Fund Development Coordinator

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Contact Name
Contact Email Address
Salary Level or Range
$20-$30 depending on experience and portfolio
This is a remote position

United States

Application Closing Date
Description and Qualifications

Fund Development Coordinator
The New Orleans African American Museum
Part-time: ✅
Contract: ✅

This position requires a highly detailed and very organized person who is extremely professional, likes problem-solving in a start-up environment, and is a system thinker. Experience working in museums or arts nonprofits is helpful but not necessary.

Scope of work: 
Set up program language
Grants calendar
Apply and secure grants
Donor cultivation events

Reports to: Executive Director and Chief Curator

Primary Roles & Responsibilities:


• Develop and implement a comprehensive written annual resource development plan with strategies for donors and prospects in each constituent group including:: individuals,, faith groups,, organizations,, corporations,, etc.. to be approved by the board..

• Provide monthly reports to the ED and the board which measure progress towards achieving the plan .

• Broaden Habitat’s fundraising by developing approaches such as planned giving,, solicitation of bequests,, and endowment programs..

Grant requests and administration

• Assist Executive Director with researching and writing gr ants for the affiliate including the ReStore..

• Provide timely reporting and ensure compliance as required by grant award documentation .

• Administer draws requests for any funding source which operates through a “ddraw down”” or reimbursement process .

Gifts Cultivation

• Create and implement strategies for donor development and cultivation which will provide a diverse and sustainable funding base for CD HFH .

• Keep up - to - date on current fundraising programs, practices and procedures used in the nonprofit sector and inform the affiliate leadership of items that would benefit CD HFH .

• Create and implement major gifts program , planned giving program, and volunteer giving program .

• Identify and pursue new sources of corporate and foundation funding .

• Build and maintain relationships with major donors of all types,, develop strategies for solicitation,, and solicit or coordinate the solicitation by other affiliate staff , board or volunteers,, as appropriate .

• Create and update collateral materials to support gift cultivation .

• Develop and implement all aspects of direct donor mailings,, appeal letters,, and other donor mailings as needed..

• Ensure that the donor database information is current and accurate .

• Acknowledgement of all gifts and donations..


• Manage or oversee all CDHFH events..

• Promote events to the business community as a way to support CDHFH and provide support to those groups that want to host an event .

• Work with appropriate staff and volunteers to ensure that all aspects of a successful event are coordinated towards a common goal .

• Develop and solicit sponsors for houses and events as needed .

Public Relations and Marketing

• Write press releases and media alerts .

• Develop and maintain media contacts with area media outlets .

• Oversee and direct all media relations,, social media communication,, media production and general branding of the affiliate and all its programs .

• Create marketing materials for the affiliate .

• Build and sustain working relationships and communication with community associations;; housing advocates and coalitions;; business leaders;; lenders;; grant funders;; faith based organizations and churches;; school administrators,, schools,, universities and youth groups;; and other institutions .


• B..AA..//BB..SS.. prefer red with an emphasis or concentration in business,, marketing,, public relations or related field..

• Two – five years professional development and fundraising experience .

• Experience and contacts in Kent County are a plus..

• Advanced PC skills and expert proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (DDonor database experience desirable)) .

• Desire to work as part of a team and willingness to promote the principles and views of Habitat for Humanity .

• Ability to work with minimal supervision – self - motivated & confident

• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously .

• Ability to work well with people from all backgrounds with varying degrees of experience .

• Ability to inspire,, train,, motivate, challenge,, and supervise volunteers .

• Confident public speaking and able to express ideas verbally and in writing.


Please send cover letter and resume via email to:
Ms. Christa Cruzat
Administrative Support
New Orleans African American Museum