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Development & Communications Coordinator - FT

Community Cooks
Job Title: Development & Communications Coordinator - FT
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August 18th, 2022
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The Development & Communications Coordinator is a full time position reporting to the Executive Director (ED). This individual will help execute and track day-to-day implementation of a development and communications plan for the organization. We are looking for an outstanding writer with an understanding of how nonprofit development works who will help us tell our story in a way that increases engagement, builds community, and helps us convey the impact of our work to donors, program volunteers and stakeholders.

Specifically, the Development & Communications Coordinator will:

  • Support our Executive Director with development needs including maintaining development  calendar, coordinating the scheduling and mailing of fundraising appeals, drafting donor correspondence, and maintaining Salesforce database with support from the Admin & Operations Associate
  • Perform grant prospect research and draft grant proposals, maintaining annual grants calendar
  • Track and process donor gifts and acknowledgements using Salesforce database with support from the Admin & Operations Associate
  • Help to draft content, schedule and coordinate social media campaigns, e-newsletters and e-blasts, along with creation and management of a communications calendar
  • Upkeep and help draft development and communications materials, working with outside design and printing vendors as needed
  • Establish and/or monitor development and communications systems to maximize effectiveness, including dissemination of necessary fundraising reports and coordination of donor acknowledgement system, updating contact information, maintaining donor notes, etc.
  • Coordinate and execute planning of fundraising and outreach events, including annual gala
  • Collaborate with Program Staff to gather program-related content, statistics and photographs for newsletters, social media, grant reports, etc.
  • Attend and help organize Board Development Committee meetings, event planning committee meetings and related calendars
  • Represent Community Cooks at donor and outreach events as needed
  • Perform basic web maintenance and updates using Squarespace platform


The successful candidate will be excited about working as an integral member of a small, collaborative team and must:

  • Be a detail-oriented, highly organized person
  • Have nonprofit development experience
  • Be proficient with various social media platforms
  • Possess excellent writing skills
  • Have an eye for design
  • Have some professional experience in grant-writing, event planning and/or communications
  • Be proficient with MS Office applications.
  • Be familiar with development databases and Squarespace

We are looking for a true team player—flexible and excited to collaborate closely with our team each day to ensure a thriving organization. Additional desired skills and characteristics include creativity, self-motivation, dependability, and a deep commitment to our mission.

Working Conditions and Benefits:

  • This is a full time exempt position with an annual salary of $55,000-$58,000
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes: Generous paid time off (15 vacation days, 2 personal wellness days, 12 holidays, 3+ bonus holidays when office is closed at year-end, and 10+ sick days per year); 80% of individual health insurance plan or the equivalent dollar amount toward family plan; 100% of dental insurance; retirement plan with 3% employer match; and professional development opportunities.
  • This position offers some flexibility regarding workday shift within regular M-F business hours. Occasional evenings or weekends may be required with comp time provided. We are now phasing into a hybrid workplace, anticipating a return to our Union Square Somerville-based office 2-3+ days/week with some flexibility available depending upon timing and workflow.

To Apply

Please apply to jobs@ccooks.org if you are a qualified candidate who is energized by our model of community engagement to address hunger and food insecurity. Submit your resume and a cover letter that tells us why you are excited to work for Community Cooks and highlights what you would bring to the Development & Communications role. Please Note: Applications received without a cover letter will not be reviewed. For priority consideration, please submit your résumé as soon as possible and no later than August 17th.


Community Cooks is an equal opportunity employer, actively seeking to build an inclusive workplace. We strongly encourage people of color, members of the LGBTQIA community, non-binary people, people with disabilities, and individuals who have experienced food insecurity to apply.


COMMUNITY COOKS is Somerville-based nonprofit that mobilizes individuals, businesses, civic, educational, and faith-based groups to provide home-prepared food for vulnerable neighbors. We do this by partnering with shelters, after school programs and other human service agencies that provide support for those struggling with food insecurity. By providing home-cooked meals to these agencies, we free up their time to focus on their advocacy and service models and ensure those they are supporting receive the nutrition they need to meet their daily challenges. We currently rally over 600 volunteers and provide 2,000+ monthly meals to 31 partner agencies in the Greater Boston area.

Founded as an all-volunteer organization 32 years ago, Community Cooks became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2012 and now has a paid staff of five, an engaged Board of Directors, and a budget of nearly $400,000 annually.

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