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Development Coordinator

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator will support many vital efforts, including: grants management; donor stewardship and cultivation; direct-mail campaigns, year-end giving, and much more.

The Development Coordinator has the opportunity to create, grow, and cultivate new relationships and strategies that allow The Alliance to meet the growing demand for our services across the country. This position allows for insight across the entire organization, which enables the Development Coordinator to have ownership over pivotal responsibilities that will shape the growth of The Alliance.

The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Director on all key fundraising and strategy initiatives. Outlined below are major duties and responsibilities; however, due to the rapid growth and fast paced work environment, the Development Coordinator will be expected to feel comfortable managing multiple initiatives at once, supporting the creation of new fundraising strategies, and be willing to support The Alliance’s priorities on tasks that may not be stated explicitly below.

Fundraising Campaigns:

  • Drive year-end giving initiatives, including: content creation, constituent management, and community engagement
  • Create strategies for new periodic mailing campaigns that will help initiate ongoing giving, including when mailings should occur and what project goals are appropriate
  • Assist in the creation of a future capital campaign and planned giving initiatives
  • Support ongoing event-based fundraising efforts (e.g., Alliance awareness walks, third party campaigns, etc.)

Donor Stewardship and Cultivation:

  • Research donor prospects and support cultivation of new community advocates
  • Maintain appropriate communication with donors as outlined in the organizational stewardship plan
  • Manage donor database and ensure all giving, personal, and communication updates are accurately recorded in the database system
  • Create regular organizational updates for donors (e.g., mid-year and quarterly) to ensure they understand the use of funds to grow community impact
  • Support the creation of a new major gifts program, including appropriate giving levels

Grants Management:

  • Research and review eligibility for grant prospects
  • Support initial content creation and data gathering of key application components
  • Maintain appropriate prioritization of granting opportunities, and create a calendar of granting deadlines
  • Ensure consistent communication and cultivation of both potential and existing grantors

Reporting & Communications:

  • Involvement with the Development Strategy Committee
  • Create ad-hoc communications as needed, including press releases, impact reports, annual reports, internal Development newsletters
  • Attend community and donor events to support fundraising and cultivation efforts

Qualifications

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A minimum of two (2) year of professional fundraising experience or equivalent
  • Outstanding interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Passion for mental health, advocacy, and eating disorders awareness
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and critical thinking skills
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and general database management
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license and ability and willingness to travel (locally and nationally)

Applying

Please send resume and cover letter to sglynn@allianceforeatingdisorders.com.

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