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Development Coordinator

Iowa City, IA

Job Reference #: dvc112017

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The Domestic Violence Intervention Program offers a comprehensive range of services including crisis intervention, safe shelter, counseling, advocacy, and support to meet the needs of victims and their families. The Development Coordinator is responsible for supporting administrative efforts by implementing donor stewardship, engagement and cultivation efforts, event planning, and managing organizational records, logistics, and the direct mail program. This position will work as part of the Community Engagement Department and answers to the Director of Community Engagement. The Development Coordinator must have a comprehensive understanding of fundraising best practices and ethics, ability to manage complex database system, excellent written, oral and graphic communication skill and possess a high degree of self-motivation and be passionate about the programs and services offered by the Domestic Violence Intervention Program.In collaboration with the Director of Community Engagement, Executive Director and Board of Directors, creates and oversees the implementation of a strategic approach to fundraising which may include major gifts, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.
Certified Domestic Abuse Advocate:  Victim counselor certification required after appointment to position.

Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated knowledge of domestic violence and systems advocacy.
Experience in fundraising, asset development and community engagement.
AA degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in relevant area – fundraising, marketing or public engagement.
Understanding of issues of cultural and socioeconomic diversity as applied to domestic violence intervention services.
A working knowledge of basic office functions, including word processing and email.
Public speaking skill and ability to provide training within scope of employment.
Strong writing and editing skills.
Valid driver’s license, proof of auto insurance, and reliable transportation.
Ability to pass an Iowa background, Child Abuse and Sex Offender Registry check.
Ability to lift up to 50lbs with or without assistance.
Implement annual community engagement fundraising plan.
Research and develop relationships with prospective community partners and donors, with the purpose of developing resources for victims and fundraising for services.
Experience with data entry processes and/or database management software, Little Green Light in particular.  
Familiarity with financial recordkeeping.  
Experience planning and implementing special events and/or other development efforts.  
Project management experience, in particular, the coordination of complex documentation approvals with annual rolling deadlines.  
Customer service and/or phone-based relationship building experience.

Desirable Qualifications:
Past grant writing experience

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Works with the Director of Community Engagement, Executive Director and Community Engagement Committee of the Board of Directors to develop strategies for meeting marketing and fundraising goals.
Develops fundraising training for Directors and other leadership volunteers.

Meet monthly fundraising goals, as outlined in the annual Community Engagement Plan.
Designs, implements and manage fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other agency-related solicitations.
Manage strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations.
Maintain contact with and develop grant proposal for foundations and corporations.
Develop and maintain a comprehensive planned-giving program.

Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising
Works closely with the Director of Community Engagement, Executive Director and Community Engagement Committee of the Board of Directors to implement public relations plan and advertising plan.
Implements strategies to promote DVIP’s mission to the community at large.

Related Duties:
Some travel required, with daytime, weekend and evening work.
Other duties as assigned.

Applying for:

Development Coordinator

Domestic Violence Intervention Program

Application Instructions

All elements of the application - a cover letter, resume, two writing samples and a design sample - must be submitted to be considered for the position. Persons interested in this position should send application to: or Alta Medea-Peters Director of Community Engagement 1105 South Gilbert Ct. #300 Iowa City, IA 52240

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Development Coordinator

Domestic Violence Intervention Program

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1105 South Gilbert Ct. #300

Posted 11/27/17

Job ID: 62634