Development Coordinator - Fundraising Publications

New Haven, CT
Jul 26, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


Will develop, organize and direct communications and event initiatives whose purpose is to raise annual philanthropic support for the hospital. This includes a broad range of activities, including but not limited to: publications, direct mail fundraising campaigns, general communications, solicitation and recognition strategies, and special events. As a front line fund-raising professional, the Development Coordinator will contribute to bottom line fundraising efforts by providing logistical support for all aspects of department communications and annual giving.

  • 1. Provide input and direction for conception, implementation and coordination of the annual giving direct mail program
  • 1.1. Assist in the planning and execution process for creating new and compelling donor retention and acquisition direct mail programs to increase unrestricted funding for the hospital, improve donor retention and increase donor acquisition..
  • 1.2. Research pertinent information for content.
  • 1.3. Assist in management of vendors to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • 1.4. Research and acquire appropriate photography in conjunction with Marketing Department or external service.
  • 2. Develop and manage project plans for all development, fundraising and communications pieces
  • 2.1. Provide pertinent, current story ideas for all areas of the hospital and service lines and conduct necessary background research.
  • 2.2. Writes or assists in writing copy for stories, solicitation letters and miscellaneous communications as needed.
  • 2.3. Works with management team to ensure appropriate messaging and branding guidelines are being met.
  • 2.4. Selects appropriate vendors based upon pricing and service research.
  • 2.5. Responsible for establishing and meeting expense goals set for individual projects.
  • 2.6. Maintains editorial and production plans for department publications to ensure vendors complete and mail jobs on schedule.
  • 3. Assist in the management of internal and external fundraising events.
  • 3.1. Represent the hospital/department and assist in cultivation of donors at various internal and external events.
  • 4. Additional fundraising responsibilities
  • 4.1. Manage requests for fundraising events, press releases, etc from Department's general email address.
  • 4.2. Responsible for recognition of small to mid-size check presentations. Coordinate request with Marketing/Public Relations for additional coverage.
  • 5. Performs all other duties as assigned.

    Other information:


    Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience required


    Three plus years of experience with marketing/communications or publication coordination required. Development, copywriting, and direct mail experience preferred. Knowledge of event coordination and execution helpful.


    Thorough understanding of the development process, particularly annual giving. In-depth knowledge of direct mail process, newsletter publication and vendor management. Ability to review/proofread department communications for accuracy and grammar. Willingness conduct research for story ideas. Must have excellent computer skills with knowledge of fundraising software/database. Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to interact with all levels of administration, staff and benefactors. Well-organized, attentive to detail, able to work in a face-paced environment. Commitment to the mission of Yale-New Haven Hospital.

    Will contribute to the bottom line fundraising efforts by providing direct line responsibility and support for all aspects of the annual giving program including direct mail, publications and events. Each year, the Coordinator will develop financial targets in conjunction with the Director, Communications and Annual Fund and these targets will serve as measurements for performance. Demonstrates key behaviors outlined in the hospital?s Core Success Factors including: Caring/Service-Oriented; Problem Solver; Team-Player; Communicator; Personally Effective & Accountable; and Open-Minded Flexible

    Requires creative and analytical thinking to aid in the production of compelling direct mail packages, publications and general department communications. High degree of organization and oversight of details needed to coordinate internal and external scheduling of projects. Requires a creative thinker with the ability to understand the larger picture and long range department goals

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    Job Info

    Job: 9798

    Department: YNHH Development Admin
    Category: Devlpmt/fund Rsg
    Status: Full Time
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 40.000