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Development Coordinator

Organization: Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida
Date Posted: 2/4/2019
Posted By: Marni Stahlman
Date Needed: 2/28/2019
City: Maitland
Location: Florida
Country: United States
Primary Category: Fundraising and Development
Salary: $35,000.00 yearly
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's
Experience Requirement: 1-2 years

Description & Details

 

Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

Job Description Summary:The Development Coordinator is responsible for meeting the fundraising goals set by the chapter for all fundraising activities assigned. These activities include:

  • Annual Casino Night & Poker Tournament
  • Season of Wishes Holiday Campaign
  • Research and Writing Grant Proposals and Requests
  • Adopt-A-Wish Program
  • External Events and National Corporate Partnerships
  • Individual Giving and Direct Mail Donor stewardship
  • Wish It Forward and Kids for Wish Kids Support
  • This job requires a dynamic, motivated, energetic, and personable individual with a go-getter attitude and a drive to meet and exceed budgetary fundraising goals.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities to include (but are not limited to):

Casino Night and Poker Tournament:

The Development Coordinator will provide auction and logistical support for our annual Casino Night & Poker Tournament, ensuring that the event meets and exceeds its revenue goals. This includes auction procurement and data entry, vendor management, managing all the logistics leading up to and on event day, as well as sponsorship follow-up.

Season of Wishes Holiday Campaign:

Season of Wishes is the chapter’s holiday campaign that gives local businesses, individuals, clubs and organizations an opportunity to support Make-A-Wish during the holiday season. The campaign includes an end-of-the-year direct mail appeal and local and national promotions that raise money for Make-A-Wish.

  • Responsible for achieving the annual budgeted revenue goal of approximately $80,000 for the Season of Wishes holiday campaign.
  • Coordinates region’s end of the year direct mailing
  • Solicits and secures partners to raise money for Make-A-Wish during the holiday season through wish star sales, give-back events, personal/company fundraising pages, and in-office fundraisers
  • Writes and submits grant requests to local foundations, corporations, and organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Adopt-A-Wish Program:

Adopt-A-Wish offers local companies and clubs the ultimate connection to Make-A-Wish by partnering their philanthropic gift with a child’s heartfelt wish. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Actively soliciting Adopt-A-Wish partners
  • Keeping an up to date list of wishes available for adoption in the Central and Northeast regions
  • Stewarding Adopt-A-Wish donors through the process, ensuring their benefits are fulfilled once their donation has been received.

Wish it Forward:

Wish it Forward gives our families a chance to remain engaged in our mission past the wish experience by becoming advocates of our organization, guest speakers, and participating in our annual fundraising events. The Development Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Following up with families who have indicated they are interested in fundraising opportunities and connecting them with the proper event.
  • Keeping an up to date list of Wish Ambassadors for the chapter to reference for internal or external events and speaking opportunities.

External Events:

  • Responsible for achieving the annual budgeted revenue goal of approximately $50,000 for external events.
  • Manages a portfolio of a minimum of 10-20 external events/campaigns taking place throughout the year.
  • Reviews and evaluates external fundraising proposals – works with the Development Manager to determine the feasibility of these events
  • Initiates new fundraising opportunities with corporations, clubs and organizations, and community events.
  • Acts as the liaison between the external event partner and Make-A-Wish to ensure the success of the event/campaign
  • Coordinates appropriate support for these activities ensuring the donor has the agreed upon supplies, materials, board, volunteer, and wish family representation.
  • Maintains the records and updated files for all external event partners
  • Coordinates appropriate thanks/recognition for all external event donors
  • Attends and speaks about the organization at kick-off parties as necessary to encourage and motivate employee and guest participation and support.
  • Attends and speaks about the organization at check-presentations – ability to attend in the evenings and on weekends as needed.
  • Responsible for any follow-up with external event donors to ensure Make-A-Wish receives funds.

National Corporate Partners:

  • Responsible for achieving the annual budgeted revenue goal of a minimum of $50,000 for national corporate partnerships.
  • Manages a portfolio of approximately 15-20 National Partnerships
  • Attends and speaks about the organization at kick-off events to encourage and motivate employee participation and support – ability to attend in the evenings and on weekends as needed.
  • Coordinates appropriate support for these activities ensuring the sponsor has the agreed upon supplies, materials, board, volunteer, and wish family representation.
  • Maintains the records and updated files for all national corporate partners
  • Coordinates appropriate thank you/recognition for corporate sponsor contacts
  • Responsible for any follow-up with corporate sponsorship contact and maintaining a positive relationship with contact throughout the year.

Competitive Candidates Will Possess the Following:

  • Minimum one-year non-profit, sales, marketing, or business development experience
    Self- starter with drive and motivation to meet and surpass budgetary goals
  • A positive, optimistic, and energetic personality
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills – the ability to juggle several projects at once
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Excellent computer skills; experience using photoshop, illustrator, and indesign preferred
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Capable of building and sustaining relationships with a variety of individuals and businesses
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Articulate in person and on the phone
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • High energy level and “go-getter” attitude
  • Reliable transportation and driver’s license
  • Bachelor’s Degree (Business or Non-Profit Management preferred) and one year of experience in sales, business development, marketing or fundraising.

Make-A-Wish provides the following compensation package:

  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision, and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 11 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays
  • Three weeks of vacation
  • 403B pre-tax savings plan for retirement matched by our Chapter up to 3%

How to Apply / Contact

E-mail your cover letter and resume reflecting salary requirements and experience to: khauck@cnfl.wish.org. 

No phone calls accepted.

 

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