Part-time position / 20 hours week / Immediate start date
Sunbridge Institute, Inc. is looking to expand its team of highly motivated professionals with one part-time position.
The development coordinator is responsible for cultivating and stewarding relationships between donors and the Institute. The coordinator reports directly to the executive director and serves as an integral ex-officio member of the Board fundraising committee. The annual goals of this position are set together with the executive committee.
Sunbridge is looking for candidates who strongly identify with our values, mission, and goals, and who are eager to contribute their ideas, energy, and skills towards strengthening Waldorf teacher education with the team of administrators and faculty at Sunbridge Institute.
Candidates should enjoy working in a highly collaborative manner and be proactive troubleshooters. Strong communication skills, professionalism, and high accountability are part of the team culture at Sunbridge and expected of all team members.
The development coordinator duties are varied, but focus primarily on spearheading the annual appeal in collaboration with the staff and Board. This includes creating an ongoing program of printed and electronic communication with the Institute’s alumni and donors, and further developing the metrics for assessing the success of Sunbridge’s development efforts. The successful candidate must also be comfortable initiating and engaging in telephone contact with donors.
While participation at staff and other meetings is required, some work for the position may be completed off-site.
Plan, coordinate, and implement Sunbridge fundraising efforts, including the annual giving campaign
Establish overall goals and objectives for successful donor stewardship programs
Maintain a consistent presence on social media
Establish positive connections between donors and the Institute
Plan, coordinate, and implement events including graduation in conjunction with the director of outreach
Oversee and maintain donor database, which includes sending out acknowledgement letters, maintaining accurate financial records, donor contact reports and constituent contact updates
Further develop the metrics for assessing the success of the coordinator’s efforts, and conveying the results of that assessment simply and periodically in dashboard format
Creative self-starter who enjoys initiating and carrying out new projects
Excellent demonstrated written and oral communications skills
Knowledge and proficiency utilizing social media platforms and tools
Ability to work with and engage in interpersonal contact with a diverse and wide variety of internal and external constituencies
Excellent time management skills and a commitment to serving the Sunbridge community
Minimum of two years of related work experience, preferably with a non-profit entity
Strong facility and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)
Familiarity with Waldorf Education strongly preferred
Paid holidays, vacation days, sick days, and discounts off course and workshop tuition
Commensurate with experience
Complete a Sunbridge Employment Application and email it, along with your cover letter, resumé, and a writing sample, to Jessica Heffernan Ziegler, executive director, email@example.com. (No phone calls, please.)
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