Communities in Schools of Jacksonville-Development Specialist

Posted Jun 27, 2024 Jacksonville, Florida

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Expires Jul 15, 2024



We are looking for a committed, highly organized individual who is excited to join a hard-working mission-driven Development Team. The Development Specialist is primarily responsible for assisting in the implementation of fund development and community partnership activities to achieve the organization’s fundraising goals. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, ability to use professional values and ethics to effectively interact with people of diverse backgrounds, and strong organizational and prioritization skills.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities -Assists the Chief Development Officer in the development of goals and strategies for all fundraising campaigns. -Generate IRS acknowledgement letters for all donors. -Coordinate creation and delivery of custom “thank you’s” for donors. -Helps maintain donor profiles in CRM database. -Work with the development team to plan and execute a monthly giving program. -Assist with grant reports and donor updates. -Assist with the planning and coordination of donor outreach efforts. -Assist in special events and fundraising projects as needed. -Manages the volunteer database, including collecting volunteer information, backgrounds screenings, availability, and skills, and maintaining hours tracking. -Manages the Alumni Database and planning of alumni outreach opportunities and communications. -Represent CIS at community engagement events. -Assist with taking internal meeting notes when requested. -Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required -Previous experience in volunteer management a plus. -Previous experience with donor database, preferably Bloomerang. -Able to maintain confidentiality. -Proficiency in Microsoft Office and online researching. -Time management skills are needed to meet deadlines. -Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, leadership skills, organization skills, and interpersonal skills. Minimal Job Requirements -Bachelor’s Degree preferred, or combination of education and experience -Previous non-profit fund development experience a plus -Able to lift at least 25 lbs -Valid driver’s license, ability to pass level two background screening and dependable transportation required

How to Apply

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Communities In Schools of Jacksonville


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