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Jobs - Eastern San Bernardino Valley/Mountains

Oct 15 2018

Development Coordinator
Children's Fund - San Bernardino


As a member of the development team, the Development Coordinator will contribute to a vigorous program, building constituencies at all levels to obtain support from corporations and individual donors. The Development Coordinator is responsible for maintaining donor data, facilitating donor communications, ensuring accurate gift processing and donor recognition, and conducting donor research to further develop the organization’s support base. The Development Coordinator will represent the organization at various events and activities and must be passionate about community service and aiding at-risk children and able to articulate that passion in a manner that inspires others.

The Development Coordinator will work cooperatively with the staff of Children’s Fund under the direction of the Director of Development. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

  1.  Manage the organization’s donor data, including gift processing, tracking activities in donor files, donor research, developing prospect lists, and providing reports as requested. Ensure consistent and accurate updating of volunteer and donor constituent records on an ongoing basis.
  2. Manage the volunteer program, including but not limited to, the on-boarding process of volunteers, tracking volunteer hours, communicating volunteer opportunities and coordinating volunteer needs with pertinent staff, and ensuring volunteers receive instruction and recognition. Coordinate process for solicitation and procurement of In-Kind donations and oversee the acknowledgement of In-Kind donations with appropriate staff.
  3. Manage all development-related correspondence and mailings, including personalized acknowledgement letters for all gifts received in a timely and accurate fashion.
  4. Assist with Children’s Fund’s annual giving program, including data analysis, segmentation, reporting, and managing correspondence. Review and evaluate the program in coordination with appropriate staff, proactively recommending systems enhancements and improvements.
  5. Provide support for proposal writing and other needs as they arise related to all types of annual giving, including individual, corporate, and foundation solicitations. Assist in grant research and manage the tracking of grant submissions and compliance report deadlines.
  6. In conjunction with the Director of Development and/or Associate Director of Development, coordinate the organization’s direct mail program, including the development of strategies, list acquisition, appeal letters, program analysis, etc.
  7. Manage the moves management tracking, specifically for leadership gift levels and other major gift donors/prospects
  8. Contribute to the development of cultivation and solicitation collateral material.
  9. Provide support for the President’s Society, including communications, renewals, and activities.
  10. Provide support to special events, including invitation lists, updating donor database to track donors, participants and response results, etc. for each event.
  11. Other tasks and special projects as assigned by the President/CEO or Director of Development
  12. Maintain the confidentiality of the organization and the people we serve.


  • Experience with donor, client, partner, and/or customer relationship management.
  • Ability to manage database software programs (Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge preferred) including but not limited to, the ability to record donations, generate acknowledgements, gift receipts, design/run reports. Perform database maintenance, tracking, data input/output.
  • Ability to recruit, retain and recognize volunteers.
  • Organizational skills, paying strong attention to detail and working with a sense of urgency.
  • Demonstrated experience in creating written correspondence (appeals, letters, grant writing, etc.) and the ability to verbally articulate organizational mission and impact.
  • Interpersonal skills; a strong donor relations background is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and make decisions on behalf of an organization.
  • Planning and project management skills.
  • Experience in dealing with matters of extreme confidentiality, consistently in a friendly and professional manner.
  • Ability to successfully handle multiple simultaneous deadlines, set priorities, and develop innovative recommendations and solutions to problems.
  • Proactive self-starter needing minimum supervision.
  • Proficiency in office-related software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), typing skills and other general office knowledge.
  • Strong understanding of fundraising methods and principles preferred.
  • A four-year college degree or comparable experience preferred.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be able to remain in stationary position (sit or stand) two-thirds of the day or more.
  • Occasional travel to various locations and events within and outside the county, and typically via automobile is required. Mobility is required to attend meetings and events.
  • Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.
  • The position occasionally bends, stoops, reaches, pushes, and pulls drawers, to retrieve and file information. Frequently moves/transports various pieces of merchandise weighing typically less than 40 pounds across warehouse for various donation drives and event needs.
  • Employees must be able to maintain a good attendance record.
  • Employees work primarily in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to physical hazards.  Occasionally employees will be required to work in a warehouse environment with exposure to marked changes in outside temperature.

Apply with a complete application packet* by November 2, 2018. Please send the complete application packet to Beth Spalding at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


For more information, contact

Beth Spalding at 909-379-0000 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


* A complete application packet consists of Download of - this application, a cover letter and resume. 

Eastern San Bernardino Valley/Mountains