Development Coordinator

Job title: Development Coordinator
Organization: Tender Mercies
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

The Development Coordinator will play a key role in leading and/or supporting activities including but not limited to data entry, donor gift letters, donor relations, event assistance, and communications, with a heavy emphasis on database management and donor stewardship. Collaborate with the Special Events Coordinator, Development Assistant, Development Director and other staff as needed to ensure smooth operation of the Development Department and increase funds raised. This role will play a key part in meeting the fundraising goals and increasing public awareness of Tender Mercies.

– Administer & maintain Raiser’s Edge; including entering gifts, creating and sending acknowledgement letters in a timely and consistent manner, running queries and reports for appeals and other needs, and creating mailing lists.
– Assist in planning, coordination, and implementation of events.
– Assist with donor research & moving prospects through the stages of identification, qualification, cultivation and solicitation in a strategic and efficient manner.
– Expand awareness of Tender Mercies through online/digital marketing initiatives, increased media coverage, customized written materials, establishing partnerships with local businesses (i.e. % of sale days at retailers), outreach to community groups, and other methods.
– Provide support in the research and solicitation of sponsors, partners, and grant funders.
– Write newsletters and press releases with guidance from the Development Director and others as needed.
– Assist with grant evaluation reports.
– Represent Tender Mercies as needed at events, meetings, to the media, and other needs as they arise.
– Research fundraising techniques and best practices and contribute to the development of the annual fundraising and marketing plan.
– Other duties as assigned.

Internal/External Contacts
Board of Directors, Executive/Management Team, Direct Service Staff, Residents, Volunteers, Donors, Event Contractors, Community Groups & as assigned

Expected Hours of Work
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; occasional nights and weekends required as needed to support special events and meetings.

Education and Experience Required
– Bachelor’s degree preferred in Marketing, Business Administration, Communications, Non-Profit Organization or related field
– 3 to 5 years of experience
– Advanced knowledge of Raiser’s Edge
– Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Constant Contact
– Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills
– A team player with a passion for non-profit work and a commitment to working within a collaborative and fast-paced environment
– Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills as well as the ability to work with diverse groups

– Knowledge of and connections with Cincinnati philanthropic community/donors
– Experience with e-marketing, website administration, and related communications tasks.
– Knowledge of Greater Giving or other related event management system

Essential requirements
Must be a licensed driver with access to own vehicle. Must be eligible to be insured under Tender Mercies vehicle insurance policy and carry own vehicle coverage meeting minimum state requirements. Must be able to perform physical activities such as, but not limited to, standing, walking, breathing, concentrating, climbing stairs, bending, pulling, reaching, reading and interpreting, critical thinking, visual acuity, and performing manual tasks.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to the following individuals. A cover letter is required. Candidates who do not submit a cover letter will not be considered.

Jackie Baumgartner at
Winsome Wilson at