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OrganizationCenter for Nonprofit Excellence
TypeFull Time
Application DeadlineAugust 6, 2022
College Degree Required?No
Salary Range$44-55,000


POSITION: Coordinator | Advancement & Communications (CAC)

TEAM: Advancement

HOURS: Monday-Thursday, 9am-5pm; Friday, 9am-4pm. Occasional work possible outside standard work hours, with flex time encouraged.

LOCATION: Based in CNE’s Charlottesville office, with the possibility of one day per week of remote work.

SALARY: Full-time, salaried position with a hiring range of $44,000-$55,000 and a robust benefits package (see below). 


Coordinator | Advancement & Communications

CNE seeks a full-time Coordinator (CAC) who will provide administrative support to the Advancement team, coordinate communications, and assist in advancement database management.

The CAC will demonstrate excellent internal and external customer service, attention to detail, and communication skills.

We envision tasks and responsibilities to change throughout the year as organizational need and activities evolve with our annual Advancement Calendar.

The CAC will report to the primarily to the Director | Advancement (DA), with the possibility of additional duties being assigned.

Job Duties

Specific duties of the role include:

Advancement (~60%)

  • Provide general administrative support to the advancement team.
  • Support the advancement team in the engagement, solicitation, and stewardship of CNE donors.
  • Support the preparation of the Friends of CNE email newsletter.
  • Maintain and continually update CNE’s donor pipeline and CRM database.
  • Manage and coordinate the Advancement team’s utilization of CNE digital systems.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and support meetings at the direction of the DA (including Philanthropy Advisors and Philanthropy Day)
  • Provide general administrative support for CNE’s annual Philanthropy Day celebration.
  • Track grant timelines and deliverables in support of the DA.
  • Field requests from donors and stakeholders and respond to inquiries or direct to other advancement team members.
  • Generate advancement data reports.
  • Process donor acknowledgments.

Communications (~40%):

The CAC will work with CNE stakeholders and contractors to implement aspects of CNE’s communications strategy which may include:

  • Maintain and ensure CNE communications calendars are up-to-date and accurate.
  • Coordinate design and marketing of external-facing projects at the direction of the DA.
  • Drafting and editing communications copy and material.
  • Assisting the advancement team with the management of the organization’s external image.
  • Provide communications support for and coordinate with both internal and external communications teams for CNE’s Philanthropy Day annual event.
  • Coordinate with other Learning & Impact and Operations teams to provide communications support across the organization.
  • Assist with the preparation of materials for the Friends of CNE newsletter.
  • Manage media opportunities for the advancement team.

The CAC will coordinate and be in frequent communication with other coordinators to ensure organizational support is being deployed effectively.

Skills Required

Desired Skills & Attributes

A successful Coordinator will bring a positive disposition, an eagerness to learn, a strong attention to detail, and a willingness to take ownership of tasks both big and small.  They will have exceptional verbal and written communication skills to be able to draft and review professional advancement correspondence, respond to donor requests, and be in frequent contact with staff and stakeholders.

Additionally, this individual will understand and value equity as an organizational operating principle and be committed to continued learning on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with coordinating communications across teams and external consultants. Experience using social media communications and graphic design is a plus. A successful applicant will have experience in donor CRM/data systems management, with Salesforce experience being a plus.

Additional Info

Procedure for Candidacy

All submissions received by August 6, 2022 will be guaranteed consideration and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Candidates should complete our brief application form, using the “Apply” button below, including the names and contact information of three references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval. All applications shall be confidential until finalists are named.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full-time, salaried position with a hiring range of $44,000 to $55,000. CNE offers a robust employee benefits package, including 100% of employee health insurance coverage paid, 12 weeks of paid parental leave for birth/adoption, the opportunity to participate in a 403(b) plan with employer match, and 160 PTO hours available in the first year of employment plus 17 paid holidays. This role will include opportunities for professional development and growth.

CNE 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 applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, leaves of absence, compensation, and professional training.

CNE is committed to building a team that values diverse perspectives, inclusive policies, and equitable practices. Candidates of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions, genders, sexual orientations, ages, and abilities are encouraged to apply.




About CNE


As a learning lab for the nonprofit sector, we believe in a culture rooted in continuous learning and improvement. We operate in a fast-paced and customer-centered environment where the work can have a profound impact on our sector and the lives of the individuals we serve. We value the individuality of our staff and strive to bring our full selves to the work, while maintaining humor and perspective. We center relationship building across the organization and save space and time for socializing with staff, board, and other stakeholders.


Equitable, thriving, and just communities powered by healthy nonprofits.


We are a champion, learning partner, and advisor for Virginia nonprofits.



We do and say the things that strengthen the social impact sector, even when they are hard, and we stand with those who bravely build community.


We commit to equitable outcomes at CNE, in the sector, and in the community and will realize them through learning, sharing, skill-building, and action.


We partner across sectors and geographies to achieve more together for the communities we serve than we can on our own.


We are adaptable and forward-thinking, we act with humility, and we strive for learning and growth, not perfection.

Equity Commitment

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) envisions a region where all community members have the opportunity to thrive – supported by a nonprofit sector that celebrates diversity, values inclusion, and centers equity across all aspects of our work. Making this vision a reality requires resilience and ongoing commitment within and beyond the nonprofit sector.

Together we must dismantle deeply-rooted and pervasive policies and systems of exclusion and oppression, which promote and perpetuate inequitable outcomes for many members of our communities. We also must understand existing systems of power and rebuild them to foster equitable decision making, while restructuring the distribution of access and resources to ensure fair and just outcomes.

To learn more about our equity commitment and read our full statement, please visit

To learn more about our programs and services, please visit


Coordinator Competencies, CNE Talent Development and Professional Growth Framework


  • Broad, generalist knowledge of core elements or concepts within their role.
  • Focus on learning existing tools, resources, processes, and stakeholders.
  • Learns quickly and makes steady progress with frequent significant feedback from more senior team members.
  • Understands CNE’s equity statement and CNE’s vision for and commitment to a region where all community members have the opportunity to thrive, supported by a nonprofit sector that celebrates diversity, values inclusion, and centers equity work across all aspects of our work.
  • Displays clear willingness and commitment to ongoing learning about issues, ideas, concepts, and history related to systems and policies of exclusion, oppression, and racism that created inequities and to skills and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion that will dismantle them.
  • Understands and values racial equity as an organizational operating principle and an integral part of CNE’s approach inside and outside the organization, and is able to communicate why racial equity aligns with CNE’s mission. Understands the history of racial inequality in America, the idea of race as a social construct, the manifestations of personal, institutional and systemic racism, and the role of the invention of “race” in systemically isolating, separating, and disempowering groups of people.


  • Develops their productivity skills by learning and refining their working style and time management.
  • Capable of taking well-defined tasks/projects and completing them.
  • Demonstrates customer service focus by responding timely and thoroughly to team members, member organizations, partners, and the public.
  • Develops an understanding of the role that diversity, equity, and inclusion play in a healthy nonprofit and in a healthy community.

Communication & Leadership:

  • Effective in communicating progress to the team
  • Eager to find ways to improve; asks for and implements feedback into their work to reduce mistakes and accelerate growth specific to their role and as a member of the team.
  • Engages with curiosity, humility, and openness in discussions about race, diversity, equity, inclusion, oppression and power inside and outside CNE.
  • Understands how the construct of race has impacted the distribution of power and the recognition of innovation, creativity, and voice throughout history; looks critically at existing power structures and is mindful of power dynamics in inter-personal and professional situations.