The Noble Network of Charter Schools

Development Coordinator

Network Support Chicago, Illinois


Be Noble. Be the Development Coordinator at Noble.

About Noble
Noble is Chicago’s highest-performing and largest network of public charter high schools. Our 18 schools and 1,400 employees currently serve over 12,500 students, 98% of whom are students of color, 90% low-income, and 81% first-generation college goers. The School Quality and Rating Policy scores for the Chicago Public Schools rated Noble campuses as ten of the top twelve public high schools in the city. We believe our people are the most valuable asset in preparing our students to be successful in college and lead exemplary lives. 98% of Noble students are accepted into college and almost 94% choose to enroll, resulting in over 7,600 Noble alumni who have received or are currently pursuing a 4-year college degree.

About the Development Coordinator Role
Noble’s Development Team is responsible for raising $8.9M in the 2020-21 school year. The Development Coordinator is responsible for managing Noble’s development database and all departmental operations in support of our fundraising efforts. This requires keen attention to detail and the ability to manage competing and shifting priorities. 

Key Responsibilities
The Development Coordinator’s role includes, but is not limited to, the following key responsibilities:

  • Accurately enter gifts, coordinate with the Finance Team, generate acknowledgment letters, and ensure all related paperwork is filed in a timely manner
  • Update constituent data as applicable and maintain database integrity
  • Assist our Relationship Managers by tracking gifts and pledges and sending reminders when appropriate
  • Manage the execution of all donor communications, including fundraising appeals, the Annual Report  and invitations.  This can include pulling and managing the mailing list, printing the mailings, stuffing the envelopes, and overseeing the mailing process in accordance with the annual communications calendar
  • Ensure all development correspondence is entered into the database and filed appropriately
  • Oversee special projects and support team initiatives to share Noble’s impact as needed
Candidate Qualifications
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills
  • Proven record of managing complex tasks
  • Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment, think critically, and deal with ambiguity
  • A high degree of professionalism, very motivated, energetic, and takes initiative to anticipate the needs of the team and donors
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or other donor management software 
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, however, extensive development experience can serve as a substitute for formal educational experience 
  • Current authorization to work in the United States on a full-time basis is required

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Additionally, Noble has a top-of-market medical, dental, and vision benefits package among a multitude of other perks that make Noble one of the highest-rated places to work in K-12 education in the country.

Statement of Non-Discrimination
Noble is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, making all employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status or any other characteristic or classification protected by law.