Benefits Data Trust

  • Development Coordinator

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/25/2018 3:24 PM)
  • Overview

    Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is seeking a Development Coordinator who will assist the Development team in executing the organization’s fundraising goals. The primary responsibility of the Coordinator will be to leverage tools and technologies (e.g., Salesforce, Wrike) to support the organization in identifying and securing external funding and partnerships through foundation and opportunity prospecting, relationship management, grant writing and grant reporting. The Development Coordinator will report to the Director of Development.


    Research & Reporting

    • Research individual, corporate, government and philanthropic  funding targets that meet the mission of the organization
    • Develop a concrete method for connecting with funding targets within the fundraising plan
    • Implement a fundraising plan in conjunction with the development team and across departments
    • Serve as first-line manager of Salesforce, BDT’s relationship management and database tool
    • Coordinate organizational fundraising pipeline report and timeline
    • Draft meeting agendas, minutes, and record decisions reached by meeting participants, and ensure information is appropriately communicated to all attendees
    • Actively participate in internal and external meetings that relate to fundraising and development, as requested

    Proposal Writing

    • Coordinate the proposal submission process by creating, managing and ensuring implementation of a project timeline in order to define the necessary tasks and timeframe for successful completion
    • Coordinate the proposal writing process to ensure that the right colleagues are engaged to develop accurate and persuasive proposals
    • Write grant proposals in accordance with the guidelines of potential funding sources
    • Adhere to follow-up policies for all funders and external contacts, ensuring donors are thanked in a timely manner, receipts are provided, next steps are communicated, etc.
    • Track grant funded reporting requirements and coordinate the submission of grant reports

    Complete other development/government relations/engagement activities as assigned


    All applicants must possess:

    • A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university
    • 3-5 years experience in development with a proven track record in grant writing
    • A commitment to BDT’s mission and the skills, passion, and drive to communicate this mission to external partners and potential partners
    • Creativity, a strong work ethic , an entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of humor and the willingness to be a team player
    • A valid driver’s license and the ability to get to external meetings, as required
    • Flexibility to work alternate work hours, as required

    Organizational Skills:

    • The ability to self-direct and proactively identify and address departmental/organizational needs and opportunities
    • Superior communication skills - both written and verbal
    • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
    • Attention to detail, process and logic is essential

    Technical Skills:

    • Familiarity  with Salesforce or other CRM tool(s) a strong preference
    • Proficiency in the use of various MS Office programs, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to use diverse software tools for project management, team communications and knowledge management
    • Familiarity with public benefits policy and programs is a plus
    • Experience with interpreting data (qualitative as well as quantitative) a plus


    About BDT


    Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a national not-for-profit organization committed to transforming how individuals in need access essential benefits and services. BDT envisions an efficient, cost-effective health and human services system that proactively connects individuals and families to the supports they need so that people are healthier and more economically secure, and communities are stronger. Through direct service delivery and systems change, BDT works to improve health, social, and economic outcomes and streamline the benefits enrollment process.


    BDT employs 160 employees in Philadelphia, and provides enrollment assistance in Colorado, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Since its inception in 2005, BDT has submitted over 650,000 benefits applications for low-income households across the country, securing over $7 billion in benefits for food, healthcare, housing and other services that help move individuals and families toward financial stability. BDT now submits more benefit applications each year than any other entity in the nation. Research and evaluations have found BDT’s targeted outreach and enrollment assistance to be highly cost-effective. BDT also works with government agencies to assist them in adopting policies and practices proven to streamline benefits enrollment, and BDT partners with leading researchers to document the impact of benefits access and cost-effective outreach and enrollment strategies.


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