Development Coordinator

Position Purpose

The Development Coordinator is a year-round position, responsible for working with donor and alumni information, including collection and processing of fundraising data, correspondence, and reporting. Maintain up-to-date constituent database, including identification and cultivation of donors. Respond to alumni requests for information. Utilize Raiser’s Edge software to ensure accurate data for reports and mailing lists. Provide support for special events including golf tournament, community engagement, and alumni reunions. Provide administrative support for the Director of Development and advancement team.=

Essential Functions

  • Utilize Raiser’s Edge to capture ongoing relationships, donor history, and pull necessary reports. Assist with information gathering and input for database tracking systems to ensure positive alumni relations and donor stewardship. Assist in prospect and current donor research.
  • Coordinate the logistics for special events such as the annual Golf Tournament, including staffing the Golf Committee and volunteer management for events.
  • Coordinate aspects of the upcoming Centennial Campaign such as donor meetings, staff travel, events, and communication.
  • Coordinate National Leadership Award and I Dare You Award mailings. Serve as the point of contact for I Dare You Scholarship Applications and Awards and coordinate the award selection process.
  • Coordinate and lead the staffing for summer transportation of campers from St. Louis to Michigan.
  • Provide staff support for timely donor recognition and respond to alumni and donor requests for information. Assist in ensuring accuracy in all Advancement mailing lists.
  • Cultivate relationships with alumni, volunteers, vendors, and prospective supporters, both locally and nationally.
  • Assist with migration of data from CampBrain to Raiser’s Edge.
  • Provide administrative support for the Director of Development and the St. Louis office.

Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to enable a range of abilities to perform the essential functions. 

Secondary Functions

  • Serve as a member of the Development team and attend weekly staff meetings.
  • Serve as a member of the AYF Centennial Campaign team and attend planning meetings.
  • Supports St. Louis office with meeting/event coordination, scheduling appointments, meeting setup, travel arrangements, taking minutes, and maintaining office supplies.
  • Support and attend annual Board meetings as needed.
  • Other duties as agreed upon in staff meetings, or as assigned by the supervisor.

Analytical/Interpersonal Skills

  • Strong commitment to serving a diverse constituency
  • Self-starter with strong initiative and ability to work independently
  • Effective organizational skills, attention to detail and management of deadlines
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills: active listening, feedback skills, patience, a good sense of humor
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Mission-driven, energetic, service oriented, team player
  • Willingness to expand knowledge and responsibilities

Vision for all AYF Employees

  • Show commitment to the AYF Core Values of safety, respect, responsibility, and inclusion.
  • Support the organization’s mission, vision, and ethics by displaying the following behaviors:
    • Integrity, openness and honesty, listening and understanding, giving and receiving constructive feedback, seeking a balance between personal and professional lives, dependability, and accountability.
  • Follow guidelines as described in the AYF employee handbook.

Preferred Minimum Education, Experience and/or Certification

  • Bachelor’s degree in applicable field of study or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2-3 years prior professional experience in the nonprofit sector preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office and Teams with strong aptitude, interest, and demonstrated skills in word processing, spreadsheet, and data management applications
  • Knowledge and experience working with Raiser’s Edge, or other database, helpful
  • Prior experience working in development in a nonprofit preferred
  • Prior experience working with youth or youth organization helpful

Physical Demands

  • Able to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Walk significant distances.

Work Environment

  • Primarily based in our St. Louis Advancement office, some remote hours possible.
  • Weekend work required seasonally.
  • Travel as needed for meetings and site visits.
  • Business casual, appropriate attire for setting.
  • Hours as required to meet job demands, generally Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT outside of peak program season.

Competitive salary and benefits package are available, including:

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Retirement package
  • Family accommodations during on site required living periods
  • Tuition discounts for dependents

To Apply
Please send a cover letter and resume to AYF Director of Development Jessa Glick at jglick@ayf.com.

The American Youth Foundation enthusiastically welcomes staff and participants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and identities. AYF seeks to continually assess our practices through a broad lens of cultural competency and is committed to acting and changing for the better of all. We are firmly committed to maintaining a work atmosphere in which people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally, and all are highly encouraged to apply.

Recognizing the full value of all, the American Youth Foundation affords equal opportunity for employment and program participation to all individuals on the basis of merit and/or eligibility without regard to race, color, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, familiar status, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, age, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law.