Development Coordinator - PICO National Network


The PICO National Network helps grassroots faith leaders and those most impacted by injustice lead advocacy campaigns to end the criminalization of people of color, protect and advance immigrant rights, and ensure workers earn a living wage. Founded in 1972, PICO is the largest faith-based, grassroots community organizing network in the United States, with affiliates in 20 states and more than 3,000 partner congregations from many different faith traditions. PICO is a multi-faith, multi-racial network committed to putting race at the center of our work. As such, we bring a racial analysis to all of our issue campaigns and initiatives, and we work to create an inclusive environment where all staff can develop professionally and be seen and appreciated for who they are.


PICO is seeking a Development Coordinator to strengthen PICO fundraising capacity. This is a new position focused on sustaining the organization’s recent growth and providing greater support to a wide range of staff engaged in fundraising activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage and help design systems for ensuring that we communicate regularly and effectively with PICO funders; this includes using our CRM software and donor database to track relevant information, inform strategy and planning, and produce timely lists for a wide range of funder communications and mailings.
  • Serve as lead writer and project manager for proposals, reports, and other documents that are compelling and responsive to funder interests.
  • Collaborate with national program staff and PICO affiliates to document and curate accomplishments and success stories.
  • Research current and prospective donors and prepare briefing materials to equip staff for meetings and calls with funders.
  • Monitor trends and best practices in nonprofit fundraising and donor management and make recommendations for continually improving PICO’s development systems and increasing the fundraising capacity of PICO affiliates across the country.

We are seeking candidates who excel as team-players, are detail-oriented, and have strong writing and problem-solving skills. Prior experience in the field of fund development would be helpful but is not a requirement. The ideal candidate will be:

  • Entrepreneurial, with a track record of producing excellent work and getting results in the face of obstacles.
  • An effective communicator and project manager, with excellent writing, research, and organizational skills.
  • A relationship-builder, able to gain trust with colleagues and external partners in a multi-racial, multi-faith environment.
  • Results driven and tenacious, able to self-motivate, work well under pressure, and handle several projects at once.
  • Mission driven, with experience in community organizing, social justice advocacy, or other non-profit role.

This position will be based in PICO’s D.C. office.

Competitive compensation package (depending on experience) including generous benefits. The position includes opportunities for training and coaching within the PICO National Network and beyond. Partial moving expenses may be available.

Application procedure

Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to [email protected]

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