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Financial Development Coordinator

Seattle, Washington, United States

Date Posted: 06/27/2016
Categories: Administrative - Communications - Fundraising - Missions/Int.
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Title:  Financial Development Coordinator

Reports to:  Chief Executive Officer

Work Team:  Financial Development, Located in the Seattle or Los Angeles areas

Exempt Position

Salary:  Based on experience

Travel:  Up to 15% of The Time

Longevity Request:  3 Years


Position Summary
The Financial Development Coordinator works closely with the Chief Executive Officer in establishing, executing and managing all financial development goals, priorities and plans.  This position is also responsible for supporting the CEO in the development of ongoing relationships with major donor contacts and foundations and in all financial development record keeping and reporting.  


Essential Functions

Financial Development

  • Manage and execute the ministry’s annual fundraising plan by developing content and managing deadlines (with direction from the CEO)

  • Write, develop and track proposals and reports for all foundations and major gift requests, coordinating and editing resources, content and input from the CEO and other team members

  • Plan and oversee the organization and execution of financial development special events

  • Coordinate the development of donor communication collateral materials, including but not limited to brochures, e-newsletters, annual reports and videos

  • Support the CEO in the development of relationships with major donors and foundations, including managing a calendar of regular communication and visits

  • Prepare financial development reports for the CEO and Board as required

  • Investigate trends in ministry financial development through proactive learning (i.e., online, webinars, workshops, reading), and determine how those trends could impact visionSynergy’s fundraising strategies



  • Responsible for maintaining Salesforce database and keeping current all donor and financial development records including related data and gift processing

CEO Support

  • Provide general administrative support for CEO as necessary, including but not limited to meeting scheduling and trip planning

Skill Set

  • Demonstrated knowledge and excellence in organizational and administrative skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and effectively

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Extreme attention to detail

  • Able to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Demonstrated skills and ability to develop and manage budgets, including related program / project metrics

  • Competency in small event planning

Character Qualifications

  • Committed believer in Jesus Christ who is mature in faith, seeking to serve Him in word and deed, and demonstrating Godly character and lifestyle   

  • Prioritizes prayer in daily living and decision-making

  • Personal commitment to sharing Christ with unbelievers

  • Christ-like attitude of humility, service and integrity

  • Passion for world mission and reaching the unreached

  • Vision for the Body of Christ working together in partnership across theological, denominational, doctrinal and cultural differences

  • Self-starter with a reputation as a team player

  • Demonstrated ability to lead by influence rather than by authority

  • Results oriented but comfortable with ambiguous situations

  • Demonstrates grace, confidence, encouragement and hope

Job Specifications

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing or related discipline required

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in fundraising / financial development  

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in communications and / or marketing preferred

  • Exposure to, or experience in, international mission / ministry preferred

  • Proficiency in SalesForce donor management software, preferred, or experience with another non-profit contact management system

  • Experience using email marketing software such VerticalResponse or MailChimp

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Google Apps, and video conference software (Zoom, Google Hangouts, etc.)

  • Mastery of the English language


External Communications Requirements

  • Comfortable working in a global, multi-cultural environment

  • Provide sensitive, culturally appropriate communication to leaders whose first language may not be English

  • Capacity to track project / program successes and challenges with integrity, and to report the same to donors / foundations

  • Capable of working virtually

These duties, activities, or responsibilities may be supplemented periodically.



To Apply For This Position

  1. Application deadline is 31 August 2016.

  2. To apply, please email your resume and a cover letter with your personal testimony as a PDF attachment to:

  3. Applicants chosen for a first interview will be notified via email, asked for personal and work references, and scheduled for a phone interview.

  4. Applicants chosen for a second interview will be notified via email, and scheduled for a group video conference.

  5. Personal and work references will be checked for second interview applicants.

  6. Chosen applicants will be invited for a face to face interview with the vS team, likely in Edmonds, WA.

  7. vS will extend a written offer to the top candidate.