Urban Gateways is Chicago’s premier access point for youth arts experiences city-wide. The organization is dedicated to its mission to engage young people in arts experiences to inspire creativity and impact social change. It is an exciting time at Urban Gateways, as the organization will celebrate its 60th anniversary in 2021.
The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Chief Development Officer and Communications staff to fulfill the mission and achieve the vision of Urban Gateways. The Development Coordinator will manage the prospecting, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of Urban Gateways’ individual donor base. The optimal candidate will have excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills, and will be a highly organized, creative thinker with a background in nonprofit Development.
Work closely with Development team to support all fundraising efforts and serve as support staff for cultivation events and special events.
Maintain Salesforce database, including inputting, tracking, updating all donor and prospect records, and upholding database integrity with regular clean-up.
Utilize Salesforce database to create and implement move management process for individual donors.
Assist with donor/funder recognition by generating thank you letters and updating donor wall.
Work with Chief Development Officer to coordinate annual fund solicitations and stewardship opportunities for individual donors.
Manage Board contacts, solicitations, and give/get reports.
Coordinate direct mail appeals in partnership with Communications Department, including timeline, letter merges, and production.
Identify potential major donors and opportunities for gift increases through prospect research and tracking of relationships and communications.
Report on solicitation results and recommend solicitation strategies to Chief Development Officer and Urban Gateways stakeholders.
Attend, take minutes, and help coordinate Resource Development Committee meetings.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Urban Gateways provides paid health, dental, life and long-term disability insurance. There is a 401k plan with a discretionary company contribution.
Urban Gateways staff work in an open floor plan environment that also includes on-site program activities. The ideal candidate will be comfortable in this setting.
Please address your resume and cover letter to Sherre Jennings Cullen, Chief Development Officer and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.