Physical Address
203 Agricultural Communications
Lincoln, NE 68588-0912
PO Box 94942
Lincoln, NE 68509-4942

Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

Description Summary

The Development Coordinator will be a member of the development and marketing team. The Development Coordinator cultivates and builds relationships with current donors and reaches new donors, develops and implement stewardship and communication strategies. Provides leadership for the development and implementation of fundraising activities such as major gift programming and special events. Works to meet measurable revenue goals and metrics. The development coordinator serves on the sustainable funding team for cultivation and solicitation of major gift donors and planned gifts and is accountable for the overall coordination and implementation of the annual sustainable funding plan and timeline. The development coordinator will also contribute to the marketing and communication strategies of the foundation. Reports to the Executive Director.

Specific Responsibilities

The Development Coordinator articulates and supports the vision, mission, goals and core values of the Nebraska FFA Foundation and its sustainable funding program. This role requires the Development Coordinator to personally take on all tasks needed to fulfill each element of the sustainable funding plan, which include; annual workshop with team, serves as an Ambassador, manages the Cultivation team, ensures all data is captured in database tracking system, develops a caseload of major gift prospects and works to carry out strategies for solicitation of these prospects, maintains a caseload of major gift donors and works to carry out cultivation plans for major gift donors. Research, write, produce and/or edit specific correspondence, reports and other materials.

Minimum Requirement

1.       Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Agriculture Sciences and Natural Resources, Agriculture Education, Agriculture Communications, Education, or Marketing; and experiences related to training, sales, account management, community development and fundraising.

2.       Ability to understand and explain decisions and recommendations.

3.       Ability to reason, judge, compare, calculate, evaluate and critique such information as written materials, numerical data, responses to customer needs and/or other related activities.

4.       Ability to complete work in an acceptable timeframe and manage a variety of detailed tasks and responsibilities simultaneously and with accuracy to meet deadlines, goals, and objectives to satisfy internal and external customer needs related to the job.

5.       Ability to operate a telephone and respond to calls and in person inquiries. Ability to move about the office with occasional reaching and bending.

6.       Ability to successfully interact with and represent the organization to staff, board members, customers, and the public at all levels.

7.       Ability to use the computer and various software that is related to carrying out essential responsibilities of the position. This involves reading the screen and keying/typing information.

8.       Ability to travel by auto or commercial transportation to carry out essential responsibilities.

9.       Ability to work from foundation office in Lincoln, Nebraska.  May be hybrid if suitable. 

10.    Must possess a valid driver’s license from the state in which you reside.

Requirements of the job include the ability to do the work, with or without reasonable accommodations. It is the Foundation’s policy to make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities. Leadership retains the right to add, subtract or change responsibilities of the position at any time. The Nebraska FFA Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. This is a full-time salaried position, exempt from overtime pay. Salary based on experience and includes benefits. May 2023 graduates may apply. Please apply by sending your cover letter, resume and references to