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 Coordinator of Fundraising and Volunteer Support

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Job DescriptionThe Coordinator is a fund-raising professional responsible for staffing one or more of the divisions within the campaign. This includes working with the Directors, Deans, Boards and volunteers to plan and carry out campaign strategies and meet campaign goals and objectives.

Reports directly to the Director of Development. This position is responsible for the day to day coordination of volunteers and may include the supervision of support staff positions.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fund-Raising

  • Assists in developing and implementing the overall campaign plan.

  • Prepares analyses on assigned division and prepares and implements plans for cultivation and solicitation.

  • Implements a tracking/monitoring system for assigned division(s); regularly updates account information and prepares ongoing evaluations.

  • In conjunction with campaign volunteers, is responsible for preparing and implementing division campaign plans and strategies in accordance with the Campaign objectives, plan and timetable.

  • Conducts or reviews research on prospective donors; develops and recommends approach strategy including setting dollar and/or participation goals.

  • Works closely with accounts and volunteers to develop plans, set goals, monitor activities, identify problems, and prepare action plans to resolve problems; prepares regular progress reports and overall evaluations.

Volunteer Support

  • Provides fund-raising support to senior volunteers throughout the campaign by attending calls.

  • Provides information, fund-raising expertise, and advice on planning and coordination of campaigns to Campaign Chairs, committees and canvassers to assist them in the management of their campaigns.

  • Provides training/information to volunteers as required.

  • assists with volunteer recruitment, orientation and evaluation.

  • Performs other duties related to the qualifications and requirements of the job.

DECISION MAKING:

Makes decisions requiring judgment in organizing and analyzing data, in communicating with volunteers and donors and  in developing recommendations, proposals and approaches affecting donor cultivation solicitation and recognition.

CONSEQUENCES OF ERROR:

Inappropriate procedures, incorrect information, lack of foresight or confidentiality could lead to the alienation of donors, embarrassment to the organization and itís senior officials and volunteers and the possible loss of credibility.

QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:

  • University graduation in an applicable discipline with at least three to five years related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Minimum of three years direct fund-raising experience. Supervisory experience and experience working with volunteers at various levels throughout the community are essential.

  • Ability to independently apply a broad knowledge of fund-raising practices and principles.

  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

  • Ability to coordinate and direct the work of others.

  • Ability to exercise a high level of tact and discretion in both internal and external interactions. Ability to motivate and lead a team and work as a team member. Ability to create and maintain good working relationships with a variety of internal and external constituents.

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Familiarity with the Microsoft Office programs preferred.

  • The incumbent must provide their own vehicle and posses a valid driver's license.

 
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