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Development Coordinator

Company: East-West Center
Date Posted: February 16, 2018

The East-West Center is recruiting for a Development Coordinator to work in conjunction with the Vice President of Development and the Development Officer to develop and lead activities to identify, cultivate and steward gifts to the EWC Foundation. The Development Coordinator is also responsible for key support and administrative duties to ensure the successful implementation of development activities and the smooth functioning of the development office. Major duties include: In conjunction with the Development Officer and VP, cultivates and solicits major donor and annual fund gift support; prepares solicitation strategies for each prospect; serves as part of the cultivation team for some large donor solicitations; manages the Annual Fund program, including development of mailer and coordination of outside consultants; recommends packages for renewal and acquisition to the Development Officer and VP; segments donor base; analyzes each mail drop and makes suggestions for future mailings; prepares the Development Officer, VP and President for meetings and other activities and documents and organizes follow-up for these activities; assists in managing donor prospect portfolios; and ensures next-step assignments are initiated. The Development Coordinator also establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a broad constituency inside and outside the Foundation and the East-West Center; works with the Development Officer and VP and other staff members to enhance donor relations by keeping donors informed about the EWC by ensuring donors receive publications and invitations to EWC special events; maintains foundation, corporation and individual donor files; maintains database records; ensures timely acknowledgement of gifts; supports development activities with donor segmentation, prospecting targets, donor research, and tracking mechanisms; and creates fundraising and other data base reports. Other duties include gathering and compiling information from various sources such as speeches, presentations, briefing materials for a variety of interactions; writing and assembling proposals, reports, acknowledgement letters and other correspondences; assembling materials for events and meetings; preparing materials for distribution; ensuring monetary donations and income from grants are allocated, deposited, recorded and acknowledged;  uses Raiser’s Edge (data base) to enter gifts and maintain donor and prospect information; organizes and manages donor cultivation and recognition events; creates and implements stewardship strategies for donors; handles administrative details such as scheduling and logistics, material preparation, note taking, etc. for development meetings; keeps current on new trends in nonprofit fundraising; and performs other duties as assigned. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus a minimum of three years of fundraising experience in a corporate, educational or nonprofit organization. Experience must include analytical skills demonstrating the ability to synthesize a wide range of information appropriate to the needs of the office with substantive involvement in coordinating and executing multiple activities. Requires strong oral and written communication skills and ability to present information and ideas clearly and concisely; demonstrated ability to interact and speak comfortably and professionally with business contacts and all levels with an organization; excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, organize and coordinate tasks with given deadlines and competing demands while maintaining a high level of accuracy and efficiency; to work effectively with people; to use good judgement; to work independently; to work with information of a sensitive, highly confidential, strategic and critical nature; and to adapt to changing scenarios and work effectively in a highly non-routine environment. Competence with word processing, spreadsheet; database management and presentation applications is also required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Experience with private philanthropy and major gifts cultivation and solicitation and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge software.

SALARY:  $57,648 per year, which includes a cost-of-living allowance (COLA) currently at 10.99% (subject to change) and an attractive benefits package. 

HOW TO APPLY:   Submit an electronic application at Application information should include a cover letter with position title and a statement addressing how the qualifications are met, along with a resume and contact information for three professional references.  Screening and assessment will be based on materials submitted.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   

An Equal Opportunity Employer/Vet/Disabled