Development Coordinator – Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America (Washington, DC)

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DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR
Fundraising, FT Employee
Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America (Washington, DC)

Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America
1400 Quincy Street, NE, Washington, DC 20017
Development Coordinator
Job Description

General Qualifications: Qualified candidates are supportive of Catholic teachings and the mission of the Catholic Church and have (1) excellent verbal communication, written communication and interpersonal skills; (2) a friendly and professional speaking voice with strong phone etiquette skills; (3) a positive and energetic attitude; (4) a strong desire to meet goals and commitments; (5) organizational skills and great attention to detail; and (6) strong computer skills.

General Areas of Responsibility:
- Donor database management
- Event management
- Donor cultivation and stewardship
- Vendor contact and coordination
- Volunteer coordination
- General clerical

Specific Responsibilities:
Under general directions and supervision, the Development Coordinator is responsible for independently conducting the day-to-day operational management and implementation of all activities pertaining to events and fundraising. S/he will ensure that personal conduct and representation at meetings and various community events is professional and aligns with the Monastery’s mission and code of conduct. Specific responsibilities include:

- Process incoming and prepare outgoing mail.
- Update donor database and run reports.
- Assist with daily gift entry and acknowledgment process.
- Draft customized acknowledgements for major gift donors.
- Maintain a system of records management, both electronic and paper for all donors and prospects.
- Work closely and coordinate the fundraising efforts and schedules of the friars, volunteers, consultants and others on the fundraising and communications teams.
- Manage event logistics and provide administrative support to event committees.
- Coordinate contact with outside event and fundraising vendors.
- Build and maintain a good relationship with donors.
- Coordinate volunteers.
- Provide administrative support with regard to letters, e-mails and newsletters.
- Provide general clerical support, including filing, copying, correspondence and errands.
- Research, contact and build relationships with potential funders and donors.
- Participate in staff meetings and other activities as required.
- Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required along with 2 or more years of development experience or demonstrably equivalent experience.
- Ability to independently initiate projects and activities.
- Very organized and able to keep others organized.
- Good interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Excellent time-management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
- Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as negotiation skills.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Knowledge of computers and Word, Excel and Power Point.
- Knowledge of developing a fundraising plan.
- Attentive to details.
- Dedication, motivation, drive, ambition, and commitment to the job at hand. (123)

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