Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 07-Oct-2019 to 06-Nov-2019
  • - Lutheran Child and Family Services
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $14/hr, based on experience
  • Full Time
  • full benefit package

Lutheran Child and Family Services (LCFS) is a social service organization located on the East-side of Indianapolis.   The Development Coordinator is responsible for fundraising and communication/public relations activities, primarily by creating and producing all forms of written communications, including appeals, newsletters (mailed & online), and brochures.  Additionally, this staff member prepares content and updates the organizational website and all social media platforms. The Development Coordinator interfaces with donors, collaborators, partners, staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to seek funding and promote the programs and mission of our organization.

Organization History and Description:
Founded in 1883, LCFS has provided child welfare services in the community for over 16 years.  Initially serving the community as an orphanage, LCFS has continued to adapt and evolve over time to address changing needs of children and families.  The organization currently offers a focused array of child welfare programs through a targeted continuum of care that includes an intensive, secure (locked) residential program to serve youth with severe emotional and behavioral difficulties; an independent living group home for young men; home-based family preservation and counseling services, and emergency shelter care.   LCFS addresses behavioral difficulties that are the result of past histories of complex trauma, often the result of abuse and/or neglect.  Additionally, since the early 1970's LCFS has provided for the basic needs of the most vulnerable in the community through a food pantry and clothing give-away program.

Position Summary:
Lutheran Child and Family Services is seeking a full-time Development Coordinator.  This position is responsible for fundraising and communication/public relations activities, primarily by creating and producing all forms of written communications, including appeals, newsletters (mailed & online), and brochures.  Additionally, this staff member prepares content and updates the organizational website and all social media platforms. The Development Coordinator interfaces with donors, collaborators, partners, staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders to seek funding and promote the programs and mission of our organization.

The following tasks comprise the primary functions for this role:
• Plan, create, and produce fundraising appeals/communications and publications for the organization through various forms of media
• Identify topics of interest and work collaboratively with others to create stories and articles
• Coordinate and communicate with donors, staff, volunteers, and outside vendors (specifically print & mail vendors), and other stakeholders
• Update and maintain the organization's website and social media pages
• Provide administrative support
• Be available to serve as a resource/back-up for various program activities (food pantry and other client programs)
• Prepare and execute presentations to targeted donors and stakeholders

Key attributes for this position:
The Development Coordinator must be detail oriented, exhibit proven organizational skills, and demonstrate the ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the organization. This staff member must be able to meet deadlines and develop creative, professional communications and publications. Additionally, the Development Coordinator must be comfortable with public speaking and making presentations to stakeholders. Ideal candidates will demonstrate the ability to work in a collaborative, team environment.

Qualifications:
A Bachelor's degree in English, Communications, or other relevant field is required; substantial development experience may be considered in lieu of academic preparation. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products is required. Prior experience utilizing eTapestry or other funding raising software is highly desirable. Two to five years of development experience preferred.
The Development Coordinator must be at least 21 years of age, possess a valid Indiana Driver's license and a clean driving record, and must be able to maintain confidentiality of client and donor data. The selected candidate, upon receiving an offer of employment, must successfully complete a pre-employment background check in compliance with Indiana Department of Child Services licensing requirements.

Work Environment:
The Development Coordinator will generally work Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., based at the LCFS Administrative office on the Eastside of Indianapolis.  Some travel within the State of Indiana may be required.

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