Development Coordinator - American Legion Auxiliary (ALA)
- 03-Jul-2021 to 01-Aug-2021
- - American Legion Auxiliary National Headquarters
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Salary based upon background and experience, $38,000-$40,000
- Full Time
- Comprehensive Benefit Available
Working under the supervision of the Development Director, the Development Coordinator is an administrative support professional. Responsibilities include reviewing the current sponsors and sponsorship opportunities; seeking new sponsors; reviewing the current member benefits program and providing new opportunities; providing support for various ALA and ALA Foundation development mailings, events and fundraising efforts; and assisting the Director with all other development endeavors as requested. The Development Coordinator plays an integral part in building and maintaining positive relationships with American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) members and external audiences and must be flexible and organized to help in other areas as needed.
- Evaluate the organizations need and opportunities for sponsorships.
- Develops proposals and seeks new sponsors focusing on media/advertising/programming/member benefits/general support.
- Maintains sponsor and prospect information in the database, ensuring accurate gift entries and donor records.
- Ensures appropriate delivery of sponsorship programs at every level of the project.
- Determine and prepare a budget, monitor it and report regularly.
- Coordinating sponsored events pre, during and post event, including handling any issues as they arise on the day.
- Meet with local external corporations, foundations, and organizations to provide information about sponsorships and strategic alliances.
- Handles contract negotiations with sponsors.
- Acts as a liaison between the sponsors and the organization.
- Supports the team with preparing and managing foundation and corporation proposals and/or other solicitations to include identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
- Works alongside NHQ logistics and programming teams to ensure the efficacy of sponsorships.
- Assists with creating mailing lists for ALA and ALAF fundraising campaigns.
- Generates reports on donors, campaigns and direct mail results from donor database.
- Assists with research on potential sponsors and member benefits providers.
- Maintains relationships with member benefits providers including contract negotiations and communicating necessary information to ALA members.
- Gathers information, interviews and writes development related stories to be used in ALA mediums.
- Works in tandem with the ALA Finance team to ensure accurate donor records and reports.
- Assists with researching and writing grant proposals.
- Works closely with Program Coordinators to gather information about specific program needs and connecting them with potential business partners or foundations.
- Assists with developing strategies for upgrading corporate donors and increasing retention of donors and improve awareness of organization to members and nonmembers.
- Works with event planning to coordinate fundraising, educational and stewardship opportunities for donors/members at national convention and other special events associated with donor relations.
- Assists the team with creating alliance opportunities with corporations and foundations and creating ongoing campaigns such as capital, endowment, annual and other development appeals.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Graduate from a properly accredited college or university with a relevant four-year degree and one year of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education/experience.
- ALA members and/or Veterans preferred.
- Related work experience must be functional work experience that gives the employee the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work of this position. Non-profit work experience preferred.
- Understanding of ALA and ALA Foundation mission, policies and procedures and ability to apply to relevant situations.
- A strong personal commitment of veterans and military families.
- Ability to participate in meetings as required, including some weekends; may travel to out-of-state meetings such as National Convention and/or meetings in Washington, D.C.; may be required to be gone 3-4 days at a time.
- Exceptional organizational skills.
- An understanding of fundraising principles and strategies.
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, handle details with accuracy, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality.
- Excellent communication skills to establish and maintain effective communications with staff, vendors, clients, and American Legion Auxiliary members, in a professional, timely, and courteous manner.
- Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
- Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
- Proficiency in the use of personal computers and a variety of software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (e.g. Microsoft products) in a networked environment. Ability to readily learn and use new software programs.
- Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
- Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activities practices.
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