Type: Full Time/Non-Exempt
Date Opened: 2/03/2020
Department/Location: Corporate Advancement/Agency Development
Position Location: Fayetteville, NC
Entry Salary: $16.34 per/ hr
Closing Date: Open until filled
Work Schedule: M-F May be required to work some evenings or weekends.
Working closely with all Action Pathways staff and reporting directly to the Agency Advancement Manager, the Development Coordinator will assist in all fundraising and resource development efforts for the agency. This is an excellent entry-level development opportunity for a highly organized, motivated, and independent individual to build fundraising experience and gain considerable knowledge of nonprofit development work.
Responsible for ensuring ACTION PATHWAYS Head Start meets our Non-Federal Share (NFS) annual matching funds percentage requirements as stipulated in the Office of Head Start grant award. Responsible for leading the planning process of identifying new and available non-federal share resources. Conducts research, identifies opportunities and takes the lead in developing and maintaining on-going revenue-producing relationships. Will be expected to become completely familiar with the agency’s programs, mission, and philosophy, and fully participate in promoting accomplishment of program goals and objectives.
Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Essential Functions Statement(s):
The employee is expected to be able to comfortably and effectively communicate orally, excel in written communications, read well, understand and implement complex instructions, make sound decisions, and maintain records. Read, understand and develop budget and expense reports, write successful funding requests and applications, and operate a computer and other office machines as needed.
Responsible for developing grant concepts, drafting, editing, and submitting written content for grant proposals, reports, and other materials associated with grants.
- Assists in planning fundraising activities and tracking the progress of various campaigns
- Work closely with leadership and other staff members to identify potential sources of revenue
- Conduct prospect research on individuals, foundations, and corporations
- Maintain donor and grant databases and files, including calendaring deadlines, processing donations, and generating and sending donor acknowledgments
- Assists in the coordination of direct mail and email solicitations
- Assist in the planning and implementation of special events
- Perform other duties as assigned
Level of Performance:
- Solicits goods and services, and funds in support of the Head Start program from individuals, corporations, foundations, and organizations.
- Researches the Office of Head Start guidelines (stipulations) regarding the scope of activities that can be applied or not applied to achieve the non-federal shared goal. Documents that research.
- Identifies opportunities and develops marketing approaches, procure and tracks results regarding the acquisition of non-federal match funds in accordance with mandated state and federal laws and regulations.
- Provides bi-weekly reports to management on results against the marketing plan. Analyzes the effectiveness of marketing approaches and adjust as appropriate.
- Develops and carries out an action plan to achieve established goals of acquiring NFS/ in-kind. Benchmarks and evaluates the effectiveness of plan quarterly.
- Maintains appropriate database and donor records relating to NFS/ in-kind contributions. Able to compile information for monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
- Collaborates with the Finance Department in the collection, recording, and reporting of all NFS/ in-kind to ensure allowability.
- Ensures appropriate stewardship of all donors and partners on a consistent basis.
- Works with Head Start staff in the collection of and recording of NFS/ in-kind internally to ensure consistency across the agency.
- Works with the Community Engagement Coordinator – Head Start to develop training for Head Start staff, the HS Policy Council, and the ACTION PATHWAYS Board of Directors.
- Performs related duties to ensure program goals and objectives are met on time, agency policies and procedures are followed and quality standards are achieved at the highest level.
The duties and responsibilities herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position. Related duties may be assigned by the supervisor. All duties are to be performed in conformance with mandated laws and regulations, agency policies and procedures.
Supervisory Responsibilities: None
Education: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university plus at least one year of nonprofit fundraising and/ grant writing experience preferred. Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Candidates should apply if they feel they have the necessary skills and abilities to perform the job.
Experience: Knowledge of fundraising principles and practices and the ability to maintain a professional, polished demeanor is a must. Experience using CRM (customer relationship management) systems is preferred. Experience working with people from various socio-economic and educational backgrounds. Working knowledge of request for proposal (RFPs) and budgeting is highly preferred along with an understanding of federal, state, local and private funding sources. Experience with coordination of events and volunteer management a plus. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal skills, being a self-starter, and exceptional organizational skills are mandatory.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
To perform this job successfully, the individual should be proficient in Microsoft Office software, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. database systems, and a variety of other office machines to include but not limited to calculator and copiers. Must have the ability to maintain databases and perform regular reporting.
Must be proficient in math, analysis, budgeting, recordkeeping, reporting, business English, communicating, creative writing, event coordination, volunteer management, and public speaking in all venues.
How to Apply:
Please apply online at https://actionpathways.ngo/about-us/careers/. Applications and resumes must be received by 4:00 pm on the application closing date listed in the announcement
“An Equal Opportunity Employer”
Action Pathways, Inc. hires only United States citizens and lawfully authorized aliens who are in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.