Community Engagement Coordinator

The Relief Nursery

Minimum Requirements:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in fundraising, public relations, marketing, or related field

Three years experience in fundraising, community or public relations activities, writing and newsletter production or any combination

Experience in successfully developing and working within budget parameters

Experience in successfully developing and meeting project goals and timelines

Experience working in and dealing with high stress situations effectively


Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to work as a member of a team

Ability to respond to directions and suggestions

Ability to assume responsibility for project completion

Maintain professional appearance and positive attitude and appropriate to the position

Ability to act in a way consistent with a belief system that values diversity among people

Be prompt and dependable

Skills and Abilities:

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Fundraising techniques and strategies

Donor relations and nonprofit working environment

Familiarity with community profile, including community leaders, businesses and charitable organizations

Computer skills including InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Office, and database management

Experience with digital communication

Basic accounting process and procedures

Excellent interpersonal skills and strong donor relation building skills

Ability to assemble, organize, and present factual information

Ability to speak comfortably before both small and large audiences and media

Work independently and as a team member

Problem solve and develop creative approaches to solutions

Communicate effectively with staff and volunteers

Manage multiple tasks and work well under pressure

Respond to multiple requests in an organized and timely manner


Oversee and write Annual Campaign direct mail solicitation

Solicit, organize and execute Third Party fundraisers

Assist in compiling the annual budget including income and expense forecasting for third party and community events

Create awareness of Relief Nursery’s activities in the community

Schedule, organize, promote and manage community activities related to National Child Abuse Prevention Month

Create and manage website content, social media posts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), and Constant Contact communications

Organize and manage Relief Nursery Rotary Raffle ticket sales and act as agency liaison

Organize and manage Relief Nursery’s participation in Color Me Rad and act as agency liaison

Coordinate the Board and Family Picnic with Board President and Program staff

Oversee donor appreciation and acknowledgement process, making sure data is properly recorded and thank you letters are timely and fresh

Newsletter: coordinate and manage production of the newsletter. This includes creating a content calendar, writing articles, and procuring articles from Volunteer Coordinator, Program and other Relief Nursery staff. Manage the newsletter mailing list

Provide accurate and timely third party fundraising reports to staff, board, and event committees

Act as staff liaison to Leadership Board and represent the Development department on the Board of Director’s Community Relations Committee.

Represent Relief Nursery at Lane Leaders

Engage community with Relief Nursery tours and informational packets

The Community Engagement Coordinator will work with development staff and provide as needed support for the following fundraising events:

Main Event

Relief Nursery Golf Tournament

The Great Taste

Lip Sync Battle

Application Instructions: 

Contact: Jennifer Solomon, Director of Philanthropy,