Development Coordinator

Lurie Children’s

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

Position Details

Development Coordinator
Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago is in the midst of a comprehensive fundraising campaign. Inspired by our vision to ensure a healthier future for every child, we are driven to engage with our communities and change the future of children’s health. We will do so by focusing Lurie Children’s Campaign for every child around three fundamental commitments:

  • For every Child . . . The Promise of a Cure;
  • For every Child . . . the Promise of a Safer Space; and
  • For every Child . . . The Promise of a Healthier Future.

The primary objectives of the Development Coordinator, Donor Relations will be to:

  • Execute weekly/regular gift acknowledgement and annual donor holiday card processes through data reporting and communications review with colleagues across teams. 
  • Coordinate other stewardship activities, events and processes and provide overall support to the Donor Relations team.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Execute weekly gift acknowledgement process to provide prompt, precise, personalized and personal communication to donors. 
  • Execute annual holiday card process to provide creative, celebratory, high touch and meaningful communication to donors. 
  • Maintain donor gift inventory and serve as Foundation contact for gift requests. 
  • Assist with donor recognition signage ordering and installation. 
  • Provide data support for donor communication and endowment and impact reporting processes. 
  • Process invoices and keep budget records. 
  • Provide organizational, logistical, and administrative support to the team. 
  • Perform job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. 
  • Minimum one year of office experience required, preferably in a fundraising setting. 
  • Discretion with confidential materials required. 
  • Excellent written communication skills required. 
  • A strong command of the English language and the ability to compose, edit and proofread written language and to communicate effectively on a verbal level. 
  • Word processing, spreadsheet and database software experience required. 
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising databases helpful. 
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and the ability to work independently in a deadline-oriented team environment required. 
  • Attention to detail and the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects under demanding deadlines are essential. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills as well as creativity and resourcefulness. 
  • Understanding of a team-based approach is necessary to work with internal and external constituencies.


Bachelor's Degree (Required)

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