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International Peace Research Association Foundation

October 19, 2010

International Peace Research Association Foundation

Job Description

Job Title: Part Time (40 hours/month) Development Coordinator

Reports to: President of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee

Summary and Purpose:

Working under the direction of the President of the Board, the development coordinator is responsible for the fund development function of the International Peace Research Association Foundation (IPRAF).  The fundraiser plans, coordinates, and executes fund development activities personally, including by directing the work of subordinates and volunteers, and by coordinating the work of IPRAF Board Members.


Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Design and implement the annual and long-range fund development plans

  • Create a fundraising plan that includes strategies and financial goals for all types of fundraising within one month of hire.
  • Utilize goal-setting, quality control, and evaluation processes to monitor and measure success.
  • Present plan to the President of the Board and the Board of Directors.
  • Evaluate previous development activities and suggestions and make recommendations for changes.
  • Engage in research to identify new individual, corporate, foundation, and government prospects.
  • Prepare monthly development reports for the President of the Board and Board of Directors.
  • Work with the Treasurer, the President of the Board, and others to create the annual budget.

2. Build strong relationships with donors, potential donors, professionals and community foundations in order to extend the base of giving and the recognition of International Peace Research Association Foundation

  • Represent IPRAF to the public and to prospective donors in a professional manner.
  • Maintain regular correspondence with the Foundation, donors, and Board Members.
  • Cultivate and nurture relationships with current and potential corporate and foundation sponsors, and individual donors.
  • Cultivate major gifts by producing specialized correspondences, preparing letters of acknowledgment, scheduling and attending in-person visits and meetings.
  • Coordinate and assist in making personal solicitations for funds.
  • Assist the President of the Board with nurturing the fundraising capacity of the Board.
  • Approach foundations and other potential donors, arrange site visits and meetings, and ensure appropriate recognition or follow-up.

3. Write grant proposals and reports to corporate and foundation funders

  • Research public and private grant sources to identify sources of restricted and unrestricted funding.
  • Research and write many of the major grant proposals for IPRAF.
  • Coordinate and maintain calendar of grant submissions and reporting requirements.
  • Maintain records of all grant proposal submissions and their status, providing a monthly report to the Board.
  • Prepare reports to funders and supervise reports to funders that are done by others.

4. Maintain office records, systems, and funding database for tracking gifts, donors, and prospects

  • Develop and maintain fundraising procedures.
  • Provide fundraising leadership and guidance for the IPRAF Board.
  • Maintain a donor database and all electronic and paper records of contributors and grants.

5. Develop and implement individual donor campaigns, including major gifts, planned giving, and fundraising events

  • Write fundraising letters and appeals.
  • Coordinate and supervise direct mail, email, and telephone campaigns.
  • Coordinate and oversee all fundraising events.
  • Develop and grow the individual donor base.
  • Manage annual giving campaigns.
  • Provide for ongoing promotion of planned giving opportunities.
  • Organize solicitation for pledges of ongoing support from individuals, corporation, and foundations.

6. Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the President of the Board.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least three years of experience with development including fundraising and donor relations.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Ability to build, maintain and manage long-term relationships with fundraising constituents.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with people of diverse cultures in different roles and settings.
  • High energy, flexible, entrepreneurial, with ability for strategic thinking as well as attention to detail.
  • Preference for experience with creating, executing, and evaluating an annual development plan.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of peace research.
  • Demonstrated successful experience with grant writing and reporting.
  • Experience with the management of information systems including database maintenance.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office and Internet research.


Compensation: Between $35.00 and $50.00 an hour, depending upon experience.

Please send resume and cover letter to president (at) Only short-listed applicants will be notified by the selection committee.


Deadline: November 9, 2010



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