First Coast Women’s Services-Community Engagement Coordinator (East)

Posted Apr 19, 2024 Jacksonville, Florida


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Expires May 31, 2024


The Community Engagement Coordinator reports to the Development Director and helps plan, coordinate, and implement fundraising efforts and community activities that will increase philanthropic support for the organization.

Essential duties and responsibilities

Relationship Building: - Initiate and cultivate relationships in a specified geographical area with potential donors, existing donors, businesses, grantors, and other collaborative partners. - Direct donor solicitations in specified geographical area for mid-level donors, community organizations, and churches. - Conducts thorough prospect research and identification activities for the organization; devises and implements specific strategies to develop relationships with individual donors, churches, para-church organizations, and corporations - Inputs relationship-building efforts into e-tapestry and reports efforts and results bi-weekly to Development Director - Works with Donor Relations Manager to further cultivate new donors and re-engage lapsed donors Grant Writing: - Researches and writes grant applications to increase the capacity of the centers in geographical focus - Reports to oversight organizations to ensure positive relationships with grantors Public Relations: - Develops and maintains strong working relationships with key contacts within the community, identifies potential fundraising opportunities, and recommends a course of action for entering these opportunity markets - Represents the organization in civic organizations and other public forums Event Planning (small-scale) - Research and implement new small-scale event opportunities to raise awareness and to raise funds - Plan and facilitate small-scale events (i.e. open houses, lunch and learns, appreciation breakfasts, etc.) to create new relationships, cultivate existing relationships, and show appreciation for mid-level and major donors in geographical focus area


Be a committed Christian who demonstrates a personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Exhibit a strong commitment and dedication to the Pro-Life position. Agree with and be willing to uphold the Statement of Faith, Core Values, and policies of the organization. - Ability to prioritize and manage several milestones and projects efficiently with minimal supervision - Ability to network and foster positive relationships in the geographical area specified, both individually and through collaborative partnerships - Professional written and verbal communications skills - Ability to work well with a team to promote ministry initiatives - Experience fostering positive relationships with current and potential ministry partners - Excellent interpersonal skills - Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, meet deadlines, and coordinate projects with internal and external constituents - Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations - Excellent follow-through skills, results-oriented, work well in cross-functional environment - Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, & Publisher), Canva, and E-tapestry

Education and Experience

Minimum 3-5 years of experience at a Christian/non-profit agency preferred Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in Development

How to Apply

Please submit cover letter and application to Development Director, Jennifer Pace at


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