Community Engagement Coordinator

South Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara
Full Time
New Beginnings Counseling Center

Community Engagement Coordinator

Come join New Beginnings in our NEW FABULOUS OFFICE SPACE that centralizes all south county activities and creates a new and exciting space for staff, volunteers, clients and community collaborators.

The Community Engagement Coordinator is a vital position requiring an individual who has the ability to coordinate and execute fund and donor development for a mid-size non-profit agency. The position is a full-time exempt position. Salary range is $65,000-$75,000 annually DOE and includes benefits and generous time off.

Some evening and weekend hours necessary to attend, oversee and/or present at events, media opportunities and other development tasks. Position begins asap.

Development Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the agency’s overall community engagement efforts;
  • In conjunction with Executive Director and Board of Directors Development Committee, co-creates and implements annual development plan and strategy;
  • Helps to establish short- and long-range goals for securing unrestricted funding sources;
  • Strategizes and orchestrates methods of approach to cultivate institutional and private donors;
  • Researches private grant sources (individuals and corporations) to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding;
  • Organizes and implements individual donor campaigns;
  • Develops and grows major gift individual donor base;
  • Manages annual and holiday giving campaigns;
  • Cultivates major gifts;
  • Produces major donor, board and special category solicitations/support materials with the intent to retain or upgrade gifts when possible;
  • Delivers presentations and represents the agency to community groups
  • Cultivates donors by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, and scheduling and attending in-person visits;
  • Manages the agency’s Planned Giving Program – Tracks progress of pending Legacy and Bequest gifts; organizes educational workshops

Special Project Responsibilities:

  • Plans multiple events throughout the year; including quarterly educational luncheons, annual gala event, agency presentations, etc. Responsibilities include general oversight of all pre-and post- event details, identifying appropriate event locations, managing guest lists, overseeing educational presentations, implementing strategic follow up, etc.
  • Develops and organizes other special events, including donor gatherings, agency tabling opportunities, community gatherings and special events

Board Support

  • Engages and supports board members in development efforts and assists on several board committees;
  • Attends board meetings and reports upon development efforts as requested.
  • Provides some administrative support to the Board of Directors and assists in the onboarding process for new Board members.
  • Provides reports and information for the Board of Directors as requested.

Reporting and Database Management

  • Oversees maintenance of Donor Perfect database and any other development record-keeping.
  • Prepares information and reports for internal and external stakeholders;
  • Identifies and creates reporting systems to support organizational needs and objectives
  • Oversees collection and compilation of data from multiple platforms for annual reporting needs, fund development, seasonal newsletter, agency annual report, etc.

Website and Communication Management

  • Supervises maintenance and updating of website content
  • Supervises marketing, communications and digital media campaigns

The ideal candidate is able to:

  • Work with considerable initiative and independence;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and collaborative working relationships
  • Indicate a proficiency in Microsoft Office Applications/Excel and Word, Google suite of products, Adobe Creative Suite Design Standard, Constant Contact, and Donor Perfect or similar databases.
  • Prepare clean, concise and accurate correspondence, records and reports;
  • Analyze, interpret and apply policies, rules and regulations; including funding opportunities.
  • Gather, organize, analyze and present a variety of data and information in a variety of formats;
  • Demonstrate experience in nonprofit development, fundraising, and community relations preferably within the mental health, education, human service or social service fields OR equivalent community relations and customer development/customer service experience
  • Commit to at least one year in position
  • Work well under deadlines and handle several projects at one time.
  • Maintain solid boundaries, a strong work ethic, a “can-do” attitude and, ideally, a sense of humor.

Education/Training, Experience and General Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Research, data management, and statistical analysis skills;
  • Detail-oriented work style with excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills;

Send resume, cover letter, three relevant writing samples (e.g., appeal letters, customer relations communications, donor reports, grant proposals), and three professional references to: hr@sbnbcc.org. If you are a good match for the position, you will be contacted to schedule an interview.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; ancestry; national origin; religion/creed; sex/sexual orientation; gender; gender identity/expression, transition; political affiliation or beliefs; disability, medical condition, generic information, marital status; military/veteran status; pregnancy and conditions related thereto.; or any other characteristic protected by law (as defined by the California Fair Employment and Housing Act — Government Code Section 12900-12996), except where such discrimination is based on a bona fide occupational qualification.

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