Jun 13, 2019Full time
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. Primary Responsibilities: 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.