Development Coordinator

Position: Development Coordinator

Salary Range: $45,000-$52,000

Position Summary: NATIFS seeks a full-time Development Coordinator to assist in securing foundation, corporate and government grants and preparing reports, securing individual donations, donor cultivation, maintaining the annual development calendar and tracking grant obligations. The successful candidate will have a background working in nonprofits and demonstrate strong writing, research, communication and organizing skills. 


  • Collect, process and maintain funder information and foundation guidelines in an extensive fundraising database and file system
  • Prepare timely reports on pending grants, proposal and report deadlines, and other fundraising deadlines
  • Assist in the production and maintenance of grant application and reporting materials
  • Work with the Nonprofit Consultant, Executive Director, and appropriate staff to ensure timely responses to fundraising deadlines, opportunities and grant obligation fulfillment
  • Assist in writing, editing, developing budgets, packaging and sending letters of inquiry, grant reports, and grant requests
  • Research potential funding sources through internet and networking sources 
  • Manage and coordinate individual donor files, database (DonorPerfect) and mailings
  • Assist in the production and distribution of NATIFS marketing materials
  • Process donations and acknowledgements
  • Assist in organizing fundraising events
  • Assist with other assignments as needed


  • Minimum of one year of grant writing and foundation fundraising experience preferred 
  • Willing to train candidate with excellent writing skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with government grants, major donor fundraising, and/or corporate fundraising ideal
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Well-organized, self-motivated, self-starter (critical)  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills required 
  • Successful candidates must possess acute attention to detail
  • Experience with word processing and database required
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people on teams required
  • Experience in developing outreach materials preferred
  • Experience in organizing events preferred
  • Knowledge of and attention to grammar, syntax, copyediting essential
  • Experience living in or working with Indigenous communities preferred

Engagement with NATIFS’ mission:

  • Lead by example.
  • Practice Indigenous values identified as NATIFS workplace cultural expectations.
  • Represent NATIFS and reflect values in community.  
  • Willingly step up as requested. 
  • Generate new ideas.
  • Work on strategies, activities and funding.
  • Engage with board as appropriate.
  • Attend and participate in events and meetings.
  • Communicate internally in a timely manner.


  • Employer 100% of health insurance premium, with additional employer contribution to Health Savings Account
  • Employee contribution to 403(b) at 1% or more of salary are matched with 3% of salary employer contribution
  • Four weeks of paid time off + 11 paid holidays per year 
  • NATIFS generally keeps business hours, with occasional evening and weekend events.

ADA requirements:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Physical Demands: Required to use a computer and a phone; Frequent use of computer for communications
  • Working Conditions: Moderate noise level
  • Will involve regular presence at the Minneapolis location.

*English speaking, conversational Spanish preferred, with knowledge of Indigenous language value

To Apply or Inquire for Further Information

please send the following materials to, with the subject line as follows: DC_(last name)_(first name):

  • One-page cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • In your cover letter, please mention any experience living in or working in Native communities, and any other experience you believe makes you a successful candidate for this position.

NATIFS is committed to the principle of equity. We actively encourage women, people of color, and LGBTQ individuals to apply for this position and all positions at NATIFS.

NATIFS is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military status, or any other characteristic as established by law.