LIFT is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance access to justice for children and families by providing legal information, community education, and compassionate guidance, while promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies. LIFT empowers those without lawyers to successfully self-advocate in the New York Family Courts. To learn more about its programs, please visit www.LIFTonline.org.
LIFT is a dynamic, growth-oriented organization with a team that is both professional and passionate about its work. It is also a great place to work. LIFT encourages ongoing professional development and support a healthy work-life balance. In addition to the satisfaction of seeing the impact they have on the lives of children and families, employees receive competitive salaries and generous benefits.
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Institutional Advancement Coordinator:
LIFT seeks a full-time, highly organized and entrepreneurial individual to join our Institutional Advancement team. The Institutional Advancement Coordinator will play a vital role in supporting all of LIFT’s development and outreach activities to ensure the success of the organization’s fundraising goals. Individual will work under the supervision of and reports to the Chief Development Officer and will work closely with all members of the Institutional Advancement team, as well as other staff members. This position will manage all funding streams and is ideal for someone who likes to maintain a database system, increase efficacy, problem-solve, and has a “can do” approach. It will involve robust writing and research skills, attention to detail, and professionalism on all communication channels.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Collaborate with the LIFT team to create and implement successful development, outreach, and communication strategies
Assist with the preparation, implementation, and coordination of all special events
Support the organization’s efforts to build and maintain relationships with public officials, including preparing informational decks
Prepare materials for Institutional Advancement committees and projects
Provide assistance to the Development Committee of the Board and other Board Members involved in advancement activities
Oversee and maintain LIFT’s Salesforce donor database, cultivate methods/protocols and confirm compliance and consistency in order to maintain donor records
Process incoming checks, online credit cards, and other donations in Salesforce
Maintain accuracy of gift donations, investigate discrepancies and reconcile donation records with the Operations department
Create and send acknowledgment letters to donors in a timely manner
Enter and update donor contact information with appropriate constituent codes and attributes
Run donor and mailing list reports as needed
Communications and Marketing:
Work with consultants of LIFT as needed
Assist in drafting social media posts and update the website as needed
Manage event photos and help identify photos for use in social media and promotional materials
Assist with the execution of other LIFT communications, including e-blasts, web content, and PowerPoint presentations
Create flyers, brochures and other promotional materials to support development, and outreach events
Assist with the rebranding and communication efforts of the organization
Provide administrative and operations support to the Institutional Advancement department such as maintaining the inventory of the department’s supplies, answering donor’s inquiries via phone call and e-mail, assistance with filing and other administrative tasks as needed
Manage the department’s calendar ensuring all deadlines are recorded and met
Attend and participate in organizational and departmental meetings as necessary
Other Duties as Assigned
A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of experience in nonprofit communications, marketing, fundraising or equivalent experience. The ideal person should be highly motivated with a self-starter attitude and has the ability to consistently achieve results with excellence. The ideal candidate should possess the following strengths:
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships across the organization
Capacity to execute detail-oriented work with accuracy
Ability to work in a team setting and independently
Solid research and technology abilities
Willingness to learn new skills and systems to support the growth of the team
Exceptional writing skills; excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
Advanced Excel and Word skills; proficient in Outlook
Experience with Salesforce
Understanding of various graphic design and marketing platforms like Constant Contact and Canva is a plus
Basic knowledge of social media platforms (Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter)
Strong administrative and organizational abilities with a proven track record of time and project management skills, handling multiple deadlines at once
Critical thinking skills that can be applied to effectively problem-solve and anticipate the next steps and potential barriers
Interest and/or experience in the areas of development, marketing, outreach, and/or social media
Sensitivity and discretion with handling confidential information
Positive attitude and willingness to be adaptable to dynamic needs
Adaptability, flexibility, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor
Commitment to LIFT’s mission and values
Salary and Benefits: LIFT offers a competitive salary that is generous for an organization of our size and a generous benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, TransitChek Program and a 403B Retirement Savings Plan that is matched up to 5% after one year of service. LIFT also offers up to four weeks of vacation plus sick time, federal holidays, summer Fridays and most importantly an excellent work life balance.
How to Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to our Human Resources inbox via [email protected] Please put “Institutional Advancement Coordinator” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
LIFT is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.