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Development Coordinator, Operations and Grants Compliance

Public Justice Center
Baltimore, MD

Put your skills to work for social justice! The Public Justice Center seeks a Development Coordinator, Operations and Grants Compliance to join its development and communications team.

The Public Justice Center (PJC)

The PJC pursues systemic change to build a just society. The PJC uses legal advocacy tools to pursue social justice, economic and racial equity, and fundamental human rights for people who are struggling to provide for their basic needs. The PJC is a civil legal aid office that provides advice and representation to low-income clients, advocates before legislatures and government agencies, and collaborates with community and advocacy organizations. Founded in 1985, the PJC is a leader in public interest law reform in Maryland and nationally. For more about the PJC, visit our website:

The Position and Core Duties

The Development Coordinator is responsible for the PJC’s development operations (including gift processing, database management, and support for fundraising and donor stewardship efforts) and compliance with grant awards and state and federal fundraising regulations. The Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Development and works closely with the Development Manager, Director of Finance & Administration, project team leads, and Executive Director. The PJC’s development and communications team raises more than $3 million annually to support the 25+ staff organization. Core duties of this newly-created position include:

This position is based in downtown Baltimore City. We anticipate this position will require at least two days per week in the office to perform the core duties of the position. The Development Coordinator will have the option of working in our office or remotely for the remainder of the work week. The PJC is providing PPE for employees and guests and maintaining other risk reduction measures in the office.

Desired Skills and Experience

Successful candidates will likely have one or more of the following qualifications:

In addition, the following qualifications are valued for this position. Applicants should also identify other related or supplementary skills and experiences.


This is a full-time, exempt position and may require more than 40 hours in a workweek, including the potential for evening and weekend work. This position is based in Baltimore and may require local travel. The target salary for the Development Coordinator is from $55,000 to $65,000 and is contingent on experience. A language bonus of $1,000/year is given to Spanish/English proficient staff.

An excellent cafeteria benefit package in the annual amount of $15,000 is also provided. This package offers health, dental, vision, disability and life insurance, and retirement options. A cafeteria benefits package gives employees flexibility to choose how to direct their benefits. For example, this package can cover 100% of employee healthcare premiums; an employee can choose to direct those funds towards retirement if they already have health insurance or can have remaining funds added to the employee’s taxable salary. PJC employees receive at least 20 days of paid leave, with increases based on length of tenure, 12 paid holidays, and 15 days of sick leave annually.


To apply, please submit – by email only – (1) a cover letter explaining your interest, (2) a resume, (3) the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references, and (4) two writing samples (preferably of a grant report or proposal). Email application materials to Kathleen Gregory at with “Development Coordinator application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and interviews conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Physical/Mental Demands and Office Environment

The physical/mental demands described in this job announcement are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The Public Justice Center is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that encourages all interested persons to apply regardless of race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, citizenship, creed, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, genetic information, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other legally protected status. We strongly encourage Black, Latine, Indigenous, and other applicants of color, people with disabilities, and other people historically underrepresented in the practice of law to apply.