The Resource Development Coordinator is responsible for the management and implementation of donor engagement and stewardship, fundraising, and grant writing. This position will have a primary focus on major and planned giving that supports Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation’s funding needs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Collaborates with key Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation staff and the Carmel Clay Parks Foundation Board to sustain and grow fundraising programs.
Develops, manages, and implements an annual strategy for attracting and stewarding donors.
Prepares and implements both expense budgets and revenue forecasts.
Researched and identifies various funding prospects including in-kind donations, major and planned giving, and qualifying grants.
Develop grant proposals and manage compliance to fulfill individual grant requirements.
Coordinate, develop, document, and maintain internal processes and procedures.
Works closely with the Marketing & Communications Division to cross promote organizational messaging.
Solicit needed in-kind donations.
Generates high-quality responses to solicitations.
Serves as the primary liaison to all funding agencies and organizations.
Prepares an annual report at the end of each fiscal year describing the grants, donations, contributions, and gifts received, for the Carmel Clay Parks Board and the Carmel Clay Parks Foundation Board.
Schedule may vary to include some evenings and occasional weekends.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to communicate effectively.
Demonstrates a high commitment to confidential nature of assigned work.
Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Ability to evaluate, classify, prioritize, record and tabulate data.
Ability to exert light physical effort, which may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials weighing 5-10 pounds.
Ability to work extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.
Ability to maintain a valid Indiana Driver’s License.
The Carmel Clay Board of Parks & Recreation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Board will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, non-profit management, or other related fields.
A minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in fundraising/development, communications, sales, or public relations.
Demonstrate a proven track record in fundraising.
Strong technical skills, including proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite, and database management.
Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation has played an integral role in why Carmel, Indiana has been named one of the top cities to live in within the United States for the third year in a row. In short, the parks department has more than 15 parks and greenways spread across 500 park acres, numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark, a before and after school program held at all 11 Carmel elementary schools, and a summer camp program. Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system.