The LGBT Religious Archives Network is seeking a part-time Development Coordinator to oversee a campaign to raise funds for an ecumenical historical conference in the fall 2017. This conference will serve as a “reunion” for 200 early LGBT Christian activists and empower them in preserving their valuable papers, artifacts and stories and will also be a unique forum for dialogue between current, younger LGBT Christian leaders and the early activists who pioneered this movement. A broadly-based, ecumenical planning team under the direction of the LGBT Religious Archives Network will oversee the plans for this unprecedented gathering.

The Development Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Conference Coordinator and with a 12-member Ecumenical Planning Team to:

  • Recruit a volunteer fundraising team from LGBTQ Christian networks;
  • Develop a plan to raise $100,000 from major donors, sponsors and gifts; and
  • Oversee implementation of this plan.

This is a part-time, contract position that is fully funded. Compensation will be provided through invoicing for hours worked as agreed with supervisor. No other compensation or benefits will be provided. The Development Coordinator will provide own work space and equipment at their chosen location. The position will begin in February 2017 and work through June 30, 2017.


  • A minimum of five years of successful fundraising experience;
  • Proven track record in designing and managing development in a non-profit setting;
  • Successful experience in major donor solicitation;
  • Successful experience in developing productive and motivational working relationships with volunteers; and
  • Experience in and understanding of LGBT Christian networks.

LGBT-RAN prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity, religion, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition , sexual orientation, veteran status, citizenship status, height, weight or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Discrimination also includes a perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. All such discrimination is unlawful.

Send resume with cover letter outlining relevant development experience and accomplishments by January 20, 2017 to: Mark Bowman at