Now Hiring: Development Coordinator

Independence Hall in Philadelphia by Ferdinand Richardt, 1858-63

Jack Miller Center Development Coordinator


Are you passionate about the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence, and the Founding Fathers? Are you interested in ensuring that the next generation of high school and college students understands America’s founding principles? Are you looking to start or further your career in fundraising? If so, this opportunity may be for you.

About the Jack Miller Center:

The Jack Miller Center (JMC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to reinvigorating education in America’s founding principles and history. We support professors and educators who share our mission, offering programs, resources, fellowships, and more to help them teach our nation’s college students. We currently have over 1,000 professors in our network who teach on over 300 college campuses. Each year, some 125,000 students take classes with our partner faculty.

Together with our partner professors and other institutions, we also develop innovative programs for high school teachers, helping them develop the rich content they need to introduce founding documents and ideas to secondary school students.

Position Summary:

The JMC is seeking a Development Coordinator to assist with our nationwide fundraising efforts.

This is an entry-level position based in our office in Bala Cynwyd, PA (in the Philadelphia suburbs), but remote work may be considered due to the current conditions.

Reports to:

Director of Development (Mike Carroll)

Position Duties:

As our new Development Coordinator, you will assist our development team with donor cultivation and communications efforts by:

  1. Assisting with donor research and wealth screening
  2. Building individual donor prospect lists
  3. Creating and maintaining prospect and donor database records
  4. Assisting in donor outreach events and coordinating event follow up
  5. Setting up donor meetings
  6. Coordinating introductory letters, thank-you notes, new donor packet mailings, and donor stewardship reports
  7. Assisting with the creation of e-mail newsletters and other donor communications

Along the way, you’ll learn valuable fundraising skills that will prepare you for a career in fundraising for non-profits, political organizations, think tanks or other advocacy groups.

Key Competencies, Skills, and Other Position Requirements:

The successful candidate will be passionate about America’s founding principles and ideals, will be entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and have the ability to work independently. The candidate should also possess:

  1. A four-year undergraduate degree
  2. A high-level of interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  3. Strong written and verbal communications skills
  4. The willingness to occasionally travel for JMC events and meetings
  5. A belief in the mission of the JMC and the ability to articulate that mission

Some knowledge or experience with databases (such as Salesforce) preferred and experience with the Microsoft suite helpful (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

Salary and Compensation:

This is a full-time entry level position that offers a competitive salary. The JMC also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and life insurance as well as matching 401k retirement plan contributions and a generous paid time-off plan.

To Apply:

To apply, qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF document to our main email account,

  1. Résumé
  2. A cover letter detailing your experience, your interest in/passion for JMC’s mission, and your salary requirements
  3. A brief writing sample

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview.