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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:02 AM


Job Summary:

The Development Coordinator provides support to the Executive Director and Board of Directors Development & Communications Committee in the area of fundraising including developing relationships with donors, maintaining databases, managing correspondence, scheduling and preparing for meetings, organizing events, running reports, designing external communications, researching and drafting funding opportunities, and representing the Center in the community.


Make donor stewardship and creating a culture of philanthropy priorities throughout the organization
Coordinate retention and growth of individual giving through annual giving campaigns, major gift cultivation, integrated marketing/fundraising campaigns, special events, and planned giving
Develop meaningful relationships with current and prospective donors and volunteers through direct phone and in-person contacts
Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence including year-end tax letters
Enter and manage detailed donor history through the use of Raiser's Edge database, continually updating and correcting records to maintain accurate contact and biographical information; develop reports to evaluate donor engagement
Research and assist in drafting grant proposals
Maintain foundation, corporation and individual donor files
Create monthly development reports and other database reports as needed
Coordinate design, production, and mailing of spring and year-end appeal letters
Coordinate Center fundraising and cultivation events
Coordinate with 3rd parties raising funds on behalf of the Center
Create engaging written and visual content for the Center's website, printed collateral, social media and email communications including the Center's electronic newsletter
Act as an ambassador and speak on behalf of the Center at community and donor events to ensure the Center's vision, mission, and impact are conveyed
Contact donors and provide excellent and timely customer service regarding donation issues (returned checks, credit card declines, incorrect payee, etc.)
Maintain inventory of materials used for development and coordinate the ordering of new materials as needed
Cultivate and organize volunteers to assist with development related tasks
Provide staff support for the Board Development & Communications Committee
Maintain confidentiality and ensure compliance with related policies
Handle a variety of special projects and other related duties as assigned
This description reflects assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned

Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or other related field
1-3 years fundraising/marketing experience, CFRE credential is a plus
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and interpersonal and presentation skills
Experience researching grant opportunities, structuring, writing, and editing persuasive proposals
Ability to exercise good judgment in prioritizing multiple tasks and empowering board members and volunteers to support development activities
Strong partnership building, marketing, and event planning skills
Experience with web and multimedia based electronic and social media fundraising campaigns
Superior computer skills and knowledge including word processing, database operations, spreadsheets, and other software systems. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Raiser's Edge, WordPress, and major social media platforms is strongly preferred
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people of diverse races, ethnicities, ages, sexual orientations and gender identities in a multicultural environment
Ability to work evenings and weekends and travel as necessary
The person in this position may be required to sit or stand for extended periods, maneuver tight storage space, move objects up to 50 pounds, ascend/descend stairs, operate computers, copiers, and other office equipment, open and close filing cabinets and boxes, observe visitors, and communicate message and tone by telephone
Valid CA driver's license with proof of valid auto insurance, ability to drive an automobile, and reliable automobile transportation are required for this position
A thorough DOJ background check is required for finalists under consideration for this position

Go to The following must be submitted in a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF document by email to

Cover letter and wage/salary history
Resume including volunteer or community service
3 Writing Samples (1 solicitation, 1 cultivation, 1 acknowledgement for an LGBT organization donor)
A 1-page case statement, targeted toward a corporate sponsor, foundation grantor, or major donor
Application deadline January 27, 2017

• Location: Sacramento

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