Title: Development Coordinator 

Reports To: Development Director 

Salary Range: $46,000 to $60,000 dependent on experience 

To apply: Visit our hiring site and complete an application for Development Coordinator  

Overview 

The Development Coordinator will provide assistance to all aspects of fundraising including data maintenance, marketing, volunteer coordination, and individual/corporate/minor foundation donor stewardship. This is a great opportunity to gain experience with a variety of activities and contribute to the strategic advancement of the agency’s mission. They will work collaboratively with the Development Director, Leadership Team, Program Team, Marketing and Communications Lead, and the Board of Directors’ Advancement Committee. The selected candidate will participate in implementing a community-centric fundraising model under the Development Director’s leadership. The selected candidate will be driven and enthusiastic about raising funds through creative marketing opportunities as well as committed to supporting the overall success of United 4 Children’s development team. 

 

About United 4 Children 

United 4 Children (U4C) makes children a priority by providing children with healthy meals, creating safe places to learn and play, and providing social-emotional and inclusive services for children with extraordinary needs or challenging behaviors – United 4 Children ensures every child has the foundation to thrive. U4C offers high-quality support to programs serving children up to 13 so that families can feel at ease knowing their children, regardless of ability, are receiving the best care possible and have every opportunity to succeed.   

United 4 Children’s Values
At United 4 Children, it is expected that we center our common values in the work that we do individually and
together. We hold each other accountable to live out these values in our work and celebrate with each other
as we demonstrate the following:
• Community – We put the needs and desires of children, families, and caregivers at the center of
our work. We partner with schools and fellow nonprofit organizations to create excellent
educational and developmental opportunities for every child in the region.
• Trust – For the last 50 years, we have been honest and earnest in all our interactions. We strive
to readily meet community needs particularly where other resources do not exist.
• Equity – We seek to understand the disparities facing children, families, and childcare providers.
We ensure everyone has access to the resources needed to thrive.
• Empathy – We strive to understand the unique experiences of every person we encounter. We
respect each person’s journey and seek to support everyone’s specific needs.

Core Functions 

Volunteer Management (20%) 

  • Recruit, train and engage volunteers. 
  • Collect volunteer information, availability, and skills, and maintain an up-to-date database.  
  • Leverage marketing tools such as outreach programs, e-mails, and volunteer databases. 
  • Ensure effectiveness of volunteer program and individual volunteers through regularly scheduled evaluations. 

 

Administrative (10%) 

  • Manage the donor/prospective donor database by adding and updating contact information, inputting gift information, and generating reports to measure progress toward goals.  
  • Work with Operations department to ensure accurate deposit entries are made into appropriate donor databases. 
  • Run reports regularly and provide requested information for various opportunities. 
  • Assist in coordinating with the Operations Team and accountants on monthly reconciliation of funds received, ongoing tracking of restricted funds expended, and gather documentation for the Development Director to assist the annual work auditors.  
  • Solicits bids, sends invoices, and buys materials and services necessary for the development team. 

 

Fundraising and Marketing (60%) 

    • Assist in the implementation of all fundraising campaigns including but not limited to annual fund plan/calendar/themes, annual gala, 24-hour matching gift campaign, luncheons, meetings with donors/funders, annual appeals, and any other campaigns agreed upon by Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors.  This may include, but is not limited to, creating print or digital marketing materials, invitations, PowerPoints, and flyers. 
    • Assist in planning and executing donor cultivation, fundraising and stewardship events as directed by the Development Director. Work with the Development Team to envision, plan and execute events that are in keeping with the U4C’s mission, including small gatherings/friend raisers, invitations to attend events, and annual major fundraisers.   This will also include, but is not limited to, creating print or digital materials for the monthly activity, printing materials, pulling reports to segment mailings, and mailing said pieces to current donors. Assisting in set up or take down of events with a leading role in ensuring events run smoothly, and; entering all data following events. 
    • Foster relationships between donors/prospective donors and U4C, getting to know various stakeholders seeking to increase the organization’s circle of supporters. 
    • Develop and execute communication with various stakeholders including  generating gift acknowledgments and thank you notes weekly; generating pledge reminders; designing and distributing the Annual Impact Statement in coordination with the Marketing Manager; assisting the Development Team in designing and distributing regular newsletters; assisting in design of event invitations and receiving RSVPs; developing other printed materials and mailings.  

    Other Responsibilities (10%) 

    • Collaborate and coordinate among the Development Team as well as other departments including Leadership and Program Team to ensure full alignment of strategic initiatives. 
    • Support Development Director to ensure all deadlines and relationships are adequately met. 
    • Actively participate in required meetings and in personal professional development. 
    • Maintain continuous lines of communication, keeping Development Director informed of critical issues and opportunities. 
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    Experience 

    • A minimum of 2-3 years’ proven experience in methods of annual fund development  
    • A bachelor’s degree is preferred, in communications, marketing, journalism, nonprofit management, event planning, or a similar field 
    • Commensurate experience in fundraising, business development, sales or marketing will also be considered 
    • Unwavering commitment to the mission of the agency 

    Core Competencies 

    • Ability to build and maintain relationships with a variety of constituents, internally and externally 
    • Project management skills, and the ability to handle multiple and varying tasks with associated deadlines 
    • Creativity and perseverance to ensure success in an environment of measurable accountability 
    • Confidence in external communications  
    • Ability to prioritize and manage simultaneous projects and meet deadlines 
    • Strong writing, editing, and proofreading are essential 
    • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products and Marketing tools/ platforms 
    • Proficiency with database programs and ability to analyze detailed data are strongly desired 
    • Knowledge of community centric fundraising 
    • Successful at working within a team 

     

    Other: 

    • Pass a Family Care and Safety Registry Screening  
    • Authorized to work in the United States  
    • Ability to retain a minimum of liability vehicle insurance  
    • Experience and skill working with diverse populations  
    • Conscientious use of justice, equity, and inclusion lens when working with self and others  
    • Ability to work some weekends and nights 

     

    Perks and Benefits 

    • Health, dental and vision insurance  
    • 401 (K) contribution   
    • Employee paid life insurance 
    • Short-term and long-term disability  
    • PTO (PAID TIME OFF)  
    • Flexible Schedule  
    • Employee Assistance Program 
    • Hybrid work environment 

    United 4 Children is an equal opportunity employer. United 4 children does not discriminate in employment with regard to race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, ancestry, age, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status or unfavorable discharge from military service or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal access to programs, services, and employment is available to all qualified persons. Those applicants requiring accommodation to complete the application and/or interview process should contact a management representative. 

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