Development Coordinator

from Public International Law and Policy Group
Closing date: 01 Nov 2019

Public International Law & Policy Group Overview
PILPG is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates as a global pro bono law firm providing free assistance to governments, sub-state entities, and civil society groups in transitioning states. PILPG provides legal counsel to pro bono clients during peace negotiations, advises on the creation and operation of transitional justice mechanisms, provides expertise during the drafting of post-conflict constitutions, and advises on ways to strengthen the rule of law and effective institutions.

Position Description
PILPG seeks a professional and experienced Development Coordinator to join our development team. Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Executive Director, and in partnership with senior leadership, the Development Coordinator will support business development efforts as PILPG continues to grow its funding base. The Development Coordinator will assist in establishing new, and growing existing, partnerships in PILPG’s network, and in supporting the growth of an expansive and complex organizational budget, primarily through the solicitation of federal and international grants.

The Development Coordinator will be responsible for supporting the solicitation of new business development for PILPG, and will serve in a lead role to drive entire proposal life-cycles. This will involve researching, tracking, and assessing funding sources from the U.S. government, foreign governments, and private foundations to help position PILPG appropriately to respond to any new opportunities.

The Development Coordinator will have responsibility for, and oversight of, the preparation and submission of award proposals, including the writing, editing, and formatting of proposal content. They will coordinate and lead brainstorming sessions on project design with PILPG staff, provide guidance on shaping project plans that are responsive to donor solicitations, and assist in managing proposal-drafting schedules to ensure that proposals are completed in a timely manner. They will develop templates, outlines, proposal schedules and compliance matrices during proposal planning stages. In addition, the Development Coordinator will collaborate with and manage various contributors and reviewers. As part of this process, the Development Coordinator will work with PILPG’s finance team to identify necessary parameters and inputs for project budgets, as well as to review final budgets to ensure that all proposal activities are captured.

The Development Coordinator will manage other aspects of donor administration including donor updates, invitations to PILPG events, thank you letters, and the follow-up on unsuccessful proposals. The Development Coordinator will also be responsible for keeping funder and partner information current in Salesforce.

The Development Coordinator will assist with managing PILPG’s strategic and consistent communications with existing and potential funders, and work with PILPG’s program teams to highlight successes and milestones. The position will also help create materials highlighting PILPG’s work to share with funders and strategic partners.

When opportunities arise, the Development Coordinator will assist in supporting PILPG’s organizational strategic planning. This would include working directly with the Executive Director to create an annual fundraising plan, identify funding needs and preferred funding sources, and evaluate new business development opportunities. The Development Coordinator may conduct outreach to potential partners for new business opportunities, including as sub-contractors on large bids, IDIQs, and other Consortium-based funding opportunities.

To qualify for the Development Coordinator position, candidate should hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, though an advanced degree is preferred. Candidates should have at least three years of proposal management experience that includes leading complex Federal Government submissions through the entire proposal life-cycle; possess strong skills in designing, writing, and editing grant documents; have a proven track record of success with proposal submissions (to be outlined in CV and/or cover letter); possess the flexibility and willingness to adjust to shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment; and demonstrate a proven ability to multitask and meet short timelines and deadlines. Advanced knowledge in the use of content development tools, including Microsoft Office, Adobe, and Salesforce is strongly preferred.

An outstanding candidate will be familiar with other international development organizations located within Washington, DC, and relevant donors around the world, and such candidates will hold an in-depth understanding of the funding environment in the fields of human rights, international peace and security, conflict mediation, and democracy and governance.

How to apply:

Application Instructions
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references online at The cover letter should outline the applicant’s interest in PILPG. After receiving completed application materials, PILPG will follow up only if the candidate is selected for an interview.