Development Marketing Coordinator

Vancouver, WA

Development & Marketing Coordinator

Launched as a chapter in 2020, our mission is to impact generational change by empowering youth who are facing the greatest obstacles through relationships with professional mentors—12+ years, no matter what. Unlike other programs, we exclusively focus on children who are also facing many systemic obstacles for whom short-term solutions and single-programmatic solutions will not work. Throughout the 12+ years in the program, our team supports youth to set and accomplish academic and developmental goals, while consistently supporting each of them through the unique challenges they face. Over the long-term, our goals ensure that youth graduate from high school ready for post-secondary education, employment, or military service, steer clear of the juvenile justice system, set positive life goals, and adopt healthy lifestyles. Ultimately, our trauma-informed approach supports youth to develop skills for self-sufficiency, breaking the cycle of generational poverty, so they will thrive as mentally and physically healthy, empowered members of society.

 Position Overview:

After relying on contractors for the first four years, we are excited to build our Development and Marketing Team to provide the critical support needed to achieve our programmatic impact goals. An ideal candidate for the Development & Marketing Coordinator will build upon our strong foundation of success through hard work, collaboration, entrepreneurial spirit, attention to detail and relationship building. This position reports to the Director of Strategic Fundraising and will have the opportunity to support and actively participate in the growth and direction of our small but growing organization.  

Core Functions:

The Development & Marketing Coordinator will execute all events, manage donor database operations; assist with marketing and communications; collaborate with Program and build strong relationships with our supporters.

Essential Responsibilities:


  • Support execution of all events for Friends of the Children – SW Washington, including but not limited to Friend Raiser, Future in Focus, Summer Soire, house parties and community events.
  • Oversee and execute Friend Raiser including but not limited to:

         Silent and Live Auction 

    • Item procurement and packaging
    • Package descriptions
    • Package certificates
    • Print bid sheets and small display signs
    • Ensure all auction packages are coordinated and delivered to winners

          Auction software management

    • Guest registration & check out
    • Auction items and packaging
    • Acknowledgement letters

          Event planning and logistics

    • Caterers
    • Volunteers
    • Set up and tear down
    • Décor
    • Licenses
  • Coordinate logistics and staff resources for donor stewardship initiatives.
  • Provide direction for office volunteers when needed.


  • Act as a liaison between Program Leadership Team and the Development Team.
  • Oversee and execute Winter Family Giving efforts including:
    • Work with Program Leadership Team to establish need and set goals
    • Solicit community partners, individuals, and companies to support our efforts.
    • Assist with marketing collateral.
    • Coordinate pickups and deliveries
    • Process gifts in kind forms.
  • Provide support for group programming as needed.


  • Maintain donor database (Raiser’s Edge)
    • Update address and email changes, birth, and death notices, etc.
    • Log communications, solicitations, and other contacts to donor records.
  • Enter all gifts received into the database and update gift-related donor records
    • Ensure timely and appropriate acknowledgment of all gifts, including preparation of thank you letters within 48 hours of receipt of gift.
  • Support with development reporting and data accuracy, completeness, and quality as it's maintained over time and across formats (i.e. data integrity).
  • Execute donor data projects including overseeing relationships with printers, the mail house and other vendors.
  • Support with donation reconciliation as needed.
  • Process daily deposits.
  • Maintain donor landing pages for campaigns and events.


  • Create engaging social media content (Canva).
  • Post at least two times per week on Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn.
  • Execute monthly email newsletters (Mailchimp).
  • Support the curation of storytelling from Friends and youth.
  • Follow the brand guidelines provided by National.


  • Provide professional donor stewardship with an attention to detail that will lead to trust and long term relationships with the organization.
  • Manage the donor database with precision and strategic approach.
  • Execute donor communications and events with a focus on gratitude, connection to the mission and long term relationship building.
  • Leverage the annual development and marketing plan to measure your impact.
  • Build relationships with donors and community members and provide responsive and professional customer service.  
  • Develop knowledge of Friends of the Children’s work and history to effectively communicate about the program.


  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement multiple projects concurrently, meet deadlines, and follow up as required.
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly skilled in MS Office. Demonstrated ability to draft and produce accurate and professional correspondence and reports. Microsoft Teams and Zoom knowledge is a plus.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a positive, customer-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to take initiative and anticipate and resolve issues.
  • Ability to “manage up” and proactively assist organizational leaders to ensure deadlines are met and details are followed through.
  • Experience working with volunteers.
  • Experience with a fundraising database preferred; experience with Raiser’s Edge and Auctria a bonus.
  • Ability to sit at a desk and work on a computer for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds.
  • Must possess a valid state-issued driver’s license and be comfortable driving organization-owned vehicles in support of job responsibilities.
  • Basic design (Canva) skills are helpful but not required.
  • Must be available for occasional evening and weekend work due to special events.

Salary Range:

Full-time, non-exempt position at an hourly rate of $26.92 - $29.33


The benefit package is comprehensive and includes the following:

  • Medical, dental, EAP, and vision coverage paid 100% for the employee by the organization; 25% of the premium for dependents is paid for by the organization
  • 401k plan with matching of up to 2.5%
  • Long-term Disability, Life, and ADD coverage paid 100% for the employee by the organization

 Plus a robust paid time off package that includes the following annually (prorated based on start date):

  • 120 hours vacation (with progressive increases based on longevity)
  • 80 hours sick
  • 10 paid holidays
  • 6 mental health days
  • Paid time off for the work days that occur during our closure between Christmas and New Year’s Day

Professional Level:


Minimum Education and Experience Required:

Some college and/or a minimum of 2 years of experience working with nonprofit donor databases.

Two to four years’ experience in events, or non-profit development desired.


In-office, Vancouver, Washington

Additional Information:

Friends of the Children is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to addressing discriminatory practices, and to working toward racial equity. The equal employment opportunity policy of Friends of the Children provides fair and equal opportunities for all employees and job applicants regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, or genetic information, in compliance with applicable federal, state and local law. Friends of the Children hires and promotes individuals solely on the basis of their qualifications for the job to be filled.

Friends of the Children is growing rapidly as communities across the country are experiencing the power of how “One” changes a child's story: One Friend. One Child. 12+ years. No matter what. #ThePowerOfOne

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