Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Development Coordinator (Part Time) - Making a Difference in Community

Development Coordinator (Part time)

MDC is seeking a highly motivated, assertive, and strong leader to be our new Development Coordinator. The Development Coordinator is primarily responsible for providing administrative and clerical support to the organizations fund raising efforts. This includes, but is not limited to support with data entry and database management, event planning and logistics support, donor relations and correspondence. The Development Coordinator will serve as an active member of the fund development team. This position reports to the Director of Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Special Events Coordination
 Collaborate with other department staff in the planning, coordination and implementation of all development-related events (i.e., fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events).
 Actively assist with audience development efforts
 Assist with the identification and solicitation of individuals and businesses for support, including sponsorship.
 Assist with the negotiations for vendor contracts, arrange food and beverage, order supplies and audiovisual equipment, and ensure appropriate d├ęcor. To meet the quality expectations of the organization.
 Conduct research, make site visits and find resources to help staff make decisions about event possibilities.
 Assist with the development of a successful event (i.e. Key note speaker, Event Chair(s), Individual, to make and meet the goals of messaging and event revenue).
 Assist with table captain prospecting, coordination and communications.
 Manage registration and check in for all events (i.e. registration of guests, name tags, check in, greeting and seating.
 Assist with post-event evaluation efforts and propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.
 Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports for each event project.
 Assist with individuals and organizations seeking to support the agency through third party event and/or other activities.
 Sponsorship communication and stewardship
Database Management/General Development Assistance
 Primary lead in data entry, report generations, data analysis, and the overall management of Abila Fund 50 database (including documenting relationships, encounters, prospects and other donor information and contact).
 Send gift acknowledgements, pledge reminders, receipts, end of year statements etc. in a timely manner.
 Coordinate the production of donor communications (i.e. fundraising appeals, annual reports, social media campaigns, event invitations) through various methods.
 Manage and arrange meetings and phone calls with donors
 Assist with foundation, individual donor and corporate support prospect research
 Research donor information to enhance the donor profile for database segmentation.
 Volunteer Coordination and communications
 Maintain supplies for Resource Advancement
 Document relationships, encounters, prospects, and other pertinent information in the donor database.
 Assist with the development of funding proposals (e.g., corporate sponsorships, grants, etc.).
 Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience:
 Bachelor’s degree OR relevant experience in the field of philanthropy.
 Experienced, take charge professional with an outgoing personality and a love for special event management.
 Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, assess problems, develop solutions, and deploy limited resources effectively.
 Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines with little supervision.
 Ability to work well under pressure, rapidly assesses problems, develop solutions, and deploy limited resources effectively
 Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines
 Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy
 Highly developed interpersonal skills, affinity for establishing and managing relationships, and demonstrated high level of confidence and poise.
 Excellent writing and proof-reading skills.
 Excellent computer skills, including: working in a Microsoft Windows and Office environment, Word, Excel and Power Point, database management and record keeping.
 Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment
 Ability to occasionally work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends

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MDC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or other applicable protected classifications.