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We’re Hiring! NEC seeks an Interim Development Officer

Jan 13, 2021 | News & Updates

Location: Remote, USA
Length of contract: 12 months (with possibility to become permanent)
Compensation: $55,000-$70,000 plus generous benefits package. Our staff practices needs-based compensation rather than market-based compensation, which means that staff are compensated on the basis of their financial needs, lived experience, and work experience. We currently have budgeted $55-70k for this position.
Time Commitment: Full-time position (32 hours per week)
Application deadline: Feb 5, 2021, with a projected start date of late February/early March 2021. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

New Economy Coalition seeks an Interim Development Officer to oversee all fundraising and revenue-generating activities for the organization. This position is responsible for coordinating the rest of the staff team and Board to meet NEC’s annual budget needs and long-term fundraising goals. As a member of a worker self-directed nonprofit, the Development Officer is a member of the staff General Circle, which oversees the management of the organization.

The ideal candidate will have previous experience that allows them to self-direct their work and come in ready to assess our current fundraising strategies for strengths and areas of improvement and to implement necessary changes.

New Economy Coalition is currently shifting our structure from a traditional top-down nonprofit organizational structure to a worker self-directed model. As we evolve the structure of the organization, we understand that roles, responsibilities, dynamics and expectations may be impacted and affect us each differently.  With consideration to that, this position will start as interim with the opportunity to become a permanent position after 12 months if there is a mutual desire from the organization and individual in the role.


New Economy Coalition (NEC) is building the power and scale of the solidarity economy movement in the United States. Our national network of 200+ members are transforming the current system — creating in its place an economy that places power in the hands of people, uproots legacies of harm, and preserves the planet. Our members represent a diverse cross-section of the solidarity economy movement, from worker cooperative developers and technical assistance providers, to community loan funds, think tanks, and policy advocates.

NEC is a fully remote organization. In a typical year, we expect staff to travel within the United States several times a year to staff retreats, conferences, and donor visits. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not currently traveling and are convening all programs virtually.


Strategy and Leadership

  • Create an annual fundraising plan that meets the annual budgetary needs of the organization as well as strengthening the foundation for long-term sustainability. Coordinate the Development Circle and the Board to implement the plan. 
  • Work with Finance Circle to support cash flow and financial management of the organization. Develop annual revenue projections as a part of the budgeting process.


  • Lead and support staff to cultivate relationships with foundations and major donors, research prospects, develop talking points, and draft correspondence.
  • Maintain grant proposal and report calendar. Responsible for drafting grant proposals, and working with program staff to produce timely and accurate grant reports.
  • Lead the design and coordination of two fundraising campaigns per year soliciting individual donations, primarily through online crowdfunding and direct mail.
  • Lead bimonthly staff development meetings to give fundraising updates and determine fundraising strategy. 
  • Support staff and Board to participate meaningfully in funder and donor cultivation and solicitation through trainings and coaching.

Development Operations

  • Oversee systems of data entry, donor tracking, and gift acknowledgement using Powerbase (our database).
  • Ensure timely processing, recording, and acknowledgment of donations.

 Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in weekly staff and development meetings and biweekly General Circle meetings with staff and board, including supporting with facilitation and note-taking.
  • Participate in staff-wide trainings, staff study group, and strategic planning processes
  • Attend and support annual NEC Member Gathering (virtual in 2021)
  • When possible, attend virtual membership meetings, including supporting planning and facilitation.


Any combination of formal education, paid work experience, unpaid/volunteer experience, and life experience will be considered to meet the following:

  • 3-5 years experience in the field of development, including individual and institutional fundraising.
  • Demonstrated experience with annual giving programs, including direct mail and online campaigns.
  • Skilled at asking supporters, members, and others for donations of money and time.
  • Demonstrated ability to encourage, train, and support staff as collaborators, fundraisers, and donor organizers.
  • Understanding of and commitment to solidarity economy values, such as racial, economic, and climate justice; cooperative ownership; democratic governance; and systems change.
  • Strong writing and editing experience.
  • Proficiency with Google Suite and Microsoft Office
  • Strong time management skills, self-motivated with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Experience and/or desire and ability to work in a remote environment, including experience with remote communication tools (Zoom, Slack, etc)
  • Willing to learn from mistakes, receive feedback, and give feedback to others.
  • Commitment to building a culture of mutual accountability, liberation, and respect.
  • Willingness to travel for staff retreats, conferences, and donor visits when safe to do so.


  • Experience working in cooperatives or collaborative environments.
  • Experience with databases and CRMs
  • Experience and comfort with virtual donor meetings.
  • Experience fundraising for organizations in the solidarity economy movement, or organizations with missions related to systemic change.


Full benefits including healthcare, dental, short and long term disability, retirement fund, employer-provided laptop and home office stipend, flexible schedule, and 15 vacation days (in addition to federal holidays).

NEC aspires to build an inclusive and liberatory organization. We value having a diversity of life experiences, identities and perspectives on our staff. We are an equal opportunity employer.


Email Kelly Baker at with “Interim Development Officer – [Your Name]” in the subject line. Please attach a resume and a cover letter in word or pdf form.



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