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Development Coordinator

The Opportunity | Hospice House of Hampton Roads

Hospice House of Hampton Roads along with Westminster-Canterbury on Chesapeake Bay Foundation are together seeking an individual who possesses the development skills and experience to support and assist volunteer leaders in all donor cultivation efforts.  The Development Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the ongoing and proactive cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective/donors (individuals, corporations, and foundations).

The Position | Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator will report to designated Hospice Board members and the Executive Director of the Foundation at Westminster-Canterbury.  The Development Coordinator is responsible for organizing and assisting with the campaign efforts for Hospice House of Hampton Roads and assisting Westminster-Canterbury in their fundraising efforts. The position requires an energetic, highly organized, goal-oriented self-starter.  Computer skills in database management and Microsoft Office systems are essential.


  • Support and coordinate activities of campaign volunteers, and others as they relate to campaign planning and implementation.
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings including notifications, agendas, action plans, and reminders.
  • Assist with the creation of and maintain campaign marketing materials including support of campaign volunteers in preparing information, cultivation, and solicitation packets.
  • Support orientation of campaign volunteers as needed to update on campaign plans and activity.
  • Coordinate and support cultivation visits and events to inform and cultivate prospective donors.
  • Coordinate and support presentations to civic organizations and media contacts to inform public knowledge of the campaign vision and benefits to the community.
  • Conduct research to compile background information and support campaign volunteers in soliciting individual, corporate, foundation, and other prospective donors.
  • Maintain eTapestry donor database of all prospective campaign donors and assignments, cultivation strategies, and record of contacts.
  • Maintain and distribute a campaign calendar of scheduled activities and regular progress reports to campaign leaders.
  • Organize and maintain thorough, accurate, and secure donation and pledge records and scheduled reports to campaign leaders and staff.
  • Perform the above and any other duties necessary for effective and efficient campaign planning, management, and implementation.
  • Act in an ethical and professional manner in carrying out the duties of this position and in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive information.

The ideal candidate will thrive on working independently while at the same time embrace working closely with volunteer leaders in all aspects of philanthropy and growing a development program that will sustain the organization. The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications and traits:

  • Experience in fundraising techniques
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Highly organized
  • Must enjoy building and growing programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop and maintain external relationships
  • Ability to manage a fundraising database
  • Experience with coordinating fundraising efforts, including events, campaigns, and digital communications
  • Previous experience and successful performance in fundraising
  • Flexible and hands on attitude
  • Bachelor’s degree

Hospice House of Hampton Roads has retained Capital Development Services to assist with professional recruitment.  Candidate materials must be submitted via email to or online.  Candidates should include a cover letter, a resume, and a list of three references.  Additional inquiries may be directed to Jen Tozier at Capital Development Services, 336-747-0133 x 208.