Development Coordinator

Overview and purpose:
The Development Coordinator plays a critical role by providing operational coordination for the Development Department and participating in fundraising activities including donor relations, stewardship, and data management. The Development Coordinator is an integral part of Federation’s Development team.

Key Areas of Focus and Responsibilities:
Coordinate planning for Development committee meetings, including scheduling, preparation and dissemination of agenda and materials, and meeting set-up/clean-up, including virtual meeting coordination
Attend key Development meetings and prepare first draft of meeting minutes for review
Manage department event and activities calendar, posting on internal and external community calendars.
Assist Development team with fundraising campaigns and fundraising & donor engagement events ranging from small parlor meetings to Hineni, Federation’s annual major fundraiser
Support the Development team in various stewardship and cultivation activities, including gift acknowledgements, pledge card creation and entry, and recognition programs
Assist with management of constituent and donor data, including running reports and entering data in CRM.
Assist with management of the major gift pipeline. Maintain an organized moves management system, noting who needs to be contacted, when, and why.
Prepare emails to donors as well as respond to external and internal requests for information, materials, or assistance, in writing and on the telephone.
Update and manage Tribute/Memorial Giving program.
Lead development team through fundraising and gratitude phoning campaigns including scheduling, logistics, listing management, and event preparation for both in-person and virtual campaigns
Coordinate and project manage multifaceted projects, setting realistic milestones and deadlines, and manage an organized timeline.
Research individuals and foundations and gather information for proposals and reports.
Other tasks as assigned.

Energetic, positive self- starter with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work creatively and flexibly
Excellent written and oral communication and organizational skills
Superior attention to detail.
Proficiency in utilizing technology to complete work efficiently, including use of Microsoft Office suite, particularly Outlook, Excel, and Word. Other technical skills/experience (PowerPoint, Raiser’s Edge) and social media skills are a plus.
The ability to balance multiple priorities with good judgment
Discretion and professionalism in maintaining confidentiality of sensitive business matters
Ability to be poised, welcoming, and personable in interacting with community members, donors, and colleagues, as well as with visitors and phone contacts
An understanding of and a willingness to contribute to our mission and vision
Ability to work occasional evening meetings and weekends
Must be able to lift boxes and materials to bring to events. Setup and takedown of events. Must be able to deliver and move materials and event supplies.

BS/BA degree

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]

Job Summary

Job Location
Jewish Federation of Greater Hartford
333 Bloomfield Ave
West Hartford , Connecticut 06117


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