Development Coordinator (Independent Contractor)

Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic (PRHDR) is a 501 c 3 non-profit corporation based out of Portland, Maine. The two-pronged mission of PRHDR is to deliver primary care services to patients in an underserved region in the northern mountains of the Dominican Republic, and to train Maine healthcare profession students in a resource limited global environment. The program was created 24 years ago and boasts continuity of care for patients and interdisciplinary training of healthcare profession students. Now is a critical time for the organization as we plan to grow and evolve

The Development Coordinator is a non-staff independent contractor who will support the organizational growth of Partners for Rural Health in the Dominican Republic through fundraising efforts and public relations to ensure sustainable resources for mission partners, volunteers, and future program needs. The Development Coordinator will report to the President of the Board of Directors and will be a main player on the board’s fundraising committee to maintain and grow the donor and grant based fundraising plan that expands on PRHDR’s 24-year history of success.

This position is budgeted for 12-15 hours weekly, is time-contracted to a negotiable term, and is renewable with the same or expanded hours based on net revenue raised in the contract period. It is the vision of the PRHDR board based on the success of this role to eventually evolve to full time staff and office space based on revenue raised. There is potential growth for the consultant based on success for more hours and responsibilities. At this time there is no office space, therefore the coordinator will be required to work from home and meet remotely with Board Members on an as needed basis.


Development Tasks

• Build upon existing Annual Fund plan to solicit past donors, program alumni, corporations, and new donors
• Identify, propose, and collaborate to secure new revenue through grant funding as a means of strengthening PRHDR’s impact and sustainability in accordance with our mission and vision
• Manage and update PRHDR’s constituent data in Donor Snap and Constant Contact
• Act as support to trip volunteers fundraising for PRHDR
• Train volunteers and Board members to assist with fundraising, communications, or other administrative needs as needed to complete initiatives
• Coordinate special fundraising events agreed to by the board
• Document fundraising costs and revenue in collaboration with the Treasurer of the Board

Marketing/Public Relations Tasks

● Assist in the planning of public relations and fundraising materials, including brochures, flyers, forms, correspondence with donors, invitations, email, newsletter and website material. Collaborate with the Web site and Communications Board chairs on design and production
● Create and disseminate marketing materials for special fundraising events
● Create and disseminate annual appeal campaign with Board approval
● Assist President and volunteers with stewardship and acknowledgement processes


Professional Competencies
● Preference for three years development and fundraising experience
● Demonstrated effectiveness in raising funds from individuals, corporations, foundations, and grantors
● Strong organizational and project management skills
● Ability to initiate, plan, and implement projects within a budget agreed to by the Board of PRHDR and to report finances on time and accurately
● Exceptional writing skills, including the ability to craft compelling documents to engage a wide range of stakeholders
● Successful experience in grant writing
● Knowledge of nonprofit fundraising rules under Maine and federal regulations
● Proficiency in Microsoft Office systems, donor database management, Facebook

Personal Competencies
• Commitment to gaining a thorough understanding of the PRHDR mission and goals
● Highly efficient, innovative, flexible thinker
● Strong interpersonal communication and collaboration skills
● Prior exposure to service-learning and/or cross cultural programs is desirable


Independent contractor. Contract terms are negotiable.


Submit cover letter and resume to Alex Beggs at by Jan 1st 2020