Development Coordinator

Mountain Association for Community Economic Development

About the organization

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is a 43-year-old multi-strategy economic development organization that seeks to transition Eastern Kentucky’s economy into a just and sustainable post-coal future. We work with people and places in Central Appalachia and Kentucky to build a strong and diverse economy, increased family well-being, healthy and protected land, air and water, and an effective and accountable democracy.

MACED is a fast-paced, dynamic and growing organization with a 30-person staff that manages over $30 million in total assets. MACED seeks to make meaningful progress towards a Just Appalachian Transition through the following core strategies: 1) investing capital in local enterprises and communities, 2) demonstrating local-sector development ideas, 3) engaging in research, communications and advocacy for policy and narrative change, and 4) building entrepreneurial and leadership capacity.


MACED is looking for a highly motivated and experienced development professional to join its staff as Development Coordinator. In collaboration with the president, this person will coordinate key elements of MACED’s fundraising activities: proposal development, grant management and reporting, tracking prospects, and maintenance of fundraising systems. This person will also work with program staff to promote strategic fundraising efforts across MACED’s work.

Grant Proposals

Define approach to proposals in conjunction with staff or President as appropriate.
Participate in program design as appropriate and as it relates to grant seeking and/or funder relationships.
Collect materials needed for requests and reports (e.g. arrange meetings with key program staff to share ideas; gather budgets, statistics, demographics and other pertinent data kept in other departments).
Develop complete drafts of proposals integrating material from multiple sources.
Provide feedback to others on their written contributions when appropriate.
Submit final proposals via email, online portals or other means as required by funders.

Grant Solicitation and Prospecting

Grant Management and Reporting

& More (see website)


Knowledge and experience: Four-year college degree. Three years of foundation or government fundraising experience, including proposal development and reporting, or closely related experience.

Personal characteristics: Ability to problem-solve, analyze and conduct research. Excellent organizational skills with a commitment to meeting deadlines. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment. Ability to meet short-term goals and maintain focus to reach long-term goals. Excellent writing and oral communication skills with a particular passion for writing. A motivated team player with the ability to work independently. Close attention to detail.

Physical: Valid driver’s license and the ability to drive. Either insurability on MACED’s group vehicle policy or access to a reliable vehicle for occasional trips. Close vision with or without corrective lenses necessary for computer work; manual dexterity needed to operate computer. Able to perform assigned duties in a time-efficient manner.

Four-year college degree in English, communications, marketing or related field. Significant track record of successful grant writing and/or fundraising experience. Group facilitation skills. Knowledge of Appalachian region. Experience in program design. A keen sense of humor!

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

This full-time position offers a competitive salary based on experience, with a generous benefits package. The position is based in Berea, Kentucky. Berea is a beautiful, small college town, less than an hour south of Lexington, on the edge of the Appalachian region. MACED is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and women are especially encouraged to apply.

Please e-mail your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to [email protected] . Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be considered until the position is filled. For more information about MACED, visit Please no drop-ins.

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