About Communities In Schools

At Communities In Schools, we are “all-in” for kids. It is our passion—it is our mission. At the National Office, we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. We are the nation’s largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.6 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do.

About the Role

The Coordinator is a critical member of the Advancement Department’s five-person Institutional Relations team. The team focuses on the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of national-level corporate and foundation funding. This core support position plays a central role in the coordination of Communities In Schools’ work with foundation and corporate partners, including research, grant tracking, gift processing, data management and organization, and general and administrative support. Primary duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Support the Institutional Relations team to implement a comprehensive corporate and foundation donor program, including information gathering for organizational reports and proposals, responding to internal requests for information, and keeping department leadership informed.
  • Aid in the development, organization, and distribution of key materials including reports, presentations, invitations to events, grant reports and more.
  • Conduct research and create briefings on current and prospective corporate and foundation funders.
  • Support coordination and planning of engagement events such as site visits.
  • Utilize fundraising database (Salesforce) to track institutional partner interactions and organize and update funder materials using SharePoint and other Microsoft Office tools.
  • Ensure the proper handling of institutional gifts through the management of gift transmittals and acknowledgment process.
  • Collaborate with multiple departments internally in a professional and productive manner.
  • Prepare and process expense reports, reimbursements and other financial forms in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Draft and/or edit correspondence, such as letters, memos, and e-mails.
  • Take notes and manage communication of task follow-up from team meetings.
  • Provide scheduling and travel coordination support to department leaders when needed.
  • Provide general project/administrative support on a variety of special projects.


About You:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 

*Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Minimum Associates Degree and 2 years of professional experience or Bachelor’s Degree and 1 year of experience or the equivalent required, with a preference toward candidates who have worked in a non-profit setting in fundraising.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills required, as well as the ability to prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to professionally and appropriately in a business setting.
  • Strong analytical skills. The ability to gather, understand and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • Motivation to grow professionally including openness to coaching and feedback.
  • Advanced working knowledge in MS Office applications required. (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and SharePoint. *preferred
  • Flexible work style with the ability to adapt to various management styles, work independently, and work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, business sense, and professionalism to communicate with all levels of management and staff.
  • Ability to uphold a strict level of confidentiality and discretion.

What We Offer:

·      Work that makes a difference—the opportunity to contribute to an important mission.

·      A culture recognized by the Non-Profit Times as the #1 Non-Profit Best Place to Work in the United States.

·      Competitive and comprehensive compensation and benefits package.

·      Generous paid time off benefits.

·      Commuter subsidy benefits.


Communities In Schools is committed to a workforce that is representative of the varied communities we are privileged to serve. We provide a work environment that does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable law. Communities In Schools prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

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