At Boys Town, the Development Coordinator manages Development Office community activities and events as it relates to grants, donor support, and increasing organizational visibility. The ideal candidate will have a passion for what they do, be project oriented, and possess the ability to build and maintain relationships and communicate effectively.
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES & DUTIES:
Coordinates and manages a wide range of activities that support the development goals of the Site and assists in cultivating and stewarding donor relationships.
Plans, organizes, and implements special events to secure sponsorships, cash donations, in-kind contributions, and to maximize revenue to meet development fundraising goals.
Prospects and solicits corporate or other external sponsors and capitalizes on fund development opportunities.
Provides leadership to board members to foster relationships and achieve fundraising goals; identifies suitable vendors and negotiates contracts and agreements for special events.
Prepares a wide range of written event materials including funding proposals, program descriptions, reports, letters, and acknowledgments.
Manages the grant process within the Site including researching, identifying, and procuring grants and other potential funding sources which align with the organizational mission and strategic goals.
Prepares reports on development activity, maintains development hard copy and computer files, coordinates events, and prepares appropriate letters for specialized donor correspondence as part of managing community outreach activities.
Builds and maintains donor relationships, engages donors and prospective donors in an appropriate manner, and manages prospects.
Maintains contact and creates networking within the community; performs donor identification, cultivation, and stewardship and responds to donor inquiries and requests for assistance.
Processes, prepares, and records all donations daily, maintains donor record, and initiates donor research.
Documents development activities and interactions in the Donor Database.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of fundraising and special events.
High level of professionalism, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
Excellent critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Strong computer skills in Blackbaud CRM and Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
Ability to communicate verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels in the organization and with external business contacts in an articulate, professional manner while maintaining necessary degree of confidentiality.
Ability to build and sustain trust to facilitate successful, professional relationships.
Ability to work independently, meet deadlines, and multi-task while maintaining quality standards.
Knowledge of the Boys Town Model.
Bachelor's degree in Business Management, Marketing or related field or equivalent combination or education and experience required.
Minimum of 1 year of experience including marketing, public relations, donor cultivation, or event planning required.
Available to travel to events and work evenings and weekends as needed required.
Nonprofit experience in donor relations is preferred.
Experience with fundraising data management programs (Blackbaud CRM) is preferred.
About Boys Town:
Boys Town has been changing the way America cares for children and families since 1917. With over a century of service, our employees have helped us grow from a small boardinghouse in downtown Omaha, Nebraska, into one of the largest national child and family care organizations in the country. With the addition of Boys Town National Research Hospital in 1977, our services branched out into the health care and research fields, offering even more career opportunities to those looking to make a real difference.
Our employees are our #1 supporters when it comes to achieving Boys Town's mission, which is why we are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Unique perks to Boys Town employees and their families include free visits to Boys Town physicians and free prescriptions under the Boys Town Medical Plan, tuition assistance, parenting resources from our experts and professional development opportunities within the organization, just to name a few. Working at Boys Town is more than just a job, it is a way of life.
This advertisement describes the general nature of work to be performed and does not include an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, or abilities required. Boys Town is an equal employment opportunity employer and participates in the E-Verify program. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. To request a disability-related accommodation in the application process, contact us at 1-877-639-6003.