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The Regional Development Coordinator (RDC) plays a key and
integral role in the success of Lutheran Family Services Rocky
Mountains fund development efforts, specifically through ongoing
and proactive relationship management, strategic communications
plans, gifts cultivation and solicitation activity with an assigned
caseload of qualified donors and a smaller group of assigned,
qualified major gift prospects. In this role, the RDC will
identify, qualify, be assigned, cultivate, solicit and steward
donors, assist in planning and organizing key fundraising events
and prospects, acting as the primary contact between Lutheran
Family Services Rocky Mountains (LFSRM) and the assigned caseload,
with an emphasis on securing gifts while retaining and
strengthening existing giving.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Manages a caseload of 125+ assigned and qualified donors and
fulfills a caseload communications plan, including individual
fundraising goals and personalized strategies, to steward, educate,
cultivate and solicit gifts from donors each fiscal year.
- Maintains and seeks to engage with an additional prospective
donor "watch list" as assigned, following the communications plan
that is specific to each donor and prospect.
- Leads one-to-one solicitation, gift acknowledgement, and
stewardship communication, and travels as necessary to establish
and maintain excellent donor relations.
- Assists in the development of solicitation strategies and
facilitates the team planning process for peer-to-peer cultivation
and solicitation approaches.
- Participates in recommended professional trainings, conference
calls with other major gifts staff, conference kindred sessions,
and other professional development opportunities.
- Works in close conjunction with other RDCs, pursuing and
contributing to harmonious collaboration between direct marketing,
social media, foundation, corporation, and planned giving staff for
optimal integrated strategies.
- Makes effective use of volunteerism opportunities, events and
other initiatives to engage with assigned donors, to bring them
closer to LFSRM, and to deepen their awareness of the impact of our
work, especially in areas of interest to them.
- Works with other staff, leadership and volunteers to develop
new donor/prospect cultivation events, such as private receptions,
dinners in homes, or seminars.
- Manages all office systems related to RDC duties, including
maintaining updating CRM donor files, tracking spreadsheets,
correspondence and gift acknowledgments, etc., in keeping with
department policies and procedures.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
- Has knowledge of Lutheran Church traditions, and other faith
based communities, in relation to agency services in order to
communicate with constituency leadership as well as with agency
staff and volunteers.
- Able to work independently in a fast-paced environment without
extensive admin support.
- Highly organized and able to effectively manage multiple
projects and competing priorities with professionalism.
- Strong computer skills in Word and Excel.
- Ability to develop and manage budgets.
- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
- Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and productive
- Ability to be detail-oriented, meet deadlines, and to operate
on an independent basis.
- Ability to self-start, work well in a team setting and lead
- High comfort level with public speaking.
- Willingness to travel within the LFRSM service area.
- Possesses a valid Colorado driver's license and must carry
automobile liability insurance at the level of
- Demonstrates commitment to the Mission, Values and Vision of
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university; or one
to five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.