Development and Communications Coordinator

Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 26, 2019
Mar 28, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

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.


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.


  • 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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