Development Coordinator

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Development Coordinator



About NOW

NOW strives to build a world in which transformative musical experience is available and accessible to all. In 2012, Artistic Director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez from Mexico and Executive Director Grace Cho from South Korea founded NOW with the belief that music has the power to connect people and bring communities closer. We’re guided by six values: Collaboration, Representation, Education, Advocacy, Technology, and Experimentation (CREATE). Learn more about NOW.

NOW is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. Read more about IDEA at NOW.

Position Description

Primary responsibilities of the Development Coordinator are to support our day-to-day fundraising activities, with focus on donor relationships and foundation proposals. This is an exciting position for someone looking to build professional relationships and practical skillsets with a growing performing arts organization and cultural community in the metro DC area.

The Development Coordinator works closely with NOW’s operations, marketing, and artistic staff and reports to Executive Director.

Location: Due to COVID-19, we are mostly working remotely right now, but you are welcome to work in our office space in Rockville, MD.

Position type: Independent contractor

Hours: 10–15 hours per week

Pay: $15–$25 per hour, depending on experience


Essential duties include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Work with Executive Director to create and maintain a fundraising calendar, including fundraising campaigns and special events.

  • Work with Executive Director and Gala committee to support NOW’s annual gala: managing mailing and invitations, RSVP tracking, event set-up, etc.

  • Manage NOW’s CRM platform (currently AudienceView): accurate entry and updates of donor information and maintenance of records, patron and donation reports.

  • Keep individual donor list up-to-date for programs and reporting.

  • Coordinate NOW’s donor cultivation efforts along with Executive Director, Artistic Director, and Board of Directors, including receipts to donors, tax acknowledgement and thank-you letters, and stewardship events.

  • Provide ongoing fundraising reports that help inform the strategic direction of future initiatives.


  • Research, Identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with foundation and institutional funders.

  • Write proposals, reports, solicitation letters, and other written materials as needed for foundation and institutional funding.

  • Support NOW’s grant writer for government grants (county, state, and federal).


  • Work collaboratively on inter-departmental initiatives, programs and events.

  • Additional duties as needed.



$15–$25 per hour, depending on experience

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Job Details (for job postings)

Job Category: Development/Fundraising
Position Type: Part Time
Salary Range (annual): -
Experience: -
Education Level: Bachelor's Degree