Development and Communications Coordinator
The Development & Communications Coordinator is a core member of our fundraising and communications team who will jump in to support many projects and functions. The position helps Vermont Works for Women share its story through engaging and effective communications strategies, and supports development initiatives to increase funding for our work.
This position oversees donor database management for the organization (Little Green Light). Responsibilities include a variety of development functions including gift entry and acknowledgement, reporting, analysis, and reconciliation. This position also supports the admin team with getting and opening mail, processing checks, and assisting with the annual audit.
FUNDRAISING & COMMUNICATIONS (70%)
- Supports online communications strategies, including creating social media/email messaging, organizing and rolling out campaigns, and assisting with tracking outcomes/analytics
- Supports grant-writing through funder research and application assistance
- Assists with fundraising and donor cultivation events
- Supports sponsorship research and solicitation for programs throughout the year
- Other duties as assigned
DATABASE & ADMIN (30%)
- Administers the CRM fundraising database, Little Green Light, including design, quality control (accuracy), preparing reports/lists, reconciling with accounting system
- Processes mail, enters gifts in database, and prepares donor acknowledgements
- Utilizes data to assess the efficacy of development activities and to identify donors who have potential to increase giving
- Coordinates integration between Mailchimp and Little Green Light
Minimum Job Requirements
Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in communications or business preferred.
- Experience in social media marketing and analytics, fundraising, graphic design, and/or database management preferred.
- Computer savvy: proficient in Microsoft Office, MS Word, Excel, Outlook; ability to quickly learn and manage fundraising databases and other software.
Success Factors (i.e. personal characteristics that contribute to excelling in this position):
- Clear commitment to, and enthusiasm for, VWW’s mission.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated resourcefulness in setting priorities and proposing new ways of creating efficiencies.
- Commitment to engaging in efforts to improve our work internally and externally with diverse individuals and groups.
- Positive, cooperative team spirit. Excellent people skills, with experience collaborating in a multi-disciplinary, diverse, and dynamic team.
- Ability to receive and give constructive feedback.
- A sense of humor, tact and diplomacy.
Schedule and work environment
- The schedule typically operates within standard business hours, typically at Winooski office of Vermont Works for Women on Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. with some evening/weekend activities. Some telework is possible.
- Some travel required for off-site meetings and trainings.
- Primarily within an open office environment with moderate noise levels.
- Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 lbs.
- Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
How to apply
To apply, please email a pdf resume and cover letter to email@example.com. Please specify in your cover letter where you heard about this opening. VWW is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to VWW’s commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment that represents the vibrant communities we serve. Applicants are encouraged to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.