Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Development and Outreach
  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Full Time

If you are passionate about transforming communities with a mission-driven organization, then we have the opportunity for you!

Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) has offered welcome and hope to refugees. LIRS has transformed lives with the support and hard work of people like you, to welcome the most vulnerable to the United States from sea to shining sea.

We help people seeking safety from persecution in their home countries and reunite families torn apart by conflict. We resettle refugees. We protect vulnerable children who arrive alone in the United States. We advocate for compassion and justice for all migrants.

Widely recognized for our expertise in implementing federal programs on behalf of refugees and migrants in the United States, conducts policy advocacy, and advances the protection and rights of vulnerable migrants.

Headquartered in the beautiful Inner Harbor of downtown Baltimore we provide services nationwide through a network of staff and affiliates. Attracting and retaining the best talent is vital to our continued growth and we are proud to offer an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision available the first day of employment, professional development, tuition reimbursement, generous paid time off including 20 days of vacation, 12 days of sick leave, 12 paid holidays PLUS the week between Christmas and New Year's Day, 12 weeks of paid parental leave and up to 12 weeks of fully paid FMLA leave, company 403(b) contribution of 3%, an additional 4% match, Family Building benefits for reproductive procedures, adoption/foster care assistance, and an annual wellness benefit that can be customized to support your personal needs including funding enrichment classes, gym memberships, and healthy eating plans (to name a few) all in an inclusive and progressive environment!

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is a champion for all uprooted people. Please join us as we make a difference in the lives of newcomers.

Reporting to the Vice President for Development and Mobilization, the Coordinator for Development and Mobilization will support LIRS in delivering administrative support for the Development and Mobilization team as well as coordinating efforts to help the team work in an efficient and successful way. From small project management to event planning, creating meeting agendas, and working with external donors and vendors, this is a critical role for a fast-paced and dynamic team.


  • Manages calendar including scheduling of meetings, flagging of important priorities related to the schedule, and assisting with gathering of relevant information/meeting materials.
  • Prepares Check Requests for Development and Mobilization departments and Expense Reports for department head.
  • Schedule calls and meetings for department head.
  • Assist in donor stewardship by making thank-you calls and sending thank-you cards when needed.
  • Engage with congregations, foundations and other partners in cultivating relationships towards sustainable funding.
  • Provide management of team meetings, schedules, projects and initiatives.
  • Serve as point-person for all external development inquiries.
  • Help create meeting agendas and manage development team schedule.
  • Assists with logistics for internal and external events including working with the Communications Department on marketing needs; Program Department for stories; Finance Department for accounting needs.
  • Usher projects involving outside vendors and partners to ensure smooth movement of initiatives on projects.
  • Manage and communicate calendar for externally facing departments.
  • Assist the Mobilization and Faith Relations team on programs and initiatives by creating seasonal and/or evergreen content and coordinating logistics.
  • Regularly record communications with donors and external partners in donor database.


  • High school diploma or equivalent with two years of prior administrative support or coordinator work; undergraduate degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated willingness to explore and learn new technology (hardware and software) to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of work.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, especially in proofing communications and external emails and letters.
  • Proven ability to exercise utmost tact and diplomacy when dealing with confidential issues and ability to discern confidential issues.
  • Proficient in web communications technology, including Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Office Suite, etc. Experience with Salesforce desirable.
  • Experience working in a non-profit organization preferred.
  • Demonstrated effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects in a fast-paced dynamic working environment.
  • Commitment to LIRS's core mission and values and an ability to model those values in relationship with colleagues and partners.
  • Proven ability to work well as a team.

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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