Communication and Development Coordinator
Job Details
San Pedro Street - Los Angeles, CA
Full Time
$45,000.00 - $48,000.00 Hourly
Day Shift
Nonprofit - Social Services


The Communication and Development Coordinator will be a collaborative coordinator, report to the Senior Director of Communication and Development, and work closely with the Director of Donor Relations and Events, the Director of Foundation and Government Relations, and the Communication Manager. The candidate must be an innovative and strategic thinker, who will support the design and implementation of DWC's communication and development strategies. This is a tremendous opportunity for an emerging leader to strengthen and build the evolving, internal capacity of a highly innovative, dynamic, and high-impact organization, as well as advance their professional capabilities.


Essential Functions

The Communication and Development coordinator will contribute to a range of communication, fundraising and administrative tasks to support and grow the Center. These include but are not limited to:


  • Oversee daily communication and development processes in tandem with department leadership.
  • Assist with ongoing tracking of major gifts and grants, research for donor and partner profiles, donor correspondence, coordination of partner and media requests, and the design and implementation of various fundraising appeals and communication activities.
  • Coordinate with HR to produce a biweekly internal newsletter for DWC staff.
  • Help prepare written and analytical reports on fundraising and communication for the Board of Directors and Equity Dashboard.
  • Develop presentations, including talking points, PowerPoints, and other materials for the Senior Director and Executive Team that advance public awareness and support of DWC.
  • Assist Seniors Director with scheduling and logistics as needed.
  • Other development, communication, and administrative duties, as assigned.
  • Additional duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. Project Management
  2. Attention to Detail
  3. Writing and editing
  4. Relationship building
  5. Data management


Supervisory Responsibility


Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines.


Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Occasionally assisting with lifting and sorting in-kind donations is expected. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for DWCs comprehensive benefits package that includes training, paid time off, medical, vision, dental, parking and transportation benefits. Schedule is M-F from 9:00am to 5:30pm, with flexibility to work evenings and weekends if needed.





Required Education and Experience

  1. BA/BS or equivalent experience preferred.
  2. Experience entering and managing data; experience with fundraising software (such as Bloomerang) a plus.
  3. Tech-savvy, with the ability to quickly adapt and learn new platforms, tools, and processes.
  4. Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to translate information to a variety of audiences with differing backgrounds, education, and levels of expertise.
  5. Administrative and/or customer service experience.
  6. Very organized, creative, and high level of attention to detail and strong project management skills.
  7. Self-motivated and able to work independently and in a goal-oriented team environment.
  8. Comfortable with public speaking
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Teams.
  10. Compassion and understanding of the Centers unique approach to service provision.

Downtown Women's Center provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, genetic information, national origin and ancestry, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, pregnancy, military and veteran status or medical condition. In addition to federal law requirements, Downtown Women's Center complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice