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Development Coordinator

Posted: 07/18/2021

The Development Coordinator is primarily responsible for writing and managing grants. In addition, the position will assist with the annual giving campaign, cultivating potential donors, and supporting the Deputy Director with fundraising initiatives.  The Development Coordinator works closely with the Deputy Director to oversee accuracy of information, deadlines, and budget requirements.

Duties and responsibilities
Development and Grant Writing:

  • Research, write and submit funding proposals to government, corporate and foundation sources.
  • Ensure grant submission and reports are completed on a timely basis.
  • Facilitate grant monitoring visits and audits.
  • Work with outside organizations in Allen County to write and submit grants on their behalf.
  • Update, manage, and monitor donor database for grant reporting and stewardship.
  • Assist the Deputy Director and program staff in monitoring program outcomes and research.
  • Build and maintain relationships with potential and current funders, community organizations, and other partners.
  • Assist the Deputy Director in coordinating fundraising events, giving programs and other fundraising initiatives.
  • Research and identify prospective new donors and proactively initiate sponsorship and funding.
Administrative and Customer Relations Responsibilities:
  • Provide outstanding service to community members and donors by responding to their needs.
  • Consult and liaise with partners, community members and consultants.
  • Generate queries, reports and lists from database.
  • Attend Thrive Allen County events, as required (typically during evening and weekend hours).
  • Works with the communications department to promote fundraising events using flyers, advertisements and digital marketing outreach.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Excellent writing skills required; grant writing experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in managing database systems with a minimum of 1 years’ experience.
  • 1 years’ experience in a not-for-profit development office preferred.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in a professional manner.
  • Friendly personality who enjoys working with the public.
  • Professional attitude and appearance.
  • Strong presentation and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong problem-solving skills with experience managing deadlines and budgets.
More Information
  • Thrive is an EOE.
  • Kansas residency required; Allen County residency, preferred. Residency must be established within 60 days of hire.
  • Compensation: $17.55/hour – $19.23/hr based on experience. This is an hourly position with medical and dental insurance with 100% of the premiums paid for the employee, IRA with employer match of up to 3%, 120 hours of paid vacation a year and 10 paid holidays.
  • Thrive places a high priority on team players and community-minded individuals.
  • Must successfully complete a criminal background check.
To apply send your resume, cover letter, and writing sample to

Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $30,000 - 49,999