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The Vera Project is hiring a part-time Development Coordinator to help develop strategies and maintain the fundraising workload at our small, busy non-profit organization.  Almost 70% of our annual budget is raised through the work of our Development team, in partnership with our membership, Board of Directors, and friends in the community.  This is your chance to join our team!  This is a part-time position working 20 hours a week (more during events), with a flexible schedule.  The application deadline is April 18, 2014.  Send resume and cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). No phone calls please. Priority will be given to applicants who can start by May 1.

The Development Coordinator will work hands-on with the Director of Development, Sponsorship & Events Manager and the Marketing Department developing support for the city’s premier all-ages music and arts venue.  This position helps VERA make friends in the community and maintain ongoing individual, foundation and corporate fundraising relationships. Duties include helping to plan and execute special events, writing and executing electronic and print appeals, supporting grant writing efforts, and participating in donor relations. The Development Coordinator will gain important fundraising skills such as day-to-day donor tracking and follow-up, communications and donor outreach, researching and writing grant applications, and organizing fundraising events and soliciting corporate and in-kind donors.


  • Serve as the team lead on donor stewardship, responsible for implementing strategies to ensure supporters are acknowledged promptly
  • Assist with donor cultivation by helping to identify, organize, and implement prospect engagement strategies
  • Support grants program as needed, including tracking, monitoring, and compiling information to support outreach to grant funders
  • Maintain the donor database with responsibility for processing gifts, managing constituent information, generating reports and lists, maintaining data integrity, and monitoring pledge activity
  • Plan and support fundraising events like the annual gala, A Drink for the Kids, and donor acknowledgement events throughout the year
  • Assist with the creation of annual development plans
  • Supervise projects and tasks assigned to development intern(s)
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Passion for The Vera Project mission, and the importance of all ages accessibility to music and the arts
  • Strong interest in a career in non-profit fundraising, music, and arts
  • Attention to detail and strong administrative and organizational skills; able to meet deadlines projects
  • Experience planning and coordinate events
  • Familiarity with donor databases such as Salesforce or other CRM applications
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

HOURS AND COMPENSATION: 20hrs/week (scheduling is flexible), $12-$15 DOE, 30hrs annual paid vacation leave

REPORTS TO: Development Director

The Vera Project offers a fun, engaging workplace that includes benefits like a flexible schedule, and vacation and sick leave. Vera is an Equal Opportunity employer. Young people are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Send a resume & cover letter to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) through end-of-day Friday, 4/18.  No calls or drop-ins, please.


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