BASIC FUNCTION: Sojourner House is a domestic and sexual violence non-profit organization with offices in Providence and northern Rhode Island that provides direct services and educational programming to the community. With an annual budget of slightly over $2 million, the agency supplements federal, state, and foundation grants with fundraising initiatives that are focused on individual donor giving, corporate donations, and special events-based revenue. The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, board of directors, and volunteer committees. The Coordinator is primarily responsible for: (1) recruiting and managing volunteers who are able to help with the operations of the agency, fundraising initiatives, and educational work; (2) planning, coordinating, and promoting events that raise awareness about Sojourner House’s work and bring in funds for the agency; (3) increasing the size and amounts of corporate gifts through event sponsorship and general donations; and (4) assisting with donor communications, including creating content with e-newsletters and social media.
The Development Coordinator will be motivated, passionate, organized, detail-oriented, possess superior communications skills (both oral and written), have some prior experience with event management and/or fundraising, work very well with individuals, and be fluent in social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Mail Chimp, etc.).
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES:
• Recruits and interviews individuals to volunteer and intern at Sojourner House;
• Oversees the implementation of a volunteer training at least three times a year for new interns/volunteers;
• Responds to prospective inquiries about volunteer work that is available;
• Ensures that volunteers have a work plan and direct supervisor on staff at Sojourner House;
• Works with volunteers and staff to provide assistance for tabling opportunities at community events;
• Helps facilitate the acceptance of in-kind donations from community members and delegates donations to different shelters/locations as needed;
• Plans volunteer appreciation events as appropriate;
• Directly supervises a small number of volunteers/interns engaged with fundraising work;
• Speaks at colleges, fairs, and community events about volunteer opportunities.
• Serves as a liaison for donors and business owners who offer to host fundraisers, and coordinates logistics when requested;
• Serves as the point person for small fundraising events that Sojourner House initiates;
• Is the primary coordinator for Sojourner House's major annual events (a Masquerade Ball & a spring breakfast). This includes:
• Coordinating logistics;
• Assisting with the recruitment and supervision of volunteer event planning teams;
• Assisting with sponsorship solicitation;
• Promoting the event;
• Collecting donations;
• Managing communications related to the event;
• Managing on-line fundraising platforms;
• Developing strategies for corporate sponsorship opportunities and making solicitations;
• Documenting best practices and models for fundraising events;
• Works with the volunteer members of event planning committees to ensure that tasks are being delegated and executed.
• Manages social media platforms and ensures the posting of regular content;
• Develops content for a regular e-newsletter and a quarterly print newsletter;
• Drafts press releases for Sojourner House events, programs, and related news;
• Assists with website maintenance, monthly e-newsletters, blog posts, and other communications work as assigned.
• Assists Deputy Director with drafting of grant and sponsorship proposals;
• Manages the design, content, production, and bulk mailing process for donor appeals and fundraising campaign solicitations;
• Other duties as assigned by Sojourner House management.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree required.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL SKILLS:
• A minimum of two years of experience in fundraising, and/or event planning is required.
• Applicants must have demonstrated work experience in order to apply.
• Familiarity with nonprofit work is preferred.
• Applicant must be able to work a flexible schedule (some evening and weekend hours required).
• Must be exceptionally organized, detail oriented, and responsive to phone calls and email correspondence.
• Must be able to work independently and take initiative on projects.
• Must have superior communications skills, both written and oral.
• Familiarity with Spanish is a plus.
• Must have computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and general Internet skills).
• Mastery of social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and basic website content.
• Experience in developing and delivering community presentations.
• Applicant must pass a BCI check.
• Applicant must have access to a reliable vehicle.
Full benefits (health insurance, dental insurance, 401(k) plan, and access to an Employer Assistance Plan)
Level of Language Proficiency
Familiarity with Spanish is a plus.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Please send a (1) resume, (2) cover letter, and (3) list of 2-3 references to Eileen at email@example.com with the subject line, "Development Coordinator." Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and close on Friday, August 31, 2018.