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Job Detail: Development Coordinator


This position is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to effectively identify prospects and cultivate, solicit, and steward donors. This includes event management, donor communications, and collaboration with program staff within the organization.

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Create and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects to engage with our work, this includes donor meetings and phone calls
  • Track, maintain, and analyze metrics related to individual giving and solicitation
  • Plan and execute cultivation and stewardship events annually
  • Propose and initiate creative methods to develop a robust donor portfolio
  • Conduct donor prospect research and generate prospect profiles
  • Work with Development Director to effectively and creatively communicate with donors (updates, appeals, etc.)
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of CISA’s work

Position Qualifications: 

  • Comfort with asking people for money and talking about philanthropy
  • Proven track record with individual fundraising or sales
  • Ability and willingness to work collaboratively and independently as needed
  • Solid writing skills with the ability for occasional quick turn around
  • Experience and comfort with event planning
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite, email marketing software, and social media
  • Comfort working with donor databases or a willingness to learn

Compensation and Benefits:

Hours and compensation: $19-$22/hour. This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Health care, vision, dental, long-term disability, IRA matching, sick time, and vacation are offered. Access to a car and some weekend and evening availability are required.

How to Apply: 

Please send cover letter and resume to or mail to:
CISA, 1 Sugarloaf Street, South Deerfield, MA  01373.

About the job

Location South Deerfield, MA
Field Administrative
Time Full-time
Date 10 October 2019

About the company

Company name CISA
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