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Development Coordinator

Skoll World Forum

Skoll World Forum

Administration, Sales & Business Development
New York, NY, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

The Development Coordinator will work closely with the Development and Communications team to assist in executing day-to-day department activities and to provide administrative and logistical support. Reporting directly to the Development Manager, this role will support all key areas within and across fundraising and relevant communications including institutional partnerships and engagement, major gifts, annual campaigns and giving; community fundraising and volunteers; and special events. The ideal candidate will have an eagerness to learn and will be able to develop a deep knowledge and familiarity of the Resolution Fellowship, create strong working relationships with the Resolution team, and learn and engage with funding and program partners, and subsidiary organizations. The ideal candidate is proactive, organized, detail-oriented, inquisitive, and ready to jump into a variety of projects to support the fundraising goals of the organization.


The candidate must have a flexible schedule and be prepared to join occasional phone and in-person meetings earlier and later than regular business hours, including some weekends, with appropriate schedule modifications and/or compensation. There may also  be opportunities to occasionally travel.

Key Responsibilities
Work collaboratively with and alongside the development and communications team to support fundraising goals and organizational growth as follows:

Direct Fundraising Activities

Participate in the collaborative development of letters of inquiry and proposals for potential and existing funders.
Collaborate with members of the Development/Communications and Programs team to create slide presentations and grant reports for corporate partners, foundations, and other major donors.
Provide administrative support to the development and communications team for the planning, launch, and execution of annual campaigns (Giving Tuesday, End of Year Campaign, and Giving Amplified), community fundraising events, and volunteer engagement efforts.
Assist with launching, tracking, and recording revenue from online fundraising campaigns on Give Lively and other related platforms.
Provide logistical and administrative support to enhance and grow our monthly giving program.
Generate targeted prospect research for individual, corporate, community, and foundation funding (training available).
Participate in all Development and Communications department meetings, Development and Program collaboration meetings, and other internal meetings, taking detailed notes and distributing agenda items as needed.
Participate in relevant external meetings taking detailed notes and distributing agenda or informational items as needed.

Logistical and Administrative Fundraising Support

Ensure Salesforce donor and funder records are up-to-date and that donor, prospect, grant, and donation information are properly tracked.
Generate donor, prospect, and pledge reports from Salesforce, Give Lively, and other platforms, as needed, by the Development and Finance teams.
Engage with Salesforce to pull program data and document and track institutional partner and individual donor activities.
Maintain grant tracker to manage submission timelines for letters of inquiry, proposals, and reports, tracking outcomes, and updating the calendar regularly.
Coordinate and manage calendar tracking and reminders for upcoming deadlines.
Help coordinate, draft, and distribute donor materials, including reporting on donation impact.
Support collaboration with the Finance department to process gifts, identify restricted and unrestricted gifts, and reconcile planned and remitted pledges.

Liaise with the Program department to gather key program information and updates, including Fellow and participant stories, and impact data needed for reports, proposals, and pitch decks.
Maintain and update the Development and Communications calendar.
Support the Development and Communications team with placing orders for supplies, branded materials, etc.
Provide additional administrative and logistical support to the Development and Communications team, as needed.


Communications Support

Collaborate with the Development and Communications team to plan and coordinate the sending of email campaigns and other electronic donor communications.
Assist with content gathering and sending out the bi-monthly Resolution Advisory Board digest, and the community and constituent newsletters.
Provide logistical support to gather and share content for social media and email campaigns and events.


Event Support

Work closely with the Development and Communications team to organize, execute, and attend planning meetings/calls for Resolution fundraising events (Resolve and Young Leaders Now Award Dinner), volunteer and donor engagement events such as VIP dinners, and other org-wide events.
Establish relationships and liaise with vendors and contractors such as Resolution’s external event planners, event venues, etc., to coordinate planning and event logistics, etc.
Assist with the management and tracking of sponsorships, volunteer management, and process documentation (work plans, sponsorship and ticket sales trackers, etc.).
Support outreach and stewardship of existing donors and prospects. Support event revenue and expense tracking.
Manage, organize, and update RSVPs, attendees, and registration information.
Oversee registration on-site at events, including printing and organizing name badges, and general and VIP access and seating.
Oversee event preparation checklist, order necessary supplies, and manage packing/shipping of event materials.
Assist with tracking post-event reconciliation to ensure appropriate follow-up items are completed (e.g., attendance reports, donor and sponsor gift fulfillment, speaker/performer/honoree thank-yous, attendee/donor/sponsor thank-yous).
Support event follow-up including drafting and sending thank you emails and meetings.

Other Related Duties, As Requested


Skills, Knowledge and Expertise
Minimum of one year of professional or strong internship experience, including experience in administrative or logistical support.
Extremely organized with meticulous attention to detail and follow-through.
Demonstrated commitment to learning and meeting high standards on a tight schedule.
Proactive self-starter with the ability to work well independently, as well as with staff, volunteers, and external partners.
Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Application Suites with a high level of general computer competency.
Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion and good judgment.
Commitment to the principles of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access, and Learning (outlined here in our DEI statement: https://resolutionproject.org/deistatement/)
Passion for young people making an impact, and commitment to social change and social entrepreneurship.

Prior experience working in a nonprofit development office.
Experience with donor database software (Resolution uses Salesforce; training will be available.)

Resolution does our best to provide a competitive benefits package to our team. We have standard 35-hour work weeks with the ability to schedule to work half-day Fridays year-round. Full-time Resolution staff members have access to a range of health plans as well as coverage for dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 100% paid for full-time staff. Full-time staff also have access to generous paid time off, a 401k match, and robust professional development opportunities. In addition, employees may opt into FSA, HSA, transit check, and other voluntary insurance policies.


About Resolution Project
At Resolution Project, we see the spark of passion in young people.  We work with them to build it into a lifetime of impact. People do not need decades of experience before they can start making a difference in the world. Especially while young, they have the energy, idealism, and ambition to address complex challenges—today. But they need a community that invests and believes in their leadership. Resolution provides this support to young innovators around the world so they can break barriers and ignite meaningful change.

The Resolution Fellowship is the core of our work. To become a Resolution Fellow, young people first compete in our Social Venture Challenge (SVC), pitching ideas for social enterprises in their communities. Those who are selected become Fellows, receiving seed funding and lifelong support. Resolution is there, even if they evolve or pivot from their original ideas, with global resources, mentorship, expertise, and community, along with a growing network of local partners. These components come together to form a proven model that identifies promising young leaders, launches their first ventures, and sticks with them as they grow.

Since our beginning in 2008, Resolution Project has launched and supported the growth of over 600 Fellows, working across six continents and in over 80 countries. Altogether, our Fellows have impacted the lives of more than 4.6 million people around the globe. Through Resolution Project, young leaders receive unmatched guidance and wisdom from a team of partners, volunteers, and innovative peers around the globe. We remain committed—today and always— to all of our Fellows and to expanding our outreach to lower-resourced communities.