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Development and Communications Coordinator

Cedar Rapids, IA

Job Information:

Matthew 25 is a vibrant, growing non-profit organization. Our mission is to empower people to transform neighborhoods and we envision a thriving, connected community where people are valued and talents are multiplied; where neighborhood families have access to safe, affordable housing and healthy food; and where youth are empowered through reading and the creative arts.
The Development and Communications Coordinator will be the primary person responsible for day-to-day donor cultivation, grant writing and communications, setting the table for the Executive Director to continue building relationships with key Matthew 25 contributors. This position will also be the welcome and connector for volunteers.

Essential Duties:
Donor Development
Develop system of regular written, social media and face-to-face communication with supportive individuals, churches and corporations
Meet with at least ten individuals or groups per month to inform them of the work of Matthew 25 and solicit funds and volunteers. This will include the development of program sponsorship levels for specific programs.
Develop annual donor development calendar that includes annual campaign, special offerings, fall and spring events and other fundraising activities.
Work with the Fundraising Committee and the Board of Directors to develop, implement and achieve annual fundraising goals.
Manage GiftWorks donor database, with an eye for detail in data management and comfort in data analysis.
Recruit, welcome, connect, and thank Matthew 25 volunteers; with the goal of turning our volunteers into long-term supporters.
Grant Writing
Regularly research grant opportunities that will further the mission of Matthew 25.
Write grant applications with excellence.
Follow-up with grantors on timely, well-written grant reports that document the achievements of Matthew 25.

Develop press releases, newsletters and mailings that effectively communicate the accomplishments of Matthew 25.
Work with staff to maintain social-networking presence as a way to connect in an ongoing way with Matthew 25 supporters.
Create marketing materials and/or flyers for programs and special events.
Manage Matthew 25 website using WordPress platform.
At least two years of experience in donor development and communications.
Commitment to mission and justice ministries and an ability to speak to potential contributors from a diversity of perspectives
Superior written and oral communication skills. Able to tell the Matthew 25 story in a compelling way.
Understanding of computer software and ability to quickly implement use of donor and relationship management software, basic web design ability and interest in social media.
Outgoing and personable. Routinely able to spend the majority of the day interacting with strangers and helping to feel they are a valuable part of Matthew 25’s work.
Attention to detail and ability to create sustainable systems of development.

Application Instructions:

Interested individuals please send a cover letter and resume to

Applying for:

Development and Communications Coordinator

Matthew 25

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Posted 11/10/17

Job ID: 62497