Donor Development and Events Coordinator

Job Locations US-MA-Springfield
Posted Date 7 months ago(3/29/2021 11:01 AM)
Job ID
2021-1798
# of Openings
1
Category
Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Gardening The Community

Overview

Founded in 2002, in Springfield, MA, Gardening the Community (GTC) (gardeningthecommunity.org), a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org), is a food justice organization engaged in youth development, urban agriculture and sustainable living to build healthy and equitable communities.  GTC works with youth to grow food on vacant lots and organizes to expand healthy, affordable food access in the Mason Square neighborhoods of Springfield.  GTC’s vision includes building a vibrant, healthy food system with just and equal access to it – one that recognizes and addresses inequity - so racism no longer determines the health or well-being of a neighborhood or community.

Responsibilities

The Donor Development & Events Coordinator is an integral position at Gardening the Community, supporting the organization's fundraising strategies including events and communication, stewardship, and research and tracking. The Development Coordinator works closely with the Systems & Communication Coordinator in ensuring the database systems are supported and utilized, in planning and executing events, and in organizational communication strategy.

 

Essential Functions

 

Events & Communication (5 hours) 

  • Event planning
  • Manage and support donor mailings including: spring and fall appeals, thank you letters
  • Grant and donation thank-yous
  • Prepare sponsorship solicitations opportunities
  • Provide support to Development Committee including organizing monthly meetings

 Stewardship (5 hours)

  • Facilitate meetings and connections with staff, youth and board with donors and funders
  • Donor appreciation
  • Support ED in individual donor cultivation, stewardship and appreciation

 Research & Tracking (5 hours)

  • Create and run reports for development team
  • Prepare deposits as delegated; prepare checks for mailing to fiscal sponsor and maintain revenue files
  • Track donations and reconcile with TSNE
  • Track pledges as well as sustainer gifts to ensure on-time payment
  • Conduct research on donor prospects to expand donor base
  • Foundations- database management, setting up timelines, evaluating eligibility for new grants

 Admin/Office Management/Team Time (5 hours)

  • Office supply ordering
  • Managing mail  
  • Support & participating in staff meeting
  • General organizational and board development subcommittee support
  • Supervise interns as needed

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Understanding of and the ability to demonstrate a commitment to GTC’s mission and core values.
  • Must have a demonstrated understanding of racial equity, food and/or health equity.
  • 1-3 years Project Management experience preferred.
  • 1-3 years experience in event coordination and communications preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail and customer service skills.
  • Experience with a CRM such as Neon or Salesforce a plus.
  • Must have an entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to building communtiy wealth.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

 

Location: Work will be primarily performed in Springfield, MA and  is eligible for some remote work.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position starts at $18 per hour is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:/is not eligible for benefits.

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

TSNE/Gardening the Community envisions a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE/Gardening the Community will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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