The Development Coordinator is a member of the Center’s administrative team reporting to the Executive Director. This position works closely with the Executive Director to implement a development plan that will expand the center’s operating and capital support through grant writing, annual giving, membership, capital campaigns, and special event fundraising. The Development Coordinator will also work with MCA senior staff to implement a new patron management database (FamCom) including data transfer and organization. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for patron record maintenance and producing fundraising reports.
· Research and identify funding opportunities from foundations, corporations and public funding sources.
· Cultivate relationships with funders and write proposals, independently and collaboratively.·Oversee grant compliance.
· Generate required reports to funders in timely fashion.
Database management (FamCom)
· Manage FamCom database for donor, member, and audience cultivation and tracking.
· Maintain donor records for timely and appropriate acknowledgement, donor profiles, and development reports as required by administrative staff.
· Maintain up to date records of members, users, sponsors, and other constituents and generate reports as needed.
· Process contributions and memberships, produce all subsequent acknowledgement letters, and oversee donor recognition in relevant produced materials.
· Produce multiple targeted annual appeals including writing appeal letters, pulling targeted lists, coordinating volunteers for assembly and mailing
· Interface with supporters and the public, presenting a thoughtful and engaging “face of the organization” to all constituencies. Contribute to connecting occasional users with long-term opportunities for engagement.
· Work with Executive Director, Director of Operations, Events, and Marketing, and the Benefit Committee to plan and execute the MCA's Annual Fundraising Benefit
· Other duties as assigned
· 2-3 years experience in a fundraising or development position
· Demonstrated success in securing grant funding
· Strong written and verbal communication skills
· Fast learner with broad computer skills including comprehensive knowledge of Excel, mail merges, database/information management and word processing
· Experience with ?a patron management database required
· Able to work independently, under pressure, and meet deadlines with great attention to detail.
· Willingness to take on new responsibilities and creatively problem solve
· Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and supporting committee members.
· Outgoing personality with ability to connect with people of many backgrounds