FPWR is currently hiring!

Job Title: Development Coordinator
Reports to:  Development Manager 

Position Summary                                                                                     
The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR) seeks a highly motivated and independent administrative professional with a minimum of 1-year experience who thrives in a fast-paced environment and wants to work with a committed team of passionate can-do professionals. With inward and outward facing responsibilities, FPWR’s Development Coordinator will be a part of a highly effective Development Team. 

The Development Coordinator will have regular interaction with the FPWR Development Team, donors, and volunteers. This position must be able to accurately complete assignments within a given timeline, problem solve, and work well under pressure. This full-time position requires meticulous attention to detail, excellent time management skills, strong written and verbal communication, and the ability to manage multiple projects at once.  The ideal candidate should enjoy working as part of a team but also be able to take initiative on all job duties and be someone who has a passion to share the FPWR voice, loves data, writing, and analytical work, and enjoys behind-the-scenes work in support of a great mission. A minimum of 1 year in a non-profit office environment and experience working with donor database systems is required.

Essential Functions

  • Manage the donor database (Raiser’s Edge) to support fundraising, constituent communications, stewardship, and cultivation.
    Process daily gifts and pledges and ensure acknowledgment letters are mailed within 48 hours.
  • Develop expertise in database queries and reporting including donor reports and mailing lists, ensuring data is accurate.
  • Maintain accurate constituent records including updating donor information and identifying duplicate constituent records.
  • Track all donor activities and communication in Raisers Edge including but not limited to mailings and event invitations received and phone and meeting notes.
  • Update email marketing lists and run reports for segmentation to support communication activities.
  • Create thoughtful, engaging acknowledgement letters to appropriately steward donors.
  • Support the development team in implementing the stewardship plan to cultivate and retain donors.
  • Coordinate direct mailings with the mail house including approving final materials, managing postage, and general project logistics.
  • Provide support for our annual conference registration.
  • Provide general support to phone/email inquiries, forwarding calls as needed to the appropriate team member
  • Support travel needs for the team: book travel arrangements, manage and reconcile expense reports.
  • Organize and schedule meetings and appointments.
  • Maintain stationary supply for the Development Team including placing orders as needed with the printer
  • Support the Development Team on all other fundraising and communication projects as needed.
  • General administrative tasks. 

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 1-year experience working in nonprofit donor relations or donor database management
  • Working knowledge of nonprofit fundraising practices.
  • Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Highly motivated self-starter, a hard worker with a high energy level; a “doer”.
  • Extremely organized with a strong attention to detail and meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects with minimal supervision
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all internal donor information
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and research when answers are unknown.
  • Excellent computer skills and familiarity with current technologies. Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience using fundraising software, preferably Raisers Edge, or a database to generate lists and reports.
  • Must be proficient in mail merges.
  • Works well independently and in a group setting, a true team player.
  • Must be able to work from a home office and maintain a regular, established schedule.

This position is a remote, work from home position with preference to candidates in South Austin, TX or North County San Diego, CA. Commuter reimbursement for in-person meetings will not be provided. Willingness to travel domestically for special event support is desirable. Some weekend work will be required during heavy event months.

$36,000- $42,000, annually, commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:
Please send resume and cover letter to:
Attn: Melissa Demand Melissa.Demand@fpwr.org
Resumes without an attached cover letter will not be reviewed.