Maine Philanthropy Center

Building Connections for Maine Grantmakers

Junior Achievement of Maine seeks Development Coordinator

Friday, March 5, 2021

The Development Coordinator works collaboratively with the President in building partnerships and business relationships that ensure the strategic and funding goals of the organization are met.


▪Collaborates with the President to identify prospective individual and corporate donors with an emphasis on foundations and corporations that provide grant funding. Conducts extensive research about prospects and helps to prioritize funding opportunities.
▪Manages the ongoing components of stewardship with a primary focus on stewardship of donors including, but not limited to, communicating with donors as needed to keep donors informed, organizes and manages donor recognition initiatives, assures that all members of the JA team and board have information related to donors encouraging enhanced engagement.
▪Creates and executes winning fund development strategies related to funding and multi-year partnerships through relationship building, develops proposals for submission, coordinates and maintains proposal templates, prepares and stewards prospect portfolios, and ensures timely reports to funders.
▪Manages donor information in BCRM to track prospects, solicitors, and funding history. Assures that all data remains up to date and correct. Works with Finance Coordinator on invoices and pledges, prepares accurate and timely reports to campaign leadership, and acknowledges donors in a timely manner.
▪Organizes and maintains an annual calendar of grant process steps including, but not limited to, regular grant submission timelines for former donors, key dates and deadlines of grants in the funding pipeline, and steps to follow up on proposals.
▪Assists President in preparation for other proposals to funders as needed.
▪Helps cultivate relationships at the State level to leverage state funding opportunities.
▪Assists President in preparation for Fundraising Committee Meetings. Helps set priorities and areas of focus.
▪Works with Program, Marketing, & Events staff on an ongoing basis to determine funding opportunities and priorities for existing and new programs.
▪Manages the annual giving campaign.
▪Extracts, analyzes, and creates a plan for the appropriate use of information from the development donor database and other records to improve results of solicitation efforts.
▪Assists with the preparation of the income and expense budget and cash flow projections, including the tracking of revenues, expenses, and budget adjustments.
▪Other projects as required.

Behavioral competencies


•Accepts responsibility for delivering on assigned goals and deliverables.
▪Maintains composure in difficult situations and can shift quickly to objective, problem-solving behaviors in order to deliver results.
▪Great team player willing to support the JA team by accepting additional responsibilities as needed.

Active engagement

•Participates in projects, tasks, meetings, and workplace interactions with positive enthusiasm.
▪Demonstrates an obvious energy in performing the role and serves as an engaged member of the department.
▪Creative partnership and relationship building qualities needed.

Growth and improvement

•Actively seeks opportunities to increase industry knowledge and become a stronger subject matter expert in thefield.
•Willing to accept stretch goals and challenging projects to gain valuable experience and continuously develop asa professional.

Integrity and trust

•Earns the trust and confidence of coworkers and constituents through honest communication, ethical behavior,and professionalism in all interactions.
•Admits mistakes, does not misrepresent self or information, and keeps confidences.
•Is dependable and known to be someone who will do what is promised.

Junior achievement teamwork

•Contributes to meeting team deadlines and engages effectively with others to achieve goals
•Maintains an approachable demeanor to encourage positive working relationships and promotes effectivecommunication.
▪Demonstrates a willingness to pitch in to help team members succeed (even in areas outside their normal role).
▪Interacts well with many types of personalities and handles difficult interactions without escalating tension.


•Associate degree in business or related field minimum, Bachelor’s degree preferred. 3-5 years of successfulfundraising and sales driven experience involving corporate and foundation solicitation.
▪Proven relationship builder with business development and persuasion skills.
▪Proven track record in fundraising initiatives. Proven experience in meeting deadlines and exceeding goals.
▪Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and fundraising database platforms.
▪Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment and successfully manage multiple projects and deadlines.
▪Organized, detail-oriented, highly motivated, and a strong ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
▪Exceptional problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
▪Excellent oral and written communication skills emphasizing public speaking, persuasive communication,effective listening, and ability to listen and translate concepts into language that connects with specificconstituents.
▪Ability to manage multiple priorities is essential. Good organizational skills. Proven ability to maintainconfidential information.
▪Must be energetic and willing to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of fundraising activitiesranging from the routine/day-to-day to the highly creative/visible.
▪Candidate must have a valid driver’s license and vehicle transportation required to meet the responsibilities ofthe position.


Competitive benefits package offered including 100% employer paid health and dental insurance, life insurance, Short Term & Long Term Disability Insurance, Annual Simple IRA plan.

How to apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Michelle Anderson, President,

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