The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience and passion of our global Parkinson's community.
The Great Plains Regional Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Great Plains Regional team in the implementation of the mission through fundraising events, corporate development, and volunteer development. The coordinator will provide support to the Great Plains Region in their goal to cultivate partnerships and alliances that will promote growth and awareness within the community.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Regional Administration Support – 40%
- Support the Regional Director in the coordination and implementation of Regional advisory board activities. Help plan calls/meetings, agendas, follow up notes and assistance in management of board stewardship.
- Lead year-round stewardship priorities for the Region. Provide the regional Development team with templates and lists for monthly stewardship outreach based on audience and priorities.
- Manage gift transactions and deposits and update donor records in the database.
- Process donor acknowledgement letters within the required timeframe.
- Pull gift reports for the regional Development team members.
- Help prospect regional foundation grants opportunities for the Regional Director and apply for those under $25,000.
- Provide support for Regional team meetings which may include: preparing documents, creating name badges, set up and break down of meeting space, arranging for meals, blocking hotel rooms, the recording and distribution of minutes and other support as needed.
- Schedule appointments and meetings as needed.
- Manage the development calendar with all related activities which may include events, mailings, important dates and donor stewardship.
- Other administrative duties as directed.
Special Event Support – 50%
- Support the regional Development team in strategies to meet fundraising goals and execute special events.
- Assist in the recruitment of event day volunteers for the region’s fundraising events.
- Work closely with the regional Development team to develop and execute communications for the region’s fundraising events including websites, social media and email communications, including writing and distribution.
- Assist external constituents with the event websites including registration, donations, personal fundraising pages, etc.
- Support Chapters during staff vacancies, vacations or transitions.
- Order collateral materials related to the region’s fundraising events including marketing materials, signage, t-shirts, incentive prizes giveaways, etc.
- Source and secure region wide in-kind sponsors.
- Manage vendor contracts and invoice payments for the region’s fundraising events.
- Assist the regional Development team with mailings and phone calls.
- Prepare and send thank you notes to donors, sponsors and volunteers.
- Perform all other duties and tasks required to support all new and/or proposed fundraising event and special events and activities.
Other – 10%
- Actively seek opportunities to address community needs and positively impact local community while advancing the mission, goals and values.
- Keep abreast of National Office activities and properly utilize the resources available.
- Be knowledgeable about Parkinson’s disease and the Foundation’s strategic plan and operations.
- Assure the proper use, management, security and upkeep of the facilities, equipment and documents.
- Other duties as assigned.
- BA/BS degree.
- One to three years in not-for-profit fundraising, preferably within a health-related organization.
- Demonstrated track record of successful administrative and organizational experience that includes fundraising events and volunteer management.
- Initiative with a can-do attitude and the ability to function and adapt in a fast paced, deadline-oriented environment where accuracy is essential.
- Proven and applicable skills in strategic planning and budgeting and volunteer development.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate in both written and verbal form in a clear, concise manner.
- Commitment to the mission of the Parkinson’s Foundation.
- Self-motivated, results oriented leader with strong organizational skills.
- Demonstrated knowledge and use of digital, social media & emerging online channels.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills with attention to detail.
- Proven ability to manage multiple projects at once and prioritize projects appropriately.
- Proficiency in MS Office Suite, experience working with mail merges preferred. Raiser’s Edge and Luminate experience a plus.
- Ability to work a variety of hours including days, nights, and weekends.
- Must have reliable transportation and a valid driver’s license.
- Candidate must have the ability to travel throughout the Great Plains region and other states as required. Out of state travel up to 10%.
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.