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Organization Name:
Professional Child Development Associates
Approximate Salary:
48000.00 Per Year
Pasadena, California
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Development Director. DC will also work with the Executive Director and volunteer leadership (Board of Directors and committees). This position is responsible for a variety of projects and tasks to support fundraising goals in a collaborative setting. Primary areas of focus include event coordination and execution, stakeholder communications and social media, donor database management, donor relations, and administrative support.

About PCDA

PCDA provides multidisciplinary therapies and programs for infants, children, teens and young adults with autism and other developmental challenges, serving over 1,000 clients annually. The PCDA philosophy is that social-emotional development is the core area for inspiring and organizing the growth of a child; positive relationships with parents, primary caregivers and family are essential components for a child’s development; and, each child is a “whole” child, with strengths, challenges, and many unique capacities, skills and interests. Our clinic is centrally located in Pasadena, but PCDA’s service area extends throughout Los Angeles county and the San Gabriel Valley.

Primary Responsibilities

Events: Coordinate and implement special events and projects including annual gala, three additional annual fundraising events, donor recognition and stewardship events, staff summer and holiday parties, and other events as needed; maintain event budgets; hire and liaison with vendors, hosts and committee members; work with Volunteer Coordinator to meet each event's volunteer needs; coordinate auctions at events as needed.

Communications: Oversee development and distribution of monthly newsletters for all stakeholders and quarterly reports for major donors; manage website and social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); assist with annual report and press releases; oversee event and program photography in support of communications and stewardship materials; assist with marketing materials for client programs and development needs; provide general support for correspondence; draft letters and e-blasts to various stakeholders as needed.

Data Management: Maintain detailed records of grant submissions and donor cultivation and stewardship activities using DonorPerfect, Digsy and Excel; facilitate gift entry and donor acknowledgment letters; assist in reconciling donor records with accounting department.

Volunteer and Donor Relations: Assist in communications with board of directors, committee members and ambassadors; coordinate and attend meetings, prepare materials, take and distribute meeting minutes; assist in donor cultivation and stewardship as needed.

Administrative: Provide administrative support for Development Director including facilitating various appeal processes, maintaining donor database and generating reports, acknowledging gifts, scheduling meetings, and preparing materials; maintain electronic records and files related to development activities; organize development materials for events.

Miscellaneous: Attend networking events to cultivate and nurture relationships and partnerships and serve as an ambassador of the organization's mission; support ad hoc special projects that support and respond to organizational growth and development; work collaboratively with PCDA colleagues across departments to advance agency-wide and fundraising goals.

Requirements and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and 2-5 years of experience in a nonprofit organization, with some part of that time in development strongly preferred.

Ability to work some evenings and weekends for special events and meetings.

Superlative communication skills: in person, in writing, on social media, and on the phone.

Comfort working collaboratively and independently. Exhibit professionalism, integrity, optimism, and energy. Flexible and adaptive work style with the ability to thrive in a growing, mission-driven environment.

Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and follow through with an emphasis on accuracy and efficiency; able to take initiative to solve problems creatively and strategically, with calm and confidence.

Eagerness for more responsibility and exposure to new challenges.

Interest in helping families with children with special needs.

Highly proficient computer skills with demonstrable knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and social media. Experience with DonorPerfect, WordPress, Benchmark (or other bulk email software), SurveyMonkey, Digsy (or other CRM software) a plus, but will train as needed.

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]