Development Coordinator, Major Gifts & Planned Giving

$40,000 - $45,000 yearly
  • The American Indian College Fund
  • Denver, CO, USA
  • Sep 09, 2021
Full time Education

Job Description

Position Description


The American Indian College Fund (College Fund) strives to positively impact the lives of American Indians by supporting their higher education and career objectives.  College Fund team members believe education is the answer and collectively we raise funds, provide scholarships, and holistically support students in achieving their goals.  Programming, research, and enhancing the capacities of tribal colleges and universities are also integral elements of our mission.


This position will support the major gifts and planned giving teams within the Resource Development department.  Professional communication skills, the ability and desire to take initiative, proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and CRM software applications (including producing queries and reports), and an outward mindset for supporting others are essential to supporting this department. 


The work environment is both dynamic and fast-paced; and the organizational culture is one that focuses on accountability, teamwork, and a strong passion for our mission.  This position will have the opportunity to work with individuals across the organization, along with other business partners and donors of the College Fund. 


Essential Job Functions


  1. Provides general administrative support for major gifts and planned giving teams, including but not limited to tracking and completing financial and legal documents pertaining to estates, processing gift acknowledgement letters, reconciling credit card statements, assistance with special mailings, and meeting and calendar management.
  2. Provides event planning and logistical support for major gifts and planned giving teams, including but not limited to sending invites, managing event RSVPs, event follow up and general logistical support.
  3. Cross-trained across major gifts and planned giving strategies to facilitate collaboration and completion of special projects, including but not limited to general prospect research, generating donor profiles, scholarship reports and support.
  4. Assist with other projects as assigned, including supporting front desk coverage.




Job Requirements



  • Familiarity with philanthropic sector and understanding of fundraising concepts and trends knowledge; specific knowledge of major gifts and planned giving best practices preferred
  • Outstanding customer service skills
  • Excellent listening and problem resolution skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Proficient knowledge of CRM software/applications
  • Ability to work well within a diverse team and across departments
  • Flexibility to adapt to a fast-paced and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to multi-task, organize and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills via all channels
  • Personal characteristics sought include initiative, discretion, mature judgment, positive behavior, performance, and ability to balance dynamic workload.
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in learning about American Indian/Alaska Native education


Required Education/ Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of relevant experience with the above qualifications
  • Experience working in non-profit CRM software applications



  • Experience with fundraising, including building donor relationships
  • Experience working with tribal communities and knowledge of Indigenous culture


Work Environment and Physical Activities:


  • This position is often required to pack boxes and lift them for shipping, and to lift equipment (computers, printers, recorders, screens, etc.), up to 20 to 30 pounds
  • Frequent keyboarding and viewing computer screen


Note:    The intent is not to provide an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position.  Incumbent may perform other duties as assigned.


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