DEADLINE TO APPLY MAY 25, 2013
The Fund Development Coordinator (this is an AmeriCorps VISTA Position) is responsible for all aspects of the annual Development Plan and works closely with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to ensure adherence to the organization’s fund development plan.
GOAL OF POSITION: To develop and implement YAPs annual fundraising plan
Actively participate in the execution and coordination of YAP’sfundraising programs including the ability to multitask, handling logistics and follow through on multiple events/programs at the same time.
Craft and implement a multilayer strategic plan for development, including quantifiable benchmarks to deepen/diversify the funding base, increase unrestricted funds from all constituencies, and ensure internal resources are appropriately utilized.
Identify new corporate sponsors and maximize fund development opportunities through various business development techniques including cold-calling, following up on warm leads and attending networking events; consistently research ways to create partnerships with local businesses.
Coordinate targeted advertising, sales and marketing initiatives to communicate YAP’s Young Scholars, Young Workers and Young Leaders programs and increase support and sponsorship of these initiatives.
Maintain existing relationships by ensuring effective public relations and communication with existing sponsors and families to keep them abreast of existing and upcoming community engagements.
Engage in direct cultivation of donors of all levels, recognizing and championing the value and potential of stakeholders; meet with sponsors and patient families to educate them about YAP’s fundraising activities and special events, answering any questions that may arise.
Advise and assist in the development of an organization-wide fundraising strategy, plan and budget – including effective strategies for raising funds.
Identify partnering opportunities to leverage existing grants and develop complementary grant proposals.
Manage the grant proposal development and submission process; ensuring that proposals, reports and other documents are well written, strategic, and submitted on schedule.
REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: The YAP VISTA will report to the YAP Chief Executive Officer.
ABOUT AMERICORPS/VISTA AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years.
AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. VISTA members commit to serve full-time for a year at a nonprofit organization or local government agency, working to fight illiteracy, improve health services, create businesses, strengthen community groups, and much more. With passion, commitment, and hard work, you’ll create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.
As a YAP VISTA Member, you’ll gain:
Recent college graduates gain the kind of real-world experience they can’t find in a typical entry-level job. Experienced adults apply their skills and knowledge to serious social problems and discover previously untapped strengths.
In return for a year of full-time service, you’ll also receive other benefits as well:
Step 1: Send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with YAP VISTA Fund Development Coordinator in the subject.
Step 2: Apply on-line directly by completing the application at this website: APPLY HERE