Illinois Humanities seeks a full-time, detail-oriented professional to support all aspects of fundraising related to gift and data processing, gift acknowledgements and stewardship of individual, institutional, and corporate relationships.
The Development Coordinator is a core member of a growing fundraising and communications department inspired by the mission of Illinois Humanities and excited about being part of a team committed to fundraising excellence. Reporting to the Development Director, the Development Coordinator ensures data accuracy and integrity for the growing base of active and prospective donors; oversees gift processing and gift acknowledgments; supports solicitation and cultivation with individuals, foundations and corporations; manages monthly development/finance gift reconciliation processes; runs weekly and monthly progress to goal reports; manages donor tracking; supports donor cultivation and research efforts; and is an active participant in institutional events.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as Illinois Humanities’ Raisers Edge administrator for the development department
Follow best practices to record donor information; and assist staff with constructing queries, exports, and reports
Oversee gift processing, including entering gifts, reconciling gift information with the finance department
Executes and records gift acknowledgements in a timely and accurate manner
Create and update weekly and monthly progress-to-goal reports. Respond to data retrieval requests such as mailing lists, event RSVPs and proposal status queries quickly and accurately
Prepare grant proposal and sponsorship packages; assemble funder reports
Coordinate with the IT department on database management issues including upgrades and patches, special projects, or performance issues
Maintain integrity and security of the fundraising database and donor information
Support special events, donor cultivation, and board meetings when they arise
Support the development and maintenance of department policies, procedures, training manuals, and documentation related to use of the database and reports
Other duties as assigned
1-3 years of experience working in non-profit or social impact organization
1-2 years fundraising and/or database experience; knowledge of Raiser’s edge a plus
Dependability, accuracy, and attention to detail are required
Able to work in a fast-paced, high energy environment, meet deadlines, multi-task, and provide effective follow-up with staff and external partners
Strong orientation to customer service; utmost discretion in handling confidential data
Fluency with Microsoft Office
B.A. or equivalent combination of training and experience relevant to the job duties preferred
Salary range in the high $30s-low $40s; commensurate with experience
Excellent benefits package, which includes health insurance, a 401 (k) plan, paid vacation time, holidays, and sick time, and opportunities for professional development
Main office in Chicago’s Loop is fully accessible. Work at off-site locations is required and those may not necessarily be fully accessible.
Evening and weekend work are required.
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, and scanners. Employee is regularly required to communicate effectively via computer and phone.
The employee must occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.
Smoke- and drug-free environment.
Illinois Humanities is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ qualified individuals based on individual merit. It does not discriminate against any individual with respect to the terms and conditions of employment based on that individual’s race, sex, age, religion, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, housing status, or any other non-merit factor protected under state, local, or federal laws. Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all personnel actions such as recruiting, hiring, compensation, benefits, promotions, training, transfer, termination, and opportunities for training. Illinois Humanities is committed to a fair and equitable workplace where everyone is a respected and valued member of the team.
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Internal Number: 132136
About Illinois Humanities
Illinois Humanities works to build dialogue across all sectors of society to examine issues important to democracy in the focus areas of public policy, media & journalism, business, and art. Using the humanities as tools to stimulate discussion, we create experiences across Illinois through programming, events, and grantmaking to engage a diverse public on ideas and issues that matter.