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Donor Relations Coordinator (Resource Development Unit)


Position Summary
Maryland Legal Aid has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Donor Relations Coordinator to join its development office. The Donor Relations Coordinator provides creative and administrative support to the Development Office for all fundraising activities, with primary responsibility for donor communications, coordination of United Way and online giving campaigns, support of the Equal Justice Associates group, and donor research. The Coordinator is also responsible for assisting with special events and the Major Gifts Program, as well as additional support for the development program as needed. The ideal candidate will be an excellent writer who is exceptionally detail-oriented and tech-savvy.

Duties and Responsibilities 

Donor Communications

  • Draft, coordinate and execute direct mail solicitation appeals and timely acknowledgment letters
  • Draft other donor communications including e-newsletters, event invitations, appropriate sections of Maryland Legal Aid’s annual report, and related correspondence
  • Schedule and conduct interviews with attorneys and clients in preparation of drafting client success stories

Campaign Management

  • Draft and submit United Way Campaign applications, coordinate and conduct United Way Campaign outreach
  • Manage website donations, online giving campaigns
  • Utilize donor database in the preparation and analysis of donor reports, entry of donor prospects, and moves management tracking


  • Provide support to Equal Justice Associates, a volunteer group of young lawyers advocating and fundraising on behalf of Maryland Legal Aid
  • Assist in planning, organizing, marketing, and implementing donor cultivation events to build awareness and raise individual support for Maryland Legal Aid
  • Represent the organization at partner and community events throughout the year

Grant Research and Writing

  • Assist the Director of Development with researching, drafting and submitting corporate and foundation grant proposals; manage grants following awards
  • Work with appropriate staff to complete and submit timely grant proposals and reports





  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field
  • Two years of experience in not-for-profit development preferred
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, database management experience
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work



Submission Deadline: 
August 4, 2019
Organization Information: 
Maryland Legal Aid
500 East Lexington Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States
Phone: 410-951-7777