Fund Development Coordinator

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Description, Compensation and Benefits:

Life Skills Training and Educational Programs, Inc., LifeSTEPS, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization, is currently hiring for a Fund Development Coordinator. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position, and will work in our Corporate office located in the boundary of Sacramento and Rancho Cordova, CA. It is the LifeSTEPS Mission to provide effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities.

  • Job Title: Fund Development Coordinator
  • Report to: Director of Fund Development
  • FLSA classification: Non-Exempt
  • Employment type: Full-time, 40 hours per week
The Fund Development Coordinator is responsible for providing administrative support to the Fund Development Department including the administration and coordination of constituent stewardship. Under the supervision of the Director of Fund Development, the Fund Development Coordinator will maintain relationships with existing supporters, solicit new supporters, analyze and maintain marketing strategies, and support the implementation of fundraising initiatives for the organization.

Essential Job Functions: include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Support the development department with administrative tasks as required for annual and major activities, partner events.
  • Contribute to department data collection, data entry and restricted tracking and reporting.
  • Participate in stewardship activities including phone calls to clients, constituents and donors.
  • Capture and document donor, client and employee stories to be utilized in marketing.
  • Manage partner reporting in relation to impact stories; writing, design and distribution.
  • Mentor staff on creative writing to assure impact story assignments meets organizational standards.
  • Coordinate with Communications Specialist to manage social media campaigns, website updates, etc. as it relates to donor stewardship, client and employee stories.
  • Coordinate website updates in alignment with the annual Fund Development Plan and campaign needs.
  • Participate and occasionally coordinate special donor campaigns; specific need, direct mail, pledge drives, annual asks, ongoing support.
  • Reconcile and enter gifts in kind into development donor database
  • Contribute to departments marketing and communications plan; impact stories, strategic messaging internally and externally.
  • Contribute to the department’s execution and management of the Academic and Sports Scholarship programs; includes all aspects to launching campaign, application screening and scoring, committee support, award processing and recognition event planning.
  • Mentor scholarship recipients through speaking at partner recognition/celebration events.
  • Represent LifeSTEPS at community events: Booth coordination, set-up and presence
  • Assist in informing potential contributors of special needs of the organization: encourage individuals, corporations, and foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-kind, or bequests.
  • May need to work some evenings and weekends in order to attend events.
  • Book design –two books a year for our partners.
  • Partner events –include tasks like –RSVP management, creating and designing event collateral soliciting speakers, coordinating coaching calls, etc.
  • Design and manage LifeSTEPS Newsletters

Qualifications and Job Requirements:

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
The minimum qualifications and training for this position are:
  • Associate's degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school.
  • One-year related experience and/or training.
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for the degree.
  • Experience working in a non-profit setting preferred.
  • Communication skills:
    o   Language: Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language.
    o   Communicating with Supervisors and Peers: Provide information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
    o   Communicating with Persons outside Organization: Communicate with third parties with professionalism, represent and promote the LifeSTEPS values to program participants and partnerships, the public, governmental, and other external agencies. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and use of Excel to create and interpret graphs and charts. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, and proportions.
  • Reasoning Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Other Skills and Abilities:
  • Computer Skills: Knowledge of database software, software program commonly used for web page design and desktop publishing, and development software. Proficiency in navigating the internet and with spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Dependability: Ability to be reliable, responsible and dependable in order to fulfill obligations. Position requires regular attendance and timeliness
  • Attention to Detail: Achieve thoroughness and accuracy when accomplishing a work task.
  • Complex Problem-Solving Skills: Identify complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Administrative Support: Provide office administrative support including but not limited to, establishing filing system, organizing and maintaining efficient work place. May need to work some evenings and weekends in order to attend events or address situations of crisis.
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Valid California Driving License and reliable, insured transportation.

Physical Job Description:
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; walk on uneven terrain; bend; sit; use hands to handle objects, tools, or controls; lift; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and move about the facilities within the communities served by LifeSTEPS- both indoors and outdoors. Vision and hearing must be sufficient to perform job functions safely including visual acuity to perform activities such as data entry, preparing reports, viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading, and visual inspection of one’s own work product at varying distances.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Work Environment: While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee regularly works in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee occasionally works in outdoor weather conditions, at resident properties, and special events.

Application Instructions:

Application Instructions:
  • To apply, please email resume and cover letter in PDF format to [email protected]
  • Please reference open position: # 2019-122

About the Organization:

LifeSTEPS mission is to provide effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities.

LifeSTEPS programs and services include:
  • Empowering low income individuals and families to flourish by providing education and resources.
  • Ensuring our older adults have the opportunity the thrive (age) in place through housing plus services.
  • Encouraging homeless and formerly homeless individuals and families through stable housing and supportive evidence-based services.