Development Coordinator

Posted: 11/13/2022

About Food Bank of the Rockies

 

Founded in 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies was originally known as the Colorado Food Clearing House. Operating from a 900-square-foot schoolroom in northwest Denver, the fledgling organization collected bread from a nearby Safeway store, our first food donor, and distributed it to Little Sisters of the Poor, our first partner agency. Today, Food Bank of the Rockies has extended its reach across northern Colorado, providing food and supplies to more than 800 hunger-relief programs.

 

Since 1978, Food Bank of the Rockies has provided more than 700 million meals for people in need. In 2021, through our direct service programs and partners, we have distributed over 66 million pounds of food, the equivalent of nearly 54 million meals annually or 226,000 meals every day to children, seniors and families in need. Food Bank of the Rockies is a member of Feeding America and of Feeding Colorado, a consortium of the five food banks operating in Colorado.

Food Bank of the Rockies has a staff of over 200 employees at distribution centers in Denver, Wyoming and the Western Slope. 

Summary                                                            

The Development Coordinator supports fundraising and stewardship initiatives on the Western Slope in collaboration with the Western Slope based Development Team. We are seeking someone who works well in a fast-paced environment, problem-solver, is motivated by challenges, and has solid communication skills. Support includes, but is not limited to: working within Raisers Edge and Luminate Online databases to update donor records, research, support fundraising strategies for monthly and annual fund donors, preprocess donations, and reconciliation. Additional duties include offering database support and volunteer relationship-building activities. Must have a passion to support individuals facing hunger and helping others understand how their support makes an impact. A sense of humor is required. 

 

Primary Responsibilities: 

Development Systems Support

  • Work with the Data Development Team to update and maintain donor records as needed to ensure accuracy and integrity
  • Process donations 
  • Produce donation reports in collaboration with the Finance and Development Systems teams
  • Review revenue and donation reports in our Luminate Online and Raiser’s Edge databases
  • Work with the Denver Development Systems team to keep donor records updated
  • Complete prospect research for the Development Manager, Western Slope & Director, Western Slope

 Donor Relations

  • Responsible for proofing, reviewing, personalizing (if needed), and mailing donor acknowledgment letters 
  • Assist with donor correspondence and document all relevant information in Raiser’s Edge
  • Assist in engagement and stewardship of annual fund donors 
  • Thank and steward monthly donors in collaboration with the Donor Stewardship and Recognition Officer
  • Build meaningful relationships with annual and mid-level donors
  • In collaboration with the Development Manager, Western Slope, customize and implement the overall donor stewardship strategy and engagement initiatives for Western Slope donor 

Other Support

  • Manage Volunteer Hub database system
  • Update volunteer shifts, offer scheduling support for individuals, court-ordered, and other community members
  • Offer support for Grants by researching new funding opportunities, support communications with funders 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Commitment to fulfilling the mission of Food Bank of the Rockies and positively representing the brand both internally and externally
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Demonstrates compassion and sensitivity 
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and follow-through skills
  • Self-directed
  • Proactive and independent problem solver 
  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks 
  • Show strong teambuilding and interpersonal skills 
  • Exercise independent judgment, think critically and strategically, collaborate with others, and follow-through to execute projects and development requirements
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to communicate persuasively and articulately both verbally and in writing  

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Sitting and standing for long periods, walking intermittently
  • Using office equipment such as a computer, mouse, keyboard, and printer 
  • Indoor office environment, occasionally; outdoor work environment frequently. 
  • Ability to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, climb stairs, balance, stoop kneel, crouch or crawl, talk or hear and taste or smell
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds
  • Use specific vision abilities, including close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree a plus; or equivalent work-related experience.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 
  • Deliver excellent customer service 
  • Comprehensive computer skills (extensive experience using Microsoft Office Suite and online technologies)
  • Must have reliable transportation 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in non-profits preferred
  • Knowledge of working in Raisers Edge, NXT, or other CRM programs
  • Previous experience in fundraising and/or donor relations management

Expected Hours of Work: 

This role is considered full-time, working approximately 40 hours per week. Hybrid schedule will be considered. May require working some nights and weekends, less than 15% of the time.

Compensation:

Hourly:  $20.00 per hour

 

Benefits:

Food Bank of the Rockies offers a fulfilling workplace and comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off; paid sick leave; 10 paid holidays; 401K retirement plan with a 6 percent employer-paid match; and competitive employee health, dental, and vision, including maternity/paternity leave.  We offer 8 hours of volunteer time. 

 

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