The Development Coordinator is responsible for driving the process that raises funds for CapPlus’ operations as well as debt to invest in financial institutions, coordinating the activities of the CEO and the company’s senior team (staff and senior consultants) to meet the company’s goals.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Development Coordinator’s primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Convert the skeletal overall fundraising strategy and high-level approaches to individual donors into specific action plans with assigned responsibilities and due dates
Drive the process of implementing the plans, convening and leading regular meetings, sending reminders, preparing draft letters and otherwise assisting in whatever way possible to ensure the plans are followed on a timely basis
Use Salesforce to its fullest potential to drive the processes, maintain current information about potential funders, capture other data, track assignments and progress, maintain accurate pipeline reports, etc.
Research potential funders and pathways to them, propose positioning that would appeal to them
Maintain a 12-month listing of upcoming conferences and other convenings that are linked to CapPlus’ long-term strategy; recommend ones to attend and those in which we’d like speaking roles
In collaboration with the Peer Exchange team, negotiate speaking roles and workshops at convenings and assist in assembling agendas, speakers and coordinating logistics
Assemble information needed for fundraising (PowerPoint presentations, folders, supplemental information requested by grantors) and respond to inquiries for additional information or make modest changes to proposals and other documents
Maintain the CEO’s calendar, especially for travel; electronically file documents as requested by the CEO
As requested, assist in assembling all proposals (not just fundraising proposals) such as responses to RFPs, and proposals being developed by the Capacity Building or Low-Cost Schools teams for prospective clients or partners
LOCATION: Skokie, Illinois
ANTICIPATED TRAVEL: Modest, perhaps a few times a year
REPORTING AND SUPERVISORY RELATIONSHIPS
Reports to: CEO
Works closely with: VP, Thought Leadership (does much of grant writing); Director, Low-Cost Schools; Director, Education Outcomes; Director, Investments; Co-Lead, Affordable Education
Minimum Work Experience and Technical Skills:
Two years’ work experience
Exceptional interpersonal, process and project management skills
Strong English speaking and writing skills
Desired Experience and Technical Skills:
Interest in international development
Grant raising experience
Knowledge of international grantors and government funders such as DFID, KfW, USAID, etc.
Proficiency in languages other than English
Exceptional at managing through influence
Proactive, assertive and action-oriented with strong intellectual agility
Able to manage many relationships and varied assignments, staying on top of details, tracking progress, coordinating others to achieve goals and meet deadlines
Able to be flexible, versatile and tolerant in a constantly changing work environment
Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
CapPlus enables financial institutions in emerging markets to serve small businesses more effectively and profitably. Dedicated to increasing people’s economic opportunities by strengthening financial services to small businesses, CapPlus provides financial institutions with strategic and operational capacity building, training and peer learning, and pilots of innovative solutions to expand markets.