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Development Coordinator

Indianapolis, Indiana

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume directly to our website:


Working under the supervision of the Development Director, the Development Coordinator plays an integral part in building and maintaining positive relationships with American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) members and external audiences and must be flexible and organized to help in other areas as needed. Responsibilities include providing support for various ALA and ALA Foundation development campaigns, maintaining computerized donor files, planning and implementing donor events and other fundraising efforts; and assisting the Director with all other development endeavors as requested.

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Maintains donor and prospect information in database, ensuring accurate gift entries and donor records.
  • Assists with creating mailing lists for ALA and ALAF fundraising campaigns, year-end acknowledgements, direct mail fundraising, planned giving, and print and electronic messaging.
  • Generates reports on donors, campaigns and direct mail results from donor database. Assists with research on individual donors, prospects and corporations for Development division.
  • Maintain supply of donor ribbons, pins, fundraising samples and other development materials.
  • Communicates and works with outside vendors for direct mailings, donation processing and other general fundraising activities.
  • Coordinate internal and external correspondence; including collection of donor thank yous and end user stories.
  • Acts as liaison to ALA Foundation including meeting preparation, minutes, correspondence, grant coordination; including bi-weekly ALAF meetings with the ALAF Board Officers.
  • Maintains relationships with member benefits providers including contract negotiations and communicated necessary information to ALA members.
  • Gathers information, interviews and writes development related stories to be used in ALA mediums.
  • Works in tandem with the ALA Finance team to ensure accurate donor records and reports.
  • Supports the team with preparing and managing foundation and corporation proposals and/or other solicitations to include identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Assists with researching and writing grant proposals.
  • Works closely with Program Coordinators to gather information about specific program needs and connecting them with potential business partners or foundations.
  • Assists with developing strategies for upgrading corporate donors and increasing retention of donors and improve awareness of organization to members and nonmembers.
  • Works with event planning to coordinate fundraising, educational and stewardship opportunities for donors/members at national convention and other special events associated with donor relations.
  • Assists the team with creating alliance opportunities with corporations and foundations and creating ongoing campaigns such as capital, endowment, annual and other development appeals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Educational Background: 
Graduate from a properly accredited college or university with a relevant four-year degree and one year of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education/experience
Non-Profit experience preferred
ALA member and/or Veterans preferred
  • Understanding of ALA and ALA Foundation mission, policies and procedures and ability to apply to relevant situations.
  • A strong personal commitment of veterans and military families.
  • Ability to participate in meetings as required, including some weekends; may travel to out-of-state meetings such as National Convention and/or meetings in Washington, D.C.; may be required to be gone 3-4 days at a time.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • An understanding of accounting principles and techniques.
  • An understanding of fundraising principles and strategies
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple projects, handle details with accuracy, meet deadlines, and maintain confidentiality.
  • Excellent communication skills to establish and maintain effective communications with staff, vendors, clients, and American Legion Auxiliary members, in a professional, timely, and courteous manner.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands.
  • Work requires continual attention to detail in composing, typing and proofing materials, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computers and a variety of software applications in word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software (e.g. Microsoft products) in a networked environment. Ability to readily learn and use new software programs.
  • Must be able to interact and communicate with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing activities practices.


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • AD&D Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • PTO (Paid Time Off)
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan with Employer Contributions
  • Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • On-Site Parking
How to Apply: 

Please submit a cover letter and resume directly to our website:


Additional Information: 

American Legion Auxiliary is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

Organization Info

American Legion Auxiliary

Indianapolis, Indiana
Annual Budget : 
11-50 employees
About Us
Areas of Focus: 

In the spirit of Service, Not Self, the mission of the American Legion Auxiliary is to support The American Legion and to honor the sacrifice of those who serve by enhancing the lives of our veterans, military, and their families, both at home and abroad. For God and Country, we advocate for veterans, educate our citizens, mentor youth, and promote patriotism, good citizenship, peace and security.


ALA Girls Nation, ALA Girls State, Americanism, Auxiliary Emergency Fund, Children and Youth, Community Service, Education, Junior Member Activities, Legislative, National Security, Poppy, Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation

Why Work For Us?: 

American Legion Auxiliary celebrates a century of selfless service and making a difference.
Since the ALA's inception on Nov. 10, 1919, Auxiliary members and nonmember volunteers have been tirelessly carrying out the ALA's commitment as a patriotic service organization whose mission would be to advocate for, help, and honor United States military, veterans, and their families, and support The American Legion.

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Listing Stats

Post Date: 
May 6 2020
Active Until: 
Jun 6 2020
Hiring Organization: 
American Legion Auxiliary