• P.O. Box 1133 Wayne, WV 25570
  • 304-501-4755
  • P.O. Box 1133 Wayne, WV 25570
  • 304-501-4755

job Post: Development Coordinator

JOB POSTING for position at COALFIELD DEVELOPMENT, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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Title  Development Coordinator

Team – Development Team

Revised Date – February 3, 2020

Hourly or Salary – Salary

Compensation – $40,000-53,000/Year Salary, Benefits Package, and Paid Leave

Reports To – Chief Development Officer

FLSA Status – Exempt (Administrative)

Status – Full-Time


  1. Email your resume and cover letter to: ​jobs@coalfield-development.org

  2. Top applicants will be invited to complete an application and provide three professional references.

  3. Two to three applicants will be selected for an interview, with a final decision made as soon as possible after this step is complete.


The Development Coordinator provides management and direction, with guidance from the Chief Development Officer, in various projects and duties to ensure alignment between Coalfield’s financial and programmatic goals and the overall mission and vision of the organization. We are looking for an experienced manager to increase the fundraising capacity of the organization and related enterprises through effective communication, programming, data capture and synthesis, and analysis of information. A successful candidate must have broad knowledge of program management principles, a strategic and entrepreneurial mindset, and the ability to work within Coalfield’s values and theory of change. This position is both internally and externally facing, and relationship management, and clear communication is paramount. There is emphasis on grants management and development; establishing standards of performance; and measuring, tracking, and reporting outcomes from the individual experience to short- and long-term organizational impacts across economic, social, and environmental indicators.


  • Lead the development of qualitative and quantitative performance measurements across all functions –including related social enterprises – to ensure consistent, high-quality evaluation and goal setting for program outcomes. 
  • Develop, implement and manage a database system for tracking goals and outcomes related to specific grants; individuals’ development plans and academic pursuits; and overall impact of Coalfield’s programmatic work across economic, social, and environmental indicators and at the personal, enterprise, organization, community, and regional levels. 
  • Devise and manage system for building the reports to generate data on key programmatic indicators for a variety of audiences. 
  • Assist with researching, preparing, writing, and submitting private and governmental grant applications, including coordinating with and providing assistance to enterprise directors and collaborative partners. Optimize grants processes to ensure adherence to relevant regulations and assist with meeting administrative and reporting requirements by collecting and distributing data and drafting reports. Train and provide assistance to sub-grantees and related social enterprises to build their capacity. 
  • Liaison with Financial Team and enterprise directors to ensure financial reporting requirements are met. Provide reviews and analysis of the financial impact of program components involving contracts and grants. For specific organization-wide grants, maintain documentation and prepare appropriate reports for cost allocations, match requirements, and draws. Assist related social enterprises with gaining the necessary capacity to manage financial reporting requirements. 
  • Maintain paper and electronic filing systems using applications such as Google Drive. Administer policies and procedures pertaining to document retention. Scan documents into the document management system, categorize and code documents with pertinent information, and ensure documents are routed into the correct workflow for other team members. Ensure the grants calendar is up-to-date.


  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment with multiple projects, locations, businesses and collaborative partners.
  • Kind and professional demeanor and attitude. Must be patient and compassionate with people and issues encountered in challenging socio-economic environments. Must understand and adopt Coalfield’s theory of change and value system. 
  • Knowledge of grant funding policies and procedures and applicable regulations.
  • Experience with impact measurement and tracking database systems; experience training staff on electronic data collection and reporting methods. Specific knowledge of Social Solution’s “Apricot” case management software a plus. 
  • A good sense of humor, a willingness to learn, an inquisitive mind, a willingness to innovate, and the ability to work independently 
  • Excellent at time management, task prioritization, and organization.
  • Excellent professional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient with computers, email, Microsoft Office, Google applications and standard office equipment (phone, copier/printer, scanners, etc.).


  • Bachelor’s degree required; masters degree preferred. 
  • Five plus years of nonprofit program and/or grants management experience (required).
  • Demonstrated ability to manage complex programs and funding streams.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply problem-solving techniques.


The Development Coordinator reports to the Chief Development Officer but is also expected to work with minimal supervision and respond to the needs of the Executive Team and Board of Directors. The Development Coordinator will not supervise staff at this time.


Coalfield’s offices are currently located in Wayne, Morgantown, Huntington, and Charleston, WV. The chosen candidate must have reliable transportation to regularly attend work at the Charleston office and other locations, as required.

  • Primarily on-site environment.
  • Extensive computer operation.
  • Light lifting (up to 25 LBS with or without accommodation).
  • Must be able to drive and work seated or standing at a desk and/or computer.
  • The normal work week is Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Coalfield allows managers and employees to negotiate a flexible work schedule. Uncompensated overtime is infrequently required when necessary to meet critical deadlines or respond to emergencies.


Candidates must provide reliable transportation to their primary work location. Coalfield has a limited fleet of vehicles and frequently carpools to minimize travel burdens on employees. Travel expenses (excluding commutes) may be reimbursed per Coalfield’s policies and procedures.


DISCLAIMER: Coalfield Development Corporation provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Candidates may be required to pass a background check and/or drug test as a condition of employment.

While all applications are appreciated, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.


Please include the position title, “Development Coordinator” in the subject line if you choose to submit your application via email by following this link.

Who We Are

Our Mission

To support a family of social enterprises that inspire the courage to grow, the creativity to transform perceived liabilities into assets, and the community needed to cultivate real opportunity in Appalachia through mentorship, education, and employment.

Our Vision

Appalachian places and people unlocking their full potential, power, and purpose.

Together, we are rebuilding the Appalachian economy from the ground up!

Our Core Values

All employees are expected to exemplify our core values:

  • Gumption
  • Grit
  • Grace

Our Core Capabilities

1. Community-Based Real Estate

We work with community groups, leaders, and partner organizations to develop mixed-use residential and commercial real estate projects with a social impact. Coalfield owns three rural multi-family housing properties and has an in-house construction crew.

2. Personal and Academic Development

Formerly unemployed people (especially laid-off coal miners) are hired on to work crews that staff Coalfield’s social enterprises. These crews support a variety of community projects that create assets for local residents, communities, and businesses. Each week, Crew Members complete 33 hours of paid work, 6 credit hours of higher education, and 3 hours of personal development mentorship.

3. Develop and Incubate Social Enterprises

Coalfield incubates and grows a family of social enterprises in sectors it believes have the potential to diversify the regional economy and create good jobs. The enterprises we support measure their value according to our triple bottom line: people, planet, and profit. Coalfield also leads a business pitch contest and annual social enterprise conference to build a network of new and experienced entrepreneurs.

Our Family of Social Enterprises

Revitalize Appalachia is our enterprise focused on green construction and is instrumental in the development and execution of Coalfield’s community-based real estate projects.

Refresh Appalachia leads our region in sustainable agriculture initiatives by supporting farmers and producers to develop the local food economy. By providing training in farm and food entrepreneurship, Refresh Appalachia transforms the lives of young people and those displaced from the coal mining industry.

West Edge Factory in Huntington, WV is a 96K sq. ft. building that once employed over 1,000 people, but after closing, sat in ruin for more than a decade. Coalfield has renovated the building over the years, developing it into a hub for its social enterprises, personal and academic development activities, and a creative space available to the community.

SustainU is a licensee of Major League Baseball and manufactures sustainable apparel in Coalfield’s West Edge Factory. Our clothing production process saves millions of gallons of water and petroleum every year while reinvesting in new technology and equipment to rebuild the Appalachian economy from the ground up. SustainU is an industry leader and pioneer through its direct-to-consumer sales approach, interactive technology platforms, wholesale licensed products, and custom printing services.

Saw’s Edge Woodshop is a business and classroom where trainees learn fine woodworking techniques and visitors can learn alongside them.

Our Theory of Change and Guiding Strategies

Opportunity, willpower, and spirit are necessary to end generational poverty. Real opportunities and lasting change cannot be simply provided; they are patiently cultivated. To achieve this, we simultaneously create new markets and the trained workforce to employ those markets. The main hook of our job training programs is that the work is paid, putting real wages in pockets. We insist on higher education because we value lifelong learning. Measured mentorship represents the professional learning environment where we provide accountability and personal growth opportunities. In this way, we learn new skills by doing them on-the-job, as real employees of real businesses. We are not preparing people for the real world; we do business in the real world.