Development Coordinator

Employment type
3 months ago
Los Angeles

LA's BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program

Reports to: Vice President of Development

The Development Coordinator is part of a high performing team, responsible for coordinating fundraising events and activities generated by the LA’s BEST City Hall Office. This position also supports the Development Department overall activities and acts as a secondary liaison, representing the organization with boards, donors and vendors.

Coordinate overall development activities including:

  • Events & Marketing/Communications Support
    • Support events as assigned under direction of the Director of Fundraising Events and VP of Development. This includes working with event vendors, staff, committees, and volunteers.
    • Maintain event tracking reports to ensure accurate budgeting and projection processes
    • Assist in producing and distributing event collateral including invitations, brochures, sponsorship materials, nametags, etc. Initiate and coordinate support from Director of Communications and outside designers as necessary.
    • Research and outreach to event vendors and activations (digital ad/tributes, text-to-give, etc.)
    • Manage online and silent auctions through the auction’s full cycle, including drafting donation “ask” letters, managing the process with auction platform, coordinating with auction winners and taking all steps necessary for fulfillment and closing our auction
    • Provide post-event recap reports
    • Manage timely acknowledgement process for donors
    • Provide guidance to event related volunteers
  •  Cultivation & Stewardship Support
    • Liaison with LA’s BEST/LAUSD Operations staff for Donor/Partner Site Visits
    • Assist with managing multiple external partners and facilitating the completion of partnership deliverables
    • Research prospective donors and other fundraising sources, preparing documentation and materials for meetings and presentations as necessary
    • Prepares donor folders for events and meetings
    • Participates in solicitation and stewardship campaigns, track donor data and plans, prepare gifts, write thank you notes or make calls to donors
    • Draft solicitation materials, stewardship reports, and executive briefings for all fundraising activities
  •  Maintain department calendar
  • Attend committee meetings. This also includes recording minutes.
  • Recruit and supervise interns
  • Participate in Development Department activities and contribute as needed
  • Provide administrative support as requested


Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree and 3+ years of professional working experience
  • Experience with donor databases (Raisers Edge preferred)
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage and prioritize concurrent projects
  • Excellent computer and digital skills, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and familiarity with Canva and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
  • Experience with social media outreach
  • Ability to stand for 4+ hours (during events) and lift/carry 25 lbs (event set up/strike) 
  • A flexible schedule which includes some nights and weekends.
  • Strong commitment to the mission and goals of LA’s BEST


LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program

Explore. Engage. Expand.

For 30 years, LA’s BEST has provided safe, supervised afterschool enrichment for more than 25,000 unique and talented elementary school students in neighborhoods with the highest needs and fewest resources. Through our deliberately developed programming and staff, we build the kind of deep intellectual, creative, physical and social engagement in children that drives their development as motivated learners and active contributors to their education, schools and communities. This is reflected in concrete measures such as school attendance and graduation rates, and in equally critical measures of self-confidence, curiosity and wonder, and enhanced senses of purpose, drive and self-worth.


To apply

 Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter with references and salary requirement to [email protected].Please include “Development Coordinator” in the subject line. Please, no calls.