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Development Coordinator

lerner_logo.pngPosition: Development Coordinator
Category: Hourly
Status: Part-time
FLSA: Non-exempt
Reports to: Lerner Marketing Manager

Job Summary: This position plans, oversees and implements all fundraising and development activities in order to achieve contributed donation goals. This position will lead efforts to forge new relationships with the goal of increasing financial resources for the growth of the theatre. 

Principal duties and responsibilities: 
- Responsible for designing, implementing and managing all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, sponsorships, and other related solicitations through the efforts of The Friends of The Lerner.
- Coordinate all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation and relations
- Research and contact new or potential corporate, foundation, government and individual donors
- Coordinate donor, gift record-keeping and grant reporting
- Coordinate the annual giving, pledge reminder and acknowledgement programs
- Attend community events related to donor cultivation
- Participate in outreach activities and performances related to donor cultivation
- Identify when VIPs will be present at The Lerner Theatre and greet them, or alert appropriate delegates of The Lerner or Friends of The Lerner to greet them and participate in the cultivation/stewardship process
- Work with and aid The Friends of The Lerner Board on methodologies, resources and tools for the Board’s own fundraising efforts.
- Prepare monthly reports to the Lerner Governing Board and to the Friends of The Lerner Board

Education and Experience:
- Minimum 4 years’ demonstrated experience in development and/or marketing experience in a management role, preferably in arts administration, non-profit management, communications, or related field
- Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and managing budgets

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Strong effective communicator.
- A successful track record of personally identifying, cultivating and soliciting individual donors, corporations and foundations
- Ability to participate as a member, or manage the efforts, of a large team made up of diverse, creative individuals.
- Familiarity with The Lerner Theatre, Elkhart, Indiana and surrounding communities.
- Previous experience in events management
- Demonstrated effectiveness in holding conversations with internal and external customers.
- Desire to maintain and develop customer-focused relationships
- Demonstrated ability to see the big picture and provide useful advice within the areas of responsibility.
- Skill and flexibility to lead in an environment of constant change.
- Experience working in a flexible, employee empowered environment.
- Familiarity and skill with the tools of the trade in marketing including PR, written communication, website/social media development, market research, product packaging, Microsoft and Adobe products, visual communication software products, and creative services.
- Experience managing external PR and communication consulting contractors as needed.
- Experience in entertainment/venue industry is a plus.

Physical, Mental, and Visual Skills:
- Must be able to anticipate project needs, discern work priorities, and meet deadlines while working under the supervision of the Lerner Marketing Manager, and be willing to work evenings and weekends as requested. Ability to multi task is imperative.
- Guest centric attitude. Understanding the position requires both physical and emotional labor.

Working conditions:
Indoors and outdoors work locations, fast paced, largely volunteer supported work environment, large percentage of work load is deadline sensitive.

Policy Statement:
  • The incumbent is required to possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities, and the physical, mental, and visual skills described in this job description to perform the principal duties, responsibilities and essential job functions.
  • This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the incumbent. Principal duties and responsibilities are intended to describe those functions that are essential to the performance of this job and other duties and responsibilities include those that are considered incidental or secondary to the overall purpose of this job.
  • This job description does not state or imply that the above are the only duties and responsibilities assigned to this position. Employee holding this position will be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by the Mayor. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.

Drug Test Required:
The City of Elkhart is a Drug Free Workplace. Therefore, a post offer, preemployment drug screen is required. Random drug testing may be conducted after employment.

To apply, contact Michelle M. Frank with a resume. 

Major Gift Officer

Title of Position: Major Gift Officer
Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development
FLSA: Exempt
Holy Cross College’s Mission: The Mission of Holy Cross College is to educate and form global citizens with the competence to see and the courage to act. Holy Cross is a Catholic college that advances the apostolic mission of the Brothers of Holy Cross. Our practical, experiential, liberal arts curriculum applies timeless truths to contemporary life and leads people to wholeness in the image of Christ.

Our hiring practices reflect this missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Typical Schedule: Full time. Minimum 40 hours per week. Must be willing to travel, work nights and weekends when necessary. Initial travel will be regional only including, Indiana, Michigan, Illinois and Ohio.

The Major Gift Officer facilitates strong relationships between prospective donors and the college for securing major gift commitments ($25,000 or more). The gift officer will establish and implement an annual activity plan to foster a robust major gift portfolio.

Essential Job Duties:
 All administrators, faculty and staff are called to assist students in their formation to be Christ-like students and thus must embrace and advance the Holy Cross mission of the College in all professional activities.
 Articulate the vision, mission, goals and core values of the college to its constituents.
 Participate in a comprehensive major gift program for the college by facilitating active relationships for assigned prospects with college partners while endeavoring to match college-funding needs with prospects' interests. Involve college leadership, faculty and staff in strategy development and prospect activities to foster multiple points of contact for each prospect.
 Build a portfolio of 100 qualified prospects (at least 75% at the major-gift level and 25% at the leadership-gift level) through the development cycle, from cultivation to solicitation and stewardship.
 Design general strategies for each assigned prospect based on research data and information gathered through the qualification visits. Assess and document each prospect's major gift (current) rating and future ultimate gift rating.
 Plan and document detailed activities (in-progress tasks) including personal visits, phone calls, and written communications that deepens the relationship of a prospect with the college and moves them, in a timely manner, from one stage in the development cycle to the next, maximizes giving potential and provides consistent contact with all assigned prospects. Each prospect should have a minimum number of documented in-progress tasks.
 Facilitate a minimum of 90-100 in-person visits per year (average 9/month).  Document completed activities (completed tasks) in a timely manner.
 Communicate and teach donors the various ways to give (including current, deferred, endowed, and inkind gifts). Document commitments according to established policies and procedures.
 Follows budget guidelines regarding expenditures incurred in major gift fundraising for effective and efficient use of college resources.
 Review status of individual prospect plans and productivity reports with supervisor each month.
 Other duties assigned to assist the development goals of the College.

Minimum Education, Skills, and Ability:
The successful candidate will have proven major gift experience who believes in the Catholic higher education mission of Holy Cross College, is results and people-oriented, and possesses a strong work ethic and superb attention to detail. The candidate will also have proven communication skills with an ability to write and speak persuasively about the role of educational philanthropy

 Bachelor's Degree
 Minimum 3-5 years of experience in major gift solicitation, or an equivalent combination of related experience
 Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
 Demonstrated experience in a position that required leadership skills
 Demonstrated experience in a position that required exceptional written, speaking and listening skills
 Demonstrated attention to detail

 Experience in a higher education environment
 Proven and demonstrated ability to cultivate, solicit, and steward major gifts of $50,000 and above
 Experience with fundraising software
 Knowledge of planned giving techniques and vehicles

Additional Attributes:
 Discretion with confidential information
 Team player with strong dedication to the purpose and mission of the college.
 Personal value system that encompasses a solid work ethic, conscientiousness and ability to forge productive relationships
 Quick-learner, self-starter, and self-motivated
 Astuteness and ability to make adjustments to and work within changing environments
 Positive, enthusiastic, professional image in representing Holy Cross College, both internally and externally

NOTE: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required of personnel so classified. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employment at Holy Cross College is ‘at will’ meaning that either the College or the employee can end the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice. Holy Cross College is an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on qualifications and are made without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability, or any other legally protected status. Interested candidates should submit resume, cover letter and three references (names and contact information) via email to Human Resources Position open until filled.

Chapter Administrator

AFPLogo150x113.pngThe Association of Fundraising Professionals Michiana Chapter is searching for an administrative assistant to handle marketing and communication, social media, website maintenance, and event administration. AFP Michiana is group of charitable fundraising and communication professionals working together to build professional relationships and strengthen our local charitable sector.  This is a part time position, with duties usually demanding 5-10 hours per week.

Job duties and responsibilities

  • Manage website content, ensuring content is up-to-date and accurate. Content includes job postings, program information, special events, and board member contact info.
  • Utilize the chapter’s Bloomerang CRM to communicate monthly programs and other announcements via newsletter.
  • Maintain the chapter’s social media presence.
  • Receive attendance confirmations for monthly programs via the chapter’s email account.
  • Communicate program RSVPs and other pertinent registration information with the Board of Directors.
  • Execute e-blasts of chapter information as needed.

Job Requirements

  • Experience with online communication platforms (especially Bloomerang) a plus
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-through.
  • Experience in maintaining social media pages and websites.
  • Good time management and organizational skills. Ability to work within deadlines.

The duties described above are indicative of the skills, knowledge, abilities and normal task assignments of this job. Additional duties requiring similar or lesser skill may be added at any time without the necessity of altering the description or re-evaluating the job.


The starting wage for this position is $11/hour, with room to raise to up to $15/hour based on performance.

Programs and Experience Management

Programs and Experience Manager
Classification: Full-Time/ Salaried
Salary Range: $35,000 - $41,000
Reports to: Executive Director

The Programs and Experience Manager is charged with assisting in the development of a broad
base of community volunteers, who actively support the Food Bank of Northern Indiana’s mission of creating a hunger free community, in addition to managing all programs for the Food Bank to
help generate avenues of additional revenue while helping to improve organizational relevance
and sustainability.
The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position. It is not all-inclusive. Other
duties and responsibilities may be added as needed and management as appropriate may modify this job

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. Create, develop, evaluate and promote a volunteer utilization program from a diverse pool of
active volunteers from the community including but not limited to: individuals, businesses, faith-
based groups, civic groups, academic interns and governmental agency referrals.
a. Recruit, cultivate, and evaluate volunteers to ensure that the Food Bank is a volunteer site of choice in the community.
b. Retain current volunteers and work with key staff to develop volunteers into donors.
c. Assist in creation of materials related to the volunteer management program.
d. Refresh current and develop new volunteer activities for Food Bank volunteers.
2. Engage in volunteer management best practices.
a. Maintain awareness relative to the field.
b. Assist the Agency Relations Manager to help partner agencies to develop and implement effective volunteer management programs.
3. Participate in strategic planning for the Food Bank of Northern Indiana
a. Engage in resource development by actively seeking potential resources through volunteer contacts and relationships.
b. Engage in organization capacity-building activities.
c. Adhere to Feeding America and Food Bank regulations and guidelines (e.g. food safety).
d. Assist with other departments and activities as needed (e.g. events).
4. Provide excellent customer service to all potential, donors, visitors, clients, and stakeholders.
a. Engage in the following tasks or behaviors that represent excellent customer service: timely responses, punctuality and attendance, treating others with respect, distributing quality product, being knowledgeable and providing accurate information, and using appropriate non-verbal and verbal communication.
5. Ensure the development, implementation and financial health of organizational programs
including but not limited to: Food 4 Kids Backpack Program, Healthy Choices Market, Healthy
Choices Mobile Markets, Senior Nutrition Program, SOUL Coffee sales and others as

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations will be made in accordance with the ADA to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
1. Bachelor’s degree or five years equivalent experience in customer service, sales, or program
2. Demonstrating fundraising success.
3. Ability to effectively communicate (written and oral) and work well with a variety of stakeholders
from different socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.
4. Excellent public speaking skills.
5. Ability to generate enthusiasm and interest from others for working on Food Bank programs.
6. Ability to adapt to quickly changing business environment including learning and applying new
training and knowledge
7. Demonstrated ability to problem solve, analyze data, make good decisions, attend to details, and
manage projects
8. Good computer skills (word processing, spreadsheet, email).
9. Must have valid Indiana driver’s license and be insurable through FBNI.
10. Ability to manage people of all socio- economic backgrounds.
11. Flexible work schedule which may include occasional early morning, evening and weekend
activities and appointments.
12. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Direct applications to:
Shelley Marker, HR Director/General Manager

Director of Development and Corporate Sponsorships

Food_Bank_of_Northern_Indiana_logo.pngJob Title: Director of Development and Corporate Sponsorships
Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt, 40 hours/week
Salary Range: $40,000 - $50,000
Reports to: Executive Director

The Director of Development and Corporate Sponsorships is charged with developing and executing
a comprehensive annual and long-term financial development plan to support the mission of the
Food Bank of Northern Indiana.

The following is a list of major duties and responsibilities for this position. It is not all-inclusive. Other duties and responsibilities may be added as needed, and management, as appropriate, may modify this job
Required Background, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse group of people with a team approach and successful
• Demonstrated knowledge and success in donor cultivation and fundraising techniques.
• Excellent communication skills including written and verbal with the ability to interact with people of a
variety of social backgrounds.
• Ability to engage an audience through excellent public speaking and writing skills.
• Self-starter who is goal-driven in initiating donor and sponsorship visits and inquiries.
• Demonstrated ability to handle multi-task work environment and remain focused.
• Excellent organizational skills demonstrated through experience and proven abilities in funding research
techniques, electronic computer software, etc.
• Demonstrated problem-solving ability.

Minimum Qualifications for Education, Training and Experience:

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree with six years’ experience in business or non-profit environment and
demonstrated success in fund development and sales for three or more years.
Relates to:
Broad spectrum of individuals and organizations including, but not limited to: member and non-member food
banks, their staff and volunteers, state government staff, financial donors and food donors.
Primary Responsibilities: 1) Identify and secure funding support for FBNI. 2) Help create and distribute
fundraising materials, including proposal letters, sponsorship packages and asks for use with potential
corporations and organizations. 3) Procure food and maintain reclamation program.

Specific Activities:

1. Development and administration of on-going corporate fundraising campaign sponsorship plan, in
cooperation with the Executive Director and other staff as appropriate and carry out the portions of the
plan that relate to developing contact with, and securing funding from corporations, organizations and
individuals to support the programs and special events of the Food Bank.
2. Identify and cultivate new prospects for Executive Director, board members and Food Bank team
members to visit.
3. Confer and cooperate with Executive Director and Programs and Experience Manager regarding
solicitations and requests for funding on a frequent basis to avoid duplication of effort and foster close
coordination of tasks.
4. Collaborates with Executive Director and key team members to coordinate and develop an annual report
for the organization. Give input to and help coordinate the development and arrange for publication of an
annual report for the organization no later than January each fiscal year.
5. Collaborate with Executive Director in developing public relations materials to enhance organization’s
image to enhance fundraising efforts.
6. Develops and executes campaigns to secure donations and sponsorships from existing and potential
businesses in six-county service area.
7. Collaborate with Executive Director and key team members to develop and executive annual special
8. Inform potential contributors of special needs of FBNI, and encourage individuals, corporations, and
foundations to establish or contribute to special funds through endowments, trusts, donations of gifts-in-
kind, bequests or designated funds.
9. Assists in researching public and private grant agencies and foundations to identify other sources of
funding for the organization and confers with grant wrote to pursue these opportunities.
10. Cultivate FBNI Board of Directors and other designated committees or task forces of the Board to assist
in fundraising efforts to benefit FBNI. (i.e. Advisory Board, Food Industry Advisory Committee, etc.)
11. Participate as appropriate in professional fundraising societies.

Direct applications to:
Shelley Marker, HR Director/General Manager

St. Joseph High School Advancement Coordinator

client_id_153603_logo_1488305912_168.jpgSt. Joseph High School Advancement Coordinator
Full Time
Posted: November 30, 2018

The Advancement Coordinator is an integral part of the Office of Mission Advancement, with major responsibility for interaction with donors, parents, alumni, faculty/staff, and volunteers via annual appeals and other advancement activities; coordination of special events; and record keeping/database management. The Advancement Coordinator reports to the Director of Mission Advancement and works alongside the Alumni Coordinator, Director of Admissions, and Director of Marketing and Public Relations.


  • Manage advancement-related events and activities to foster meaningful connections to Saint Joseph High School. Events include Back-to-School Night, Open House, Annual Fund, Giving Days and Spring Auction; and may include other events such as scholarship receptions and golf outings.

  • Actively solicit business and individual donations for specific events.

  • Coordinate the gift acknowledgement process (collection, recording, reporting, etc), ensuring accurate data collection and timely recognition of gifts. Prepare and send IRS tax letters, and make thank you calls to donors as specified by the director.

  • Manage constituent records and work to ensure accuracy and consistency of the database. This includes but is not limited to: transitioning graduates to alumni; current parents to alumni parents; address verification; reunion information.

  • Produce and distribute regular donor correspondence on all outstanding gifts. May be asked to compose email, direct mail or online appeals.

  • Prepare reports for school leadership and advancement committee, specifically reports related to giving levels, wealth prospects, weekly gifts, past due reports, and other queries as needed. Run mailing labels and contact lists in advance of appeals or events.

  • Assist in the preparation of the Annual Report.

  • Adhere to the policies and procedures of Saint Joseph High School.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Mission Advancement or the Principal.


    The successful candidate will have exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills; possess superior attention to detail; be team-oriented and mission driven; demonstrate skill at database management, utilizing spreadsheets and analyzing data; be able to work independently and as part of a team; willingness to work nights or weekends when necessary for events.


  • Four-year college degree or equivalent.

  • Familiarity with Saint Joseph High School is a plus.

To learn more, visit:

Direct Applications to:
Bethany Burgun
(574) 233-6137
453 N. Notre Dame Ave.
South Bend, IN 46617

GiveGrove Event Ambassadors


Posted July 9, 2018
Type: Part Time

GiveGrove is looking to hire several part time ambassadors interested in working with GiveGrove at events and helping getting donors get signed on the system, processing payments, troubleshooting, and general customer service. Ambassadors in return will be paid $100 per event, gain customer service experience, work firsthand with a tech startup, and understand the nonprofit sector in St. Joseph County and the surrounding area.

Most GiveGrove events last 5-7 hours and are in the evening and on weekends. Ambassadors are welcome to work as many or as few as they are able. Typically, GiveGrove schedules a few events a month but it depends on the nonprofit fundraising schedule.

Successful candidates are ones that are flexible, personable, and have strong customer service skills. We are looking for 4-6 individuals interested in being part of a rotation schedule for events with the opportunity for growth in an expanding startup.

If interested, please email David at to schedule an meeting. Include in your email the answer the question “What is the best way to build an ice cream sundae?”

About GiveGrove: GiveGrove is a local for-profit business that operates an online donation platform. It works with organizations to run online donations by offering ticketing, voting, silent auction, live auction, and general donations. Started in South Bend, IN, GiveGrove is entering its second year and experiencing major growth. Learn more about GiveGrove at