The Hope Through Housing Foundation (Hope) is committed to breaking the cycle of generational poverty by implementing high-quality social services for low-income families and seniors living within and around National CORE’s affordable housing developments throughout California, Texas, Arkansas, and Florida. We seek passionate, hardworking team members who are committed to transforming lives and communities. Together, we deliver Hope, Opportunity, Prosperity, and Empowerment to thousands of youth, adults, and seniors each year.
Position Description: The Fund Development Coordinator assists with and is responsible for a variety of tasks under the direct supervision of the Senior Director of Fund Development. Typical tasks and responsibilities include fundraising event management, donor cultivation and stewardship, assistance with creation and execution of fundraising strategies, volunteer coordination, community outreach and public speaking, donor database management, and gift acknowledgement.
- Serve as primary support person for the Fund Development Team and department activities
- Serve as an Ambassador for Hope through Housing and National CORE when attending meetings, special events, and all other public engagements
- Maintain current and accurate records in department’s donor database, produce timely gift acknowledgements, produce lists and reports as necessary
- Assist with raising funds for annual Hope through Housing Foundation operating expenses through donor identification, cultivation and the implementation of an Annual Giving program
- Work with team to qualify new prospects and work with appropriate staff to identify new annual and major gift prospects
- Assist with corporate, regional, and local fundraising efforts as assigned
- Assist with annual giving activities, including donor recognition, event and collateral preparation
- Work with fundraising team to create & implement stewardship program for annual, corporate, and foundation donors; work with appropriate staff on donor recognition
- Support holiday and other special projects
- Assist and lead volunteer coordination for various events/activities
- Provide support and assistance for Hope through Housing events
- Support and perform special projects and other duties as assigned by Development Team
- Build relationships with individuals, small businesses, and corporations in identified regions
- Attend company sponsored events that relate to the development of the team, which, from time to time, may include overnight stays at locations away from the employee’s home.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) with internal and external audiences
- Strong problem solving and decision-making skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills; must be able to meet deadlines
- High energy and ability to motivate others to respond to Hope’s mission and activities
- Ability to represent Hope with excellence and professionalism within the community.
- Ability to work with discretion and tact, and to exercise impeccable judgment
- Exceptional attention to detail, particularly in written communications
- Ability to quickly adapt to, plan for, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced setting
- Ability to prioritize work and coordinate work efficiently and respond quickly to changing priorities
- Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with CORE/HTHF staff, public officials, private sector officials, parents, and community leaders.
- A genuine interest in investing in the well-being of children, families, and seniors
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION & SKILLS:
- The Fund Development Coordinator will possess or be working toward a Bachelor’s degree and have 1-3 years of experience in nonprofit, fundraising, marketing, or a closely related field
- Must be able to interface well with other departments especially with Hope Through Housing Leadership and the Project Development team
- Proven ability to communicate clearly, effectively and articulate compelling messages (written and verbal).
- Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel & Outlook)
- Strong computer, social media skills; knowledge of donor databases desirable
- Regular and on-time attendance.
- Hours could regularly exceed 40 hours per week.
- Occasional travel by conventional means including aircraft, motor vehicle and the like within the region and to other locations as required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Exposure to weather
- Lifting 20 pounds
- Operates computer and office equipment