Job Announcement: Development Coordinator


The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) is seeking a full-time Development Coordinator (DC) to support and implement charitable giving strategies and efforts that enhance our donation portfolio, cultivate and steward philanthropic relationships, and raise the profile of the organization. The DC plays a key coordinating, administrative and logistical role in helping to carry out current and long term fundraising strategies.

The ILRC is a national nonprofit legal support center located in San Francisco, California. The mission of the ILRC is to work with, educate, and enhance the capacity of immigrants, community organizations, and the legal sector, in order to build a democratic society that values diversity, dignity, and the rights of all people. Founded in 1979, the ILRC is regarded as foremost experts on engaging immigrants and developing their leadership in the democratic process, providing expertise on complex issues of immigration law, procedure and policy, and engaging in advocacy and educational initiatives on policies that impact immigrants.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position that reports to the Director of Development (DoD), and participates in team-based organizational projects. The ILRC is a team-based organization that makes most of its decisions in a collaborative fashion that allows for significant staff input.

The Position
The DC and the DoD comprise the Individual Giving and Special Events Department, which manages all aspects of individual, corporate, and special event fundraising. In addition to fundraising, the department creates donor-centric materials such as newsletters, donor appeals, annual reports, etc.
The core responsibilities of this position are administrative in nature and include the day-to-day operation of the department and the planning of ILRC’s annual fundraising dinner. We seek candidates who have organizational, writing, event planning, and project management skills with attention to detail and a basic understanding of fundraising techniques. This is an excellent opportunity to build your fundraising skills.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Special events management. Strong logistical and organizational skills, detail oriented with the ability to perform under pressure. Experience and a knack for planning and running events, from small cocktail parties to large scale events are critical.
  • Writing, editing, proofing skills. Strong grammatical skills with ability to write clear and compelling material. Includes but not limited to assisting with drafting donor correspondence, meeting agendas, newsletter stories and the annual report. Desktop publishing skills and a creative side are a bonus.
  • Donor database management. Responsibility for all department-related data entry, processing, report generation, data and trends analysis, and ensure the integrity of the data and reports. Our current platform is Salesforce CRM.
  • Direct mail. Responsibilities will cover the full range of duties from assisting with creating a theme, writing a persuasive pitch, coordinating the mailings internally and ushering the mailing to full completion.
  • Miscellaneous duties to meet the needs of the department as assigned.

Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in development/fundraising environment preferred;
  • Project management skills/strong organizational skills;
  • Prior event coordination experience;
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated ability to use MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Salesforce CRM, and content management systems. Some graphic design/layout experience is preferred;
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, organizational and writing skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of team, to be flexible and learn new skills quickly;
  • A self-starter who remains focused while working under deadlines and can still maintain a sense of humor;
  • Manage and work within budget and timeline goals, with an ability to complete work efficiently and communicate risks as appropriate;
  • Strong customer service skills;  understand and communicate well with staff, partners, consultants, donors and volunteers;
  • Focus on priority work in the face of many demands on one's time;
  • Volunteer management experience is a plus.

Pay is based on a salary scale with a range of $45-48K DOE. The ILRC provides competitive salaries, excellent benefits, health/dental/vision insurance, a flexible spending account for medical and dependent care, vacation, and sick leave. The ILRC sponsors a retirement plan option upon fulfillment of eligibility.

Applications: This position will remain open until filled, with a targe start date of October 2014. To ensure consideration, please submit a cover letter explaining your qualifications for the position and salary requirement, with a current professional resume, and three references. Select candidates will be asked to provide a writing sample of original or business writing.

Please send your applications to:
Development Coordinator Hiring Committee
1663 Mission Street, Suite 602
San Francisco, CA 94103
Fax: (415)255-9792 (no calls, please)

The ILRC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals to apply.