The New York City Anti-Violence Project (AVP) is seeking a Development Coordinator to join a three-person Development team. The Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Development, assists the Major Gifts Manager, and will also work with the Executive Director and the Development Committee of the Board of Directors. This position has strong potential for growth within the organization.
AVP is the largest LGBTQ anti-violence organization in the country. AVP is deeply trusted within LGBTQ communities and by survivors of violence. AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ), and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP’s mission is to empower lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and support survivors through counseling and advocacy.
The Development Coordinator is a key member of the Development Department and will assist in all major functions of fundraising: maintaining donor database and process gifts and send acknowledgments; helping craft compelling funding proposals and appeals for foundations, corporations and government funders; conducting prospect research; working with Communications to develop online materials; and helping to envision and implement fundraising/cultivation events. This is an exciting time to join a new team in development and have a voice in developing strategic fundraising plans for the next three years, and contribute to a respected organization that is building upon a significant track record of success.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Fundraising Data Management
● Generate reports to assist the Major Gifts Manager and Development Director in identifying prospects and developing fundraising strategies
● Process gifts and manage Raiser’s Edge database including entering gifts and acknowledging donors
● Generate lists for year-end and other appeal mailings, annual events, etc.
Writing, Research, Grants Management
● Maintain grants calendar; help manage existing portfolio of foundation grants
● Develop social media and other online fundraising communications and marketing materials (e-blasts, website copy, social media, crowdfunding campaign communications, etc.)
● Assist with writing persuasive funding proposals and reports for private foundations
● Assist with submitting government grants and reports
● Research and identify prospects (foundation, corporate, government, and individual)
● Assist Major Gifts Manager and Development Director in vision, branding, strategy, and logistics for multiple annual fundraising/cultivation events
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
● Fluency in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) and Outlook
● Minimum 2 years fundraising experience required
● Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
● Proactive with ability to problem-solve
● Ability to produce high quality work on deadline and keep multiple projects moving
● Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills
● Highly responsive to requests from donors, board, and staff
● Open to flexible hours for fundraising events, including some evenings
● Strong alignment with AVP’s mission to empower LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing, education, counseling and advocacy
● Experience with online giving campaigns and/or online donor engagement a plus
AVP’s benefits include health and dental; 403b retirement plan; 15 vacation days (20 after one year), 4 personal days, and 12 federal holidays. Friendly work environment.
To apply: Submit resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample (1-2 pages) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Development Coordinator” in the subject line. Candidates will be notified if we are seeking an interview; because of high volume of responses it may not be possible to respond to all inquiries. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and those received after July 11, 2017 may not be considered.
AVP is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals and endeavors to hire individuals of diverse races, colors, creeds, ethnicities, religions, genders, gender identities or expressions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, national origins, disabilities, and citizen, marital, veteran and HIV statuses. AVP encourages candidates with a demonstrated commitment anti-oppression work, and to working to end violence within and against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities, to apply.