Development and Annual Fund Coordinator

Position Development and Annual Fund Coordinator Reports to Director of  Advancement Based at Tenderloin Center at 180 Golden Gate Ave., San Francisco. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this role is currently remote with high-speed internet access needed, but will return to the office when we reopen our centers. Candidates must be located in or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area and able to work in an open-office environment where there may be substantial ambient noise and overheard conversations Status Non-Exempt, Salaried Hours Full-time (40 hours per week), flexible work schedule Monday through Friday (e.g., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) with some evenings and weekends as required Salary $50,000 to $55,000 To Apply Please fill out this brief application.  Submit your cover letter, résumé, and writing sample  to by June 15.  Write “Development Coordinator” in the subject line. This position is open until filled, with an ideal start date of July 5.
The Development & Annual Fund Coordinator is a central role in our high-performing and vibrant Advancement Team. As the heart of development operations, this position will collaborate on and participate in a range of fundraising activities. Core job duties include ensuring prompt, accurate and inspiring donor stewardship, preserving the accuracy and integrity of the department’s database, and special event support.  In addition to the above supporting roles, this position will continue to grow the annual fund program, including strategy and execution for targeted direct mail appeals (renewals, upgrades, and acquisition 1-2 times annually), email appeals, online giving, stewardship and targeted strategies for increased giving, based on industry best practices.  
826 Valencia is a highly collaborative work environment full of passionate professionals who strive to create programs that transform our students’ relationships to writing, and to build an inclusive community that meets the needs and reflects the diverse backgrounds of our students. If you care about amplifying young peoples’ voices and cultivating wonder as part of the writing process, we want to work with you! 
The Development & Annual Fund Coordinator reports to the Director of Advancement
Development Coordination
  • Provide administrative support across the department to support the fundraising goals of the organization. Maintain the shared calendars, donor tracking, and organizational systems of the Advancement Team
  • Coordinate and execute the gift stewardship process, working with the fundraising team to ensure that gifts are acknowledged with speed, accuracy,  and inspiration 
  • Oversee the Salesforce platform, ensure the accuracy of donor records, and best practices to track and report results. Train and guide 826 Valencia staff  to use this tool. Maintain the Salesforce User Guide
  • Coordinate the in-kind donation process, and assist the staff in onboarding and training related to the in-kind tracking system
  • Coordinate execution and logistics of special events including the annual Bookeaters’ Bash event as well as administration/logistics for other (smaller) development and cultivation events
  • Develop and implement strategies for best practice annual-fund donor acquisition, renewal/upgrades, and stewardship
  • Collaborate with members of the Advancement Team and Design Team to conceptualize, design, and write Annual Fund campaign and materials 
  • Coordinate the execution of Annual Fund, including direct mail, email and social media appeals, monthly donors and online giving strategies, and ongoing cultivation and stewardship. Implementation of Annual Fund communications plan and timing, in collaboration with communications staff
  • Track and report on results of appeals and special campaigns, adjusting strategies as needed; exceptional attention to detail and comfort working with spreadsheets and large batches of data required
  • Build donor relationships with designated segments of annual and monthly donors, providing needed cultivation, stewardship and opportunities to make more substantial gifts over time
  • Join the Advancement Team in promoting a culture of philanthropy organization-wide 
  • Attend staff meetings, participate in internal committees on diversity, equity and inclusion, the annual 826 National conference, anti-racism trainings, other professional development workshops, and performance appraisal systems
  • Collaborate with and support the Executive Director  and Director of Individual Philanthropy, as needed
  • Represent 826 Valencia at community fairs, special events, and partner venues, as needed 
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent field experience 
  • At least two years of experience in nonprofit fundraising work (annual campaign fundraising preferred)
  • Experience with donor management software (Salesforce preferred) 
  • Able to complete a background check and tuberculosis screening
  • Produces crisp, engaging and quality communications, both written and verbal
  • Understand how various roles, responsibilities and players, both internal and external, contribute to the mission of the organization
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness
  • Approaches new ideas or challenges with a sense of possibility, openness and positivity
  • Openly and regularly communicates information about progress towards goals with supervisor and team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Builds authentic relationships with colleagues across roles, teams, and identities, demonstrating curiosity about others’ backgrounds and perspectives
  • A team player who expresses genuine interest in team’s well-being, and proactively models organizational customs, beliefs, and values
  • Ability to work with a culturally diverse population and a variety of stakeholders and audiences. Seeks to embody 826 Valencia’s values around diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • $50,000 to $55,000 Annual Salary, with $1,000 per year language premium for employees who meet the criteria
  • Paid Time Off: 15 Vacation days per year (increases to 20 days after two years), approximately 9 Wellness days per year, 13 Holidays, and winter office closure. (Additional COVID-19 paid time off available through federal and state COVID-19 leave regulations)
  • Health insurance coverage, Employee Assistance Program, group life insurance
  • Pre-Tax Savings: 401(k) plan with employer match, Flexible Spending Account for health and dependent care expenses, Commuter Benefits
  • Professional development funds (budget permitting)
  • Reimbursement for local work-related travel expenses, such as between writing centers and school sites. While working remotely due to COVID-19, partial reimbursement for high-speed Internet and utilities
  • Relocation support may be available for moving to California from another state
  • 30% discount at all 826 Valencia stores
826 Valencia is an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse staff and inclusive work environment. Candidates who identify as Black, Indigenous or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply. 826 Valencia is committed to inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation, political orientation, disability, veteran status, or gender identity or expression. Read the 826 Stand on diversity and inclusion and our Core Values.