The Development Coordinator reports to the Director of Strategy and Development and works with the Executive Director and other leaders to advance the BUILD’s resource development strategy. Specific areas of focus include Events, Individual Giving, Annual Appeals, Associate Board, Data Management, and other assignments related to the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individual contributors.
This is anexciting growth opportunity that requires a goal-driven, detail-oriented, and well-organized professional who is ready to grow with a proven, nationally recognized organization. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential. Successful candidates will have strong personal initiative, a willingness to learn, and the agility to thrive in a high-energy atmosphere where change is a constant. Responsibilities include:
Coordinate planning, promotion, and execution of fundraising and relationship building events including the annual dinner, other fundraisers and any other internal or external special events as assigned.
Coordinate event-related solicitations and directly track and acknowledge all event contributions.
Provide staff support to the dinner committee and resource development committees.
Generate reports, fundraising updates and other working documents as needed.
Partner with Director of Development and Foundation/Corporate Relations Manager to develop corporate sponsorship strategies and directly solicit event sponsorships as appropriate.
Partner with Manager of Marketing and Volunteer Engagement Associate to ensure events are promoted and adequately supported.
Serve as staff liaison for third party fundraising events.
Annual Appeals/Individual Giving
Coordinate production and distribution of direct donor appeals including direct mail and digital solicitations.
Generate mailing lists for direct mail appeals, event invitations, save the dates and other external communications.
Maintain NEON database with responsibility to ensure that complete donor/prospect/key relationship data is accurately entered in a timely fashion. Partner with administration to coordinate data entry process.
Generate giving reports, reconciliation reports, and other activity data on weekly and monthly basis.
Generate gift acknowledgment letters on a regular and timely basis.
Generate prospect lists, donor call list, and supporting information for the Director of Development, Executive Director and Board members.
Partner with Director of Development, Executive Director and Marketing team to develop and execute strategies to increase individual giving including mail, telephone, digital, and face to face solicitation.
Board Support and External Engagement
Serve as staff liaison for BUILD’s Associate Boardof young professionals and related committees.
Support other Board committees and third party fundraising partners, as assigned.
Collaborate with Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager, Development Director and agency leaders to coordinate appeals to employees of BUILDs corporate partners and other targeted institutions.
Serves as agency point-person for in-kind donations.
Coordinates receipt, distribution and acknowledgement of in-kind donations.
Produces monthly reports of agency in-kind donations.
Represent BUILD at external events as assigned by Director of Development and/or Executive Director.
Manage BUILD@BUILDchicago email address and online event registration.
Provide administrative support to Development Department as needed
Participate in other organizational committees in support of BUILD’s mission.
For strictly confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample. Applicants must indicate the position title and ATTN: Andrew Wade in the subject line.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
BUILD is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/ Women/ Veterans/ Disabled
This position requires a bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience.
Proficiency in business writing and oral/interpersonal communication.
Self-directed with strong organizational skills, along with the collaboration skills and willingness to learn and grow with colleagues, the team, and the agency.
Demonstrated ability to execute on multiple projects concurrently.
Able to work evening and weekend events and handle other assignments that may require work outside of traditional office hours.
Personal self-awarenesswith a high degree of respect for youth, colleagues, board/executive leadership and community partners and other BUILD constituency.
Strong professional discretion including the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and to use discretion in sensitive information.
Ability to pass a criminal record and child abuse/neglect registry check.
Reliable transportation and valid driver’s license.
A passion for serving youth and BUILD’s mission.
Additional Salary Information: This is a full-time, salaried position, at BUILD’s headquarters, located on the city's far west side at 5100 W. Harrison, Chicago, Illinois 60644. Compensation is commensurate with experience. BUILD offers a competitive pay and benefits package, and strives to maintain a positive, growth oriented work environment.
For over 45 years, BUILD has worked in some of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods to stem the violence that takes away the positive potential – and, far too often, the very lives – of our youth. In 1969, BUILD started working with fewer than 200 gang-affiliated teens in one neighborhood and today BUILD serves nearly 3,000 youth annually, offering targeted services to enhance our impact in four prior...ity communities - Austin, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park and Logan Square - while continuing to provide support in other Chicago neighborhoods and throughout Cook County.
BUILD’s programs are designed to meet both the immediate problem of preventing at-risk youth from joining gangs as well as working with gang-involved youth to develop alternatives to this destructive lifestyle. Our service population also includes youth who have come in contact with the justice system to prevent and/or provide alternatives to detention and assist with successful re-entry into their communities.