Most development coordinators list "donor database," "procedures," and "customer service" as skills on their resumes. We go into more details on the most important development coordinator responsibilities here:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a development coordinator. We found that 53.2% of development coordinators have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 29.2% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most development coordinators have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight development coordinators were not college graduates.
Those development coordinators who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a communication degree. Less commonly earned degrees for development coordinators include a psychology degree or a marketing degree.
Once you're ready to become a development coordinator, you should explore the companies that typically hire development coordinators. According to development coordinator resumes that we searched through, development coordinators are hired the most by First Bank and Trust, Heartland Financial USA, and American Cancer Society. Currently, First Bank and Trust has 9 development coordinator job openings, while there are 9 at Heartland Financial USA and 8 at American Cancer Society.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, development coordinators tend to earn the biggest salaries at Halliburton, CVS Health, and IBM. Take Halliburton for example. The median development coordinator salary is $96,283. At CVS Health, development coordinators earn an average of $68,943, while the average at IBM is $67,697. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a development coordinator include American Red Cross, The PNC Financial Services Group, and Boys & Girls Club. These three companies were found to hire the most development coordinators from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.
For the most part, development coordinators make their living in the non profits and health care industries. Development coordinators tend to make the most in the manufacturing industry with an average salary of $67,096. The development coordinator annual salary in the media and health care industries generally make $61,607 and $49,220 respectively. Additionally, development coordinators who work in the manufacturing industry make 38.6% more than development coordinators in the non profits Industry.