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Development Specialist

Posted: 05/09/2022

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Kopriva - sarah@guidingstarcedarvalley by May 23, 2022.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelor's Degree from accredited University in related area of study. Experience in fundraising activities including donation solicitation, event planning, and stakeholder management.  Ability to prioritize and manage several projects efficiently. Ability to function independently or as a team member. Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Alignment with the values and practices outlined by the Guiding Star Project’s philosophical statement.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Development Strategy and Oversight 

  • Work with Marketing and Community Outreach Coordinator to ensure all written materials, publications, or other outreach resources are in line with the brand and messaging of the organization

  • Assist in Preparation of social media copy and articles for monthly newsletter pertaining to Development, giving, etc. 

  • Assist in preparing development report for monthly Board meeting 

Donor Development and Relationship Management 

  • Assist in communicating the special needs of the organization and encourage current and prospective donors to contribute

  • Manage existing donor relationships to increase donor retention via timely and meaningful mailings, email communications, etc.

  • Research donation programs and opportunities available through local, state and federal programs

  • Assist donors with proper use of Stewardship and MightyCause online giving platforms

  • Maintain appropriate memberships/third party donation sites, including but not limited to: Benevity, Amazon Smile, Guide Star and Online Grant Sites 

  • Manage and upkeep of donor database including logging gifts, donor file management, analysis and reports, and up to date record keeping

Event Planning and Management 

  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, assist with the planning and implementation of the Spring Appeal, Fall Gala, and any other fundraising events

Grant Writing  

  • Research and write grants that are relevant to the Guiding Star Mission and programs

  • Maintain current and previous grant applications and research their giving priorities to ensure they still align with the mission of Guiding Star Cedar Valley. 

Other Duties

  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings

  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Executive Director as needed

THE DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST WILL BE EVALUATED ON A SEMI ANNUAL BASIS BY THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IN BOTH WRITTEN AND ORAL FORM.

 

Type of Employment: Part-Time