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Development Coordinator

P.A.D.S. of Elgin, Inc.
Job Description

 Job Description
Development Coordinator 
Position Summary 
This position is responsible for assisting with grant writing, fundraising, public relations and locating new sources of revenue and donors associated with the organization’s operations.   
Position Type:  Staff         Reports To:   Executive Director     Hours:  40 hours 
Duties and Responsibilities 
 Assist the Executive Director with all grant writing, securing current grants and conducting research for  new sources of funding from individuals, foundations and government prospects   Supervise and coordinate all fundraising events and attend all board committee meetings  Assist in locating and obtaining corporate sponsorships for fundraising events  Write fundraising letters and appeals; oversee mailings; maintain regular correspondence with foundations and donors and assist in building and maintaining those relationships  Public Relations – helping the public to understand what PADS does and encourage them to get involved by volunteering or making donations  Supervise newsletter mailing   Speak/give public presentations on behalf of PADS as needed   Attend mixers and other public events  Research and document relevant area expos/events and make recommendations for participation   Evaluate effective marketing options for PADS and provide oversight of all graphic design  
Job Requirements 
 Excellent interpersonal and intercultural communications skills; excellent oral communication skills with ability to participate in public speaking events  Excellent written communication, research, and organizational skills  Ability to speak knowledgeably and enthusiastically about the PADS mission, programs, initiatives and be able to articulate how the organization makes a difference in the community  Must be computer literate - experience with fundraising databases preferred  Interest and enthusiasm in fundraising and working with people  Self-motivated, works well under pressure and is able to handle several projects at one time   Able to use good judgment and identify changing program needs   Must be available to work some weekend and evenings as required 

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. 
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor. 
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.  
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