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Development and Operations Coordinator

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society is a 501c3 nonprofit organization working with higher education faculty, staff, administrators and students across the US and around the world. Our programs help education professionals integrate contemplative practices into courses, services, and campus environments to support teaching, learning, and engaged action for a more just and compassionate society.

Under the general supervision of the Executive Director, the Development and Operations Coordinator holds responsibility for overseeing the Center’s financial and operational systems and maintaining grants and funding. Success in this position will require facility with budgets, experience with grant writing and management, a strong strategic orientation, and a collaborative working style. The Center has an excellent, mission-driven staff and board. We are looking for a creative professional who will support our staff, flexibly attend to what arises, and help us transform higher education. This position is located at our office in Northampton, MA.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher.
  • Minimum of three years (at least five years preferred) of experience working in various aspects of non-profit grant management/development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to contemplative practice and a contemplative ethos a must.
  • In keeping with the Center’s organizational culture, flexibility and independence, a warm heart, and a big sense of humor.

Additional Requirements: 

  • Proven non-profit fiscal management, budgeting and planning skills.
  • Strong organizational abilities with attention to detail.
  • Ability to work with a bookkeeper and independent auditors to ensure effective controls.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on long-term and short-term activities, on both an abstract and concrete level.
  • Strong general computer skills, including proficiency with MS Office.
  • Ability to use CRM software (NeonCRM).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to supervise and work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Superior oral and written presentation skills, especially the ability to clearly present complex material verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences.
  • Strong initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience in diversity issues, sensitivity to age, race, class, gender, and ability issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

Development Coordination:

  • Manage grant application and reporting process.
  • Provide financial materials for funding requests.
  • Work with program staff to identify funding sources and draft letters of inquiry, requests for proposals and appeals to individual donors.
  • Process donations and provide letters of acknowledgement to donors.
  • Manage annual fundraising campaign with board and staff.

Board of Directors Support:

  • Plan and organize biannual Board Meetings: secure meeting venues, coordinate travel and logistics, and manage meeting agenda.
  • Advise Executive Director of financial issues for Board consideration.
  • Present financial reports to Board and Executive Committee.

Fiscal Management:

  • Ensure that effective internal controls, policies and procedures are in place and ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local regulatory laws and rules for financial and tax reporting.
  • Oversee accounting services provided by independent bookkeeper.
  • Direct financial audits and coordinate the provision of information to external auditors for the annual audit and tax reports.
  • Develop and monitor budgets and supporting materials.

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Manage employee benefits administration.
  • Maintain employee handbook.
  • Undertake special projects as assigned.

Compensation and Benefits
Compensation is commensurate with experience. The Center offers a benefits package that includes health & dental insurance, a 403b plan, life insurance and generous paid time off.

To Apply
Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society strongly supports workplace diversity. Candidates of all races, genders, ages, and sexual orientations are encouraged to apply.