SPARC Hope Seeks a Development Coordinator

The Opportunity:

A newly created position, the Development Coordinator, is an integral member of the SPARC Hope team responsible for fostering a culture of philanthropy and securing funds to support our mission and programs. This role will provide daily management to a growing and comprehensive development program, overseeing all aspects of fund raising with a particular focus on annual giving, corporate/foundation relations and grants, donor prospect management, stewardship, and special events.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, manage and grow an Annual Fund giving program of current donors and prospects comprised of individuals, corporations, and foundations to secure annual operating support gifts.
  • Secure sponsorships for special events, as well as lead ticket sales strategy.  Work closely with SPARC Hope’s volunteer event committee to ensure events are successful and impactful.
  • Research, identify, write and submit successful grant applications to private and corporate foundation prospects.  This process includes developing relationships with key program officers with our funding partners.
  • Communicate in a transparent and effective manner with donors, staff, volunteers, and participants through the management of a donor relationship database.
  • Guide and support the Executive Director in her role as spokesperson and fundraiser.
  • Collaborate with the Treasurer to ensure that all legal, ethical and financial requirements are met.
  • Effectively represent SPARC Hope’s mission, vision, values, and goals to the Community.

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in communications, marketing, non-profit management, public relations or English.
  • Experience serving in a comprehensive fundraising role.
  • Record of success cultivating, soliciting, and closing gifts.
  • Superior written/oral/interpersonal communication skills. Precise attention to details.
  • Computer/technology literacy, MS Office, donor software and social media knowledge.

Key Characteristics:

  • Ability to cultivate, solicit and close gifts.
  • Creative, strategic thinker.
  • Commitment to best practices in fundraising administration.
  • Integrity – honors donor intent and confidentiality.

Hours:  To be discussed during the interview — flexible work hours.

Compensation and Benefits:  Comparable with experience.

This position also offers paid vacation, a compelling mission, and highly dedicated staff and volunteers!

About the Organization:

SPARC Hope is a non-profit organization with a mission to provide support, encouragement and guidance to single parents in the pursuit of identifying life choice options that enhance their opportunities for career advancement and independence.

Office Location:

11921 Brinley Avenue, Suite 101, Louisville, KY 40243

To Apply: Send a resume, cover letter, three professional references and a writing sample via e-mail or mail to:  laura@sparc-hope.org.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

SPARC Hope is an equal opportunity employer: candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply. SPARC Hope is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.