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Development Coordinator

Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) is a public community college in Canandaigua, New York. It is affiliated with the State University of New York and sponsored by Ontario County. The main campus is just east of the City of Canandaigua, with additional campus centers in Victor, Geneva, and Newark to serve the needs of Ontario County, Wayne County, Yates County and Seneca County in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

1. Qualifications:

A. Education: Associates degree Required; Bachelor’s degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

B. Experience: One year’s experience in fundraising in an education setting preferred. Experience cultivating relationships with potential donors is strongly desired. Familiarity with marketing, social media, alumni, donor, and board relations preferred. Must have a working knowledge of word processing and database management (Blackbaud strongly preferred). Detail-oriented with excellent follow through skills. Ability to work independently within a small team.

C. Special Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills and effective interpersonal skills required. Ability to interact and communicate effectively with diverse populations.

2. General Functions:

Under the supervision of the Director of Development, this position is responsible for assisting in the planning and coordinating for all Advancement communications and executing this plan for both internal and external audiences. This includes annual solicitations, email communications, creating content for the Laker magazine, social media, and our Day of Giving marketing efforts. The coordinator assists team with all aspects of fundraising, including donor relations, alumni strategies, annual, major, and planned giving.

3. Essential Functions:

A. Provides support in developing and implementing objectives for Advancement programs with the goals of increasing annual donations, event revenue, and engagement opportunities for all audiences.

B. Works collaboratively with Director, Assistant Director and external departments to develop a strategy for annual communications/solicitations; direct mail, phonathon and electronic communication including the timing, audience segmentation, tailored messaging, signatory, marketing inserts etc. Responsible to execute this strategy. Creates all direct mail appeals for each appropriate constituency. Works with vendor to ensure quality and timing of mailings.

C. Assists in the planning and execution of alumni/donor relations events and activities including stewardship and cultivation activities, preparation of materials, and appropriate follow-up.

D. Contributes relevant information for FLCC social media on behalf of the Advancement division to support fundraising and alumni engagement efforts and collaborate across college departments to leverage best practices in digital communications.

E. Creates alumni and donor e-newsletters including written copy, design and layout, production and schedule emailing.

F. Assists Director with developing and executing a plan for annual and long-term fundraising objectives including strategies for increasing new donors and renewing past donors.

G. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned by the Advancement leadership and/or other duties as assigned by the Director of Development which are consistent with the responsibilities of the Director of Development and the Division of Advancement


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, this job description contains only qualifications that are required, with or without a reasonable accommodation.

1. Ability to use computer for extended periods of time.

2. Frequently moves boxes weighing up to 20 pounds across office for various needs.

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