Fund Development Specialist, Heritage Community of Kalamazoo Foundation

Job Title

Fund Development Specialist

Organization

Heritage Community of Kalamazoo Foundation

About the Position

Job Summary

Join our award-winning and friendly team! The Fund Development Specialist is a member of the Heritage Community of Kalamazoo Foundation’s fund development team and is primarily responsible for Foundation events, marketing, and administration support.

Salary Range: $39,000-$44,000

Job Duties

Major Responsibilities

Duties include fundraising events implementation and revenue success, manage Foundation marketing, and general donor database administration. Office-based professional office position, averaging 40 hours per week with occasional night/weekend hours.

Coordinate, plan, and implement all fundraising events: annual gala and golf, capital campaign cultivation

  • Oversight of event committees, scheduling and coordinating committee meetings, maintaining Committee agendas and tasks. Communicate with event volunteers, board members and community
  • Serve as primary point of contact for all events, and event volunteers. Including recruitment of volunteers
  • Responsible for all event planning, venue coordination, budget, marketing, logistics, participants, décor, vendors, volunteers, setup, day-of, and teardown
  • Maintain event records, vendor/sponsor invoices, event outcomes and reports. Establish and maintain relationships with donors, vendors, community members, media, participants, and volunteers
  • Prepares grant proposals and stewardship of those awarded funds
  • Markets the Foundation to increase attendance at events, increase public and donor recognition of the Foundation, and increase Foundation donations
  • Assists Executive Director to coordinate, plan, and implement other Foundation events including Foundation Board meetings, donor cultivation events, and others as needed
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from fundraising events

Oversee, manage, and coordinate all Foundation Marketing

  • Establish an annual and by-event Marketing Strategy, Budget, and Plan
  • Plans, develop and oversees all Foundation marketing (including brochures, postcards, banners, flyers, digital, radio, and internet)
  • Maintain Foundation website
  • Manage Foundation social media platforms and content (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn) including monitoring and responding
  • Contributes to quarterly Foundation newsletter, including writing and/or editing articles, proofing, and distribution; maintains lists
  • Represent Foundation at public events and speaking opportunities
  • Handles Foundation media and press relations and contacts to provide information on the events
  • Evaluate effectiveness of marketing plans
  • Manage online marketing campaign through email content generation and social media integration
  • Maintain event records, vendor/sponsor invoices, event outcomes and reports
  • Maintain event correspondence to include mailing lists, thank you letters, reports and other timely written and verbal correspondence

Administration and support of Foundation donor database

  • Enter and maintain all gift records in Bloomerang, including entry of gift, contact, donor, and visit information
  • Create fundraising reports
  • Update appeal codes, campaigns, and funds in Bloomerang as needed
  • Monthly reconciliation Report with the Finance Manager, reconcile all receipts
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy development files
  • Provide administrative support to Foundation Board of Directors and Foundation
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

Qualifications

  • Minimum Associates degree or recognized equivalent in education and experience: Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Minimum two years of successful fundraising event and grant application experience preferred
  • Minimum two years of marketing/advertising, social media, or related experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, recordkeeping, and database management
  • Experience with Bloomerang database and graphic design skills helpful
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized, ensuring quality and consistent output
  • Self-starter with strong organizational, project management planning, and time-management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, credibility, and use professional discretion
  • Self-disciplined and accustomed to working both independently and with others
  • Ability to represent the Foundation and its events in a positive, professional manner to sponsors, volunteers, and the public
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record required

Physical Activities

  • Must be able to lift 25 pounds at times
  • Must be able to tolerate walking, standing and sitting for extended periods of time
  • The ability to bend, lift, squat, and climb stairs

How to Apply

TO APPLY

To view job description and begin your application, go to https://heritagecommunity.hcshiring.com/jobs/TZigmO7BxUqYdRHXsmpW-g

If you have any questions, please reach out to Tracey Browne via email at tbrowne@heritagecommunity.com

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