Career Opportunities

Development Coordinator

Work Experience:

  • Two + years of related work experience: fundraising/development experience in Non-Profit environment preferred. 
  • Previous experience in successful special events coordination
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Database experience, prefer experience with Raiser’s Edge
  • Proven organizational skills and project management skills
  • Proven ability to work successfully with Board Committees
  • Public speaking skills

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree

Essential Skills and Requirements:  

  • Proficient in MS Office; fundraising software experience a plus; Experience in Blackbaud, the Raiser's Edge, highly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proven ability to work fluidly and effectively with team members, volunteers, committee members and board members effectively towards project and goal achievements
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally on an on-going basis with other departments to facilitate the growth and involvement of specific area in organizational activities
  • Ability to effectively communicate with board members, donors, potential donors, volunteers, and fellow staff members.

Essential Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the Friends of Child Advocates (Child Advocates guild), including but not limited to: working with the president; building relationships with the members; planning all Friends’ children’s events and participation, governance council meetings, socials, membership drives; prepare newsletter content for Focus on Friends.
  • Work with and supports the Special Events Manager to coordinate special events, including but not limited to: in-house mailings, volunteer coordination, support the planning and facilitation of third party events, pre and post-event day(s) coordination, event day activities and support throughout event.
  • Assist with coordination of correspondence including:  invitations, mailing lists, underwriting, thank you letters, and organize post-event related materials (photographs, news clippings, programs, etc). 
  • Assist with scanning and organization of event materials and follow up to ensure payments are collected.
  • Committee Meetings: coordinate, attend and present, when needed. 
  • Complete prospect research in support of, including but not limited to, event sponsors and grant prospects.

Other Job Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Actively promote Child Advocates, Inc. and work with Development team to help identify new donors, volunteers, and funding entities.
  • Assist with meeting coordination including sending notices and preparing meeting agendas.
  • Assist with aspects of annual campaign with support from Major Gifts Officer. 
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