Special Projects & Development Coordinator
Alliant International University - San Diego, CA

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1.Special Projects
•The Special Projects & Development Coordinator will work with the Executive Director, or person Executive Director designates, to identify needs and funding sources
•The SPD will work/coordinate projects with collaborating and partner agencies in line with IVAT’s mission

2.Public/Community Relations
•Research and identify grants and private foundations that fit IVAT’s mission and goals; complete grant and foundation requirements, which includes writing the grant and submitting in a timely manner
•The SPD will be the point of contact with the Alliant Grants and Sponsored Program division in order to coordinate grant applications
•Recruit, maintain IVAT sponsors, donors; creates and updates database
•Assist in the creation of collateral material in support of outreach and marketing strategies
•Solicits financial and in-kind donations to support conferences, trainings, and professional services; utilize, improve and monitor online and community donations, individual giving and charitable campaigns
•Actively engage local and national representatives to partner with on identified issues; establish and oversee IVAT special projects and foundation grants including support of the National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence Across the Lifespan (NPEIV)
•Assist in the establishment of a development committee to benefit IVAT activities and the NPEIV
•Serve as chair/co-chair of the Development/Underwriting Subcommittee for the International Conference Planning Committee
•Assist with the Host Committee development for the Hawaii conference
•Works in tandem with Outreach person in reaching out to the community and spreading the word about IVAT; assist in the recruitment of volunteers, sponsors and exhibitors

3.Special Events
•Direct events through formulation, organization, sponsorship, execution, recognition, and evaluation
•Establish and supervise committees as needed
•Determine sponsor list of respective events through contacts, past history, interest, etc.
•Strategize methods to retain existing supporters and assess markets to establish new support resources
•Ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness through in-kind donations and volunteers
•Oversee silent auction and other fundraisers that occur on-site or at IVAT sponsored events

4.Manage budget of department

5.Other duties as assigned

Supervises May supervise of 1-2 work study students and multiple volunteers or interns.

Position Scope The Special Projects & Development Coordinator (SPD), under the general direction of the Executive Director, or person the Executive Director assigns, will supervise the overall processes of the Institute’s special projects efforts including: assisting in the development of support committee in the community and help in expanding the contacts and contracts for the professional services department; involvement and support for the conferences as needed; oversight of special projects and grants; and other administrative tasks.

The Special Projects & Development Coordinator will be dedicated to providing high quality service to all constituencies of Alliant International University. The incumbent will exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical principles and will be committed to the tenets of Alliant International University’s IVAT Mission and Vision.

Alliant International University’s mission is to provide students with the highest quality of education through innovation in scholarship, applied training and research, and community service, particularly to underserved populations. The University’s goal is to equip students with the competencies they need to improve the quality of human life by addressing major contemporary social issues. Core competencies of the University’s training programs include cultural diversity, which is infused in courses and field placements and is manifest in the diversity of its students and faculty.

Education Bachelor’s Degree required in Mental Health, Social Work, Criminal Justice, Business or related fields. Person with a Master’s degree in one of these fields is preferred.

Technical Skills Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite Applications; Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, various design software, and website technology.

Experience Three-plus years of progressively more responsible experience in the outreach, marketing, public relations or communications field. Nonprofit experience preferred.

Other Requirements

1. Ability to use sound judgment to achieve positive problem solving and reach successful decisions; knowledge to know when to consult a supervisor or manager.
2. Ability to effectively interface with the public within an organization at all professional levels including staff and supervisors.
3. Ability to effectively communicate and accurately articulate verbally, in writing and electronically.
4. Ability to set goals for departments, including strategic planning and budgeting.
5. Ability to effectively communicate and accurately articulate verbally, in writing and electronically.
5. Strong writing skills.
6. Ability to successfully work individually and to work as part of a collaborative team.
7. Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects with attention to details, maintain a productive workload, prioritize tasks and follow supervisor’s instructions.
8. Working knowledge of advanced planning; ability to initiate tasks and projects.
9. Help to create a positive team environment. Exhibit willingness and enthusiasm to work with internal and external team members and community partners.
10. Ability to work collaboratively towards IVAT’s mission and vision.
11. Ability to practice IVAT’s values of harmony, integrity, courage and excellence.
12. Ability to follow established procedures & guidelines

Additional Requirements
1.Prior knowledge and experience in the fields of violence, abuse or trauma
2.Committed to the mission and vision of IVAT as a social change organization
3.Maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
4.Valid California Driver’s license at time of hire
5.Sensitivity to cultural diversity and ability to communicate and interact effectively with people of all ages and diverse background; Proven ability to work effectively as a team player; highly motivated, focused and results oriented. Ability to exercise discretion and tact in all interpersonal contacts, and to maintain confidentiality at all times. Ability to manage multiple tasks according to required deadlines, and maintain composure under high stress conditions. Ability to be optimistic, positive and supportive in all interactions with others. High level of accuracy and attention to detail. Must be able to attend functions off campus and work weekends/evenings as required.

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