About CNF 


The Child Neurology Foundation (CNF) is a national non-profit that works to support the whole child neurology community. We are the only non-profit in the child neurology advocacy space that was by physicians, and to this day we have strong physician leadership on our Board of Directors. The Child Neurology Foundation connects partners from all areas of the child neurology community so those navigating the journey of disease diagnosis, management, and care have the ongoing support from those dedicated to treatments and cures. 


Our network of patients and caregivers, volunteers and advocates, researchers and clinicians is committed to helping one another along the path that leads to the best quality of care - and the highest quality of life - for every child.  

CNF has been expanding steadily and is now seeking to dramatically accelerate this growth. We are looking for a Development Coordinator to join our team in Lexington, Kentucky. 


Position Summary 

The Development Coordinator advances the mission of CNF by collaborating with the CNF Development Team implementing a comprehensive, effective annual development plan to meet or exceed CNF’s annual financial and strategic goals. This position supports and fosters our deep commitment to diversity and inclusion, which is the foundation for creating a culture of belonging for all personnel. 

Essential Accountabilities 

    • Generates appropriate acknowledgments/tax letters for contributions, donations and sponsorships in a timely manner. 
    • Manages gift analysis and entry procedure, and processes daily gift batches in a timely and accurate manner. Ensures all constituent records, commitments, contributions, information, interactions, and donor communications are accurately entered in CRM. Updates revenue pipeline records as directed. 
    • Design and run reports and queries for emails/mailings/invitations, etc. 
    • Compile and provide monthly reports for Development Department 
    • In partnership with the CNF Development Team, implements and executes the strategy related to CNF’s supporters, including cultivating and fostering relationships, tracking leads and commitments. 
    • Assists with scheduling and execution of supporter meetings (virtual and in person). 
    • Conducts prospect research. 
    • As directed, provides help in building relationships crucial to the success of the organization and manages a variety of special projects. 
    • Drafts donor correspondence and/or communicates verbally with key community stakeholders regarding letters of request, letters of agreement, remittance information, past-due contributions, etc. as directed.  
    • Works across CNF to help execute revenue generating opportunities for the organization. 
    • Manages logistics between partners and CNF to ensure benefits and reporting are provided in accordance with agreements. 
    • Collaborates with internal and external key stakeholders (including digital and design consultants) to determine and deliver content based on foundation’s key messages, activities, and partnerships specific to fundraising activities. 
    • Acts as an external ambassador for the organization, always staying current with CNF priorities and engagement opportunities that can bring prospects closer to our work. 
    • Special event/meeting planning, support, logistics, and execution. Including, but not limited to, location and speaker selection, satisfaction surveys, upgrading/renewing members, scheduling, etc. 
    • Coordinates events and travel.  
    • Performs other related tasks as assigned.

This job description may not cover or contain a full listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.  





  • Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public administration, fundraising, philanthropic studies, non-profit management, or similar area preferred. 
  • High school diploma plus four years relevant work experience considered in lieu of bachelor's degree. 



  • Two or more years of successful fund development, database management, office administration, sales, or relevant work experience in business development and/or non-profit organization preferred. 
  • Proven to be highly motivated, self-directed, results-oriented, and most energized in a fast-paced environment. 


Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

    • Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office and database management is required. Experience with donor/fundraising software (Classy, Blackbaud products), Salesforce or comparable data management systems a plus.  
    • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills and emotional intelligence are required. 
    • Ability to successfully manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously is required. 
    • Strong attention to detail and organization is required. 
    • Understanding and respect for confidential information and the ability to maintain confidentiality is required. 
    • Strong listening skills are required. 
    • Experience in grant writing a plus. 


Additional Position Information 


FLSAfication: Exempt 

Travel Requirements: Some travel required – approximately 15%. Ability to legally travel outside of the United States is required. 

Location: Lexington, KY 

Schedule: Occasional evenings and weekends required 


Salary and Benefits 


Salary: Commensurate with experience. 

Benefits: CNF offers a comprehensive benefit package that includes health, dental and vision insurance, 10.5% contribution to retirement savings, and a flexible spending account. Generous time off including 13 paid company holidays plus 2 floating holidays annually. Twenty-two days of paid time off (PTO) annually with the opportunity to earn more with tenure. Three months paid parental leave, bereavement, and volunteer time-off programs are also available. And much MORE! 


Child Neurology Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. 


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