Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Job: Development coordinator at Teach For Armenia Company

Location: Yerevan, Armenia

Category: NGO/Nonprofit

Type: Full time

Deadline: 28-Sep-18 00:00:00




Including but not limited to:

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Development, the Development Coordinator (DC) supports the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors and prospects in the foundations, multilateral funding sources, and major gifts portfolio to build strong relationships, increase renewal and upgrade rates, and expand our base of support by:

  • Conducting research to develop new sponsorships, identify potential upgrades within the existing donor base, and gather information to determine the best approach to engage prospects and donors.

  • Together with the DD planning and carrying out Teach For Armenia’s new campaign to raise several millions of dollars in operating revenue over the next 3-5 years.

  • Prepare and support the Development Director to execute actions in line with the strategic and operational plans and monitor progress (i.e., prepare meeting briefs and materials, capture meeting notes and outcomes, prepare donor follow-up, draft correspondence, track when tasks are completed, identify when tasks are upcoming, etc.).

  • Using Salesforce or other software for stewardship, engagement, and cultivation purposes; draft reports; outreach current and potential donors; analyze trends in donations, identifying gaps, etc.

  • Support the Director of Development in producing high-quality written communications by  drafting, proofreading, and editing communications as well as compiling data and supplementary materials (financial reports, news articles, statistics on programmatic initiatives, Fellow/Alumni anecdotes, etc.).

  • Actively engage with the DD in adjusting and implementing strategies from one funding market to another.

  • Developing pitches, strategies, tactical plans, and compelling donor-related content to achieve goals for different donor segments.

  • Coordinate the required actions of Public Affairs and other teams and employees to ensure quality communication with prospects and donors.

  • Work closely with the Development Director and Public Affairs team to plan and execute a sequence of communications, actions and events for each donor in the portfolio to increase their understanding of and commitment to Teach For Armenia.

  • Closely work with the DD to ensure the alignment and fulfillment of the complete relationship building process, starting from potential donor identification and research through closing the deal and further stewardship.

  • Support the DD and TFA’s leadership in sustaining relationships with the MoES (Ministry of Education and Science) and other government agencies both for social contracting and for advocacy and purposes.

  • Under the guidance of the DD, actively engage with CSOs (civil society organizations) in the education sector to build networks/coalitions to address educational inequality in Armenia.

  • Collect and synthesize relevant statistics, stories, and anecdotes to be used by the Director of Development and the Public Affairs team in tailoring donor pitches and meeting materials.

  • Represent TFA in diverse public platforms (i.e. conferences, seminars, workshops, etc.) and develop briefs, talking points, and reports for the DD, CEO and senior leadership as deemed necessary.

  • The Development Coordinator may also have the opportunity to manage interns and Fellows working on specific projects in frames of the Development team’s overall goals.


  • Excellent content writing and reporting skills.

  • Proven work experience in managing databases, preferably in fundraising or related functions.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills as well as considerable attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of funding solicitation processes, procedures, and requirements of key institutional donors in Armenia.

  • Experience with fundraising or related functions with international organizations or civil society groups.

  • Strong management and coordination skills.

  • Investment and entrepreneurship mindset.

  • Strong networking skills; coalition building/networking experience is preferred.

  • Critical thinking and solid judgment in prioritizing problems and opportunities in order to achieve the most meaningful outcomes.

  • Excellent relationship-building skills (listening, negotiating, and interpersonal skills).

  • Extremely strong verbal and written communication skills; can speak and write compellingly about our organization, mission and goals.

  • Excellent knowledge of Armenian and English languages; knowledge of Russian is strongly desired.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.


Job URL: - Development coordinator @ Teach For Armenia

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