Development Coordinator


Our mission, vision, and values

Our mission is to reveal the potential in people and communities through skill-building, employment, and economic opportunity.

Our vision is to amplify the power of community to realize racial equity and economic prosperity.

Our values are equity, innovation, collaboration, responsiveness, and community-centric.

Position Details

Development Coordinator
Twin Cities Metro
Minneapolis, MN

The Development Coordinator plays a critical role in individual donor and corporate and foundation development to increase EMERGE’s visibility, impact and financial resources. The Development Coordinator works with a team, including a Senior Grants Officer and Vice President of Advancement, to achieve agency fundraising goals. The Development Coordinator builds relationships with donors and volunteers, coordinates special events and manages a small portfolio of foundation and corporate grants. This position records, processes and acknowledges gifts in a donor database and generates fundraising reports to ensure fundraising goals are met. The Development Coordinator reports to the Vice President of Advancement and is a member of the Advancement Team. This is a hybrid position, which offices at EMERGE’s headquarters in North Minneapolis.

The Development Coordinator performs a wide range of duties including but not limited to the following:

  • Develop and foster positive relationships with current and prospective donors to increase individual donor giving for EMERGE. Cultivate new donors and increase donations from existing donors through events, solicitations, e-newsletters and appeals. Identify major gift prospects for agency leaders to cultivate. Develop a high quality stewardship process to acknowledge, appreciate and recognize donors consistent with giving level. 
  • Manage and support a small number of special events throughout the year, including the annual fundraiser. Assist in securing vendors and sponsorships; provide on-site management of event activities; organize staff and volunteers; and evaluate results of each event and recommend new ideas. 
  • Manage donor database (Bloomerang) and maintain its accuracy and integrity. Enter donations, process acknowledgements and identify and segment prospects for events, annual giving, and major gifts. Develop timely reports for agency leaders to analyze giving trends. 
  • Seek grant funding from a subset of new and existing foundation and corporation funding sources to meet or exceed fundraising goals. Research foundations, develop proposals and track grant applications and reports. Work with the Senior Grants Officer to achieve agency deadlines for grant submissions and reporting. 
  • Support volunteer engagement efforts at EMERGE for individual and group opportunities that results in mutually beneficial relationships. Oversee volunteer recruitment, appreciation and recognition. 
  • Manage intake of gifts in partnership with our Administrative and Finance staff. Assist in monthly reconciliation between Advancement and Finance departments. 
  • Assist in other department tasks as needed, contributing to departmental goals. 
  • Perform any other tasks and duties necessary in order for the agency to meet its mission.

Education and Experience

  • BA/BS in business, marketing or similar field preferred or equivalent combination of post-secondary education and relevant experience. 
  • 2+ years of nonprofit development experience preferred.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

  • Excellent communications and relationship-building skills with the ability to work with all levels of staff, board, donors and volunteers. 
  • Motivated self-starter with strong organizational and project management skills. 
  • Demonstrated skills in setting priorities, developing work schedules, monitoring progress towards goals, and tracking details, data and activities. 
  • Desire to learn best practices and trends in fundraising and special events. 
  • Demonstrated skills in Microsoft Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; as well experience with donor database software (Bloomerang preferred). 
  • Ability to work effectively in a mission-driven agency whose clients and staff reflect significant diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, gender, orientation, socio-economic status, nationality and religion. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques. 
  • Ability to be decisive and effective under pressure in the best interests of the Advancement team and organization. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and use excellent judgment in sensitive situations. 
  • Willingness to contribute to agency’s anti-racism work. 
  • Ability to travel within the metro area.

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