​Mission: We enrich lives through engaging learning experiences.

Our partnerships promote individual growth & enhance the community's quality of life.

Job Title: Development Coordinator (AmeriCorps VISTA Position)

Job Description:

The Development Coordinator will create and implement a development plan that details how the organization solicits and documents donors and identifies funding sources such as grants, in-kind donations, charitable events and marketing opportunities. The position will utilize Little Green Light and QuickBooks software, recruit and engage our donor base, research and assist in grant writing, help develop fundraising campaigns and lay the ground work for event fundraising. This is a full time
AmeriCorps VISTAposition (40 hours per week) with stipend and training. Please review and understand what it means to be a VISTA before applying.

Job Summary:

The Development Coordinator will understand the history of Thomas Dunn Learning Center, the diversity of people we serve, and the financial needs of the organization, while embracing our mission. Candidates will have strong interpersonal and writing skills, be a “self-starter” and goal driven, and be organized and exhibit “follow through” on all tasks and goals. This position will work with staff members, partner organizations and volunteers.

Specific Requirements:    

  • Ensure the high quality, professional and timely production of all development deliverables
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them
  • Grow a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, template development, proposal writing, compliance and reporting requirements
  • Build a planned giving program with a focus on deferred gifts such as bequest expectancies
  • Working with the Marketing Coordinator, provide direction in the annual fund program, including mailings and annual online fundraising drives, newsletters, and special events
  • Direct capital campaigns and other major fundraising drives
  • Oversee the creation of fundraising database and tracking systems
  • Maintain gift recognition programs
  • In collaboration with all staff: Develop impact maps, impact stories, and other development tools
  • Measure impact progress on a monthly basis
  • Participate in presentations to the community, Board of Directors, and to others as required 
  • Complete other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will be committed to excellence and high standards, will be able to manage multiple priorities and workflows, and possess strong communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills. The candidate will be able to build healthy relationships with a diverse group of individuals (age, race, culture, education, and socio-economic backgrounds) in the organization and community. ​This position will have an undergraduate degree and at least 4 years of combined education and/or experience in their field. A demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines along with good judgment and sound decision making are key. ​

Qualified candidates should submit cover letter and resume to tdlc@tdunn.org by March 16, 2018

Thomas Dunn Learning Center is a 501(c)3 and an equal employment opportunity employer.


Thomas Dunn Learning Center employs AmeriCorps VISTA’s, St. Louis Youth Jobs/MERS Goodwill youth, AARP employees, and provides community service hours to high school youth and the court system. Please continue to check back for listings.