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Fundraising Coordinator

Part Time

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Nassau County

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Fundraising Coordinator – Part-Time Development Position – 20 hours/week


Book Fairies is seeking a highly motivated Development Coordinator to help build upon and direct our fundraising efforts. This individual should be persuasive and eager to develop solid relationships with current and prospective donors and possess the ability to attract talented individuals as volunteers.

Position Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Executive Director and working in conjunction with our Grant Writer, the Development Coordinator will be responsible for managing and leading the day-to-day fundraising efforts of the organization. Tasks will include corporate and individual donor cultivation and acknowledgment, including the creation of an annual fund; developing foundation relationships; planning and executing special events; and establishing fundraising procedures (in compliance with local, state, and federal laws, and policies set forth by the ED).

This position requires a highly visible, year-round reach into the community that will provide fundraising entry points to engage supporters of every level, such as program participants, community leaders, government officials, celebrities, and CEO’s. As this is a part-time position, the Development Coordinator will work with the Executive Director to set their hours, with the expectation that they make themselves available to attend before/after-hours networking meetings as necessary.


  • Must have a passion for books, literacy, and the importance of reading.
  • Experience with all forms of fundraising including grants, individual donors, corporate sponsorships, and events.
  • Organized and executed successful large- and small-scale events with sponsors.
  • Possess the skills to work with and motivate staff, board members, and other volunteers.
  • Have the desire to get out of the office and build external relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills.
  • Be a “self-starter” and goal driven to initiate donor visits and fundraising calls.
  • Be organized and exhibit “follow through” on tasks and goals.
  • A bachelor’s degree is preferred but not required.
  • 3-5 years minimum experience in professional fundraising on Long Island
  • Knowledge of the local philanthropic community


  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations, and corporations
  • Cultivate new relationships and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors to increase the scale of contributions.
  • Create and execute a strategy for a large, sustained base of annual individual donors.
  • Guide and support the Board of Trustees and the Development Committee in fundraising efforts.
  • Prepare all fundraising materials, including solicitation letters, board reports, presentations, acknowledgments, and stewardship correspondence.
  • Builds networks – Effectively building formal and informal relationship networks inside and outside the organization.
  • Direct the annual fund program.
  • Coordinate 1-2 special events a year.
  • Work with grant writer on prospect research.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about Book Fairies with the community.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems in Salesforce and Classy platforms.

SALARY/BENEFITS: range $28,080 to $31,200 yearly salary

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $28,080.00 – $31,200.00 per year


  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Fundraising: 3 years (Required)
The Book Fairies

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