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Development Coordinator Job

Employer Name: Kartemquin Films SpiderID: 8740008
Location: Chicago, Illinois Date Posted: 6/14/2019
Wage: 30,000-40,000 Category: Fundraising
Job Code:
Number Of Openings: 1

Job Description:
General Summary:

The Development Coordinator works in partnership with Kartemquin’s Director of Development and Executive Director to provide strategic support for fundraising efforts in support of the organization’s operations, programs and films. This includes fundraising through foundation grants, corporate partners, special events, and a heightened focus on individual giving.

Primary responsibilities for role:

Create, with the Director of Development, an annual strategy for KTQ’s annual fund membership program, analyzing past results and making recommendations for the program’s growth
Drive solicitation of KTQ’s growing base of individual donors/members, building lists, creating campaign forms, managing timelines, and crafting compelling email appeals in Mailchimp
Steward and cultivate of KTQ’s member base through timely delivery of member perks and engagement through periodic screenings and events
Maintain accurate records of all donations, grants and updated donor contact information in the NEON database, ensuring proper gift processing and tax acknowledgment
Conduct research on potential funders to ascertain alignment between their interests and KTQ’s programs and initiatives
Draft, proof, and submit organizational grant applications and reports (shared workload with Director of Development)
Prepare materials and presentation decks for meetings with potential donors
Work with KTQ’s Director of Development to conceptualize, plan, and execute all logistics of the organization’s annual fall fundraising benefit event
Assist Director of Development in shaping Kartemquin’s annual development strategy and plan
Be a resource to Kartemquin’s filmmakers regarding fundraising best practices, prospect research, and administrative support for grants, individual donors, and fundraising events
Engage with Kartemquin’s community of filmmakers with participation at community events, film screenings, and KTQ Labs

This position reports to the Director of Development.

Job Requirements:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Familiarity with Microsoft and G Suite, primarily word-processing, spreadsheets and presentations
Familiarity with MailChimp or similar email marketing softwares
Familiarity with Neon CRM or similar CRM database
Some experience with HTML, Squarespace, Eventbrite, and Adobe Creative suite preferred but not required
Strong writing skills and clear understanding of voice are mandatory – experience with development writing, such as grants or appeals, is a plus as are general creative writing skills
Interpersonal communication and networking skills with staff, board, donors, and foundation contacts via email, phone, and in-person meetings
Should have strong analytical, critical-thinking, and organizational skills as well as a keen attention to detail
Ability to prioritize, multi-task, problem-solve, and be a self-starter
Willingness to work with the larger Kartemquin team on interdepartmental tasks and events

Education and Experience:

Qualified candidates will have either a bachelor’s degree, associates degree or one or more years of related experience.
Some background in development and non-profit work, including event planning/execution, is a plus, but not required
Ideal candidate will have working knowledge and/or passion for documentary media and social justice issues as well as a familiarity with Kartemquin, its programs, and films
Should be passionate about writing and a plus to have professional and/or creative writing experience

Job Type: Exempt Full-Time, Salary

Compensation: Commensurate on experience, Salary ranges $30,000-$40,0000

To Apply: Serious inquiries please email to: Please write your name (last, first) with the job title in the subject line of your email. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. No phone calls please. A resume, cover letter and a writing sample are required for application. Writing samples could be an academic paper, a sample grant application, an appeal letter or other example of professional writing.

Kartemquin Educational Films is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Criteria:
Start Date:
Position Type: Full-Time Permanent
Years of Experience Required: Entry-Level
Education Required: High School
Overnight Travel: None
Vacation Time: 2 weeks / year

Company Profile:
Kartemquin Films is a collaborative community that empowers documentary makers who create stories that foster a more engaged and just society. Its repertoire includes 65 social justice documentaries that include Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Abacus: Small Enough to Jail, America to Me, and 2019 Academy Award nominee Minding the Gap. KTQ’s films maintains a vision for democracy through documentary and a continuum of filmmaker development programs (DVID, KTQ Internship, and KTQ Labs) that lift up emerging storytellers and leverage filmmaking as a creative medium that supports democracy by educating, entertaining and sparking dialogue and engagement around today’s most pressing social issues.

Contact Information:
Contact Name: Joanna Lakotas Company Type: Employer
Company: Kartemquin Films
City: Chicago
State: Illinois

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