Title: Development and Communications Coordinator
Reports To: Chapter Director
Context: The Development Coordinator develops and implements the Chapter fundraising programs, marketing strategy, and membership development.
Scope: The Development Coordinator works closely with chapter staff and leadership to develop and implement effective fundraising strategies and programs through grant proposals, individual solicitation, events coordination, and direct response solicitation techniques. Manages the tracking of data and contributions. Coordinates website management, social media, and membership and fundraising email outreach.
Coordinates and implements fundraising events and activities.
Assists the ExCom and Chapter Director in the development of annual fundraising goals and objectives.
Develops and carries out solicitation plans. Identifies fundraising trends; develops and cultivates new funding sources.
Recruits and trains volunteers to lead Chapter Fundraising Team programs and activities.
Manages the fundraising database and monitors the flow of funds, including the acknowledgment of gifts.
Monitors and prepares reports of fundraising progress quarterly.
Writes grant proposals to solicit funding from private and public foundations. Ensures Chapter compliance with Sierra Club fundraising policies and with relevant grant and foundation requirements.
Develops major donor and business partner programs that include building and fostering long-term relationships
Develops traditional and digital media marketing strategy including; membership and fundraising emails, text network, website maintenance, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Performs miscellaneous administrative duties as required.
Knowledge & Skills:
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of organizations and volunteers.
3-5 years fundraising experience.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
Proficient computer skills, including experience with Quickbooks and CRM.
Positive, creative, inclusive, and collaborative
The Sierra Club offers competitive salary package commensurate with skills and experience plus excellent benefits that include medical, dental, and vision coverage, and a retirement savings 401(k) plan.
This is a category 6 exempt position.
Sierra Club is a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization. Sierra Club employees are not eligible to participate in the Federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Program. Sierra Club does not sponsor H1B visas.
The Sierra Club is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.
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