Development and Communications Coordinator

Serving as a member of the business communications team, the Development and
Communications Coordinator supports the team’s full range of marketing and public relations work, with a particular focus on producing materials in collaboration with Development staff for prospective and current donors. This position will build upon an existing communications strategy to incorporate a comprehensive development angle.



  • Manage and prepare email communications to fundholders and professional advisors that highlight Community Foundation investments, charitable giving structures, initiatives, and opportunities to collaborate
  • Create communication collateral to support donor cultivation, stewardship, and planned giving
  • Support fund-related engagement and collateral creation that supports and promotes new and existing funds and fund types
  • Serve as Communication team lead and Development liaison to create and sustain development-specific social media and digital marketing strategies
  • Research and write news releases, one-pagers, feature stories and other donor-impact and development-related content for Community Foundation website and publications, and external media distribution
  • Support in-person and virtual events focused on fundraising, donor engagement, and stewardship through duties such as:
    • Preparing email and/or direct mail invitations
    • Developing presentation materials and talking points
    • Guiding event logistics, purchasing needs
  • Contribute to and support public relations engagement efforts, performing tasks and executing projects as assigned by the Business Communications Manager. Duties include but are not limited to:
    • Direct mail and other communications
    • Media relations
    • Website updates

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required in communications, marketing, public relations, advertising, or a related field
  • 2+ years’ demonstrated experience working in a marketing and/or fundraising capacity. A combination of both is preferred.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and work experience will be considered

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Attention to detail; strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to write in various formats, including social media, newsletters, news releases and feature stories
  • Proofreading skills and familiarity with AP Style guidelines preferred
  • Able to work independently, as well as set and adhere to deadlines to ensure timely completion of tasks and projects
  • Strong critical thinking and decision-making skills
  • Able to handle multiple projects simultaneously with flexibility to adapt as priorities change
  • Able to work effectively in a fast-paced, team-based environment with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Understanding of different social media platforms
  • Desire for excellence and accuracy in the performance of duties


  • Paid Time Off

  • Health Insurance/Health Savings Account

  • 401(k) and 401(k) Matching

  • Professional Development Assistance

  • Life Insurance

Email Call
Community Foundation
2608 Genesee Street
Utica, NY 13502


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