Community Development Coordinator – (Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington D.C., and Chicago)

Job description

Penny Appeal USA is a relief and development agency that delivers services in over 15 countries, including the USA. We pride ourselves on our impact from our sustainable international and domestic programming, to our rapid-response emergency relief programs. We are one of the fastest-growing charities in our sector, with a fast-paced working environment. Aside from emergency relief, our calendar is packed full of creative campaigns, events, and unique projects, all aimed at helping the most vulnerable.

Role Profile:

We are looking for a Community Development Coordinator in each of four regions (Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington D.C., and Chicago) to increase Penny Appeal USA’s profile and revenue. Note that these are four separate and independent roles; each Coordinator will have jurisdiction over one of the four regions only. The Community Development Coordinator will engage the target community in a purpose-driven and enthusiastic manner through various strategic efforts. This role plays a critical part in meeting our annual fundraising goals and strategically growing our income. This position will report to the Chief Development Officer. (Please indicate in your Cover Letter for which region you are applying.)

Key Responsibilities

  • Raise awareness about and funds for Penny Appeal USA’s mission

  • Implement a community outreach plan to increase understanding of our mission and projects

  • Meet fundraising goals set for the region through individual and organizational donations

  • Engage and build partnerships with key community stakeholders and leadership such as mosques, boards, imams, cultural institutions, MSA’s/youth groups, foundations, and others

  • Cultivate relationships with donors and volunteers towards a mutual partnership for good

  • Plan and organize various fundraising events (dinners, comedy tours, concerts, Friday Mosque engagement, etc.), actively engaging volunteers in these activities

  • Develop and execute benchmarks in relation to number of engagements and the fundraising goals

  • Become familiar with and implement the fundraising gift cycle that includes identification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship

  • Represent the organization at meetings, delivering presentations as needed

  • Engage with other departments for collaboration

  • Perform other duties as needed



  • Undergraduate degree preferred

  • Ability to empathize and connect with community members, leaders, and volunteers from diverse backgrounds

  • Strong leadership, communication, self-management, and project management skills

  • Highly organized and capable of managing multiple tasks within tight deadlines

  • Must be able to travel and work nights and weekends as needed; must have access to personal transportation

  • Strong ability to present information in a respectful, persuasive, and tactful manner

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong attention to detail

  • Familiarity with the American Muslim community

  • Comfortable and excelling in public speaking to various audiences

  • Comfortable using and learning CRMs and other tools as needed

  • Commitment to the mission of Penny Appeal USA and respect for its faith-inspired values

Locations: Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington D.C., and Chicago

BENEFITS: Penny Appeal USA is proud to offer a robust set of benefits, including medical, dental, and vision coverage; a 401k with matching; a fully remote work environment; and every-other Friday off.