Development Coordinator

Development Coordinator

The Development Coordinator raises funds for the food bank, directs special events and projects, maintains relationships with community groups, donors, and corporations, and manages social media and direct mail appeals.

End date
Opportunity type
Fundraising / Development
Job responsibilities

Resource Development:
Plans, implements, and directs SHFB special events and projects.
Coordinates direct mail appeals.
Develops and maintains materials to be used in solicitation of donations such as displays, brochures, banners, and newsletters.
Acts as community liaison with corporations and community groups.
Acts as liaison with resource development personnel at Feeding America and other food banks.
Coordinates timely acknowledgment devices, provides stewardship plans for major donors and helps Director move donors up to higher giving levels.
Analyzes donor database for best solicitation prospects, and helps identify other prospects in the community.

Community and Public Relations:
Works as the marketing/communication lead at SHFB and develops communication and engagement strategies for SHFB and all of its programs.
Networks with local and regional organizations.
Represents the food bank at community meetings in the absence of the Program Director.
Develops press releases and media materials.
Makes presentations to community groups.
Creates and distributes newsletter.
Maintains social media presence.
Supervises student interns and their projects.

Administrative Support:
Serves as staff liaison with the Development Committee of the Second Harvest Advisory Board.
Maintains donor database (Donor Perfect) and is a Donor Perfect power user.
Adheres to the SHFB Brand Style Guide.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Application qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in communication-oriented field preferred

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Ability to organize and keep accurate records, and to perform basic mathematical calculations

Food industry experience preferred

Donor database experience preferred

Good public speaking skills

Superior organizational skills

Valid driver’s license and good driving record

Personal vehicle or access to independent transportation required

Proof of motor vehicle insurance (for use of personal vehicle)


Excellent benefits and 401k

How to apply

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About the organization

Established by the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley in 1982, the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania’s mission is to obtain food and distribute it to people in need through area non-profits and to provide resources for education and advocacy to end hunger. Second Harvest operates in a six-county service area comprised of Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Pike, and Wayne counties. Last year Second Harvest distributed 9.4 million pounds of food to its network of more than 200 nonprofit agencies including emergency food pantries and meal centers as well as homeless shelters, child care agencies, addiction treatment programs and just about any agency that feeds people as part of their operation. Collectively, this network serves more than 60,000 people each month.

In addition to food distribution, Second Harvest operates The Seed Farm, which provides new farmers with valuable, practical experience and skills on a training farm; and administers supplemental nutrition programs for children and seniors (Backpack Buddies and SUNShine Box Programs), active duty military, reservists, and veterans (MilitaryShare), SNAP (food stamp) outreach and application assistance, Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters™ nutrition education program, and anti-poverty advocacy initiatives. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania is committed to providing the healthiest food possible to the families that need it most. With the support of a generous community, Second Harvest is nourishing and strengthening the community.