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Development Coordinator

Employer
Watson Institute
Location
Boulder, Colorado
Salary
$55,000 - $62,500
Closing date
Feb 17, 2023

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Focus Areas
Education
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Bachelors
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level
Administrative
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All applicants must apply via Workable. Resume submissions via Work For Good or email will not be considered. 

Development Coordinator – Mission Statement

To prospect, strengthen, and build corporate and foundation partnerships to expand Watson Institute’s impact on highly promising, diverse, next-generation entrepreneurs and leaders.

Detailed Position Breakdown

Prospecting

The Development Coordinator leads the Prospecting function of Watson Institute’s Development Team including:

  • Researching and identifying prospective partners whose funding and strategic goals are in alignment with Watson Institute’s programmatic offering
  • Identifying connections to the key contacts and decision makers
  • Leading weekly prospecting calls with Watson Institute’s Development Team

 

Strengthening Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

The Development Coordinator supports the process of strengthening existing corporate and foundation partnerships through responsibilities that include

  • Partner Visit Logistics: Leading all logistics associated with creating an excellent experience for Watson Institute’s most important partners. Responsibilities include:
    • Developing a detailed external and internal agenda for each visit.
    • Serving as the ‘guide’ for each partner throughout their visit.
    • Sending meaningful, thoughtful, well formatted thank you notes and gifts with high-quality photos to each partner after a visit.
  • Partner Experience Logistics: Leading all logistics associated with creating excellent engagement experiences (including Braintrusts, Roundtables, and Fireside Chats) for Watson Institute's most important partners. Responsibilities include:
    • Preparing Fellows ahead of each engagement opportunity to be effective ambassadors for Watson Institute.
    • Developing a detailed external and internal agenda for each visit.
    • Serving as the ‘guide’ for each partner throughout their visit.
    • Sending meaningful, thoughtful, well formatted thank you notes and gifts with high-quality photos to each partner after a visit.
  • Quarterly Updates: Developing compelling, well formatted quarterly impact updates for partners and key stakeholders.
  • Quarterly Newsletters: Developing compelling, well formatted quarterly newsletters for Watson Institute’s global network.
  • Fall Accelerator Fellowship Funder Communications: Developing the touchpoints and managing the communications timeline for each partner supporting a Fellowship in the Watson Institute Accelerator.
  • Summit: The Development Coordinator supports the Programs team with the following responsibilities associated with each Summit (the culminating event of Watson Institute’s Accelerators):
    • Branding: Ensuring that partner brands are accurately presented and that we are being excellent stewards of our partners’ brands.
    • Script and Deck: Crafting meaningful thank you’s and acknowledgements for each partner in the Summit script and deck.
    • Marketing: Helping to exceed partner expectations for the number of Summit attendees by sending tailored invitations and creating digital ads.
  • Partner Acknowledgement:
    • Developing well formatted, designed, and customized thank you emails and tax receipts.
    • Recording revenue in Salesforce.
  • Development Logistics:
    • Record partner call and visit notes in Salesforce, following appropriate procedures and standards.
    • Organize partner deliverables in Google Drive
    • Purchase and send meaningful, personalized gifts and hand written notes to partners
  • Alumni Survey:
    • Updating the annual impact survey that goes out to all Watson Institute alumni.
    • Sending the survey to all alumni.
    • Designing an effective follow-up process to ensure a high response rate from alumni.
    • Analyzing results of the alumni survey.
    • Presenting the results of the survey in effective, compelling infographics.
    • Updating all external and internal documents to reflect the findings of each annual survey.

 

Building New Corporate and Foundation Partnerships

The Development Coordinator supports the process of building new corporate and foundation partnerships through responsibilities that include:

  • Deliverables: Developing compelling, persuasive, well designed impact-oriented deliverables for new partners. Deliverables include: decks, emails, alumni impact highlights, photos, infographics, and others.
  • Proposals: Developing compelling, persuasive, well designed impact-oriented proposals for new partners.

*New responsibilities may develop as the Development Coordinator position evolves.

 

Requirements

Cultural Add

In order to thrive as the Development Coordinator at Watson Institute, a candidate must:

  • Have a perfectionist nature, but not lose momentum because of it.
  • Be undaunted by switching between projects and disciplines on any given day.
  • Be equally able to work alongside a partner or team as you are able to take full ownership of a project from start to finish.
  • Believe that when work is done with excellence, the magic is in the details.
  • Excel in our full court press mentality. The Watson Institute culture is one where we show daily hustle and grit, and support one another’s roles despite it not being in our own arena.
  • Form small, nimble, and insanely efficient teams where our team structure, communication, and drive to achieve increasing levels of efficiency leads to the best possible experience for both the organization and the Fellows.
  • Share our belief in the power of banter. While small things like starting team meetings with banter and never taking ourselves too seriously may sound indeed small, it is these very small things that keep us happy and rolling right through the good times and the bad.
  • A natural inclination to work hard and go the extra mile (or 37 miles) – we’ll tell you more about this in-person.
  • Go to the Source: Our culture is defined by direct, honest, and frequent communication. We expect team members to ‘go to the source’ of concerns by speaking up, communicating frequently, and taking issues directly to the individuals involved.
  • No Drama: Drama takes us away from our purpose and impact. We have little tolerance for the drama created by backroom chatter and unnecessary focus on issues that do not place impact first.

Candidate Profile

Top candidates should demonstrate:

  • Experience: 2+ years of development, event-management, or operations experience.
  • Ambition: To grow as a development leader in an impactful, growing organization.
  • Logistics Management: A love for managing the logistics of partner visits and events. No logistical detail of a visit or event escapes your grasp and you take pride in putting on an excellent experience for Watson Institute’s most important partners. Previous CRM experience is ideal.
  • Persuasive Sales Communication and Writing: A love for persuasive writing, sales, and communication designed to build and grow impactful partnerships.
  • Graphic Design: Skills in graphic design and ability to create deliverables that visually delight partners. Advanced PowerPoint and Canva skills are ideal.
  • Exceptional Eye for Detail: You are meticulous and have an exceptional eye for detail. You are the first to see a typo or identify an inconsistency.
  • Excellent Organization Skills: You have a knack for project management and a love for work plans and checklists. You are able to work fast without cluttering your desk or mind. You take pride in completing your work accurately, on schedule, and with excellence.
  • Intentional: Your working style is about creating order and planning ahead. You think systematically and excel at establishing elegant processes.
  • Results-Driven: You bring an eagerness to do work that gets results. To do so, you are eager to roll up your sleeves, learn, grow, and contribute. You have a go-getter attitude and a drive to solve all sorts of problems, no matter the size or shape. When something is your responsibility, you find a way to see it through to the end.
  • High Integrity: You will be asked to make sensitive and critical judgment calls, and as such, you are known for your integrity and you take that reputation seriously. You always choose to make the right decision versus the easy decision. You know what information is sensitive, and you will protect it accordingly. You are comfortable escalating issues and holding your ground when you think it’s the right thing to do for the organization.
  • Systems-minded: Demonstrated experience in building and implementing systems. You are comfortable designing, testing, improving, and smoothly running systems and processes. This could be any system that involved inputs from or served multiple people and required consistent and accurate functioning.

The Vitals

  • The Development Coordinator is a full-time commitment and reports to the Director of Development.
  • The Development Coordinator position can be remote with regular travel to Boulder/Denver, Colorado.
  • Application Deadline: Rolling Applications Accepted.
  • Start Date: Flexible Start Date (with a goal for the start to begin as soon as possible).

Benefits

  • Competitive base salary according to experience: $55,000.00–$62,500.00.
  • Annual Happiness Fund that increases with time and seniority.
  • Unlimited vacations (3 weeks required vacation time per year).
  • Monthly health insurance stipend.
  • Automatic 3% contribution to your retirement account.
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