WEZESHA is a registered National Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) organization working to advance equality, diversity, education and justice. WEZESHA works to advance recognition of human rights based of sexual orientation and gender identity at the national level and promote the articulation of clear national norms and mobilize international pressure because our government failed to live up to those standards.
WEZESHA is currently looking for a potential candidate to fill the Fundraising coordinator position:
Under general directions and supervision, the Fundraiser Coordinator is responsible for independently conducting the day-to-day operational
management and implementation of all activities pertaining to fund development and fundraising
Fundraiser Coordinator must track and properly document all activities and complete all necessary reporting requirements.
Fundraiser Coordinator will ensure that personal conduct and representation at meetings and various community events is professional and aligns with WEZESHA’ mission and code of conduct.
Reasonable fundraising goals, activities, budgets, and expense sheets will be established by the Executive Director. A reasonable quota will be established that needs to be met.
Fundraiser Coordinator will research and contact potential funders.
Fundraiser Coordinator will help obtain funding by drafting, editing, and preparing grants for submission. This also includes compiling program related reports and submitting them in a timely manner.
Take initiative to build relationships with potential funders including individual community donors.
Generate new ideas and business opportunities to increase fundraising and fund development to meet and exceed revenue goals. Establish an ongoing fundraising program to support the work of WEZESHA into the future.
Develop an annual fundraising plan and budget. Develop revenue and expense reports for all fundraiser events after the event is completed.
Takes the full responsibility to lead in initiating, planning, and implementing all necessary activities, in a timely manner, to ensure that program goals and objectives are accomplished.
Represents WEZESHA at community meetings, Donor meetings, and other community settings.
Monitors program, tracks and documents of all necessary activities, and completes all reporting requirements.
Submits documents and reports in a timely manner to meet stated deadlines.
Prepare grants/ project proposals and progress reports as required by program contract and agreements.
Search and research potential donors and foundations to identify and evaluate potential funding sources.
Make initial contacts, and follow-through of securing available funding along with the coordination of all optional funding opportunities.
Build and maintain profitable, long-term fundraising relationships with current donors and potential donors.
Skills & Qualifications:
Ability to independently initiate projects and activities.
Good client interactions skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Excellent time-management skills with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Excellent written and verbal communication, as well as negotiation skills.
Able to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends.
Ability to maintain client confidentiality.
Knowledge of computers and Word, Excel, Power Point, and Publisher.
Good leadership skills with the potential for further development.
Understanding of budget control, expenses, and allocations.
Knowledge of developing a fundraising plan.
Attentive to details.
Dedication, motivation, drive, ambition, and commitment to the job at hand.
Must have the skills and potential to excel in this position.
Treats all information and data within the scope of the position with appropriate confidentiality and security.