Fund Development Coordinator
Community & Nonprofit
Position Description / Responsibilities
The mission of Book’em is to create a more literate Nashville by helping economically disadvantaged children from birth through high school discover the joy and value of reading through book ownership and enthusiastic volunteers. We envision a future in Nashville where all children own books and know first-hand the joy and value of reading. For more information about Book’em, please visit www.bookem-kids.org.
To secure sufficient funding to meet Book’em’s organizational and programmatic goals, coordinate donor relations of all types, perform day-to-day fundraising functions, and collaborate with staff, board and volunteers to fulfill our mission.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Create a fund development plan with assistance from executive director and board
- Implement fund development plan with assistance from executive director and board
- Foundations: research, write grant applications, develop and build relations, write interim and final reports, thank, track
- Individual donors: develop and implement plans to cultivate new and retain current donors to include communications, solicitations, thanking, tracking, meetings with executive director/board, special gatherings, major donor plan
- Corporations and businesses: develop and implement plans with assistance from executive director and board to cultivate new and retain current corporate donors to include communications, solicitations, employee engagement, workplace giving, meetings with executive director/board, special gatherings, sponsorships for Read Me Week, annual breakfast celebration, and RIF Adopt-A-Classroom, tracking, thanking
- Annual breakfast celebration: work with board/volunteer committee to plan and implement
- Coordinate fundraising campaigns: end of year annual direct mail solicitation; The Big Payback; spring direct mail letter solicitation; alternative holiday giving; workplace giving; in honor and in memory of gifts; and any other fund development related campaigns
- Use donor management software
- Develop and provide fund development reports
- Assist with operations, technology, marketing, social media, office functions, books, volunteers, and other duties as needed; and assist other staff members and board of directors as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Strong project planning, time management, volunteer management and organizational skills.
- Excellent English language skills: oral, written, reading, as well as strong interpersonal communication skills.
- Ability to work independently and proactively without daily instruction, as well as ability to work well with a team.
- Must be comfortable working with a diverse population of volunteers, educators, business leaders and individuals.
- Strong presentation, facilitation and social media skills.
- Ability to compile and analyze data, meet deadlines and handle details well.
- Proficient or advanced use of Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Publisher and ability to quickly learn other software programs, including donor management software (Little Green Light) and email marketing software (Emma).
- Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance is required. Use of personal vehicle will be required at times.
Education and Experience Required
- Bachelor’s degree.
- One to three years of work experience in fund development, grant writing, children’s literacy/books, project management, non-profit or related field.
Environmental Conditions and Physical Demands
- Above moderate physical activity.
- Manual dexterity to reach/handle items, work with fingers and perceive attributes of objects and materials.
- Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds.
- Employee is required to stand, walk, sit, climb and balance.
- Final candidate must pass a thorough background check.
Part-time position: 25-30 hours per week, primarily during normal weekday business hours (between 8 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday) with some early mornings, evenings and weekends required.
Part-time position: $15-$17 per hour; 25-30 hours per week. No health/medical benefits are available through Book’em. Paid time off for holidays, vacation and personal time included.
To apply for this position, please email the following to Melissa Spradlin at email@example.com no later than February 28, 2018.
- a cover letter describing how you are qualified for this position, why you are interested in it and confirmation that the pay rate, hours and schedule will work for you
- your resume