Development Coordinator

Hostage US
Arlington, VA
Sep 06, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Full Time
Development CoordinatorFull-time position Location: Washington, DC Hostage US is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that provides a range of support and professional services to hostage families and returning hostages during and after a kidnap, all delivered free of charge and independent of outside interests. It launched in April 2016 and has quickly built a range of partnerships with donors and strategic partners which provides an excellent base for our next period of growth and development. SummaryHostage US is seeking a full-time Development Coordinator to join its team based in Washington, DC Reporting directly to the Executive Director and in support of board members, this role will be responsible for coordinating and delivering the fundraising program and associated activities for Hostage US. The role offers the opportunity to make a tangible impact on the vital mission of Hostage US, working with its talented and highly motivated team, and there are considerable opportunities to grow with the organization. Hostage US is committed to supporting staff development. The Hostage US fundraising program incorporates a range of elements: individual donors, corporate donors, corporate sponsors, fundraising and revenue generating events around the country, online campaigns, and grants. ResponsibilitiesThis position will have the following responsibilities across all areas of fundraising and revenue generation to produce $550,000-750,000 annual turnover: Donor communication and management:Develop and manage the donor management processBe responsible for all applicable administrative activities associated with the fundraising program, including gift acknowledgments, regular mailings, and maintenance of the donor databaseAssist the Executive Director in maintaining relationships with key donorsInput to organization wide communications activities to maximize their contribution to fundraising goals, including press, website, annual report, and other promotional materials Fundraising and relationship development events and online campaigns:In collaboration with the Executive Director, devise an annual schedule of Hostage US fundraising and relationship development events in line with the organization's strategy, mission and valuesCoordinate and be responsible for delivering all aspects of planning for fundraising events anticipated to happen with some regularity, including our annual marquee event, annual donors' appreciation dinner, and periodic regional income generating events. This will involve overseeing all aspects, such as venue, catering, silent auction, ticket sales, attendee tracking, speaker liaison and follow upLead online fundraising activities, including our Giving Tuesday campaign in November, annual half marathon and 5km fundraiser in March in Washington DC and ad hoc online campaigns by Board members, Advisory Council members, volunteers and supporters Prospect development and program coordination:Working closely with the Executive Director and board members, identify and develop a robust prospect portfolio Lead and manage the identification, research and solicitation of new donors (individuals, corporations, grants), including event sponsorsSupport board members in their fundraising responsibilities, allowing us to make good use of their networksLead on the development of donor cultivation, stewardship and other marketing collateral, such as annual reports, donor communications, donor outreach materialsLead on materials in support of solicitation activities, including proposals, letters and presentations for donors, briefing materials and contract reportsSupport the work of the Fundraising Committee of the Board of Directors, including attending all committee meetings, keeping notes, tracking actions and preparing materials for board members, as needed Qualifications We are looking for someone with the following qualifications and experience:A Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant fieldMinimum 3 years' experience in fundraising, with a preference for fundraising events, events sponsorship, online campaigns and individual donor cultivation Experience in events planning, logistics and operationsHighly organized and a high level of attention to detailHigh level of proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel and donor management softwareDemonstrated ability to quickly gain the respect, support and trust of various constituencies, including board members, high net worth individuals, organizational stakeholders, strategic partners and the hostages and their families we supportExcellent written and oral communications skillsDemonstrated tact and diplomacy and respect for confidentialityDemonstrated ability to work well independently and to handle deadlines, pressure and changing priorities with good judgmentUnderstanding of and commitment to the mission of Hostage US SalaryDepending on experience up to $40,000. How to applySend your resume and a cover letter detailing your interest in the role, how your experience meets the requirements, and salary expectations. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. Applications are ongoing. Please submit your resume and cover letter to Interviews will be held in Washington DC and will involve an element of technical testing. About Hostage USHostage US a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We ensure that Americans taken hostage abroad and their families receive the support and guidance they need to cope with the challenges a kidnapping. We provide support free of charge and on a fully confidential basis. We are an independent, non-governmental organization ready to serve the needs of hostages and their families. We are family first - family last. We have a wide network of advisors and pro bono partners ready to deliver professional services to hostage families facing challenges including financial, legal, media, medical and mental health related challenges. Our people have a unique range of experience - we are former hostages and their family members, we are subject matter experts, we are former diplomats and those who have worked previously on kidnap cases, we are professionals from fields such as legal, financial advisory services, health and mental health. We are ready to support hostages and families wherever they are, and whatever their needs. Hostage US is not involved in operational responses to kidnappings - we do not negotiate, raise ransoms or advise on any of these options. We cannot help to bring a loved one back, but we can make a frightening and lonely experience more bearable through care, support, information and access to the very best professional services. Through our education program, we help organizations learn best practices to deliver high quality support to families and returning hostages. We offer a range of seminars, events and training for organizations whose staff have a risk of kidnapping. For further information about Hostage US visit Hostage US is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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