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Development Coordinator, Stewardship

McLean Hospital

Contribute your expertise to a mission-driven environment by joining McLean Hospital. Ranked #1 in the nation in psychiatry, McLean offers an exciting opportunity to be part of a cohesive and dedicated 23-person fundraising team. Located on a beautiful 200-acre campus minutes from downtown Boston, McLean is a preeminent research and teaching hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School and Mass General Brigham.

The Development Coordinator, Stewardship will be an integral member of the fundraising department helping McLean Hospital meet its annual fundraising goals. The Coordinator will report to the Manager of Stewardship and Donor Engagement, supporting efforts to provide stewardship for all of McLean’s donors. Job responsibilities focus on written correspondence, such as acknowledging donors’ gifts, developing reports, and participating in campaign initiatives, among other responsibilities. The position requires a personable, detail-oriented individual who is eager to contribute through excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, including editing and proofreading, project management and collaborative interaction with other staff.

Diversity and inclusion are priorities for our office and McLean. In the development office, we are committed to building a team with diverse identities and experiences. We encourage those with nontraditional backgrounds to apply.

Interviews are currently scheduled to be conducted virtually. This position is a hybrid position with remote and in-office work days.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter.

Principal Duties And Responsibilities

  • Contribute to an extensive gift acknowledgment system, including drafting all letters for McLean Fund gifts under $1,000 and acting as writer or reviewer for other letters as assigned.
  • Participate in acknowledgment tracking system, mail acknowledgment letters, upload letters to donor files.
  • Track deliverables for all major individual, foundation and corporate gifts, using the donor database.
  • Produce a variety of written communications, including major donor correspondence and philanthropic fund reports for gift under $25k.
  • Act as editor and proofreader for staff when requested.
  • Oversee tribute notifications, monitoring notification needs, producing letters and entering details in the donor database.
  • Manage monthly pledge reminder process, working closely with gift officers to confirm details.
  • Participate in annual program report process, including drafting content, organizing mailing and uploading details to the donor database.
  • Work closely with the Manager of Stewardship and Donor Engagement on annual fellowship notifications, including letters to recipients, updates to donors, and coordination with the President’s office.
  • Provide support for annual endowed fund report mailings, including preparing financial charts, editing narrative reports, and managing the mailing.

Other tasks as assigned: including participating in special events and campaign activities as needed.

  • Two or more years of administrative/office experience, preferably in development or a related field. Experience may be volunteer or community-based.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.

Skills/Abilities/Competencies Required

  • Strong dedication to the mission and programs of McLean Hospital.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to listen and express ideas and thoughts effectively.
  • Warm, professional demeanor; positive and helpful attitude; flexible, with an optimistic approach to new challenges.
  • Ability to interact positively with a wide range of constituencies in person, via telephone and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently, manage multiple priorities, follow through on projects and be proactive and solution-oriented.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple responsibilities; meticulous attention to detail and good time management skills.
  • High level of integrity and demonstrated judgment.
  • Solid computer/office systems skills: fluency with Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Preference for experience with Blackbaud CRM or similar database.
  • Ability to work as part of a highly efficient team in a fast-paced, collegial atmosphere.
  • Basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.


Primary Location

MA-Belmont-MCL McLean Hospital Main Campus

Work Locations

MCL McLean Hospital Main Campus




McLean Hospital(MCL)



Standard Hours



Day Job

Employee Status


Recruiting Department

MCL Development Office

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