Development Coordinator – Rochester

Development Coordinator – Rochester

About Jeremiah Program

Jeremiah Program (JP) offers one of the nation’s most successful strategies for ending the cycle of poverty for single mothers and their children, two generations at a time. Two-generation – or 2Gen — programs uniquely focus on the whole family and achieve long-term, sustainable results. The approach has been proven to achieve significant educational, health, and economic benefits for parents, children, and communities.

Jeremiah Program is expanding throughout the country to meet the growing demand for its model. The organization has campuses in Minneapolis, MN, St. Paul, MN, Rochester-SE, MN, Austin, TX, and Fargo, ND.

In Boston, MA and Brooklyn, NY, Jeremiah has introduced an innovative nonresidential model, working with leading organizations to serve mothers and children. Learn more at  Jeremiah Program.

Jeremiah Program was born from Minneapolis community leaders’ compassionate concern for the barriers facing the growing number of low-income single mothers in their community. Partnering with single mothers attending local community colleges, they identified safe and affordable housing, as well as education for both mom and child, as the most important tools for ending intergenerational poverty. Our downtown Minneapolis campus was built in 1998, followed by our St. Paul campus in 2007. With a 21-year history of inspiring post-secondary graduation rates and living-wage employment for single moms and brighter futures for their children, JP continues to play a critical role in disrupting the impacts of poverty in all communities where we operate, bolstering equity so all families can build well-being and achieve economic prosperity.

Core Responsibilities

The Development Coordinator is exclusively focused on ensuring that the Campus Support Team (CST) Development department is successfully driving toward key outcomes in service of our families. The Coordinator plays a crucial role in the day-to-day operations, making sure the team is able to keep up its work prioritizing urgency and efficacy. This role is also responsible for strong management of JP’s donor experience, ensuring that donors receive timely communication and recognition. The Coordinator is a utilitarian player committed to doing whatever is needed to ensure the team is able to perform at the highest level possible.

A competitive applicant will possess a deep commitment to and understanding of current housing, education, early childhood, and all social justice issues intersecting with poverty. Applicants should have prior experience working within a structured and effective development department and bring an entrepreneurial approach both to their career path and development work.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Daily entry and reporting of organizational contributions within the CRM (Raiser’s Edge)
  • Ensure donor gifts are acknowledged in a timely manner
  • Work with the finance team to reconcile monthly and annual contributions
  • Produce regular fundraising data reports to CST and campus teams
  • Routinely examine, clean, and optimize data records and processes to ensure accuracy to eliminate duplicate records, inconsistent data, to maintain overall CRM database integrity and accuracy of data imported into the database
  • Manage organization-wide direct mail campaigns
  • Manage and maintain relationships with development vendors
  • Assist with CST and campus fundraising events
  • Assist with team project management and research, as requested
  • Facilitate campus coordination of development plans and activities
  • Support organizational wide and team trainings and retreats
  • Manage general department needs such as work plans, expense reports, travel, and meeting preparation
  • Additional duties, as assigned

We’re Looking for Someone Who Is

  • An Organizational Maven: You can manage across multiple work streams and functions, keeping deadlines and managing complexity by simplifying solutions, systems, and processes with clarity and attention to detail. You have an ability to efficiently meet deadlines
  • Adaptable and Flexible: You can handle any curveball, and in fact, you expect them. You can meet deadlines and manage competing priorities. Additionally, you are strategic and can pivot quickly as priorities shift and the team continues to take shape
  • A Self Starter: You can initiate, organize, and manage projects, and to interface successfully with colleagues in a collaborative approach.
  • Collaborative: You see yourself as central to cultivating productive relationships with contacts across the larger organization
  • Strong Communicator: You are an exceptional communicator, verbal and written, and are meticulous about details and follow up
  • Mission Alignment: You have enthusiasm, familiarity and demonstrated alignment with JP’s mission and campaigns are committed to a building/deepening your commitment to social and racial justice. You are steadfast in your support of JP’s long-term sustainability and are committed to a career with impact
  • Willingness to travel: You are open to traveling up six times a year

What You Will Need

  • A minimum of three (3) years of professional/progressive work experience, preferably on a development team
  • Data entry skills—preferably with Raiser’s Edge—and a strong sense of data integrity
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience working on a diverse team
  • A deep passion and broad understanding of current housing, education, early childhood, and all social justice issues intersecting with poverty
  • Basic Microsoft Office skills


 Jeremiah Program is committed to the recruitment, selection, development, and promotion of employees based on individual merit. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.

We offer competitive compensation, including employer-paid health and dental, life and disability insurance, and generous time off.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online. Please upload a current resume and thoughtful cover letter articulating your interest and fit for the role, including compensation requirements.