Project Coordinator

· Washington, District of Columbia
Employment Type Full time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

As nonprofits across the country continue to respond and adapt to COVID-19, Elevate's work supporting the grant programs of our nonprofit clients is more important than ever. We continue to meet (virtually!) with current clients and launch new partnerships. Learn more about joining our team.

About Elevate


Elevate is a grant-writing firm that works with nearly 100 nonprofit organizations around the country. Elevate develops teams composed of entry level, early career, and senior fundraising professionals to provide comprehensive institutional fundraising advice and support. Our Coordination team is composed of nearly a dozen dedicated nonprofit professionals who provide the data management and project coordination support our teams need to advance our clients’ grant programs.

Overview of the Project Coordinator Position


Project Coordinators are entry-level staff members who work on teams with Grant Writers and Directors to provide comprehensive services that help build, grow, and maintain grant programs for organizations across the country. This is a growth-oriented position, designed to ensure you have meaningful, challenging work and can grow as the firm does. To be considered for this position, you must demonstrate work, volunteer, or internship experience that required a focus on processing large amounts of information, managing small details, and working effectively in a team setting.


This is an excellent opportunity for the right person:


  • You'll work with the leadership of different nonprofits of many sizes and issues areas in Washington, DC and throughout the country
  • You'll provide invaluable administrative support and have the opportunity to learn essential professional and consulting skills as part of dedicated team of grant professionals
  • You’ll build expertise in nonprofit fundraising strategy
  • You'll strengthen your understanding of nonprofit management and finances


Key Responsibilities and Duties


This position will focus on administrative duties, including meeting preparation and follow-up, data entry. Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:


  • Preparing for and conducting follow-up for regular meetings with clients;
  • Managing our clients’ grant calendars and deadlines;
  • Entering all client information into our database;
  • Additional client team administrative responsibilities as required.
  • Staying informed about client programs, grant programs, and funders;
  • Working in a collaborative nature with team members and clients to advance


Ideal Candidates Will:


  • Want to move into a career in institutional fundraising
  • Have at least 1 year of nonprofit experience, though not necessarily in fundraising
  • Commit at least a full-year to a fast-paced and learning-focused position featuring growth opportunities
  • Have superb client service skills
  • Be organized, incredibly detail oriented, and tech-savvy
  • Excel at juggling multiple and competing priorities
  • Be able to focus in an virtual environment and be comfortable with remote communications with multiple team members and clients
  • Possess exceptional verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Have experience with Salesforce or other databases
  • Get excited by new opportunities and be willing to take initiative to ensure a project succeeds
  • Value good communication skills. Be willing to ask and respond to feedback as well as provide meaningful feedback to others
  • Participate in Elevate’s ongoing growth and culture


Elevate provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, without regard to race, creed, ancestry, citizenship, religion, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, family responsibilities, age, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, marital status, disability, personal appearance or any other protected characteristic or status under applicable federal, state and local laws. If you require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) for any part of the application process, please contact


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  • Location
    Washington, District of Columbia
  • Employment Type
    Full time
  • Minimum Experience