SCLC is seeking an experienced Development Coordinator to join our team and our mission, working with people who are living with disabilities and fighting for their economic and medical security.
We seek a motivated, can-do team player to coordinate the organization’s fundraising efforts and help build on our existing fundraising program. The Development Coordinator is chiefly responsible for planning and executing all fundraising strategies through the successful implementation of a measurable development plan.
The Development Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for ongoing planning and execution of the development plan, coordinating events, strengthening relationships with business sponsors, supporting communications activities, and working collaboratively with the E.D. and Board of Directors to grow the expanding individual donor base.
The Seattle Community Law Center (SCLC) is a specialty civil legal aid organization that provides accessible legal advocacy to people living with physical and mental disabilities so that they may obtain the resources necessary to overcome barriers to financial and medical stability. We further our mission through targeted advocacy projects that help people with Social Security disability issues.
Leadership and Planning
- Work closely with the Executive Director and Fundraising Committee to implement a measurable and strategic annual development plan to attract and retain a broad base of contributed revenue to support the organization’s mission.
- Support and mobilize the Executive Director and Board of Directors to build and steward relationships with current and potential donors, funders and community partners.
- Regularly monitor and evaluate progress toward development goals, prepare written reports and recommend changes as needed.
- Work with Executive Director to foster an organizational culture of philanthropy.
- Establish systems and procedures, ensuring an efficient and streamlined development program.
- Proactively recruit, train and mentor fundraising volunteers and interns.
Special Event Design and Coordination
- Plan and execute SCLC’s fundraising events with a focus on donor acquisition and retention.
- Ensure the design and implementation of post-event engagement plans are executed.
- Create compelling sponsorship opportunities to attract and retain support from the business community.
- Provide guidance to Marketing Committee for all event advertisements.
Individual Giving and Donor Relations
- Manage and make improvements upon donor portfolio system and provide targeted guidance to the ED and Board of Directors to ensure major donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship goals are met.
- Identify and qualify major donor leads.
- Build outstanding relationships between the organization and donors.
- Build on SCLC’s donor recognition program and lead the donor stewardship process.
- Maintain accurate donor records.
- Utilize client stories, in coordination with program providers, to create compelling fundraising appeals.
- Produce content for the annual report, blog, and social media in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Marketing Committee.
- Create e-mail campaigns with MailChimp in coordination with all fundraising appeals and events.
- Create organizational collateral, including materials for events and donor meetings.
- Update website content as needed.
- 2 or more years of work experience in fundraising and/or relationship management.
- Demonstrated success in meeting fundraising goals.
- Demonstrated success developing outstanding relationships with individual and corporate donors.
- Experience with donor management systems, Little Green Light and Greater Giving preferred.
- Strong fundraising event planning experience.
- Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, and prioritize tasks and responsibilities.
- Demonstrated ability to work within a team of staff, board, and volunteers alike to accomplish fundraising objectives.
- Ability to accept and strategically manage changes and to problem solve with speed.
- Demonstrated management skills, leadership skills, and organizational skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently, maintain self-motivation and persist in the face of obstacles.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office.
- Highly motivated, organized, creative, self-directed and flexible.
- Positive attitude and sense of humor
This is a full-time, exempt position at 35 hours per week. Starting salary: $42,000 annually. SCLC offers employees 105 hours of paid vacation and two floating holidays annually, all federal holidays off, medical incentives, a compelling mission, and fantastic co-workers.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please submit a cover letter, resume, and two written or graphic samples of independently produced work product focused on development. Submit materials to Alex Doolittle at email@example.com. No phone calls please. Applications considered on a rolling basis.