Development and Communications Coordinator

Tuesday, July 26, 2022


GCIR envisions a society in which everyone thrives no matter where they were born. To make that vision a reality, we galvanize philanthropy to advance immigrant justice and belonging. As the nation’s only immigrant-focused philanthropy-mobilizing organization (PMO), we work with our more than 140 member institutions, the 1,200 individual grantmakers in our network, our partners in the field, and other philanthropic affinity groups to move money and power for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.

Inside Philanthropy named GCIR the 2017 Funders’ Affinity Group of the Year for the key role we played in coordinating funder pushback to anti-immigrant policies. Today, amid both continued challenges and significant opportunities for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers, we are building on our 32-year history to drive short- and long-term immigrant-related philanthropic investments and advance a vision for a just, equitable, and inclusive society for all. 

The GCIR staff come from all walks of life, many of us with immigrant and refugee backgrounds and some of us with non-traditional career paths. We have an office in the San Francisco Bay Area and remote staff in Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago, and the Washington, D.C. metro area. GCIR members are local, state, regional, and national foundations who transcend issue area, geographic region, and strategy. For more information, visit


This full-time, exempt position plays a critical role in three areas: grant proposals and reports, development administration, and external communications. Specific duties and responsibilities will include the following:

Grant Proposals and Reports 

  • Research foundation requirements for grant applications and reports
  • Draft grant proposals and reports
  • Gather information on grant activities and outcomes from Programs Team and other staff
  • Manage internal drafting and review deadlines for staff teams
  • Submit grant proposals and reports in a timely manner
  • Work closely with the Operations Team to ensure proper recordkeeping and compliance with all grant reporting and administrative requirements
  • Communicate with funders as needed

Development Administration 

  • Track grant status, payments, reporting requirements, deadlines, etc., in Salesforce, Outlook and other project management systems and databases
  • Maintain files in GCIR’s knowledge management systems, including Box 
  • Communicate with foundation staff regarding grants
  • Ensure that GCIR complies with all grant reporting and administrative requirements

Administration of External Communications 

  • Disseminate external communications through electronic mailings (via MailChimp), social media, and other channels 
  • Maintain a fresh and timely website, working with the Operations and Programs Teams
  • Assist in the production of the annual report
  • Maintain and amplify GCIR’s social media presence


Required Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 4-6 years of experience in development, preferably in the nonprofit sector
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Meticulous organizational skills, attention to detail, accuracy, thoroughness, efficiency, and timeliness in completing work      
  • Advanced proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and openness to working with a wide range of project management, content management system and communications tools (e.g., Slack, Box, Trello, SalesForce, Google)          
  • High level of comfort with technology and ability to learn new software applications quickly          
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to effectively resolve problems and exercise informed judgment that balances multiple needs, priorities, and interests
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other internal departments or teams as well as external partners
  • Proficiency with foundation grant application and reporting processes

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in communications
  • Understanding of the unique dynamics in philanthropy
  • Experience working with a remote supervisor
  • Interest in immigrant/refugee and/or social justice issues 
  • A genuine appreciation of different perspectives and the skill to influence diverse stakeholders to find common ground and work on shared goals


GCIR is a virtual organization with team members across the country. Candidates based in locations across the United States are invited to apply.


The salary range is $65,000 to $70,000, based on experience, as well as level of education and training. GCIR offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package, including 

  • Employer-paid health insurance, vision and dental
  • 401(k) contribution
    • 3% contribution to the 401(k) plan for employees with tenure of five years or less and a 4% contribution for employees with tenure of more than five years
    • An additional 5% contribution to the 401(k), regardless of tenure, with a 1:1 match requirement
  • 23 vacation days
  • 8 mental health days
  • 96 hours of sick time earned annually
  • One paid week off during the last week of the calendar year
  • Staff working from home will be provided a computer, desk, chair, printer, and any other ergonomic items to support healthy work
  • Staff also receive $50/mo toward their cell phone bill, and $34/mo toward their wifi costs.
  • Support for professional development
  • An employee matching-gifts program (GCIR provides a 1:1 match for charitable contributions up to $600, regardless of tenure)


Please submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  with “Development and Communications Coordinator” in the subject line.  For priority consideration, candidates are encouraged to submit materials by August 22, 2022.  In your cover letter, please indicate why you are interested in this role and how your experience and skills are relevant.  No phone calls or email inquiries, please.


GCIR is committed to building and retaining a talented, diverse, and inclusive team. Our team members represent diverse backgrounds, bring a wide range of educational, professional, and lived experiences, and contribute expertise from varied disciplines within the philanthropic, nonprofit, public, and corporate sectors. We welcome candidates of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. We strongly encourage people of color, women, LGBTQIA+ individuals, those from immigrant and refugee backgrounds, differently abled people, formerly incarcerated people, and people of any and all historically marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.


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