Development Coordinator


JDRF is the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Our mission is to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested more than $2.5 billion in research funding since our inception. We are an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact, and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion, and energy. We collaborate with academic institutions, policymakers, and corporate and industry partners to develop and deliver a pipeline of innovative therapies to people living with T1D. Our staff and volunteers in chapters across the United States and our five international affiliates are dedicated to advocacy, community engagement, and our vision of a world without T1D. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter @JDRF.

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. JDRF supports a diverse and inclusive workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Details

Development Coordinator
Southwest Wisconsin
Madison, WI


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

The Development Coordinator provides management of Chapter functions and support systems, while organizing and implementing a variety of the Chapter’s programs. Oversees administrative duties for the Chapter including database and website/social media management and recordkeeping.

This is a remote position based within our Fox Valley, Milwaukee, Madison area markets, reporting to the Menasha office.


  • Supports and maintains the vision, mission, priorities, and guiding principles of JDRF. 
  • Understands the strategic direction and purpose of the organization and supports the Chapter’s fundraising strategies and business needs. 
  • Oversees diverse administrative duties including providing support for fundraising (and non-fundraising) activities; invoicing, auction procurement, volunteer management, logistics support, and preparing information needed for meetings, where applicable. 
  • Manages the Chapter’s communications via social media, website, and marketing email system. This includes collaborating with staff to write articles and blog posts for the monthly e-newsletter. 
  • Performs data entry into the various project management platforms, as assigned, to ensure event information is current according to policies and standards. 
  • Ensures accurate recording of information in databases, file system, and/or records. 
  • Creates, updates, and revises as needed. 
  • Partners with chapter staff to ensure event fundraising goals are realized and/or exceeded. 
  • Serves as the main point of contact for chapter volunteer engagement, event day volunteer support, and stewardship. 
  • Tracks volunteer interest for the chapter, screens and matches potential volunteers to opportunities that suit their interest and skills, and maintain ongoing communication to keep new and existing volunteers informed about the organization and existing volunteer opportunities. 
  • Engages newly diagnosed families and individuals, T1D community members, healthcare provides, and other stakeholders in chapter programs and activities to support and drive the mission of JDRF 
  • Strategically and consistently utilize CRM data management tool to maximize efficiency and effectively track donor pipeline. Accountable for meeting deadlines, responding to volunteers, Executive Director.
  • Market Director, and other chapter requests. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by their immediate supervisor. 


  • 2 years of administrative, marketing/social media experience or related; financial and volunteer management experience preferred. 
  • Self-starter while also collaborative and an amazing team player. 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel & PowerPoint), databases and office equipment. 
  • Experience in social media content creation (social media marketing experience or related experience), knowledge of Canva preferred. 
  • Familiarity with Salesforce, Marketing Cloud, WordPress and Greater Giving preferred. Knowledge of administrative procedures, such as coordination of people and resources. 
  • Ability to develop presentations, reports, and business correspondence, manage files and records, and coordinate other office procedures. 
  • 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. 
  • College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Ability to travel locally required. 
  • Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed.

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