Development Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




United States


Development Coordinator

Supervision: Currently reports to the Board Fundraising Committee with functional supervision from the national finance director.

Hours: Full-Time

Location: Decatur GA

Our Organization

StandUp For Kids is a nationally recognized non-profit charity that works directly with thousands of homeless youth across the country. Our organization was founded in 1990 by a group of volunteers in San Diego, CA. Starting from a program in one city, StandUp For Kids has grown to sustain locations in 18 cities across 11 states and the District of Columbia. We remain a nearly all-volunteer organization that prioritizes the needs of the youth we serve. 

Simply put, we are here to empower homeless and at-risk youth toward lifelong personal growth, and to create in these youth a sincere belief in themselves through open, straightforward counseling, mentoring, and life-skills training. 

Mission Statement

Ending the cycle of youth homelessness. We do this in cities across America, one youth at a time.

Position Details

This newly created position is a full-time position. Work will be performed in our Decatur office, with occasional local travel for donor meetings. The Fundraising Development Coordinator reports to the Board Fundraising Committee at this time, with functional supervision from the National Director of Finance.

Essential Functions:

Fundraising and Cultivation Activities (15%)

 Assume a lead role in planning and executing all fundraising events, mixers, Friend-Raisers.

 Manage event logistical details, serving as the point of contact for vendors (i.e. catering, venue, printing), supporters and sponsors, volunteers, tables captains, and attendees

 Create event communications such as save the dates, invitations, e-blasts, programs, and other materials with professionals as needed

 Organize auction procurement efforts, working closely with the procurement team, and prepare auction materials

 Work with speakers to develop event programs and run of shows

 Record and track event data and constituent information, including budget information, registration lists, and results

 Coordinate other seasonal or special events such as capitalizing on arising fundraising opportunities, driving cause marketing campaigns, and overseeing donor appreciation/cultivation events 

Giving and Donor Stewardship (30%)

Contribute to planning, discovery and development of fundraising plans to achieve annual goals for the organization

 Collaborate with the Board or Fundraising Committee on updating and monitoring the annual development calendar to ensure year-round engagement and stewardship of donors

 Monitor and ensure the appropriate follow up occurs with donors and supporters

 Process donations, generate and track tax-receipts and acknowledgement letters

 Contribute to e-news communications, drafting content for supporters and donors)

 Arrange campaign logistics for individual solicitations such as our Holidays Annual Appeal, Giving Tuesday, and May Giving Day

Corporate and Foundation Relations, Including Program Support (25%)

Contribute to planning, discovery and development of fundraising plans to achieve annual goals for the organization

 Conduct grant and sponsorship research

 Contribute to the design and development of sponsor materials as needed

 Fulfill sponsorship recognition and benefits as needed

 Complete matching gift forms and protocols as needed

 Assist with sponsor acknowledgement efforts

Operations, Infrastructure, and Other Roles (30%)

 Manages data entry and development of our donor database , email distribution (Greenrope), and website donation pages

 Provides Board, Staff and Chapters with reports on their fundraising efforts including monthly NFG and PayPal.

 Direct projects and assignments for Development Intern(s)

 Schedule and attend Development Committee meetings, attend Board meetings

Essential Qualities and Qualifications

 Excellent, high quality written and verbal communication skills

Understanding of and belief in the organization’s mission, vision, and values

 Mission and values driven with a strong commitment to youth

 Demonstrated experience and comfort in fundraising, soliciting for donations, and/or planning major events (Bachelor’s degree or higher and 5+ years of prior experience with nonprofit development preferred) or transferrable for profit sales skills.

 Accountability, strong dependability, and impeccable integrity

 Detail-oriented and proactive approach to managing time-sensitive and competing workloads

 A quintessential team player with a willingness to support colleagues outside of one’s primary responsibilities

 Ability to ask for/receive and offer assistance or leadership when and where needed

 Open to and appreciative of feedback, responsive to direction and coaching

 High quality communicator

 Enthusiastic self-starter operating with sustained energy and showing great initiative

 Positive disposition and if not funny, at least good humored

 Comfort working with a diverse base of support and stakeholders, including community leaders, volunteers, donors, other nonprofit organizations, agencies, and corporate partners

  Computer proficiency including Microsoft Office products, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook (experience with databases, auction software, and other electronic fundraising systems a plus)

 Highly ethical, particularly in working with confidential or sensitive information, and the ability to pass a background check

 Flexible schedule outside of typical working hours, with the ability and willingness to work occasional nights or weekends as necessary

Physical Demands:

1.    Maintain dexterity, vision and coordination, sufficient to perform essential functions.

2.    Ability to sit for extended periods of time 6-8 hours daily

3.    Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.

4.    Requires ability to be move *(including but not limited to walking, bending, squatting, crouching, twisting, reaching and kneeling).

We offer :

A competitive salary

How to Apply:

Send a Cover Letter including your desired salary and Resume to

Please put “Development Coordinator Search” in the subject line



Level of Language Proficiency


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree