January 9, 2019

Development Coordinator

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
January 9, 2019
Valley Forge / Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Job Type


Development Coordinator
Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge
Valley Forge, PA [Philadelphia, PA]


Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge (FFVF) is a 501(c)3 educational institution housed on a 75 acre campus in the heart of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia. The Foundation inspires civic responsibility through educational programming for students, teachers, and others from around the country. We educate about American rights and responsibilities, honor acts of civic virtue, and challenge all to engage with the principles of liberty embodied by the American Founding and contained in the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

Job Summary

The development coordinator will assist with efforts of both the development and communications departments, while reporting directly to the Senior Director of Development. Responsibilities include development gift entry and database management, supporting annual appeal and ongoing fundraising campaigns, developing and executing social media strategy, preparing and distributing communications through Constant Contact, and event coordination as required.


  • Provide efficient, technology-focused support for development department.
    • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence.
    • Continually update and correct database records in Salesforce.
    • Maintain guest lists, gather and prepare registration materials, and other event planning duties as assigned.
    • Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings.
    • Assist with annual appeal and other fundraising campaign mailing.
    • Coordinate with accounting department for monthly reconciliation of development revenue.
  • Work directly with the President and CEO to prepare for major donor calls and monthly email communications.
  • Support communications department, particularly as it relates to development and fundraising.
    • Prepare organization’s newsletter three times a year, working with all departments and graphic designer.
    • Schedule and edit quarterly alumni newsletter.
    • Create and schedule special event emails through Constant Contact.
    • Maintain Salesforce database integrity through work with all departments.
  • Coordinate social media outreach and strategy to promote organization programs and mission.
  • Event coordination for annual gala evening and other events as assigned.


  • Respect and appreciation for the US Constitution, the American Founding, and the free enterprise system.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Effective verbal, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Ability to work as a part of a team while pursuing independent projects
  • Self-starter with the ability to multi-task
  • Strong organizational and motivational skills
  • Able to problem solve on the spot and respond with tact, diplomacy, and poise
  • Confidentiality and discretion
  • Flexibility and a good attitude
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends on occasion

Requirements and Skills

  • 0-2 years of experience; internships in communications, education, or non-profit work may be considered experience.
  • BS/BS preferred
  • Strong computer skills required, including Salesforce or other CRM, Microsoft Office Suite, and multiple social media platforms
  • Experience with membership driven and/or non-profit organizations would be helpful

Application Instructions

Qualified candidates should submit the following in one PDF file with your name in the file:

  • Résumé
  • Cover letter detailing your interest in this position/the mission of Philanthropy Roundtable and your salary requirements

Applications should be submitted to Talent Market via this link: talentmarket.org/apply-for-your-dream-job/

Questions can be directed to Katy Ranville, Network Engagement Manager of Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: katy@talentmarket.org.

While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. Only direct applications will be considered. No phone calls, please.

Talent Market is a nonprofit entity dedicated to promoting liberty by helping free-market nonprofits identify talent for critical roles. We provide free consulting and recruiting services to free-market think tanks, policy organizations, research centers, and capacity-building institutions dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government and free enterprise.

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