The Development Coordinator for Childcare Resources will work closely with the Executive Director on all development efforts, helping build a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization. As Childcare Resources advances to the next level of excellence and achievement called for in its strategic plan, the development program must accordingly increase its ability to fund growth.
The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Executive Director (ED) toward expanding the current program and reaching beyond the current core of donors to build a robust, diverse effort including annual, major, capital and legacy gifts.
Excellent writing and editing skills
Extreme attention to detail
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
Proficiency with database input and output, data segmenting and analysis with respect to fundraising and/or marketing strategies
Experience using online and social media communication
Experience using a desktop publishing software, like Microsoft Publisher or Adobe In Design preferred
Proficiency in conducting on-line and electronic research
Possess excellent verbal communication skills and maintain a positive, professional attitude
Ability to communicate effectively via phone or in person to provide excellent donor services.
Tremendous initiative and the ability to work effectively with a high degree of autonomy or as part of a team.
Must possess a strong work ethic, integrity, professionalism, and discretion dealing with confidential information.
Ability to multi-task and handle multiple projects at one time
Ability to remain flexible in a rapidly changing environment
Excellent organization skills
Must be able to sit/stand for long periods of time
Under the direction of the ED, work to implement a long-range development plan designed to secure the annual, major, capital and legacy gifts needed to fund the organization’s strategic vision.
Support the Executive Director with preparation and follow-up related to all individual donor meetings utilizing prospect research tools, as appropriate
Assist with all aspects of the development program, including: special event planning and communications.
Working with the ED and the Director of Community Relations, compose and create donor communications (independently or from oral or written instruction) including newsletter; external email communications to donors, board and fundraising committee members; and solicitation letters.
Ensure the accuracy of all development procedures relating to recordkeeping, progress reports, donor contacts, pledge reminders and gift acknowledgments. Responsible for data management, maintenance and upkeep for DonorPerfect
Assist the ED with various projects, as assigned
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends upon experience
Since 1994, Childcare Resources has contracted with local childcare centers to care for children in Indian River County. Children enrolled in the Childcare Resources program are ages six weeks to five years. Childcare Resources currently provides care for 112 children; 58 children at the Childcare Resources School and 54 children at quality contracting centers across the county, including Maitland... Farm, Community Preschool, Tiny Treasures and the Learning Nest. All of these centers are accredited through the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and follow strict standards, including:
• Curriculum which is both age and individually appropriate
• Curricula and instruction that engage children as active learners
• Specifically trained and adequately compensated teachers
• Close ties with families and meaningful parent involvement
• Small class sizes and low child-to-staff ratios
Childcare Resources was established to assist families that don’t qualify for state or federally funded childcare programs because their income level is above the predetermined poverty threshold. According to United Way’s recent ALICE report , however, the household survival budget for a family of four is $48,323, which is approximately 200 percent of the federal poverty level. These are the families that Childcare Resources has been serving for 22 years; individuals who earn more than the U.S. poverty level but less than the basic cost of living.
To qualify for the Childcare Resources program, parents must work full-time, go to school full-time, or do some combination of the two that adds up to full-time. Families’ income must fall between 150 to 200 percent of the federal poverty level. Without financial support from Childcare Resources, the families that fall within this income range will pay approximately 28 percent of their income toward childcare each year . Families enrolled in the program pay 15 to 30 percent of the cost of tuition ($30 to $60 each week), with the remaining amount subsidized through Childcare Resources, thus, reducing the parents’ childcare tuition burden to roughly 13 percent of yearly income.
Childcare Resources also focuses on building parent capacity through parent training. In addition, Childcare Resources enhances early education throughout the area by providing professional development workshops open to all early educators.