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Development Coordinator

at CapitalPlus Exchange in Skokie, IL

About the Job

The Development Coordinator is responsible for driving the process that raises funds for CapPlus’ operations as well as debt to invest in financial institutions, coordinating the activities of the CEO and the company’s senior team (staff and senior consultants) to meet the company’s goals.


The Development Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Convert the skeletal overall fundraising strategy and high-level approaches to individual donors into specific action plans with assigned responsibilities and due dates
  • Drive the process of implementing the plans, convening and leading regular meetings, sending reminders, preparing draft letters and otherwise assisting in whatever way possible to ensure the plans are followed on a timely basis
  • Use Salesforce to its fullest potential to drive the processes, maintain current information about potential funders, capture other data, track assignments and progress, maintain accurate pipeline reports, etc.
  • Research potential funders and pathways to them, propose positioning that would appeal to them
  • Maintain a 12-month listing of upcoming conferences and other convenings that are linked to CapPlus’ long-term strategy; recommend ones to attend and those in which we’d like speaking roles
  • In collaboration with the Peer Exchange team, negotiate speaking roles and workshops at convenings and assist in assembling agendas, speakers and coordinating logistics
  • Assemble information needed for fundraising (PowerPoint presentations, folders, supplemental information requested by grantors) and respond to inquiries for additional information or make modest changes to proposals and other documents
  • Maintain the CEO’s calendar, especially for travel; electronically file documents as requested by the CEO
  • As requested, assist in assembling all proposals (not just fundraising proposals) such as responses to RFPs, and proposals being developed by the Capacity Building or Low-Cost Schools teams for prospective clients or partners

ANTICIPATED TRAVEL: Modest, perhaps a few times a year


Reports to: CEO
Works closely with: VP, Thought Leadership (does much of grant writing)
Director, Low-Cost Schools
Director, Education Outcomes
Director, Investments
Co-Lead, Affordable Education



Minimum Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, graduate degree preferred.

Minimum Work Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Two years’ work experience
  • Exceptional interpersonal, process and project management skills
  • Strong English speaking and writing skills

Desired Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Interest in international development
  • Grant raising experience
  • Knowledge of international grantors and government funders such as DFID, KfW, USAID, etc.
  • Proficiency in languages other than English


  • Exceptional at managing through influence
  • Proactive, assertive and action-oriented with strong intellectual agility
  • Able to manage many relationships and varied assignments, staying on top of details, tracking progress, coordinating others to achieve goals and meet deadlines
  • Able to be flexible, versatile and tolerant in a constantly changing work environment
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

To apply

To apply, please send cover letter, writing sample and resume to procurement@capplus.org. Applications without a cover letter and writing sample will not be considered.

CapitalPlus Exchange

Dedicated to increasing people’s economic opportunities by strengthening financial services to small businesses, CapPlus provides financial institutions with strategic and operational capacity building, training and peer learning, and pilots of innovative solutions to expand markets.