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  Job Description

The Development Coordinator plays a vital integrative role in facilitating the smooth operation of a donor-centered development office. This position requires facility with database tools to record gifts and donor information, and produce mailings, segmented lists and analytical reports. S/he will provide assistance to the Director of Special Events to help maintain guest lists, acquire and catalogue auction items, and acknowledge donations. Attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, a high level of organization and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are essential to the job.

Reporting to the Director of Development, the Coordinator will work with Director of Special Events, CFO and finance office staff, and senior management.

KEY ROLES: (Essential Job Responsibilities)

Donor stewardship:

  • Manages donor database (Abila) and responsible for all data entry, inclusive of donations, pledges, matching gifts, pledge payments and solicitor/source information and other relational information. Researches donor information as necessary.
  • Sets up and maintains system to produce prompt gift acknowledgments, and reconciles reporting of individual and corporate donations and special events
  • Creates reports, queries, lists, exports to meet the information needs of the department, senior management, board committees and finance department
  • Assists Director of Development in tracking contact with targeted donors and prospects
  • Assists with volunteer service groups as needed

Special Event Support:

  • Responsible for mailing print and electronic invitations for events
  • Under direction of Director of Special Events, coordinates solicitation and acquisition of auction items, gifts, prizes and records in event software. Creates bid sheets, description sheets and certificates where needed.
  • Assists Director of Special Events with on-site logistics at events, including setup and breakdown, check out procedures and distribution of prizes to winners, and additional responsibilities as required.
  • Follows up on receivables after event


  • Assists the President/CEO with preparing/distributing meeting materials, board summaries, coordinating meeting logistics and other administrative tasks
  • Adheres to and upholds all Club rules and policies; adheres to, promotes and represents the Clubs’ Mission, Core Values and Code of Ethics.
  • Front Desk support, and other duties as assigned

Skills & Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 1-3 years’ experience that demonstrates increasing responsibilities and patterns of success. Experience working in fundraising or event planning preferred.
  • Database management skills required: Experience with Sage/Abila, Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce or similar constituent database. Ability to manipulate data, design queries and pull reports.
  • Excellent communication skills, with ability to articulate ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral format. Ability to write effective and persuasive copy for donor correspondence, sponsor proposals, and other materials.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team orientation critical to work independently and collaboratively. Professional discretion required to handle confidential donor information.
  • Systematic thinker who can work on multiple projects simultaneously within limited timeframes. Requires excellent organizational skills, efficient time management, and careful attention to detail.
  Metro Area Boston MA
  Job Location City Dorchester
  Job Location State Massachusetts
  Job Location Zip 02125
  Job Location Country United States
  Compensation Salary From: $37,000 To: $40,000
  Job Category Database management, Development and Fundraising, Event planning
  Prefered Experience 3 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Language 1 English ( Speak Read Write )  
  Job Posting Date Jun. 15, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester
  Organizational Focus Children and Youth
  Contact Person Human Resources
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
  Contact Email
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