Development Coordinator Description, Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Posted by on November 18, 2013

Norris Square Neighborhood Project – Development Coordinator Description

About Norris Square Neighborhood Project

Norris Square Neighborhood Project promotes positive change through youth education, community leadership, green space, the arts and the celebration of Latino culture. Norris Square Neighborhood Project (NSNP), a non-profit, community-driven, bilingual learning center in North Philadelphia that offers innovative youth and community programming including after school programs for youth K-8th grades, arts and media programs for youth 14 and up, urban gardening and a year round CSA for community residents of all age, is seeking an experienced Development Coordinator. For information on programs go to

Position Description: The Development Coordinator will work in collaboration with the Director of Development to manage development activities including: individual donors, communications, and fundraising events while actively engaging board, staff and volunteers in these efforts. The position is full–‐time, M–‐F 10–‐6 with some weekend and weeknight commitments as well.

Communications: 1. Design, write text, and manage all communications efforts including winter and spring appeals, along with quarterly e-newsletters. 2. Create all NSNP marketing materials using Adobe Creative Suite Software, including standard pieces and special event pieces. 3. Update and maintain online communications including NSNP’s website and social media sites 4. Assist High School Youth Intern in developing and maintaining social media strategy.

Event-planning: 1. Assist in coordinating all activities related to NSNP’s major fundraising event, the festival de bambulaé including: recruiting event committee members, soliciting sponsors, coordinating logistics, and managing design and promotion of the event. 2. Conduct the full range of activities required for several other NSNP events including Cocktail Hours, Garden events, and Youth Showcases. 3. Create and submit documentation on development, progress and conclusion of any other event activities. 4. Submit financial accounting for special event activities.

Individual Donor Management: 1. Identify new prospects among existing donors and outside of NSNP. Solicit annual and incremental gifts from current donors and prospects. 2. Develop and implement strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual major donors and prospects. 3. Develop expert familiarity with programmatic offerings; maintain current knowledge of key developments in NSNP programming as they occur. Maintain working knowledge of programmatic Norris Square Neighborhood

Project – Development Coordinator Description priorities and funding opportunities for donors. 4. Maintain department and donor files. 5. Manage donor acknowledgement process (thank you letter production, copying, mailing, and filing). 6. Track, maintain, and acknowledge in-kind donations.

Requirements/Preferred Experience: High or fluent Spanish language proficiency preferred Experience in the Latino community Excellent writing skills Ability to balance multiple projects 2 years of previous event-planning and /or related fundraising experience Interest and familiarity with nonprofit development, particularly engaging individual donors Energetic communication as well as confidence in speaking in public Passion for youth leadership development/social justice Graphic design skills associated with the creation of marketing material. Benefits: Competitive Compensation with dental and medical insurance offered after a three‐month period.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Megan Barnes, Director of Development at by November 18th. In the subject line, please label Development Coordinator. Please submit any questions about the position via email to the same address.

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