Job Title: Development Coordinator
Reports To: Director of Development
Employment Status: Full-time/Non-Exempt
The Sacramento SPCA is a vibrant, well-established and respected non-profit animal welfare organization. Through our nationally-ranked high-volume spay and neuter clinic (we are ranked as one of the top 10 clinics in the country!), successful adoption program, behavior and training programs and more, the Sacramento SPCA is giving more than shelter and saving animals one life at a time.
The Sacramento SPCA is searching for a highly organized, results-driven professional to play a key role on our dynamic and growing Development team. The Development Coordinator will work collaboratively with team members to inspire fundraising support including, but not limited to, prospect identification, donor stewardship and recognition. This position communicates and interacts cordially with donors, while nurturing partnerships and programs to further the mission of the organization and meet organizational development goals.
Essential Job Functions:
- Coordinate and oversee administrative volunteer projects including mailings, database assistance and other clerical support.
- Research prospective funding opportunities for the organization, including potential corporate and foundation partners, grant opportunities, and individuals; build and continuously refresh prospect lists.
- Manage membership donor and monthly donor programs, including communicating with new and existing members in each program, develop a strategy for expanding memberships, and maintenance of membership records.
- Generate creative, timely and thoughtful acknowledgement letters for all donations.
- Provide support and assistance for annual signature fundraising events.
- Handle all logistics for donor recognition events (2-3 per year) as well as all quarterly planned giving seminars.
- Support direct mail program through generation of reports and query creation through donor management information system, Raisers Edge.
- Support donor relations through direct and indirect means such as phone calls, email, mailings, and other methods.
- Other duties as assigned by Development department.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Highly organized with a drive to succeed and a willingness to learn.
- Must be a reliable self-starter, with excellent attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple projects and deadlines with minimum supervision.
- Strong knowledge of donor database systems such as Raiser’s Edge and experience with online fundraising platforms.
- Excellent customer service skills, and comfortable with interacting with donors, volunteers, legal and financial professionals.
- Excellent communication skills – verbal, written and listening.
- Demonstrated computer proficiency including Microsoft Office products, such as Excel and Microsoft Word.
- Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality and keep secure the private personal and financial information of our donors, volunteers, vendors and fellow staff members.
- Have a valid California Drivers license and clear driving record for one year prior to employment in order to operate SSPCA vehicles.
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business Management or related field preferred, or combination of equivalent education and experience.
- Two or more years of experience with fundraising or membership software, and customer relations.
- Nonprofit experience highly preferred.
- Any allergic condition that would be aggravated from exposure or through contact with animals or chemicals used to sanitize facilities, vehicles or equipment may be a disqualification.
- Must sit, stand, walk, bend and stoop frequently to perform duties. Have the ability to perform some strenuous physical activity, including lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 40 pounds alone for short distances.
- Due to the importance of the interface with donors, members and department staff, regular departmental working hours and days are required. Exceptions require Director approval.
- Must be available and willing to work such weekends, holidays, overtime, and attend mandatory training and meetings as the employer determines necessary or desirable to meet its business needs
- By nature of the industry, there may be occasional exposure to dead, injured, sick, unruly, vicious, and/or dangerous animals in addition to exposure to parasites and to infectious diseases.