The NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) is the country’s first and foremost civil and human rights law organization. Founded in 1940 under the leadership of Thurgood Marshall, who subsequently became the first Black U.S. Supreme Court Justice, LDF was launched at a time when the nation’s aspirations for equality and due process of law were stifled by widespread state-sponsored racial inequality. From that era to the present, LDF’s mission has been transformative–to achieve racial justice, equality, and an inclusive society.

LDF’s litigation, public policy advocacy and public education programs in the areas of criminal justice, economic justice, education and political participation seek to ensure the fundamental and basic human rights of all people to quality education, economic opportunity, the right to vote and fully participate in democracy, and the right to a fair and just judicial system.

LDF seeks an experienced, dynamic and passionate Development Coordinator to help drive the Development Department.


• Assist the Development Directors with scheduling, logistical arrangements for meetings and travel, and administrative tasks (copying, scanning, filing, phones, mailings, etc.);
• Organize and coordinate internal and external meetings, including preparation and circulating agendas and materials, reserving conference rooms, arranging transportation, arranging catering, and communications with participants, as appropriate;
• Enter and update donor/prospect information into Raiser’s Edge database with efficiency and accuracy;
• Prepare timely customized acknowledgement letters and other correspondence;
• Responsible for researching prospective institutional and individual prospects/donors and preparing research profiles and special events look-books;
• Prepare expense reports and process invoices for the Development Directors;
• Process special acknowledgment letters and recognition program for special events donors;
• Research event venues;
• Assist the Development Directors with their portfolio calendars and with preparing grant/sponsorship proposals and reports;
• Respond to informational calls and emails from donors and potential partners, or direct them to the correct individual;
• Assist all other team members as needed;
• Ensure confidentiality of all LDF and donor information; and
• Other responsibilities as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree preferred;
• 1-2 years relevant experience in a development office;
• Excellent communications skills, oral and written;
• Excellent research and organizational skills;

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts or requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned. This description does not constitute a contract of employment and LDF may exercise its employment-at-will rights at any time.
• Accuracy and attention to detail in written work and oral communications;
• Demonstrated experience using fundraising databases and general search engines, e.g., The Foundation Center, Raiser’s Edge, Lexis, Google and other online databases;
• Ability to multi-task and function effectively and efficiently in fast-paced environment
• Excellent follow-up and follow-through;
• Ability to work individually or with a team as dictated by projects;
• Proficiency with computers and Windows-based software applications including Microsoft Office, Word processing and Excel spreadsheet creation; and
• Demonstrated interest in civil rights and social justice issues.

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The NAACP Legal Defense Fund is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to you without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, marital status, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information.