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Capital Campaign Coordinator

Company: The Center for Hearing and Speech

Location: Houston, TX

Posted: September 21, 2018

About The Center for Hearing and Speech
Started in 1947 as Houston School for Deaf Children by four parents who wanted their hearing-impaired children to listen and speak (no sign language), The Center for Hearing and Speech (CHS) is now the most comprehensive resource in the region for these children. CHS encompasses a full-service audiology department, a team of highly specialized speech therapists, and a school for children ages 18 months – 6 years. In a nurturing, family-centric environment, professionals work closely together to enable the children to reach their full potential in a mainstream world. Because CHS receives no government funding, and because it serves children regardless of socioeconomic status or health care coverage, 50% of its revenues must come from fundraising efforts.

Position Summary
Reporting to the Director of Development, the Capital Campaign Coordinator will serve the mission of the Center by coordinating and implementing strategy and events related to the capital campaign. The principal responsibility of the position is to support the capital fundraising and marketing activities of the organization by identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding existing and new relationships.

Position Information

      • Hours Weekly: 38; ability to work some nights and occasional weekends
      • Starting Salary: Determined by experience and qualifications
      • FLSA Status: Exempt

Benefits

      • Health Insurance
      • Dental Insurance
      • Life Insurance
      • Long Term Disability Insurance
      • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
      • 12 Paid Holidays
      • 21 Paid Time Off Days

Responsibilities

      • Provide coordination and staffing for the capital campaign
      • Manage the prospect list and campaign records including the utilization of the Center’s database of donors and gifts
      • Conduct and share research on potential individual, foundation and corporate donors
      • Manage the progress of the campaign by attending and preparing meeting notes, follow-up documents and action items
      • Prepare monthly reports for communication with the campaign leadership and for reconciliation with the Finance team
      • Develop meeting agendas, campaign related proposals and correspondence
      • Manage other campaign related activities including:

            • Prepare cultivation and solicitation materials for volunteers and staff
            • Schedule appointments and meetings
            • Assist in processing gifts and pledges and logging in the database
            • Assist with the execution of cultivation and stewardship activities
            • Provide editing/proofing support for grant applications and other written materials
      • Coordinate logistics for campaign related events and activities
      • Provide general support to the department as needed

Qualifications

      • Customer service oriented and consistently applies excellence as a standard internally and externally
      • Event coordination
      • Demonstrated competency in working with database software; experience and knowledge of Raiser’s Edge is preferred
      • Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office products
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with knowledge of business communication (e.g., style and format of letters, memoranda, minutes and reports)
      • Energetic, flexible, detail-oriented, and strategic approach to problem solving
      • Self-directed approach to work and can be effective in times of limited direction or supervision
      • Accuracy and attention to detail
      • Strong project management, organizational and time management skills
      • Strategic thinking and problem-solving skills
      • Ability to multi-task and operate in a fast-paced environment

Education and Experience Requirements

      • One to three years of work experience in nonprofit fundraising
      • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
      • Raiser’s Edge fundraising software experience highly preferred

Physical Demands
Stand; walk; sit; hear; speak clearly; drive a motor vehicle; job requires extensive computer use so employee must have sufficient hand dexterity to use a computer keyboard and be capable of using a computer screen; bend over; reach with hands and arms; able to lift or move up to 20 pounds; able to actively participate in outdoor events, often in extreme temperatures for extended periods of time. Flu vaccine strongly recommended.

How to Apply:
Please submit your résumé to Mari Bosker at mbosker@centerhearingandspeech.org