Development Coordinator (Peer-to-Peer Programs)

  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease.

Job Description

The Development Coordinator role is an opportunity to join a strong Chapter team and work closely with the Executive Director and local leadership, regional teams and an outstanding group of volunteers to increase the reach and impact of the Chapter. 

The Development Coordinator will organize, coordinate, implement and expand a variety of the Chapter’s programs and development activities that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and that grow the Chapter’s revenue through corporate, individual, volunteer, and other community involvement. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Support and maintain the vision, mission, priorities, and guiding principles of JDRF. Understand the strategic direction and purpose of the organization and support the Chapter’s fundraising strategies and business needs.
  • Coordinate, evaluate and expand fundraising and non-fundraising programs under the direction of the chapter Executive Director, and in collaboration with the resource team and volunteer leadership. 
  • Help manage events and donor development activities for the Chapter. Help develop annual plans for assigned activities, including goals, objectives and follow-up. Develop and deliver presentations as required, and provide input and suggestions.
  • Partner with the Executive Director to identify, solicit, recruit and develop volunteers for all assigned committees of the chapter. Assume primary responsibility for key Development activities in partnership with all appropriate team members. Identify areas that require improvement to ensure the success of each committee. 
  • Plan and coordinate meetings, agendas, and activities. Prepare presentations, materials, and reports. Assist in the functioning of the Chapter’s daily operations, projects, and tasks.
  • Manage and maintain accurate and complete financial records. Submit reports to the chapter Executive Director and others as assigned. Ensure that the logistics and budget/timelines are met for each assigned activity. Conduct a comprehensive evaluation to determine the success of each applicable assigned activity.
  • Network with the national/regional resource teams and other JDRF chapters to encourage and share new ideas and best practices.
  • Ensure accurate recording of information in database, file system, and/or records. Create, update, and revise as needed.
  • Respond to and follow through on inquiries, needs, complaints and/or issues in a prompt and courteous manner. Accountable for
    meeting deadlines, responding to volunteers, Executive Director and other department requests.
  • Interface with and serve as a liaison for all levels of staff and volunteers. Maintain steady communication between team members and committee leaders. 
  • Maintain a good understanding of JDRF’s mission and research cure therapeutics.



  • Minimum of 2-3 years of fundraising experience or relevant business/volunteer experience.
  • Must be a self-starter while also being collaborative and an amazing team player!
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures, such as coordination of people and resources,
    planning, and resource allocation, as well as ability to develop presentations, reports, and business
    correspondence, manage files and records, and coordinate other office procedures. 
  • Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills. Active listening, analytical, and problem solving skills.
  • Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure. Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with computer systems and databases. Proficient in Microsoft Office. 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience required.
  • Ability to travel locally required. Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed.



Additional Information

JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.