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Community Development Coordinator
International Rescue Committee (IRC)
Job Expired 14 Nov 2023
Posted 2 months ago
Job Description


Community Development Coordinator

Closing date

IRC Background: The mission of the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is to help people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. Founded in 1933, the IRC has a presence in over 40 countries and 27 offices in the United States; the IRC leads the way from harm to home. IRC opened an office in Seattle in 1976 and provides a continuum of services including intensive case management, employment and economic empowerment services, immigration assistance, health and wellness programming, and education support to refugee and immigrant families in Washington State. IRC Washington is committed to providing trauma-informed, equitable, and accessible services and maintaining and evolving a diverse, inclusive, and supportive workplace.

Job Overview: Under the direction of the Development Manager, the Community Development Coordinator is the main external facing lead for community outreach in the community. The coordinator works closely with the Development Manager to plan, coordinate, and facilitate events (presentations, tabling, community events, fundraising events) raising support and awareness for the IRC in Washington. Along with raising awareness and accomplishing the mission of the IRC through events, the Coordinator works with partner agency leaders to increase community awareness of IRC’s activities and relevant issues, mobilizing and organizing the community around advocacy and education efforts, and leads internal and external communications efforts. The coordinator provides external partners, donors, clients, volunteers, and community members with information about the IRC in Washington on various platforms. The Community Development Coordinator works closely with IRC and partner agency leaders to increase community awareness of IRC’s activities and relevant issues.


Major Responsibilities:

Community Engagement

  • Build relationships with community, organization & faith groups to facilitate group volunteer projects, fundraisers, in-kind donations, engagement all primarily intended for engagement with IRC WA
  • Track engagement of these partners & resources, maintaining a record of interactions and outcomes utilizing Air Table. Build a Calendar of Events & Maintain Resources database in Airtable.
  • Maintain individual donor conversations and relationships in Salesforce.
  • Capture complete details and useful partnership information for Program Managers in OneNote
  • Make appropriate introductions to PMS-via email or via Introductory Meetings.
  • Regularly communicate and provide updates to internal stakeholders regarding ongoing partnerships and engagement activities.
  • Sharing out community resources, e.g., Zoo and Museum tickets with Staff
  • Actively engage internally with Program Managers to learn of resource needs.
  • Expand the External Base & Network of Donors, Volunteers, Community Resources & Partners

Outreach and Events

  • Organize, plan, and execute in the coordination of IRC-organized /monthly/quarterly/tabling, presentations, annual fundraisers, resource, community & partnership engagement events for IRC.
  • Build and maintain relationships with local partners including universities, community groups, corporate groups, and partner organizations. Assist in raising awareness about IRC and issues related to our work.
  • Represent IRC at meetings, speaking engagements, coalition events, etc. Conduct outreach and networking activities to educate and cultivate potential donors, volunteers, partners, and advocates.
  • Other reasonable tasks and projects as assigned.

Growth of Individual Donor Base

  • The coordinator supports efforts to increase the capacity of the International Rescue Committee in WA to pursue diverse and robust funding for a variety of IRC WA programs through prospecting of new individual funders.
  • The coordinator is expected to facilitate and maintain engaging relationship primarily with all individual donors $0-25K.
  • The coordinator will work closely with Communications Coordinator at developing Communication Material needed for all event purposes.


Position Reports to: Development Manager
Position directly supervises: n/a

Other Internal and/or external contacts:

Internal: Executive Director, Development Team, other resource development staff, all IRC Seattle program teams

External: Community Partners, Donors, Volunteers,

Job Requirements:

  • Relevant degree or equivalent professional and/or lived experience.
  • Prior experience with communications, community and or/volunteer engagement and other related duties in the non-profit sector preferred but not strictly necessary.

Demonstrated Skills & Competencies:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to work effectively and professionally with community members, partners, volunteers, donors, clients, and colleagues..
  • Ongoing commitment to anti-racism
  • English proficiency; clear and professional written communication skills and strong editing skills.
  • Comfortable adapting to changing needs and priorities.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Familiarity with social media (Facebook, etc.) within a professional context.
  • Ability to share stories on social media and web platforms clearly and compellingly.
  • Strong attention to detail, related to data entry, documentation, and copyediting.
  • Experience creating flyers, informational one-pagers, and/or online graphics.
  • Experience coordinating events and engaging volunteers.
  • Past experience with graphic design preferred, not required.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using donor CRM systems, especially Salesforce, preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of ethics and confidentiality related to fundraising preferred.

Working Environment:

  • Must be based in the service delivery area.
  • A combination of standard office environment, remote work, and ‘field’ time within the service delivery area to perform the above outlined. May require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license with legally required insurance. Position will require using own transportation within service delivery area. Mileage reimbursement where applicable.

Posted pay ranges apply to US-based candidates. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, internal equity, and budget. Exact offers are calibrated by work location, individual candidate experience and skills relative to the defined job requirements.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity: IRC is committed to building a diverse organization and a climate of inclusivity. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they can contribute to this goal.

Gender Equality: IRC is committed to narrowing the gender gap in leadership positions. We offer benefits that provide an enabling environment for women to participate in our workforce including parental leave, gender-sensitive security protocols and other supportive benefits and allowances.

Professional Standards: The IRC and IRC staff must adhere to the values and principles outlined in IRC Way – Global Standards for Professional Conduct. These are Integrity, Service, Equality and Accountability. In accordance with these values, the IRC operates and enforces policies on Beneficiary Protection from Exploitation and Abuse, Child Safeguarding, Anti-Workplace Harassment, Fiscal Integrity, and Anti-Retaliation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

US Benefits: We offer a comprehensive and highly competitive set of benefits. In the US, these include: 10 sick days, 10 US holidays, 20-25 paid time off days (depending on role and tenure), medical insurance starting at $145 per month, dental starting at $7 per month, and vision starting at $5 per month, FSA for healthcare, childcare, and commuter costs, a 403b retirement savings plans with up to 4.5% immediately vested matching contribution, plus a 3-7% base IRC contribution (3 year vesting), disability & life insurance, and an Employee Assistance Program which is available to our staff and their families to support counseling and care in times of crisis and mental health struggles.

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