• Title

  • Development & Events Coordinator

    Posted: 07/18/2021

    Position Summary
    The Development & Events Coordinator is responsible for Junior Achievement’s largest fundraising event, Achieve-A-Bowl, contributes to the planning and execution of the Morris J.W. Gaebe Profile in Excellence Awards Dinner, and assists with other sponsorship and fundraising efforts as needed.

    Reports to
    Development Manager

    Roles & Responsibilities


    • Organize and execute annual Achieve-A-Bowl so that financial goals are met and the event generates goodwill
    • Assist the vice president of development and president in the planning and execution of the Profiles in Excellence Award Dinner financial goals are met and the event generates goodwill
    • Work with vice president of development and president on strategies for increasing event participation
    • Develop marketing material and media coverage to promote events
    • Coordinate with event venues and vendors
    • Maintain accurate records of event participants
    • Delegate staff/volunteer responsibilities for each event

    Other Roles and Responsibilities
    • Collaborates with development manager to identify prospective individual and corporate donors with an emphasis on foundations and corporations that provide grant funding. Conducts extensive research about prospects and helps to prioritize funding opportunities.
    • Creates and executes winning fund development strategies related to funding and multiyear partnerships through relationship building, develops proposals for submission, coordinates and maintains proposal templates, prepares and stewards and ensures timely reports to funders.
    • Inputs donor information in BCRM to tracks prospects, solicitors, and funding history. Assures that all data remains up to date and correct.
    • Assists with the planning and execution of JA’s hall of fame fundraising event - the Morris J.W. Gaebe Profile in Excellence Awards.
    • Assists with the planning and execution of JA’s largest student program of the year, JA Inspire.
    • Assists development manager in preparation for Development Committee Meetings. Helps set priorities and areas of focus.
    • Works with development manager in conjunction with other departments and staff on an ongoing basis to determine funding opportunities and priorities for existing and new programs.
    • Other projects as required.

    Experience, and Qualifications
    • Passion for young people to be successful in a global economy.
    • Passion for public speaking, sales/fundraising, and reporting.
    • Highly collaborative, organized and energized by fast-paced environment.
    • Excited to promote and share our mission with people dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to own their economic success.
    • Ability to think strategically and execute on multiple priorities simultaneously; comfortable with high-paced environment to meet needs of the organization.
    • Computer literacy, including Microsoft Office, and experience with volunteer management and/or fundraising databases (i.e., Raiser’s Edge, BCRM, FirstGiving, etc.)
    • Strong critical thinking skills.
    • Outstanding organizational and project management skills.
    • Self-motivated, able to work independently and as a member of a team.
    • Polished presentation style and keen eye for detail.
    • Strong interpersonal and excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to communicate with a variety of stakeholders.
    • Proven track record in fundraising initiatives.
    • Associates Degree or 1+ years of relevant experience preferred.

    Classification, Expected Hours of Work, and Compensation
    • Non-Exempt
    • Academic Year (September – June)
    • $18.00 - $20.00 per hour – Based on Experience
    • 25 hours per week
    This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related duties required by their supervisor. This document does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

    How to Apply
    Apply online with cover letter and resume at https://bit.ly/JARI-DevEvCoor-21. Applicants accepted for an interview will be expected to submit a minimum of two writing samples


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