Development Coordinator

Company: Cinnaire Corporation

Location: Madison, WI

Job Function: Business Development


Who we are
Cinnaire is a mission-driven organization. Our team of more than 150 individuals are united by our core purpose. As dedicated problem solvers, we start each day thinking ‘what kind of difference can we make in people’s lives today?’ and then go about revitalizing communities, empowering individuals and creating economic opportunities.

What we do
We get involved. We spend time on the ground in the communities we serve, getting to know the people, understanding their challenges, and devising out-of-the-box solutions. Ours is a people-first approach to advancing communities. As a community development financial organization, we provide creative capital solutions to projects with high social value that may not otherwise receive support from traditional financial institutions. Our toolkit of services includes programs that lend funds, finance development and manage and build all the components of strong, vibrant communities.

How we do it
We help community development organizations, lending partners and socially motivated investors accomplish goals in underserved communities. We fill gaps in community development funding by leveraging capital from public and private sector organizations and bringing expertise to communities that need it most.

Where we serve
Since 1993, Cinnaire has funded affordable housing developments and community development initiatives throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic states. Headquartered in Lansing Michigan, we have offices in Detroit and Grand Rapids, MI:, Milwaukee and Madison, WI; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; and Wilmington, DE, while providing financial and development support across our nine-state footprint including Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland.


As part of the Cinnaire Solutions team, the Development Coordinator is an experienced professional who provides data analysis and reporting, provides organizational support to Cinnaire’s real estate development business, and manages Cinnaire Solutions’ strategic communications media. The Development Coordinator also provides administrative support to the President and Vice President of Cinnaire Solutions and serves as liaison with external partners and internal IT, Finance, and Strategic Communications teams.


  1. Provide organizational support, data collection, document coordination and content creation to Development Managers, Associates, and Analysts on funding applications, RFPs, closings, and lease-up.
  2. Develop automated data management tools for funder reporting, equity release schedules, asset management monitoring, and internal pipeline tracking.
  3. Provide administrative support for President and Vice President of Cinnaire Solutions, with emphasis on travel, calendar management, and internal data collection.
  4. Provide timely and accurate reporting to funding sources.
  5. Complete regularly scheduled marketing, application, and lease-up materials research and coordinates updates with the internal strategic communications team. Provide design support as needed.
  6. Serves as Smartsheet software administrator and education resource, as well as automation and implementation specialist for Cinnaire Solutions.
  7. Maintain Cinnaire Solution’s data and project libraries.
  8. Manages invoice tracking, monthly corporate expense reports, and payment processing as liaison with Finance department.
  9. Effectively communicate internally among and between teams and externally with partners, lenders, and syndicators.
  10. Coordinate and implement logistics for all team events, including team travel as necessary.
  11. Acting Information Technology Liaison between Cinnaire Solutions and the Cinnaire Information Technology department.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Licensed notary in Wisconsin (training and licensing provided by Company) to be obtained within 3 months of hiring.
  • Experience in financial and portfolio performance and data understanding to assemble relevant reports for internal and external parties.
  • Experience with real estate development process, and the Affordable Housing & Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program preferred.
  • Strong self-starter with demonstrated ability to work independently required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required.
  • Minimum three years of professional executive support and/or office management experience.

Key Competencies:

  • Diversity Awareness: Identifies the benefits and advantages of harnessing the collective insights from various individuals in the organization.
  • Resource Optimization: Applies knowledge of internal structures and existing talent to accomplish a goal.
  • Analysis to Synthesis: Interprets data and information from multiple sources and translates into coherent messages that inform decision.
  • Intellectual Agility: Flexes and adapts thinking skills to meet the needs of different situations and circumstances; does not limit problem solving to one approach or methodology.
  • Insight to Action: Acts on conviction and advances from concept to implementation toward a goal; draws upon knowledge and professional judgement to orchestrate the steps necessary to accomplish a goal.
  • Perseverance: Accepts uncertainty by remaining focused and engaged on assignments; looks for plausible solutions to difficult problems.

Reporting Relationship: Reports to President, Cinnaire Lending

Supervisory Relationship: None

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods of time.

Travel Required: Minimal

Compensation and Benefits

Cinnaire offers a competitive compensation package.

Benefits Offered:  Medical, Health Reimbursement Account, Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care), Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Long-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Plan, Pet Insurance, Identity Theft Protection, Paid Mobile Phone Service, Unlimited PTO, Incentive Compensation, 403(b) Plan, and Profit-Sharing Plan.

How to Apply


Cinnaire provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, status as a Vietnam-era or disabled veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Cinnaire complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and ordinances prohibiting employment discrimination. Cinnaire is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As a part of this commitment, Cinnaire is dedicated to providing access, and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, recruitment and employment for qualified individuals with disabilities.