next steps, while striving for excellence. The Grants & Development Coordinator will thrive in our dynamic, fast-paced environment which is experiencing rapid change and growth, and will possess the following:


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 1-3 years of experience in fundraising in a nonprofit setting including managing and coordinating special events.
    • Experience with gift processing and acknowledgement.
    • Excellent writing, research and communication skills
    • The ability to proofread and edit a range of written materials
    • Strong problem-solving ability and attention to detail
    • Motivated, self-starter who has the ability to work collaboratively and independently
    • Proficient in Microsoft office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
    • Knowledge of Constant Contact, E-Tapestry, or other fundraising/gift administration and communications software or databases (Raiser's Edge), will be considered a plus
    • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to be flexible, work well under pressure, handle multiple tasks simultaneously with poise, enthusiasm, discretion, and professionalism
    • High level administrative and organization skilla and meticulous attention to detail


    CRJ provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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