Donor Relations Coordinator
Who We Are:
FoodCorps believes every school should be a healthy school and every child – regardless of race, place or class – deserves to be well nourished and ready to learn. In underserved communities across the country, our AmeriCorps leaders teach students about healthy food through hands-on lessons, partner with farmers and food service workers to create nutritious and delicious school meals, and collaborate with communities to insure a long-term culture of health. Building on this foundation of direct impact, FoodCorps pursues systemic strategies that will benefit all of our nation’s 100,000 schools.
What We’re Looking For:
FoodCorps seeks a highly efficient and organized individual to provide outstanding support for its fundraising, donor communications, and development operations functions. Reporting directly to the Director of Philanthropic Engagement, the Donor Relations Coordinator works collaboratively with the expanding Growth & Development team to deeply engage and steward FoodCorps’ supporters, and is integral to the day-to-day operations of the department.
This full-time position will be based in FoodCorps’ New York City office.
Who You Are:
You are passionate about FoodCorps’ mission and eager to enter the field of fundraising and/or nonprofit management. You have a commitment to diversity and inclusion with a desire to work for social and racial justice. You are highly motivated, a fast learner, great communicator, good collaborator, able to anticipate obstacles, approach your work with impeccable discretion, and are skilled at juggling multiple projects and tight deadlines. In short, you are energized by working in a fast-growing, high-paced work environment.
Provides support for planning and executing cultivation and fundraising events.
Coordinates mailings and manages lists for donor communications, including email and paper updates, stewardship postcards, annual report mailings, holiday cards, and donor office hours calls.
With Director of Philanthropic Engagement, maintains the donor communications calendar.
Ensures the timely and accurate processing of gifts and notification of internal moves managers.
Manages FoodCorps gift acknowledgement processes, including sending thank you letters, receipting, and maintaining accurate donor listings.
Supports successful fundraising meetings by assisting in scheduling, providing background and strategy documents, printing and assembling beautiful and impactful donor materials, and facilitating timely follow-up.
Supports the coordination of efficient departmental meetings, including scheduling, agenda development, and keeping track of key ideas and items for follow-up.
Fields general fundraising inquiries from the public via phone and email.
Performs other administrative and organizational duties as assigned and as appropriate to the workload and needs of the FoodCorps Growth & Development team and its effective day-to-day operation.
Skills of the Ideal Candidate:
Associate’s degree, bachelor's degree or applicable work experience preferred;
Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to multitask, anticipate issues and meet deadlines;
Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
The ability to communicate effectively with diverse audiences of all ages and backgrounds;
Ability to work collaboratively in teams, but also to work independently, be a self-starter and set priorities;
Experience working in and contributing to inclusive and intercultural environments;
Comfort with technology, including Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive tools. Ability and openness to quickly learn new systems, graphic design programs, and databases;
Intellectual curiosity about, understanding of and enthusiasm for the work of FoodCorps;
Genuine interest in learning the field of fundraising and/or nonprofit management and commitment to racial and social justice.
How to Apply:
Applications will be accepted until our ideal candidate is identified. To be considered, submit your résume and cover letter through our hiring site.
FoodCorps pays salaries that are competitive with nonprofits of our budget size and geographic location, and offers generous vacation and medical benefits, 401(k) matching, professional development funds and a sabbatical policy. This position is a coordinator role with a salary range beginning at $45,000.00.
People of color, people with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. FoodCorps is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing career development opportunities. FoodCorps is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions. FoodCorps provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees as required by law.
Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.