Senior Development Coordinator
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Senior Development Coordinator will play an instrumental role in garnering support from funders to sustain the vital programming of the IWMF. The ideal candidate will have a proven ability in grantwriting and successful track record of securing grants in the six- to seven-figure range. The Senior Development Coordinator will also support the creation and implementation of original campaigns and strategies that will engage current donors, attract new donors and convert both into regular contributors to our mission. This position will assist in the IWMF's donor outreach throughout the year, identifying creative opportunities for engagement. This may include drafting social media messaging, organizing events, and implementing other creative funder outreach strategies as well as representing the IWMF in the community and at networking events. The Senior Development Coordinator is a multi-faceted position with growth potential.
· Serve as steward of existing grants by tracking existing grants, including funder payments, reports and other deadlines
· Lead grant proposal and report writing, working closely with the program team and assuring that the IWMF meets guidelines and funder expectations
· Research and identify new foundation opportunities, co-author letters of inquiry and concept papers in collaboration with programs team
· Serve as main point of contact for entry- and mid-level donors, stewarding and cultivating them as prospects for major donors; support the design of targeted campaigns for this donor group, in collaboration with communications team and oversight from Director of Development
· Manage broad communications to funders with oversight from Director of Development and Executive Director
· Conduct research to identify funder prospects
· Assist with coordination of the Courage in Journalism Awards events fundraising with Director of Development and Executive Director
· Manage logistics of cultivation events, including liaising with external partners and creating internal work plans (preferably using Asana)
Occasional scheduling, correspondence, administrative tasks
Three to four years of progressive relevant work experience. Previous fundraising experience essential. Must be eligible to work in the United States. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Skills and Values
· Cultural competence and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
· Self-starter who is organized, flexible, able to successfully manage multiple complex projects, programs and priorities simultaneously
· Effectively manages up to anticipate the needs of your supervisor
· Ability to work independently and as part of a team; assists with implementation of cross-departmental initiatives
· Experience working with high-level internal and external contacts in a diplomatic and professional manner
· Positive, solutions-oriented approach a must
· Fluency in English, including excellent written and oral communications skills
· Passion for IWMF’s mission; exemplifies the values and culture of the organization, upholding current policies and procedures
· Exhibits enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit; ability to motivate others and a sense of humor required
· Knowledge of the news media and development industry a plus
· Donor Database/CRM management experience preferred (Salesforce, Donor Perfect, Raiser’s Edge or similar)
Full-time. IWMF headquarters are located in Washington, DC. Preferred work location in New York or Washington, DC.
IWMF staff works remotely.
Targeted Starting Date: February 1, 2024 or earlier