Development Coordinator

  • 2300 Lapeer Rd, Flint, MI 48503, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Food Bank of Eastern Michigan serves as a common solicitor, storehouse and distributor of food on behalf of its Partner Agencies which are non-profit, charitable organizations serving those in need.

Today the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan provides over 25 million pounds of food each year to those in need through more than 415 partner agencies. Partner Agencies consist of local soup kitchens, shelters, and food pantries who strive to feed the more than 300,000 people in eastern Michigan who are food insecure. The excellent relationships established within the Food Bank’s 22 county service area and throughout the state has allowed for numerous programs and initiatives to help fight hunger.

Job Description

The Development Coordinator will interact with the community with a specialty in fundraisers, events, speaking engagements and food drives. The coordinator will support department goals by building relationships with new donors and strengthening relationships with existing donors.


  • To identify,cultivate and maintain community partnerships for the successful completion of food drives and third party events
  • Maintain accurate and current records and logistics for food drives, third party events, and community engagement activities in the appropriate data bases and department files
  • Promote virtual food drives and provide technical support to community groups and organizations to maximize the available crowd funding pages as a source of viable revenue
  • Promote and provide technical support to individuals to maximize the available peer-to-peer fundraising pages as a source of viable revenue
  • Promote the school year ABC12 Spirit Squad food drive and fundraising program coordinating the efforts of corporate sponsors, schools, and food bank logistics
  • Maintain a year-round calendar of speaking engagements and/or attendance at communityevents to ensure regular exposure for the organization
  • Ensure timely recognition is provided to all donors, volunteers, and community groups engaged in development activities
  • Support the Development Manager in the planning and execution of all fundraising and organizational events as outlined in the development plan
  • Support the Development Manager by working with other departments (operations, programs, finance, etc.) to collect accurate data and written grant reports as assigned
  • Support the Development Manager by conducting prospect research for new potential grant funding as assigned
  • Support marketing objectives with updates to web site, e-mail blasts, and social networking as assigned
  • Prepare regular reports on progress, budgets, receipts, and expenditures as assigned
  • Know and adhere to organizational policies and procedures, and work as an integral member of the
    development team

  • Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Knowledge and Education and Work Experience:

  • College degree required

  • Previous work experience with fundraising and non-profit organizations preferred

    Specific Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • High level of organization skills

  • Able to take initiative in projects and with new relationships

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and data base

  • Self-motivated with drive to take initiative in creating new relationships

  • Ability to work on several projects at once

Additional Information

Work is performed in office environment for day to day with desk work and computer usage to organize development activities and events to raise money to support the mission. Work hours in development can
vary in relation to events, food drives, dinners and outside activities throughout the community and will involve evenings and weekends.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities,duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.