Posted on October 24, 2012
Urban Habitat - Development Coordinator
Organizational Background and Mission
Founded in 1989, Urban Habitat (UH) builds power in low-income communities and communities of color by combining policy, advocacy, research, leadership development, and coalition building to advance environmental, economic and social justice in the Bay Area. UH applies a critical race and class lens to issues of transportation, housing, land use, planning, and community development, and offers a clear vision and agenda for the equitable development of the region.
The Development Coordinator is a core member of Urban Habitat’s Development Team and is responsible for playing a lead role in grant writing, reporting, and overall grants management. UH has a wide range of foundation allies at the national, state, and local level. The Development Coordinator will work directly with UH’s President & CEO, Senior Director of Development, Management Team and staff to support funder cultivation and relationship building efforts, including regular correspondence, funder’s briefings, and face-to-face meetings. The Development Coordinator will also be a key player in the design and implementation of UH’s individual donor strategy, including individual donor solicitation letters and fundraising events. The candidate is a highly organized and effective team player with excellent writing and communication skills. Candidate must be able to manage and meet multiple deadlines in a fast paced work environment.
The Development Coordinator reports directly to the Senior Director of Development.
Grants Management, Proposals, and Reports
Maintain UH’s Grant Tracking System and work with President & CEO, Senior Director of Development, and staff to track and meet all deadlines.
Research, develop, and write proposals and reports and work with Senior Director of Development on final submissions to ensure that all deadlines are met.
Help implement and maintain cultivation plans for existing and new foundations and program officers, including background research, preparation for regular meetings, mailings and e-communications.
Assist with the development and execution of UH’s annual fundraising plan
Maintain and build UH’s database of foundation and donor contacts.
Organize and maintain paper and electronic files and materials related to development and fundraising.
Work closely with program staff to facilitate the production of Monthly Updates for all programs.
Schedule and attend meetings with program staff to help inform the fundraising process, including the clarification of deliverables, collection of program accomplishments, and media coverage.
Individual Giving and Special Events
Provide support for the direct mail, individual giving, special events, and electronic giving efforts.
Help develop and implement an effective gift tracking and stewardship program for individuals, including drafting and mailing appeals, recording gifts, drafting and mailing thank you letters, and sending program updates.
Maintain and work to improve the quality of donor information in Convio Common Ground database.
Other Development Work
Work with Executive Assistant to help coordinate schedule of President & CEO and Senior Director of Development for donor and foundation meetings.
Plan and implement relevant mailings, including those relevant to pre- and post-meetings (e.g., thank you letters and introductory materials).
Other administrative items, as assigned.
Assist in the production of funder-specific print, web, and social media content that describes Urban Habitat’s values, theory of change, core programs, and strategic initiatives, and highlights key organizational accomplishments.
Assist staff with database-related tasks, as needed.
- Minimum of 3 years experience with a proven record in a grant writing/fundraising position.
- Excellent writing skills.
- Excellent workplan management skills, with demonstrated ability to prioritize and meet goals, define appropriate strategies, meet deadlines, and work independently.
- High level of proven leadership and ability to manage complex tasks in a timely and professional manner.
- Experience with database management, preferably Salesforce or Convio Common Ground.
- Commitment to issues of environmental, social and economic justice.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should e-mail a cover letter, resume, two writing samples (development-specific samples are strongly preferred, i.e. one original grant proposal, one original grant report), and two references to: DevelopmentCoordinator@urbanhabitat.org.
Salary Range: Depending on experience. Generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, holidays, vacation, 401 K, and sick leave. This is a full time position that reports to the Senior Director of Development. Urban Habitat is an equal opportunity employer, and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.