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As the leading global type 1 diabetes (T1D) research and advocacy organization, Breakthrough T1D helps make everyday life with T1D better while driving toward cures. We invest in the most promising research to turn ideas into life-changing therapies and devices. We work with government, regulatory officials, and insurance companies to address issues that impact the T1D community — breaking through barriers that limit access to care worldwide. We provide resources and guidance that makes it easier to live and thrive with T1D. This is more than a moment — we’re empowering a movement for the T1D community. Share your support and help educate and empower individuals facing type 1 diabetes.

Our mission is to improve lives today and tomorrow by accelerating life changing breakthroughs to treat, prevent and ultimately, cure T1D and its complications. Always, we are guided by a single purpose: As we drive towards curing type 1 diabetes, we help make everyday life better for the people who face it.

This is an opportunity to join a strong Chapter team and work closely with the Market Director and local leadership, regional teams and an outstanding group of volunteers to increase the reach and impact of the Chapter. 

The Development Coordinator organizes, coordinates, implements, and expands a variety of the Chapter’s programs and development activities that build and strengthen links to potential and existing volunteers and donors and that grow the Chapter’s revenue through corporate, individual, volunteer, and other community involvement. 

This position remote position based out of Raleigh/Triangle, NC


  • Supports and maintains the vision, mission, priorities, and guiding principles of Breakthrough T1D. Understands the strategic direction and purpose of the organization and supports the Chapter’s fundraising strategies and business needs.
  • Coordinates, evaluates, and expands fundraising and non-fundraising programs under the direction of the Market Director and in collaboration with the regional team and volunteer leadership. 
  • Helps manage events and donor development activities for the Chapter. Helps develop annual plans for assigned activities, including goals, objectives, and follow-up. Develops and delivers presentations, as required, and provides input and suggestions.
  • Assists in the functioning of the Chapter’s daily operations, projects, and tasks.
  • Oversees diverse administrative duties for the Chapter including providing administrative support for fundraising activities, which includes tracking and acknowledging donations, and preparing information needed for meetings, where applicable. 
  • Manages and maintains accurate and complete financial records. Submits reports to the chapter Market Director and others as assigned. Ensures that the logistics and budget/timelines are met for each assigned activity. Conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the success of each applicable assigned activity.
  • Ensures accurate recording of information in database, file system, and/or records. Creates, updates, and revises as needed.
  • Responds to and follows through on inquiries, needs, complaints and/or issues in a prompt and courteous manner. Accountable for meeting deadlines, responding to volunteers, Executive Director, Market Director, and other department requests.
  • Interfaces with and serves as a liaison for all levels of staff and volunteers. Maintains steady communication between team members and committee leaders. 
  • Maintains a good understanding of Breakthrough T1D’s mission and research cure therapeutics.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Some college and a minimum of 2-3 years of fundraising experience or relevant business/volunteer experience.
  • Must be a self-starter while also being collaborative and an amazing team player!
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures, such as coordination of people and resources,
    planning, and resource allocation, as well as ability to develop presentations, reports, and business correspondence, manage files and records, and coordinate other office procedures. 
  • Ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills. Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills. Active listening, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast-paced environment. Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure. Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with computer systems and databases. Proficient in Microsoft Office and knowledge of CRM. 
  • Ability to travel locally required. Occasional evening and weekend work required as needed.

Essential Functions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and infrequently up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Additional information:

Requests for medical, religious, and other exemptions will be considered on an individual basis. Breakthrough T1D will comply with all federal, state, and local laws.

Breakthrough T1D supports a diverse and inclusive workforce.
Breakthrough T1D is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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