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Global Development Coordinator - WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities


The Global Development Coordinator will support global fundraising initiatives of WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities, a program of WRI. The role will coordinate activities of the Global Development strategy, and support related activities within centers located in six countries. Primary objectives for the position will include ensuring accurate and timely internal fundraising reporting and coordination, including updating CRM database; conducting donor research which strategically aligns to donor cultivation; supporting proposal development; assisting with donor outreach and stewardship; supporting and contributing to events of the network; managing intern (if any); and providing administrative support to the Anchor Manager and Strategy & Outcomes Manager as needed. The position is a global function and will be based in Mumbai, India.


  • Identify and research new prospect funders for global campaigns or initiatives, and in-country initiatives.
  • Writing/editing support (including grant reports)
  • Internal tracking/reporting of development activities for the network
  • Communications materials for development (including PPTs, capabilities statements, project references, etc.)
  • Coordinate with Communications team and Knowledge Manager to collect and produce case studies and program stories for donor-centric communications and marketing materials.
  • Prepare briefing materials for donor presentations and/or meetings.
  • Develop effective management reports on fundraising activities.
  • Support stewardship activities of the 6-country Network by monitoring proactive communications and reporting standards for all funders.
  • Prepare quarterly fundraising progress reports in consultation with Development Director, including updating CRM reports.
  • Support development capacity building in the centers as needed.
  • Coordinate with Knowledge Manager on improving development processes for ECM and CRM.
  • Collect and update funding-specific information into knowledge platform.
  • Coordinate with Development team and program staff for stewardship practices


  • Minimum 2-3 years in Fund Development and/or related project coordinator role.
  • Able to effectively manage own workflow after ensuring understanding of expectations
  • Demonstrated ability to solve range of general problems independently and provide input to complex and sensitive problems
  • Exhibit appropriate judgment and ability to make ethical decisions.
  • Experience identifying and resolving issues and conflicts within a project team.
  • Committed to deliver work product or action on a timely basis.
  • Writes clearly and persuasively.
  • Appeals to different perspectives with diplomacy and tact.
  • Delivers oral presentations with competence and confidence.
  • Experience with fundraising databases, Salesforce and Raiser’s Edge preferred.

Qualified applicants should apply online at All applications must be submitted online in order to be formally considered.

The World Resources Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is WRI’s policy to recruit, hire, and provide opportunities for advancement in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, citizenship, marital status, sexual preference, parental status, or disability. WRI’s global agenda requires a staff that is diverse – with respect to race, gender, cultural, and international background. Diverse perspectives and experience enhance the way WRI selects and approaches issues, as well as the creativity and applicability of WRI's policy research and analysis. WRI, therefore, encourages applications from U.S. minorities, persons from other countries (especially developing nations), and from women of all backgrounds.

About the Program

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities works to make urban sustainability a reality. Global research and on-the-ground experience in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey and the United States combine to spur action that improves life for millions of people.

Based on longstanding global and local experience in urban planning and mobility, WRI Sustainable Cities uses proven solutions and action-oriented tools to increase building and energy efficiency, manage water risk, encourage effective governance and make the fast-growing urban environment more resilient to new challenges.

Aiming to influence 200 cities with unique research and tools, WRI Sustainable Cities focuses on a deep cross-sector approach in four megacities on two continents, and targeted assistance to 30 more urban areas, bringing economic, environmental and social benefits to people in cities around the globe.

About WRI

The World Resources Institute is a global environmental think tank that goes beyond research to put ideas into action. We work with governments, companies, and civil society to build solutions to urgent environmental challenges. WRI’s transformative ideas protect the earth and promote development because sustainability is essential to meeting human needs and fulfilling human aspirations in the future.

Established in 1982, WRI is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization respected globally by policymakers, NGOs, and corporate leaders because of the rigorous quality, balance, and independence of its work. With its think-tank roots, WRI values innovative ideas, working collaboratively, and thinking independently. WRI employees see the results of their hard work and have the satisfaction of making a significant difference in the world.

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