Development and Communications Coordinator

2 days left

Location
Atlanta, Georgia
Posted
Feb 26, 2019
Closes
Mar 28, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Experience Level
Professional

Focus Community Strategies (FCS) is a Christian community development organization that partners with under-resourced neighborhoods to provide innovative and holistic development that produces flourishing communities where God’s Shalom is present.

Description:

The role of the Development and Communications Coordinator is to provide highly professional and technical support to the leadership of Focused Community Strategies (FCS) by managing and executing development strategies; grant research, writing and reporting; overseeing fundraising events; data collection and analysis for all fundraising activities; and managing organizational communication processes

Strong applicants for this position will be self-motivated, team-oriented, highly detailed and organized.  Applicants must be able to manage multiple projects and schedules while maintaining communication with executive leadership.  He/She will be asked to develop and maintain internal systems to strengthen and support FCS development and fundraising processes.  Applicants must be skilled at organizing and grant writing.

Responsibilities:

  • Grant Management
    • Research possible grant and funding opportunities for the organization
    • Write and edit grant applications in partnership with executive leadership with grant writers
    • Track all grant funding including upcoming deadlines, submitted applications, and funded applications. Complete and submit all requiring reports and documentation for funders
    • Oversee grant compliance and reporting in partnership with program directors
  • Communications

    • Execute annual communications plan in partnership with executive leadership and contracted communications and design vendors
    • Develop strategies to increase organizations platform, brand awareness and mailing lists
    • Oversee the creation and execution of monthly and quarterly organizational communications, targeted communications to donors, annual report and other marketing materials
    • Maintain content on website, blog, and social media in partnership with Communications team
  • Leadership Support
    • Coordinate board and board committee meetings and provide administrative support when needed
    • Coordinate donor and foundation meetings on behalf of the organization as needed
    • Assist leadership by ensuring organization has necessary communication materials for donors solicitation meetings and events
  • Donor Relations & Events
    • Maintain regular contact and communications with donors including follow up appointments, thank you’s, grant/donation inquiries, and marketing support.
    • Research donor prospects and plan cultivation journey
    • Oversee fundraising events as aligned in development strategy

Skills needed:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • A self-motivated and detail-oriented planner
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and accurately about FCS’s community development model and philosophy of responsible charity
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google products, social media and database software, Raiser’s Edge NXT preferred
  • Commitment to a team environment
  • 3 to 5 years of development experience

     

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