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Marketing and Development Coordinator

Job Description | September 2018

Leading From Within (LFW) invests in leaders who drive and create change in Santa Barbara County and beyond. Through our leadership programs, ongoing alumni education, and impactful networks, we cultivate leaders who are renewed, prepared, connected and collaborating for the greater good of all. Our brand is built upon a strong sense of authenticity, trustworthiness, and intentionality.

The Marketing and Development Coordinator works with the Executive Director to execute the communications and fundraising goals of the organizations. The ideal candidate will have a strong grasp of the essence of our brand and be adept at communicating to a wide variety of audiences via written word and platforms such as our website, social media, and print. They will be highly efficient in managing our fundraising database, annual fundraising mailings, and organizing and implementing special events. Two key strengths we seek are exceptional written skills and attention to detail.

Job Duties:


1. Lead project coordinator for annual giving campaigns (Leaders Fund and Alumni) to ensure team

executes all steps in timely manner

2. Ensures timely donor acknowledgement and works with Operations Manager to ensure accurate

recording of gifts

3. Manages alumni thank you program for donors

4. Manages donor and prospect mailings

5. Maintains donor database to include basic donor information and donor records

6. Develops and maintains systems to track donor and prospect activity and touch points in conjunction

with Executive Director and Development Consultant

7. Identifies best practices and efficiencies with development related systems and processes


1. Manages the Alumni and Donor storytelling database

2. Helps identify potential stories that embody our desired outcomes

3. Interview and write stories of alumni leadership journey and impact

4. Manages and coordinates creation of collateral to support organization, campaigns, and stewardship of

donors including print, e-media, and video

5. Maintains basic website updates and has significant involvement in upcoming website refresh

6. Manages communication content and develops systems to ensure we maximize use of collateral

content across platforms

7. Looks for opportunities to improve communication to donors and prospects such as through thank you

letter content, videos and website

8. Works with Communications Contractor to review and make design edits for monthly newsletter

9. Works with the graphic designer to provide edits and ensure changes are accurately reflected

10. Ensures LFW brand integrity for all public printed and electronic materials

11. Provides mature and caring interpersonal communication with participants, prospects, contractors and

friends of our organization and programs

12. Provides event hospitality and logistical support in conjunction with other LFW staff


● Interest in the development process

● Basic photography and design skills desirable

● Bachelor’s degree

● Minimum of three years experience of relevant work experience

● Proficiency of word processing and spreadsheet programs required

● Knowledge of G-suite, Salesforce, WordPress and project management programs desirable

Job Status:


Full-time | 40 hours/week


$41,600 per year payable twice monthly

Subject to deductions for taxes and other withholdings as required by law


Health Insurance

2 weeks paid vacation

7 days sick time

Unpaid days off negotiable

Location & Timeline:

Santa Barbara Office

Effective November 1, 2018 or sooner if available

How to Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Harris at


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