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Community Development Coordinator

  • Alexandria, Virginia, United States
$60,000 - $60,000 per yearDevelopment

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 major metropolitan regions to increase Penny Appeal USA’s profile and revenue. 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. 

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

Job requirements


  • 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

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.